By Stephen Schenck | March 21, 2013 12:28 PM
There’s a whole bunch of new Apple hardware we’re expecting to see arrive sometime this year. We’ve got a new iPhone – probably the iPhone 5S, but maybe the 6 – along with a new iPad and iPad mini, and maybe even some budget version of the iPhone. A number of timetables have been tossed around for when each of these products might be announced, and while the spring claims are sounding less likely, both this summer and later in October have been suggested as possibilities. Now rumors are attempting to narrow things down to a specific date.
According to what Gizmorati calls an Apple inside source, Apple will announce both the iPhone 5S and the iPad 5 at a June 29 event. The event may use the tagline “Original Passion, New Ideas,” but we haven’t heard anything about a possible venue.
While the site claims this info was confirmed by a third party, we still have some doubts. Where’s the iPad mini 2, for one? If we’re looking at multiple launch events here, it might make more sense to have the iPhone 5S off on its own, and bundle-up the two iPads, instead.
There’s also the matter of June 29 being a Saturday, which is an odd time to throw a major launch event. Supposedly, that’s to celebrate the first iPhone’s June 29, 2007 retail launch, but it still seems a bit of a queer choice – who celebrates sixth anniversaries? We’ll keep the date in mind, but we’ll also be looking for more confirmation.