Apple is set to launch the next iPhone and the iPad Mini on September 12. This is still unconfirmed but the latest source of this rumor is Reuters, which says that it was revealed by “a source familiar with the plan”. Tech site AllThingsD has also mentioned the September 12 date, so there appears to be some truth behind the launch date rumor. It was mentioned, of course, that Apple might still change the date of the event.
What’s rumored to be launched with the iPhone 5 and iPad Mini are the next iterations of the iPod Touch and the iPod Nano. The iPhone 5 is said to feature a bigger 4-inch screen, a slimmer profile and a relocated headphone jack. The iPad Mini, on the other hand, is supposed to be a smaller version of the iPad that is said to feature an 8-inch display and a $250 price tag. The names of these devices are still unconfirmed. For instance, Apple may opt to name the next iPhone as just the “new iPhone” the same way it named the latest iPad as the “new iPad”. Whatever the names and the actual features of these devices, the next iPhone and iPad are among the highly anticipated devices this year. Apple needs these new products to counter the surge of Android and the growing popularity of Google’s Nexus 7 tablet.