Apple's September 10 iPhone Media Event Said to Also Include New iPads [Updated]

Buried in an article about Apple's upcoming Tokyo retail store, Bloomberg briefly mentions that Apple's September 10 media event will see the introduction of not only new iPhone models, but also new iPads.

The Cupertino, California-based company plans to introduce new versions of its phone and tablet at a Sept. 10 event, a person familiar with the matter has said, and the company promised “several more game changers” in the product pipeline as it tries to fend off Samsung Electronics Co. and Chinese makers selling cheaper handsets.

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The September 10 date for Apple's iPhone media event was reported by AllThingsD earlier this month and all but confirmed over the following few days by a number of other sources, but the event had been thought to be focused solely on the iPhone and iOS 7.

Given the casual nature with which Bloomberg mentions that new iPads are expected at the event, it is possible that it is an error, as rumors have suggested that the new iPads would not appear until closer to the end of the year. Apple has even been reported to perhaps be pushing back the release of iOS 7 for iPad by a few weeks relative to the iPhone version of the software, with the new iPads and their version of iOS 7 appearing at a later media event.

Update: Bloomberg made a similar quiet mention of both iPhones and iPads appearing at the September 10 event in an article last week.

Update 2: Bloomberg has now updated its article to remove mention of new tablets at Apple's September 10 event.

Update 3: The Loop's Jim Dalrymple has confirmed that there will be no iPads introduced at Apple's September 10 iPhone media event.

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Top Rated Comments

juanmanas Avatar
141 months ago
if that is true... i cant believe.... seems apple now gives all attention to the "toy-users" and leaves the "pro-users" behind.

about time for a rmbp refresh...

You should have added the "Safari is snappier" and "Steve would not allow it" to make the full typical statement
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
maflynn Avatar
141 months ago
Nice, perhaps we'll see a retina iPad mini
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Gjwilly Avatar
141 months ago
It wouldn't be that unusual to reveal the new iPads but hold off until the fall for their release.
Kinda like they did with the Mac Pro.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Dulcimer Avatar
141 months ago
Yeah, doubt it. iOS 7 is already behind for the iPads. It wouldn't make sense for Apple to release them that soon. Moreover, the September 10th event would be too busy.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Raftysworld Avatar
141 months ago
Strong indication that the iPhone 5S will be a very very very minor upgrade.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
lars666 Avatar
141 months ago
I don't mind my current mini for reading but an improvement will hopefully mean I can read longer without any eye fatigue
You should try out a separate e-ink reader device in this case.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)