Apple iPhone and iPad will not hit the market together, with latest reports suggesting that the much awaited devices will be unveiled at two separate events unlike previously speculated.
According to technology website AllThingsD, the fifth iteration of the iPhone will be unveiled at the September 12 event, while the iPad mini will debut only in October. Apple has neither disagreed to the report nor talked about the release date.
AllThingsD's John Paczkowski, who quoted several sources, reported that "Apple's next generation iPhone and its so-called "iPad mini" will debut at two separate events this fall, rather than a single one".
The report also said that the launch of the smaller iPad, which is expected to arrive with display less than eight inches, will be held only after the iPhone 5 hits the market and makes sales. The site has not mentioned the launch dates apart from citing two months of a release between the two devices.
"Only after the next-generation iPhone is out the door and on sale will Apple announce the smaller iPad it's been working on".
The report about the launch may give a break to iPhone release date rumors as of now. In addition to Apple holding two separate events, Daring Fireball's John Gruber's said that the possible chances of two different events for the launch of iPad and iPhone made the new dates more credible.
In his post titled "Sharing the Stage", Gruber raised the question of why Apple thinks to launch its two hugely popular devices together.
"I'm thinking it makes more sense for Apple to hold two events. First, an iPhone event, focused solely on the new iPhone and iOS 6. Then, the iPhone ships nine days later, and there's another wave of iPhone-focused attention as the reviews come out. Then, in the first or second week of October, Apple holds its traditional "music event", exactly along the lines of the events at which they've been debuting new iPods for the last decade," Gruber wrote.