John Gruber on why he thinks an iPad mini (or iPad Air) won’t be announced side-by-side with the next iPhone. I think he’s right.
It’s looking like the next iPhone will be a doozy, rocking one of the most significant and dramatic updates yet. And I think Apple is very excited about the next iPhone. Even more excited than they are about the (still-as-of-now-hypothetical) iPad mini.
But if they release both of them side-by-side, a huge amount of media and public attention will go to the new iPad if only by the sheer virtue that it will be an all-new product.
The iPhone is the one device everyone always has with them no matter what. That’s what separates it from all the other Apple products. Our iPhones the are most personal gadget we own, and that’s why it’s Apple’s premier product.