Come September and the Apple fanboys would witness the big show from the Cupertino tech giant end. As recently reports are swirling in the tech media world that the company is planning to launch the next iPhone, the highly anticipated iPad Mini and also a new iPod.
The newsbreak has come from the guys at iMore, where, Rene Ritchie report has disclosed citing "sources who have proven accurate in the past," that Apple "is planning to debut the new iPhone at a special event on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, with the release date to follow 9 days later on Friday, September 21.
As per the report, the new iPhone won't be alone during the announcement event Sept. 12 as it would be accompanied by the long-rumored "iPad mini," with 7-inch display, and also the new iPod nano.
"We haven't heard a release date for the iPad mini yet, but it could be the same as the iPhone 5. It seems likely the new iPod touch will make an appearance on September 12 as well, though we haven't heard any specific information about that yet either," Ritchie said.
As per record, the timeframe between the unveiling and launch is not new with the Cupertino based firm. As the iPhone 4S and new iPad were also released almost 10 days before their official announcement date.
Past report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also mentioned that the new iPhone and iPad mini will be coming in September. Further, he also predicted that the company would "be tweaking the internals of the current full-size iPad around the same time, making changes to address thermal issues and reduce costs."
Whatever may be the case, the report is still a rumor and can be confirmed only, when Apple will make a formal announcement.
Meanwhile, the ongoing rumors suggest that the iPhone 5 will be powered by a much-improved processor. According to some earlier reports, that chip would be a new variant of the A5X processor while some other reports are betting on Samsung's Exynos 4 quad-core processor.
Rumors are also rife that the new iPhone would sport a larger 4-inch Retina display, 4G LTE technology, Near Field Communication (NFC), a smaller dock connector, 1GB RAM, iOS 6, improved Siri, liquidmetal casing, an 8 megapixel (or even higher) rear camera, a 2 megapixel front-facing camera for video chatting and a much-improved battery life.