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  • Rumor: iPhone 5 to Drop During 4th Week of June

    The latest reports out of Asia - though some are already attempting to debunk it - suggest that the iPhone 5 (mock image above) will make a late June 2011 entry into the marketplace, even though Apple may still unveil the device earlier in the month at the company's Worldwide Developer's Conference, which begins June 6th in San Francisco.

    Korean news site ETNews.co.kr reveals today that Apple will roll out the fifth generation iPhone during the 4th week of June. Information surrounding the release comes as Korean providers SK Telecom and KT are believed to be among the first who will receive and carry the iPhone 5 upon its debut.

    As always, any unconfirmed reports regarding the iPhone 5 - or any Apple product for that matter - must be taken with a grain of salt. Still, it is worth noting that a series of recent stories and like-minded reports indicate that earlier suspicions of a fall 2011 iPhone 5 release may be inaccurate. If the latest report out of Asia is correct, it means Apple will retain precedent and once again roll out a new-gen iPhone during the summer.

    Of course, Apple may have originally planned a summer release, but recent events - from product component shortages to the Japanese earthquake - may now force a late-summer iPhone 5 debut. If Sony CEO Howard Stringer's recent comments have been accurately interpreted, the 8MP Sony-built camera coming with the iPhone 5 has already thrown the new product's launch off schedule. Over the weekend, Stringer alluded to the Japanese earthquake hampering iPhone 5 production by seriously damaging a Sony camera sensor plant.

    Source: ETNews.co.kr
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Rumor: iPhone 5 to Drop During 4th Week of June started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 52 Comments
    1. elementvdz's Avatar
      elementvdz -
      It sucks we have to wait to find out whether it's launching in June or September. I still have a 3GS and I wanna know if I should buy an iPhone 4 now if the iPhone 5 is launching in Sept. or if I should buy the iPhone 5 if it's launching in June.
    1. Lombardo Joe's Avatar
      Lombardo Joe -
      Quote Originally Posted by IB1GMANI View Post
      I just hope Verizon gets the iPhone 5 the sometime everyones else does
      I'm pretty sure they will all be made with the same chip capable of using GSM and CDMA. In theory, they should get them at the same time.

      Sent from my iPhone using ModMyi
    1. ADF's Avatar
      ADF -
      When ever it drops I hope it isn't paper thin.
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      Quote Originally Posted by glassJAw View Post
      Will see it this summer and it better have a 4inch screen
      Will NOT see it this summer and it will NOT have a 4" screen. Will probably be 3.7"....just big enough to keep everyone quiet for another year.
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      I am ready for it's release.... Waited for the iPhone 4 white but you know the end of that deal... so waiting it out for the next one and I can't wait!

      Quote Originally Posted by D to the M View Post
      I hate to say it but you guys will write about anything. Give us facts because I can give you rumors. Wasting your time writing this crap.
      If I can recall.... there were many rumors that were posted about Verizon and the iPhone which became a fact....

      Every thing with Apple is a rumor before it's a fact.... just how it goes!
    1. GellBrake'rrrr's Avatar
      GellBrake'rrrr -
      Quote Originally Posted by bonum83 View Post
      Do you lurk the forums just to write negative post?
      Possibly so, he also trolls around forums so that he can be "number 1". I am so glad the mods delete that on mmi these days.

      For those who don't agree with the mock-up, please keep in mind that he's a writer for MMi, not a mock-up artist.

      I'm ok with it being later in June.... As long as it's in June. Even though..... either way, I'll be having to pay a little extra this year to do my "yearly early upgrade" to the newest iPhone.

      But that's A-O-K with me! I normally break even when doing so. I'm sure the new features will be worth $50!!!!
    1. Hondamaker's Avatar
      Hondamaker -
      Quote Originally Posted by liquidzoo View Post
      This story was released in South Korea on April 1st...anyone else find that ironic? Might be a coincidence, but in my mind it takes more than a single news report to sway me.

      This was on CNN this morning.

      The report also said that it would be released in South Korea and the US on the same day...historically unlikely, but it could happen. They only had to wait 3 months for the iPhone 4 after its release stateside.

      It's also been said that it could be delayed due to damage to 15 Sony factories in Japan... The Sony CEO came out and nearly admitted that his company was providing the camera.
      Sony CEO later retracted that 'slip of the tongue' about the camera. He said something like, why would we make a good camera for apple when we make cameras for ourselves?

      Quote Originally Posted by ODB25 View Post
      It really baffles me how many ppl use YOUR instead of YOU'RE -- and on top of that while questioning a writer on this site WOW
      Ignore him. He's just a loser troll.
    1. romeo_herman's Avatar
      romeo_herman -
      iPhone 5 still not born yet, still in the womb.....
    1. sucram6791's Avatar
      sucram6791 -
      i knew this was bologna No iPhone 5 this June, report claims | BGR
    1. delusion950's Avatar
      delusion950 -
      Oo you said it RUMOR!
    1. Nickaroni22's Avatar
      Nickaroni22 -
    1. TheDirtyDiddler's Avatar
      TheDirtyDiddler -
      To be completely honest, I can live with a slightly delayed iPhone 5 as long as it's actually announced on time. The delay will be for good reason.
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      I bet that MMi will alternate weekly reporting on a June/July release and a September release for the iPhone 5.

      Why not do some research and "journalism" and come up with a logical decision instead of picking a random site as a source and going with that? Then rinse and repeat next week.
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Eagleye View Post
      Really bad mockup. That back/side is tolerable but the front is awful. NoWhereElse did a great iPhone 5 Rumor roundup that shows a great mockup there as well as a great info-graphic that illustrates all the rumors and hype around the iPhone 5. Check it out:
      that's a great mockup, the only thing i don't agree with is there being a 80% chance at a fall launch
    1. iN2K's Avatar
      iN2K -
      I am interested when the jailbreak will drop after release. Then I will buy it!
    1. Daerid's Avatar
      Daerid -
      According to CNN the report originated out of Korea on April 1st...
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by iphoneadam View Post
      I don't know what to say... Um here goes... Dumb fake iPhone 5 picture. Way to be creative Essany. No wonder your in MMI and not Apple.. Your just not cut out to be a "magical" thinker princess

      Mod edit: I am positive that you could have made a better statement than this right?
      Lol! Did you really call him "princess"?? Wow...nice one???.....
    1. Team Infecti0n's Avatar
      Team Infecti0n -
      iPhone 5 in fall "Does Not" sound like Apple at all, regardless of Earthquake or not. Companies already gather all the supplies needed and are prepared for a release. Fall is a "Hell No" on my part. Anyway, I always skip a generation. So when I get my iPhone 5, it's iPhone 7. Got, iPhone 7 sounds so sexy ;P

      Quote Originally Posted by iN2K View Post
      I am interested when the jailbreak will drop after release. Then I will buy it!
      Jesus Christ, It's starting so EARLY! CHILL!
    1. kuhndsn's Avatar
      kuhndsn -
      This was a April fools prank. Korea claims it will launch the same day in their country as US and they aired the rumor on 1 Apr. A whole lot of false reporting in the text all over the net. I think even FOX and CNN claim it's a prank. Or guess at best.
    1. teej1410's Avatar
      teej1410 -
      Yay!!! It's the iPad Mini.