Apple rumors are not that unusual ahead of the company’s earnings reports, and today is no different. One industry watcher thinks that Apple is planning to release a smaller version of its iPad tablet shortly after the next-generation iPhone launches this fall. The info comes from KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who says that Apple’s next iPhone will launch in September followed closely the much-rumored “iPad mini.”
“IPhone 5 to debut in September,” Ming-Chi wrote in a note to clients on Tuesday. “But due to in-cell touch panel and casing yield rate limits, ability to offset older models’ shipments decrease will be moderate.”
The analyst continued, “Though shipments of iPad mini’s components will start in August, the new iPad line will end production, ready for transition to a modified New iPad line. As such, component shipments will drop in August as iPad mini’s components shipments growth will be offset.”
Apple has now launched their new iPad Mini, have a look at the difference between iPad and iPad Mini.