Tim Cook Leaning Toward iPhone 5 Unveiling at June's WWDC?
For much of early 2011, speculation swirled that the next-gen iPhone - which would eventually debut as the iPhone 4S - could be unveiled at Apple's World Wide Developer's Conference in June. As we quickly realized, however, Apple made WWDC all about iOS 5 and the world didn't see any new hardware until October.
Once again, a familiar scenario is taking shape. According to the insight from Chinese-language newspaper Commercial Times, Tim Cook and company reportedly want to resurrect the summertime release tradition of new iPhones. A source at Daiwa Securities confirms the speculation and says current plans call for Apple to introduce the iPhone 5 at the Worldwide Developers Conference this June.
Since the start of 2012, numerous credible sources inside Foxconn and elsewhere in the supply chain have indicated that prototypes of the iPhone 5 already exist inside the factory. A report from CBS News Friday reiterates the longstanding claims we've heard about the next iPhone, specifically that it will include a larger display, glass-to-glass touch panel technology, and a symmetrical design.
Perhaps the only valuable takeaway from this and other similar reports in recent weeks is that Apple may not be wrestling with last-minute design issues that were said to be rampant before the iPhone 4S was unveiled. From Gene Munster to the sources inside Foxconn, everyone seems to be in agreement that the iPhone 5 is going to be significantly redesigned from previous models and that Apple is almost ready to begin mass production.
Source: CBS News