Apple is reportedly planning to unveil the next versions of its iPad and iPhone mobile devices at a company event in September.
According to Brian White, an analyst with Topeka Capital Markets, unidentified manufacturing industry sources have reported Apple is set to hold an Autumn event that will introduce the next iPhone model and a new iPad "mini" tablet device.
A September release date would put Apple slightly ahead of last year's October iPhone unveiling. Previous reports have indicated that Apple was targeting an Autumn time frame for the handset's introduction.
The release could position Apple for another strong holiday shopping season. Last year, the company logged its best quarter ever over the final three months of the calendar, due in part to unprecedented iPhone sales numbers.
Apple is set to provide information on the next version of the iOS platform for both the iPad and the iPhone next week at its Worldwide Developer Conference. The company has also said it will be detailing the next version of the OS X platform.
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