For weeks now, we’ve been looking forward to September 10 as the date when Apple will announce its next iPhone hardware. It’s still far from official, mind you, but that’s been the predominant way rumors have been pointing. While that launch event would likely include the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, we haven’t heard very strong assertions that new iPads would similarly make appearances, and Apple might be looking to a separate event, a little later on, in order to launch those models. Now a brief mention in a new Bloomberg report has us reconsidering that, and wondering if tablets might not join the new iPhones on stage September 10.
It’s almost a throwaway line, in a report with an overall focus on Apple’s retail efforts in Japan, but it’s crystal clear in its message: “Apple… plans to introduce new versions of its phone and tablet at a Sept. 10 event, a person familiar with the matter has said.”
Bloomberg’s not the kind of publication to go around making assertions like that without a belief that they’re well-founded, so even a casual mention like we see here could be reason to pay attention.