Apple To Unveil iPhone 5 And iPad Mini On September 12; iPhone 5 Release Date – September 21

BY Jason

Published 30 Jul 2012

iMore reports that Apple will unveil the smaller and cheaper iPad mini and the hotly anticipated 6th generation iPhone at a media event on September 12th.

According to their source, the new iPhone will be available after 9 days on September 21st.

iMore reports:

The iPad mini will be announced at the same September 12 event, as will the new iPod nano. We haven’t heard a release date for the iPad mini yet, but it could be the same as the iPhone 5. It seems likely the new iPod touch will make an appearance on September 12 as well, though we haven’t heard any specific information about that yet either. [..]

[..] As for hardware, we’re still hearing the iPad mini will be exactly like the 9.7-inch iPad, only scaled down to 7.x-inches. We originally heard Apple had a few iPhone 5 prototypes, including 3.5-inch and 4-inch versions, but recent reports and parts leaks make it look like the 4-inch, 16:9 screen version is what Apple’s going with. We’ve also consistently heard all new iOS devices will have the new, smaller Dock connector going forward, which along with the nano-SIM and rumored in-cell display should leave lots of room for the LTE radio we heard about earlier in the year, and the bigger battery to go along with it.

It means that the next generation iPhone will be launched only 11 months after the launch of iPhone 4S (which arrived 16 months after iPhone 4).

Apple should also announce the release date for iOS 6 at the media event on September 12th. If we go by last year’s schedule then Apple is likely to release iOS 6 on September 19th, couple of days before the launch of iPhone 5.

According to the leaked next generation iPhone parts, the new iPhone may look like this:

iMore hasn’t mentioned when iPad mini will be available, but it is possible that Apple will stagger the release to handle the surge in traffic for highly anticipated iPhone 5.

What do you think about the September launch date for iPhone 5?