It’s with increasing reluctance that we report iPhone 5 rumours. They’re all much of a muchness at the moment; no iPhone 5 at WWDC… September launch… bigger screen… blah blah blah.
However, being incredibly anal, I like this guy’s methods. Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster has created a wee spreadsheet thingy that predicts the dates for both the iPhone 5 announcement and its subsequent shipping.
Munster looked at historical data for the iPhone, and calculated that the average number of days from the annual iOS event to the hardware announcement was 79 days, with a further 20 days till shipping commenced.
With Apple expected to unveil iOS 5 at WWDC on June 6, that’d make the announcement date 24 August, with shipments starting on 13 September.
Of course, his guess is as good – or bad – as anyone else's, but we do like a spot of spreadsheet action.
Predictably, Munster also reckons the iPhone 5 might rock a 4in screen. We figure that’s inevitable if Apple wants to run with the big boys. The Samsung Galaxy S II and HTC Sensation are both 4.3in, while the Motorola Atrix has a 4in display. 3.5in doesn’t really cut it these days.
via: Apple Insider