Is Apple Planning Two Separate iOS Events This Fall?
It isn’t new for Apple to hold two separate fall events. In 2010 we saw how Apple had their typical September music event, and then we saw how they complemented the year in October with the launch of their current-generation MacBook Air and their announcement of OS X Lion. What we haven’t yet seen is Apple running two separate events to launch two separate iOS products. Last year they pretty much merged the music event with the launch of the iPhone 4S, so could this year tell a different story?
Daring Fireball’s John Gruber just came on record to state that he feels this will happen in two events:
“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.”
Gruber is famous for being right when it comes to Apple, and the reason why I agree, is because if the iPhone 5 brings a complete revamp to the product, as leaks have shown, it’ll require it’s own event. In a similar way, if Apple does release a 7-inch iPad, which again, is a new product, it simply requires a separate event. I know many people disagree with me in that Apple will launch the 7-inch iPad as a separate product, in a different category that I speculate will be more of an iBook. Whether I’m right or wrong, it still makes a separate event for both products a need.
With additional rumors of Apple revamping the iMac line this fall, an smaller iPad and a new iPhone will show us a very busy Apple this holiday season. It wouldn’t be their first time, so I do think it will happen.
Source: Daring Fireball