Could Apple be prepping two new products for the end of 2012?
Apple's iPhone 5 is rumored to be launching in the next couple of weeks. As iPhone 5 talk heats up, less attention has been afforded to the other as-yet-unconfirmed mobile device from Apple. For months the tech world has been talking about the possibility that Apple would launch a smaller version of its hugely successful iPad tablet. Dubbed iPad Mini, rumors of this small tablet have been doing the rounds since well before the unveiling of iPad 3 at the beginning of the year.
Though it's been largely focused on iPhone 5 over the last few weeks, the rumor mill today churned out a new tidbit of information regarding the slate. According to AllThingsD, Apple plans to announce the new iPhone in early September and then hold a separate event for the iPad Mini. ATD's cites several sources say this event is currently scheduled for October.
Of course, Apple is not commenting on the rumors, and considering it has yet to confirm the much talked about but still unconfirmed September 12 iPhone 5 event, we doubt the invitations for this October event will go out anytime soon. Still, from previous rumors, we do know that the display for the iPad Mini is going to be roughly seven inches, which would put Apple in direct competition with the likes of the Kindle Fire, the Nexus 7, and to a lesser extent the 5.3-inch Galaxy Note.