Rumors circulated about Apple’s event scheduled on September 10 suggesting iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2 will not be coming along with iPhone 5S and 5C.
According to rumors, Apple event scheduled for September 10 would be focused on the iPhone world entirely, and “there will be no iPads on the September 10 event,” says Jim Dalrymple of The Loop. In the history, Apple has never announced the whole product lineup at a single event.
Despite the long silence of Cupertino, there will be no last-minute run. In September 10 event agenda, Apple will focus primarily on iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, and new MacBook Pro with Intel Haswell processors could be added. Hence there are no new iPads until late October following the tradition.
From Mac Rumors:
Buried in an article about Apple’s upcoming Tokyo retail store, Bloomberg briefly mentions that Apple’s September 10 media event will see the introduction of not only new iPhone models, but also new iPads.
The prediction of Darlymple seems to come from a simple assumption but spot-on: the sales of Apple-branded tablet reach their peak in holidays – unlike the iPhone rests constant throughout the year. So a launch in October and November would allow the Cupertino group to take full advantage of the year-end holidays.
The fifth-generation iPad is expected to have similar designs as that of current iPad mini, and thinner and lighter than the iPad 4. The 9.7-inch iPad 5 will have a thin bezel around the display opening and cost same as current iPad.
The second-generation iPad mini will get an upgraded high resolution retina display with similar aesthetics to the previous model. iPad Mini 2 will also have non-retina model with an updated processor, so that the company would be able to target both high-end and mid segment market at the same time.
Finally, Apple will indeed unveil iOS 7 to public. If the release schedules and recent buzzes hold right, Apple’s next-generation iPhones and iOS 7 will become public in mid-September.