Rumor: iPhone 5 and iPad Mini announcement coming September 12

By on July 30, 2012, 11:00 AM

Apple could be preparing to introduce the new iPhone and the long-rumored iPad Mini at a media event on Wednesday, September 12. iMore claims that sources who have proven accurate in the past have tipped them off about this date and the eventual release date nine days later on Friday, September 21.

The tip coincides with reports last week from French site App4Phone.fr who also claimed the next wave of iDevices would go on sale September 21 as per Chinese manufacturing sources. The dates certainly seem plausible as Apple introduced the iPhone 4S on October 4, 2011 and launched the handset just 10 days later. Furthermore, moving the date from October to September would help Apple’s third quarter financial figures as many people are waiting to get their hands on the new iPhone.

No new details were provided with regards to the iPad Mini other than it being nearly identical to the current version except with a smaller screen / form factor. Rumors about the iPhone’s new 4-inch, 16:9 screen were reinforced in addition to the new smaller dock connector. These all line up nicely with the fully assembled iPhone 5 prototype built from supplier parts that was recently shown online. We also fully expect to see the new device(s) ship with iOS 6 which was introduced at Apple’s WWDC in June.

Related news suggests that there could be a new iPod Touch on the way as well which might be introduced alongside the new iPhone and iPad Mini.




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1 person liked this | thenael thenael said:

Is anyone else tired of this constant rumor crap. Seriously. I can make rumors up about anything, why is this constantly news.

Guest said:

Hope they get sued by Samsung for the ipad mini looking like the nexus 7, or something similar.

Although stopping all the lawsuit patent crap would be preferred.

Customers out there don't really care if someone copies or makes something similar for cheaper.

Conform consume and obey. The masses are brainwashed.

Guest said:

I agree with Guest at the top.

getting fed up with all the topics containing the words Rumour/Apple/Samsung/Patent these days.

davislane1 davislane1 said:

Is anyone else tired of this constant rumor crap. Seriously. I can make rumors up about anything, why is this constantly news.

People like to speculate, websites like hits, and corporations like free advertisement. Welcome to the triangle.

Guest said:

Die Apple Die...

Guest said:

Die Apple Die? Sounds like the worm is talking!

Camikazi said:

Hope they get sued by Samsung for the ipad mini looking like the nexus 7, or something similar.

Although stopping all the lawsuit patent crap would be preferred.

Customers out there don't really care if someone copies or makes something similar for cheaper.

Conform consume and obey. The masses are brainwashed.

Nexus 7 is made by Asus not Samsung and if you meant Tab 7.7 then Apple already got that banned cause it looks too much like the iPad (even though it is smaller and in no way similar).

Ranger1st Ranger1st said:

Have to agree with the Op, Techspot is starting to be more British tabloid and less technology and news. Physorg and extremetech have been seeing more and more of me then this place.

Message to Techspot editors.. common, no one cares to hear about yet another apple pre packaged rumour or MS story trying to entice us into swallowing win 8 as a viable PC replacement OS.

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