Apple is expected to launch the next version of the iPhone — the iPhone 5 — in October, exactly a year after it launched the iPhone 4S.
Another much anticipated launch is that of the rumored iPad Mini, which Apple will supposedly release to “not leave a price umbrella” and prevent competitors to swoop in on the budget segment of the tablet market.
We have seen a ton of rumors and speculation about the iPad Mini, as well as varying theories about whether or not Apple will actually launch such a product, when its past product history indicates that it probably wouldn’t.
Anyway, today, we have yet another rumor related to the iPhone 5 and the iPad Mini. According to iMore, Apple is planning to unveil the “new iPhone”, which is what it’ll probably be called (in line with the new iPad), and the iPad Mini at a special event on September 12.
The iPhone 5 will be launched almost a week later on September 21, and the iPad Mini may soon follow.
While the new iPhone will supposedly have a larger 4 inch display, the iPad Mini will have a smaller 7 to 8 inch display, and will be priced around $299, to stop the proliferation of budget Android tablets like the recently launched Nexus 7, and completely dominate the tablet space, not only in terms of profits, but also in terms of market share.
Apple may also refresh the iPod range, and launch iOS 6 around the same time frame.
Let’s wait and watch! It’s just six more weeks.