September is going to be a big month for Apple. Well, maybe. The company hasn’t made an announcement yet but new rumors are pointing to a September release for the iPhone 5 and the highly anticipated iPad mini.
KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said today that both the iPhone 5 and the new mini iPad would be released in September.
In a note to clients, Kuo wrote:
“IPhone 5 to debut in September… But due to in-cell touch panel and casing yield rate limits, ability to offset older models’ shipments decrease will be moderate…. Though shipments of iPad mini’s components will start in August, the new iPad line will end production, ready for transition to a modified New iPad line. As such, component shipments will drop in August as iPad mini’s components shipments growth will be offset.”
According to Phone Arena, production of the iPhone 5 and mini iPad has already begun in Asia. Pegatron has reportedly been told that it needs to have the new line for a September 21st release date.
Do you think the new iPhone 5 will be ready this September?
When the iPhone 5 is released, it is expected to replace its 30-pin dock with a much smaller 19-pin dock. This will give Apple more room for a bigger battery and possibly a larger screen. Current iPhone 5 rumors point to a slightly larger 3.75 inch screen.