Last summer many Apple fans were shocked to see no big iPhone showcase at the WWDC event, as Apple broke with tradition and didn’t launch a new iPhone until October with the 4S. Today there is talk that Apple may return to the normal June release with the iPhone 5.
The iPhone 4S launch led many to believe that the next model would release around the same time this year, but as Mac of Cult are reporting one analyst believes this won’t be the case. Daiwa Securities are claiming the iPhone will return to its traditional WWDC reveal ahead of a summer release.
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There are also claims that the iPhone 5 will make use of a glass to glass touch panel, which will be supplied by TPK Holding and Wintek. Some have already felt Apple wouldn’t keep the iPhone to an October reveal, and reports before suggested that the iPhone 5 was merely delayed until the technology was ready for the device.
This led to Apple substituting the device with the upgraded iPhone 4S with the iPhone 5 being a new design. It is believed the device will have an all new form factor with LTE and NFC technology built-in. Apple have yet to reveal the dates for this year’s WWDC, but a leaked calendar for the Moscone Center in San Francisco, hints it could take place between June 10th and June 15th.
The date has been reserved for a Corporate Meeting, which is usually used for when Apple are planning to stage an event. Previously it was reported that Apple was close to beginning production for the iPhone 5, which would give the company time to build up plenty of stock in time for a summer launch.
Are you hoping the iPhone 5 is made available in the summer?