Apple is planning to make September a big month for new product releases, according to one analyst.Brian White, an analyst with Topeka Capital Markets, says he’s heard from his supply chain sources in China that Apple is getting ready for an “exciting” September, which may see the release of the next iPhone as well as the much rumoured iPad Mini.
“Regarding the widely anticipated iPhone 5, we believe a September launch is more likely than October, while we also believe this will be coupled with the ‘iPad Mini’ unveiling that we were the first to uncover last Autumn,” White wrote in a research note.
If true, this would represent a pretty significant change in the company’s product release timeline.
Apple launched the iPhone 4S in October last year and several reports suggested it would do the same this year. The iPad, on the other hand, is typically announced in March, though previous reports had suggested the iPad Mini would be released sometime this fall.