Apple is expected to release a new iteration of the operating system for the iPad and unveil the sixth generation iPhone this September, just weeks before the one-year anniversary of iOS 5 and the iPhone 4S. John Gruber, writing for Daring Fireball, said Apple will hold a separate event for the iPad mini in October. AllThingsD's John Paczkowski, who broke the news about the iPad 3 launch in March, said several sources have confirmed an October launch of the iPad mini. The separate launch dates for the two iOS devices are attributed to Apple not wanting reviews of both a new iPhone and new-size iPad appearing at the same time.
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- The iPad mini, the 7.85-inch version of the 9.7-inch iPad, was previously rumored to be launched simultaneously with the mythical iPhone 5 and iOS 6 on September 12th.
- This would be the first time Apple would be releasing a mid-sized tablet, as the late Apple founder Steve Jobs had publicly claimed that mid-sized tablets were "dead-on-arrival."
Why share the spotlight? Why have another Apple product battling with the iPhone for the top spots in news coverage?- John Gruber, Daring Fireball
Steve Jobs once claimed that 7-inch slates were dead on arrival, but it appears the company is now ready to pull the trigger on a smaller model, without splitting the spotlight between the Mini and the iPhone 5.- Chris Smith, Tech Radar
- Chip Chick
Is Apple Planning Two Separate iOS Events This Fall?
Last year they pretty much merged the music event with the launch of the iPhone 4S, so could this year tell a different story?
- Tech Radar
New theory on iPad Mini release date emerges
It’s in Apple’s interest to keep that attention undiluted.
- Tech Radar
New theory on iPad Mini release emerges
Dalrymple's apparent approval of Gruber's guesswork is fueling even more speculation that Apple could indeed hold two events within a month or so of each other, giving ample attention to each without pulling the public and media in two different directions.
Apple to Host iPhone Event in September, iPod and iPad Mini Event October
It has been speculated that Apple would hold a special iPhone event on September 12 and would offer pre-orders of its next-generation iPhone 5 the same day, with the phone becoming available on September 21.
Apple experts suggest iPhone 5 and iPad mini to be launched separately
Obviously at present this is all what ifs and maybes, but if we were Apple we’d certainly hold two separate events, a sure fire way of keeping the Apple buzz going. Two parties are always better than one right?
Rumor Mill: Apple Is Holding Two Separate Events For The New iPhone And iPad
The iPad and the iPhone are the pride of Apple. There is no real reason to have them crowd each other, especially as we leave Back-To-School season and roll into the holidays when a new iPad may be just what Santa ordered.
- iPhone 5 Event in September; iPad Mini and New iPod in October; Two Events In the Fall?!
Confirmed: New iPad Mini to Debut in October, After Latest Apple iPhone's September Bow
With a new iPhone and a new, diminutive iPad in the pipeline, Apple has two opportunities to commandeer the tech news cycle ahead of the annual holiday shopping binge and it’s going to take them both.
- AllThingsD: 'iPad Mini' to get its own event in October after new iPhone reveal
- Apple will unveil smaller iPad in October, says AllThingsD
- Apple to announce iPhone 5 in September, hold second event in October for iPad mini
- Business Insider
- APPLE CONFIRMS iPAD MINI TO LAUNCH IN OCTOBER (AAPL)
Apple’s New Mini iPad Expected To Take The Stage At October Event
Considering the iPad’s tremendous popularity though, we may soon see Amazon and Google’s momentum take a nosedive should Apple push out a product to compete in the same niche those companies’ devices currently occupy.
iPad mini release date: October, claim sources
The last thing Apple would want would be for potential customers to have to choose and perhaps not buy both devices.
- ‘iPad Mini’ Coming in October, Following a September iPhone Launch [REPORT]
iPad mini due October after September iPhone 5 event tip sources
The iPad has become a significant source of income for Apple, making up a huge chunk of the company’s record earnings in recent quarters, and the “iPad mini” is expected to extend that consumer appeal.
Apple’s Smaller 7.85-Inch iPad to be Named ‘iPad Mini’?
According to Asian source, the name of Apple’s new product, which are expected to have 7″85′ and called as iPad mini, will be named as “iPad mini” officially.
- Tech Radar
Apple iPad Mini 'confirmed' for October launch, say reports
The iPad mini has been subject to a ton of speculation in recent months as Amazon and Google continue to perform well with their 7-inch tablets, the Kindle Fire and the Nexus 7.
- PC Advisor
- iPad mini ‘confirmed’ October release date