Apple journalist Jim Dalrymple has posted a cryptic message suggesting that Apple will hold two separate media events this fall for the new iPhone and iPad mini. The message was written in response to a theory by John Gruber of Daring Fireball, in this post:
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.
First the rumors said that Apple will hold a media event on September 12th to announce a new product, initially presumed to be the next-generation iPhone and an iPad Mini. Now it is possible that Apple will first announce the new iPhone on the 12th of September and the iPad mini on a later date.