We can already expect the next iPhone to arrive this fall alongside iOS 6. The iPad mini, which has been long-rumored already, is also expected to arrive this year. When? According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo at KGI securities, the devices should launch in September.
The iPhone is said to have larger, 4-inch screen and a new 19-pin dock connector. It will be closer to a widescreen aspect ratio.
As for the iPad mini, it’s said to have a 7-inch screen, and an aspect ratio closer to the current iPad models. It’s rumored that it will be roughly the thickness of the current-generation iPod touch, which means it’s probably going to be very thin.
Here is what Kuo said about the future Apple devices:
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. On a side note, the modified New iPad shares the same exterior as the original model, but contains modifications to correct its thermal dissipation problem and lower-cost components.
Apple will be holding their quarterly earnings call today, so we can expect some news on how current-gen products are selling. Maybe some tidbits of news like a Mountain Lion release date will come of it, but we won’t hold our breath.