We were getting quite used to meeting the latest iPhone in summer, as the original iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 all landed in either June or July.
However, Apple threw a curveball last year when it launched the iPhone 4S in October, and now we’re told to get used to it.
Apple stressed ahead of time that last year’s WWDC would be developer-centric, but we were still surprised when the iPhone 5 – or 4S as it became – failed to show up. Instead, we got a sneak preview of iOS 5.
Was the fall – sorry autumn – launch a one-off? Not according to Japanese site Macotakara, which insists that this year’s iPhone (probably safe to call it the iPhone 5, we reckon) will land in September or October.
Furthermore, it’s suggested that Apple will continue to unveil and release its latest iPhone in the autumn months.
iPhone 5 specs are a mystery at this early stage just like the iPad 3 rumours and the iPad 2 price drop, however it’s tipped to have a unibody aluminium design and possibly NFC action. I guess we’ll find out come autumn.