There are certain sources in the Apple sphere, that when one says something you know it’s more than likely, and when two agree, it’s all but certain. Today, both Jim Dalrymple and John Gruber seem to agree that the most likely plan for the new launches of Apple’s products is one for the new iPhone, and one for the new iPad Mini (with a few iPod changes thrown in for good measure.)
Gruber posted a blog entry discussing if the iPhone would be presented on its own or with other products:
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. (Maybe more of an “iTunes event” than just “music event”, given the rise of other media like TV shows, movies, and books.)
To which Dalrymple responded:
Oh that Gruber is a smart fellow.
Right, so. Two events, one on September 12 revealing the new iPhone, and one a bit later for the iPad Mini/iPad Air, and a few other bits and pieces. That’s going to mean an awful lot of Apple products in the news cycle for the new months.