Rumourmodo: iPad Mini Might Actually Be Announced In October

We've long known that iPhone 5 Day 2012 would be September 12 — Apple would invite the press, Tim Cook would go on stage, a new iPhone would be announced and Apple will claim that this changes everything. There were also reports that a 7-inch iPad would be announced on the same day, but new reports are coming out that it might actually launch in October.

Well-connected and professional Apple dot-connector John Gruber is disputing the previous report about a dual announcement of the iPhone 5 and iPad Mini. He hints that it makes more sense for Apple to hold two different events and announce the iPhone 5 on September 12, while waiting until October to introduce the iPad Mini. He says:

First, an iPhone event, focused solely on the new iPhone and iOS 6. Then, the iPhone ships nine days later, and there's another wave of iPhone-focused attention as the reviews come out. Then, in the first or second week of October, Apple holds its traditional "music event", exactly along the lines of the events at which they've been debuting new iPods for the last decade.

This is speculation, of course, (the September 12 iPhone date hasn't even been confirmed by Apple yet), but Gruber has traditionally been spot on when it came to the going-ons of Apple. Also, Jim Dalrymple of The Loop, another traditionally well-connected Apple man, slyly hints that Gruber is right in his thinking. So instead of one iPhone and iPad Mini bonanza, looks like we could have a two-month long Applefest of new shiny gadgets from Cupertino. [Daring Fireball]



    Seems to make sense to me. I am also warming to the idea of the iPad mini.

    It will be interesting (if it's true or not) to see the iPad Mini up against Google's Nexus 7.

    I want to know when they're announcing/releasing the refreshed iMac and Mac Pro.

      Yeah, let's get some info or at least reasonable rumours about an iMac event. Many of us have been waiting too long!

    So.. a 7 inch "Pad".. might actually be an iPod Touch "Maxi" rather than following the same product line of the iPad. This would also appease the masses who are still holding to the iPad's "perfect size" belief. Having it as the next iPod Touch instead means they can upgrade the all but forgotten iPod Touch and get a 7" on the market without ruffling too many feathers..

    I think that would be the most logical thing to do.

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