For several months, we have heard that Apple’s media event on September 12th would introduce the iPad Mini and iPhone 5. Although in the past week, we have seen some rumors claiming that these new devices will be unveiled at separate events. Now AllThingsD has reported on the matter, claiming to have “confirmed” that the iPad Mini will be unveiled in October.
Apple’s next generation iPhone and its so-called “iPad mini” will debut at two separate events this fall, rather than a single one as has been widely speculated, according to several sources.
Only after the next generation iPhone is out the door and on sale will Apple announce the smaller iPad it’s been working on. That device, which is expected to have a display of less than eight inches, will be uncrated at a second special event, which sources said is currently scheduled for October.
AllThingsD tends to debut rumors when they have some basis to them, and if they are saying that the October iPad Mini event is real, then it’s time to start disregarding the September rumors. Even when AllThingsD did report on the September 12 reveal date, they did not mention the iPad Mini.
- Why Apple should hold two separate events for the iPhone 5 and iPad Mini (apple24seven.com)
- AllThingsD confirms September 12 launch date (apple24seven.wordpress.com)