iPhone 5 & iPad Mini release date set for September 21, according to sources. The news quashes previous reports that the devices will land in October
Sources told iMore that the iPhone 5 release date has been confirmed for September 21, while the iPad Mini is yet to recieve one - but the site claims the tiny tablet will launch at the same time as the next-gen handset.
Citing 'sources who have proven accurate in the past', iMore also claims that a next-generation iPod Nano will be unveiled alongside the smartphone and tablet.
Sales of Apple’s iPod range have wanned over the years, so it’s expected that the Nano reboot will include a major makeover, both inside and out, in an effort to boost sales.
AllThingsD, a Wall Street Journal publication, has also confirmed that it’s received the same information from its trusted sources.
The site claims Apple is ‘currently planning an event’ for the week of September 9, which it will use to unveil a string of new devices – including the iPhone 5.
Apple’s latest operating system, iOS 6, was unveiled back at the firm’s World Wide Developers Conference in early June, and it’s expected the new software will make an appearance on the next iPhone and iPad.
iPhone 5 rumours so far...
While rumours are made to contradict each other, the majority now seem to point to a September release date – previously, sources claimed the device would be released at around October time.
The iPhone 5 will be the first handset released by the Californian firm without the helpful guidance of its respected former leader Steve Jobs, who died last year following a lengthy battle with cancer.
However, it's believed the rumoured handset is the last device Jobs actively worked on before his untimely passing.
In terms of a price, not much is known, However, if we're to go off price allocations given to previous models, such as the iPhone 4S, you can expect to pay about £499 for the 16GB version of the next iPhone, with prices continuing all the way up to £699 for the 64GB edition.
iPad Mini rumours so far…
According to source, the iPad Mini will sport a 7.85-inch tablet with an identical pin-sharp resolution as the new iPad.
Two of Apple’s devoted iKit producers, Foxconn and Pegatron, have reportedly begun production on the tablet, which is set to go head-to-head with Amazon’s Kindle Fire.
It has also been widely rumoured the iPad Mini will come equipped with a stylus pen, so users can easily control the device.