iPhone 5 and iPad Mini to be Announced on September 12th with iPhone 5 Release September 21st

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001


    iMore reports that they have heard that the next generation iPhone, new iPod nano, and all new 7.85" iPad mini will be announced on September 12th. They also pinpoint the actual launch date for the next iPhone as September 21, 2012.
    The next-generation iPhone, which is frequently referred to as the "iPhone 5", is expected to have a taller 4" screen as shown in the above photo. Rumors have also suggested the inclusion of high speed LTE wireless networking.

    While we generally refer to the next iPhone as the "iPhone 5", if Apple follows the example of their most recent iPad release, they may drop the numbering scheme with every new iPhone release. The 3rd generation iPad was simply called "the new iPad" in all press materials. Similarly, it seems likely that Apple will simply refer to the next iPhone as "the new iPhone".

    While the 7.85" iPad mini has been long rumored, there has been a notable increase in the frequency and volume of rumors related to the product. The smaller iPad is believed to help Apple fill a cheaper price point in their tablet lineup.

    iMore has been an accurate source of release date information in the past. They previously pinpointed the iPad 3 launch date as well as pre-order date for the iPhone 4S.

    Article Link: iPhone 5 and iPad Mini to be Announced on September 12th with iPhone 5 Release September 21st
  2. WiiDSmoker macrumors 65816


    Sep 15, 2009
    Hermitage, TN
    Sounds good to me. Won't need the smaller tablet though! :D
  3. ThatsMeRight macrumors 68020

    Sep 12, 2009
    I predict: they continue the "iPhone (something)"-naming scheme.
  4. Feed Me macrumors 6502a

    Feed Me

    Jan 7, 2012
    Location Location
    No new iPod touch? Seems silly they'd discontinue their best selling iPod or even let it languish with that crappy A4 for another year.
  5. DTphonehome macrumors 68000

    Apr 4, 2003
  6. KnightWRX macrumors Pentium


    Jan 28, 2009
    Quebec, Canada
    FTTFY MacRumors. ;)

    "The new" is not part of the model name.
  7. Yelmurc macrumors regular

    Apr 16, 2008
    Houston TX
    So this should but the event announcement at the first week in September?
  8. Jack Delgado macrumors member

    May 11, 2012
    Awesome... my iPhone 4 is running out of steam (battery, that is)
  9. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    If the new iPhone looks like that, I'm not bothering. The iPad Mini though... Yes!
  10. arn macrumors god


    Staff Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    I didn't say it was. I think the original quotes are right. Apple did refer to it as "the new iPad" in all press materials.

  11. tazinho macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2012
    Seems more a case of when not if now. I would have thought there would have been more part leaks by now though of the iPad mini, considering the number of iPhone part leaks. Maybe it's due to the factory they are being built in and less information is leaked from one manufacturer / workforce to the next.
  12. Apollo231 macrumors regular

    Mar 21, 2011
    It's the iPhone 6! Why isn't being report as such?! Once the numbering is taken off it should be numbered by generation and 6 is the appropriate code :confused:
  13. Bananaogre macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2012
    The back to school-campaign ends Sept. 21, so this rumor absolutely makes some sense.
  14. fkhan3 macrumors 6502

    Apr 28, 2010
  15. Liquinn Suspended

    Apr 10, 2011
    When will the iPad Mini be released? I'm going to buy that on launch :D
  16. mattopotamus macrumors G4


    Jun 12, 2012
    would you consider the 3GS a part of the 3 family? or the 4S part of the 4 family? so the 5 really could work and make sense
  17. WLS, Jul 30, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2012

    WLS macrumors 65816

    Jul 10, 2008
    "iMore reports that they have heard that the next generation iPhone, new iPod nano, and all new 7.85" iPad mini will be announced on September 12th"

    But no mention of a Touch. Since a Mini IS mentioned, I would say the Touch is EOL and will be feature frozen if still available.. Just as well since I was planning on getting a Mini instead of a Touch anyway. I love the Touch 3rd gen that I have but it doesn't have much of a niche anymore. As I said a year ago the number of used iPhones will reach a level that they will be the Touch replacement in many homes.
  18. FSMBP macrumors 68020


    Jan 22, 2009
    I loved reading that exact quote by forum members when the iPhone 4 was leaked. Funny thing is, those members ended up buying the iPhone 4 months later.

    Moral of the story, don't judge until you see it in person (along with Apple announcing its new features).
  19. Mackan macrumors 65816

    Sep 16, 2007
    September 21st + 3 extra months before it's available in my country...
  20. nfl46 macrumors 603

    Oct 5, 2008
    Tim is probably pissed that everything leaked. We all know the internals will get a bump. I guess the only thing we don't know is, what will be that iPhone 5 gimmick that they claim the iPhone 4S can't run.
  21. ThatsMeRight macrumors 68020

    Sep 12, 2009
    3GS: yes, because it's the third iPhone. iPhone 3G: no, it's not part of the 3-family because it's the second iPhone. iPhone 4S: no, I don't consider it part of the 4-family.
  22. tommy060289 macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2011
    Im calling bulls**t on this as:

    1. Is there even any events scheduled in for september with apple. Surely they would be booked by now (even if marked as generic event)
    2. Still dont believe in the iPad mini (pointless size)
    3. Everyone knew the ipad 3 release date
  23. spiderman0616 macrumors 68020


    Aug 1, 2010
    Can't wait to get one. I love my iPhone 4, but I'm getting the two year "I need a new phone" feeling again. I will be pre-ordering ASAP.
  24. ThatsMeRight macrumors 68020

    Sep 12, 2009
    LTE, NFC and obviously all 4"-enhanced iPhone apps.
  25. bad03xtreme macrumors 6502a


    Jul 16, 2009
    Northern, VA

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