Talk of the iPhone 5 and iPad Mini debuting at a single, show-stopping event in September looks a bit less credible today, after sources purportedly named a later due date for Apple’s budget tablet contender.
An insider cited by iLounge today claims that the iPad Mini, which we’re told will rock a screen of around eight inches instead of the 9.7-inch display that features on the standard iPad, won’t, in fact, be along until November.
The same source also reckons that November could even see the release of a fourth-generation standard-sized iPad. However, this is far from concrete, he concedes, because Apple is apparently reluctant to bring out another slate relatively soon after its last, full-price, fully-sized tablet, lest it prompts an outcry from piqued consumers.
According to our loose-lipped friend, it will feature the same, 19-pin, smaller dock connector that looks to be a fixture of the iPhone 5 and will debut a thinner form factor. And of that he seems pretty certain.
News of Apple’s plans comes as it was recently revealed that Apple’s manufacturing partner Foxconn is embarking on a hiring drive to ensure it can keep up with demand for the iPad Mini.