Save the date: iPhone 5 out September 21st, iPad Mini too?
The iPhone 5 will grace store shelves on 21st September, say sources close to Apple. The iPhone 5 is not the only Apple device rumoured for a September release. Reports also believe that an Apple iPad mini will also be revealed. More on those rumours this way.
Reports of that iPhone 5 release date stem from French blog App4phone.fr (via Cult of Mac). The site says a Chinese accessory-maker had been told by Apple to prepare for the date. The iPhone 5 had previously been predicted to launch in October.
A September date would be earlier than expected, it is thought to get the iPhone 5 in more hands by Christmas. However, as others such as website Cult of Mac has pointed out, Apple will want to avoid officially revealing the iPhone 5 during the 9/11 anniversary, out of respect.
And that of course means readers are advised to take any September launch rumour with a pinch of salt. One thing we do know is that it is coming soon. The iPhone 5 is said to already be in production.
Rumours also point to an iPad mini to accompany the iPhone 5 unveiling. The past few weeks have seen alleged photos of both devices appear online, revealing a 4-inch iPhone 5 with a new dock connector, and a 7-inch iPad. The latter is sure to put a dent in potential Google Nexus 7 tablet sales.
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