Jim Dalrymple Hints at Two Separate Apple Media Events for New iPhone and iPad Mini

Renowned Apple journalist Jim Dalrymple -- known for his "Yep" confirmations to Apple rumors -- has posted a cryptic message suggesting that Apple will hold two separate media events this fall for the new iPhone and iPad mini.

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Jim Dalrymple (right) with rock guitarist Slash

The message was written in response to a theory postulated by John Gruber of Daring Fireball, saying that he is a "smart fellow" for this post:

I’m thinking it makes more sense for Apple to hold two events. First, an iPhone event, focused solely on the new iPhone and iOS 6. Then, the iPhone ships nine days later, and there’s another wave of iPhone-focused attention as the reviews come out. Then, in the first or second week of October, Apple holds its traditional “music event”, exactly along the lines of the events at which they’ve been debuting new iPods for the last decade.

It has previously been all but confirmed that Apple will hold a media event on September 12th to announce a new product, initially presumed to be the next-generation iPhone and an iPad Mini. With Dalrymple's track record, however, it seems possible that the new iPhone will come first and a smaller iPad will be announced later in the fall at a separate event.

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Top Rated Comments

koobcamuk Avatar
155 months ago
Jim Dalrymple (right) with rock guitarist Slash
Thanks for clearing that one up! :D
Score: 54 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GBrooks Avatar
155 months ago
I got distracted by Slash, wut?
Score: 39 Votes (Like | Disagree)
portishead Avatar
155 months ago
I've said it before, I'll say it again: the iPad mini is probably one of the dumbest ideas I've ever heard of.
I've also said when it doesn't come out, I'll call all the reporters who so vigorously believed in it and touted it as fact idiots.
If it does come out, there will be no apology from me...rather...I'll just call the folks at Apple who let this come to pass idiots.

And when it is released will you cancel your account forever so we don't have to read anymore of your nonsense?
Score: 32 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AppleInMyBlood Avatar
155 months ago
I've said it before, I'll say it again: the iPad mini is probably one of the dumbest ideas I've ever heard of.
I've also said when it doesn't come out, I'll call all the reporters who so vigorously believed in it and touted it as fact idiots.
If it does come out, there will be no apology from me...rather...I'll just call the folks at Apple who let this come to pass idiots.
If your definition of a "dumb idea" is a product that will sell in astounding numbers and be enjoyed by millions, I'd say you're spot-on in your analysis!
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
freedevil Avatar
155 months ago
That so cryptic how did macrumors crack his sayings? :)
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
lincolntran Avatar
155 months ago
I've said it before, I'll say it again: the iPad mini is probably one of the dumbest ideas I've ever heard of.
I've also said when it doesn't come out, I'll call all the reporters who so vigorously believed in it and touted it as fact idiots.
If it does come out, there will be no apology from me...rather...I'll just call the folks at Apple who let this come to pass idiots.

So if you're right, you'll gain some bragging rights. If you're totally wrong, youll lose nothing. What is your point? Do or say something that'll cost you. Otherwise it's just empty words.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)