Earlier reports suggested that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will be announcing both the products – the new iPhone 5 and iPad Mini at the same event, but now, contrary to that, it seems that Apple may be holding two separate media events for its upcoming products.
John Gruber thinks that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will invite media and spectators to an event where the Cupertino company will unveil the iPhone 5 and iOS 6. This event could be held on September 12th and it will see the launch of Apple’s next generation iPhone, along with iOS 6, the company’s latest mobile OS.
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Once the iPhone is announced and it starts shipping, we can expect the iPhone 5 reviews after 9 days, which will offer the second wave of iPhone-focused attention, according to Gruber. Then, in the first or second week of October, Apple can hold the “music event”, where the company will announce the smaller, thinner, cheaper iPad (which can be dubbed as iPad Mini) and the new iPod Touch.
Jim Dalrymple posted a response to Gruber, saying, “Oh that Gruber is a smart fellow”. For now we don’t have any hard evidence whether this theory would be true, but it definitely makes sense for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) to launch the device at two separate events. Apple wouldn’t like iPhone to share the stage with any other product.
This new smaller iPad, if priced affordably, has the potential to be one of Apple’s most successful products to date. The Nexus 7, which comes with a 7″ screen and quad-core processor, as well as Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, has seen strong sales, and this product has received good reviews across many technology blogs. Now only time will tell if Apple will be successful in tackling the Nexus 7, with their smaller iPad.
We’ll keep you posted about the exact official press event date. Stay tuned.