September to be "exciting" month when Apple is to launch a new iPhone and iPad Mini, says analyst
Brian White from Topeka Capital Markets has been meeting with component suppliers in Taipei recently, around the ongoing Computex show, and has received some more confirmation that the month of September will be where it's at for Apple this year.
He got whiff of claims that the next iPhone will be launched then, as well as a new iPad Mini, rumors about which have been going on for a while, and include a 7.85" screen with 1024 by 768 pixels of resolution. Brian White's sources reiterated that Apple is about to house the iPhone 5 internals in an unibody aluminum shell made by Foxconn, and were pretty "skeptical" on the off chance that it would be Liquidmetal used for the body.
Granted, the iPhone 4S got announced last October, and another iPad doesn't really jibe with Apple's usual annual cycle, but a smaller cheaper iPad would actually start a new one, plus it is not every year we see a formidable competitor like Microsoft launch a touch-optimized Windows version for tablets around that timeframe.