Both the next generation iPhone and a new, smaller version of the iPad are rumored to be announced during an official Apple event September 12, with a retail release to follow on September 21.
The launch date of the next generation iPhone (referred to by most as the iPhone 5) would make sense because of the leaked iPhone 5 parts that were recently assembled and photographed, as VentureBeat reported. If the launch is just over a month away, it seems more likely that parts for the device could be obtained. If the announcement/launch dates are correct, it would mark 11 months since the company announced the iPhone 4S.
As for the new iPad product, many are speculating that Apple will release a 7.85-inch iPad that has essentially the same specs as the third-generation 10-inch iPad. The smaller iPad version would naturally compete with other popular 7-inch tablets, such as the Kindle Fire and Nexus 7.
IMore’s sources also indicated that a new version of Apple’s iPod Touch could debut during the event but didn’t give any specifications on what would be different about it.
iPad mini concept photo via CiccareseDesign