Confirmed: Apple to unveil ‘iPhone 5’ in September, then ‘iPad mini’ in October event

“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,” John Paczkowski reports for AllThingsD.

“First comes the latest iteration of the tech giant’s hugely popular smartphone, which will be unveiled at an as yet unannounced event on September 12,” Paczkowski reports. “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.”

Paczkowski writes, “Daring Fireball’s John Gruber recently posited that reports suggesting Apple would debut the new iPhone and iPad mini at a single event were off-base… As it turns out, sources said, that more than make[s] sense — it’s so.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Get ready for Apple’s “Total Domination” tour!

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Brawndo Drinker” for the heads up.]

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29 Comments

  1. I would say “effectively confirmed” for iPhone on Sept 12, and iPad Mini (or whatever it will be called) in Oct.

    While Apple hasn’t said anything, John P. at AllThingsD is normally spot on correct. My theory is that he is the Wall Street Journalist that gets “controlled leaks”.

  2. Confirmed? How can you call this announcement confirmed? You have Gruber speculating and then Paczkowski saying he agrees with Gruber’s speculation.

    Hitwhoring, MDN? Have you decided to join the ranks of Gizmodo, et al?

  3. How is this a confirmed news? You have Gruber speculating and then Paczkowski saying he agrees with Gruber’s speculation.

    Hitwhoring, MDN? Have you decided to join the ranks of Gizmodo, et al?

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