We’re getting closer and closer to the sixth anniversary of the iPhone’s first announcement, and recent rumors suggest that Apple is planning something of a party for the device, by releasing its seventh incarnation along with the fifth of its tablet brother. Apparently, the unveiling of the iPhone 5S and iPad 5 will take place at a special event called ‘Original Passion, New Ideas’ on June 29 this year.
The rumor originated Gizmorati’s Matthew Lucas, who cites an Apple inside source and claims that the event will be to ”reconquer the public and reassure the investors” because of Apple’s alarming stock value drop of recent. Should the iPhone 5S be announced at the supposed event, it would mean that the first iPhone that received no input from legendary Apple founder Steve Jobs would get its announcement exactly six years after its six year old brother’s.
Rumors on the features of the iPhone 5S have been very dense on the internet for a while now, with the general belief being that it will sport a similar design to the current iPhone, along with better internals and an improved camera. The iPad 5 has received less of the spotlight, with rumors suggesting that the device will receive an iPad mini-esque redesign, something the tablet needs after staying pretty much unchanged since its announcement in 2010.
It’s worth noting: Apple has never released an iPhone on a Saturday before, and releasing an iPad and iPhone at the same event seems unlikely too. So, take this with a massive pinch of salt. And, if it was going to launch it in June, it would not be near the end. WWDC normally falls in the first two weeks of June, and we don’t expect that to change any time soon. Opinion: not at all convinced on this one.