Some people reckon life is just history repeating itself over and over, and you know what? They could well be right, as almost exactly a year ago now we published a story with an almost identical headline to this one.
In the 12 months between then and now, we have been treated to an iPhone 4S rather than a full-fat iPhone 5, and it was announced in October, not June. Fear not, however: Apple's going to try again this year.
2011 was a strange year in some ways for Apple – aside, of course, from the untimely death of Steve Jobs. For while it continued its seemingly unstoppable rise in just about every market around the globe, both of its marquee mobile releases – the iPad 2 and the iPhone 4S – were hit by delays, either to the announcement itself or the shipment of actual devices.
But in the unforgettable words of George W, “fool me, you can't get fooled again”, and it looks like Apple has no intention of a repeat in 2012.
Chinese newspaper Commercial Times is quoting a Daiwa Securities analyst as confirming that the iPhone 5 launch is pencilled in for its traditional Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) unveiling, which is expected to take place in the second week of June this year.
That would be most people's first guess anyway, but given last year's October announcement, and the multitude of conflicting iPhone rumours that are zinging around pretty much constantly, it's worth a mention.
Aside from confirming that Apple will continue to use glass-to-glass touch panel technology on its next iPhone that's about all the analyst had to say, leaving a nice open playing field for the rumourmongers and dreamers to continue frolicking about in.