Mon, 27th Aug 2012
New Delhi: AllThingsD, a tech website affiliated with The Wall Street Journal, has now confirmed that Apple will unveil its next-generation iPhone and highly anticipated iPad mini at two separate events, rather than a single event as has been widely speculated.
According to the AllThingsD report, Apple will unveil its next-generation iPhone, unofficially dubbed iPhone 5, at an as yet unannounced event on September 12.
The report goes on saying that Apple will debut its smaller iPad in October only after the next-generation iPhone goes on sale. The iPad, which "is expected to have a display of less than eight inches, will be uncrated at a second special event, which sources said is currently scheduled for October," mentioned AllThingsD.
In addition, Daring Fireball's John Gruber, an Apple enthusiast and writer stated, "I don't think Apple would want reviews of both a new iPhone and new-size iPad appearing at the same time."
He posed a great question that why Apple would like to share the spotlight? He asked: "Why have another Apple product battling with the iPhone for the top spots in news coverage?"
"So I thought, well, maybe they'd only seed the review units of the iPhone on September 12, with the new-size iPad going into reviewer hands a few weeks later," concluded Gruber.
He further wrote, "the more I think about it, the less sense it makes for the iPhone to even share the stage at the announcement with any other product. The iPhone is too big, too cool, and garners too much attention — and it's in Apple's interest to keep that attention undiluted."
However, Apple has not officially confirmed any plans yet.