Apple to unveil iPhone 5 at WWDC in June: report

Apple to unveil iPhone 5 at WWDC in June: reportSome 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.

Via DigiTimes

Read more about: iOSApple iPhone 5

Add a comment
4 comments

SteveWaz  Feb. 2, 2012 at 19:49

Seems like NO ONE has a clue....

Apple to unveil iPhone 5 on October 4 (1 comment)
Apple to hold iPhone 5 event on Cupertinian home soil
Apple to launch iPhone 5 on September 7? Er, no (1 comment)
Apple to unveil two new iPad 3s in January (4 comments)
iPhone 5 coming end of June? (5 comments)

Treab  Feb. 3, 2012 at 07:59

can we all agree to stop posting iphone rumours?

we all know apple spread them then leave the actual development to the last minute creating a half-assed effort like the 4s..

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 3, 2012 at 09:00

Yeah, guys, I share the sentiment. But the reality is that a lot of folks can't get enough of iOS "info" whatever shape of insubstantiation it comes in.
I think the web has enough space for all them kinky themes.
Now, what'll Android 5 be called - is it still Pumpkin Poptart?

jaybear88  Feb. 3, 2012 at 10:49

Every day there seems to another iPhone post with zero information from zero sources with zero reliability. Treab's right, let's cool off on clogging up the news feed with sweet whispers of nothing.

Email:

You don't need an account to comment. Just enter your email address. We'll keep it private.

Comment: