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Analyst Expects iPhone 5 to Launch at WWDC 2012 in June

The Commercial Times relays a report from Daiwa Securities that the iPhone 5 is expected to launch at Apple's Worldwide Developer's Conference (WWDC) to be held in June 2012. Daiwa Securities also claims that the iPhone 5 will utilize "glass to glass" touch panel technology which will benefit TPK Holding and Wintek.

The summer launch claim is not new and has been echoed in previous reports. So this could simply be a parroting of previous rumors.

Apple broke from tradition with the iPhone 4S by launching it in October of 2011. Previous iPhone launches have occurred at Apple's annual WWDC conference.


The official dates for the 2012 conference have not yet been announced, but a previously leaked guide suggested June 10th-15th as the likely dates. Moscone's event calendar has those corresponding dates blocked off for a "Corporate Meeting" which typically acts as a placeholder for WWDC.

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37 months ago

This is great news for us consumers who want a new iPhone to replace the 4S that looks just the same as the iPhone 4. With the gorgeous new iPhone 5 we'll really stand out from the crowd.


Right, you'll stand out just like the millions of other people who will get one. I stand out from the crowd by still using my iPhone 3G!
Rating: 23 Votes
37 months ago

This is great news for us consumers who want a new iPhone to replace the 4S that looks just the same as the iPhone 4. With the gorgeous new iPhone 5 we'll really stand out from the crowd. And we're only going to have to wait until June to get it! I can't wait!

I'm off to camp outside my local Apple store..... first in line baby!


If you need a phone to stand out from the crowd then I feel sorry for you... So very sad
Rating: 22 Votes
37 months ago
Read title "Analyst expects..." and switch off.
Rating: 18 Votes
37 months ago
I'll bet it's more likely to be the preview of iOS6.
Rating: 16 Votes
37 months ago
I stopped reading after "Analysts expects..."

Can somebody shut up those "Analysts"?
Rating: 10 Votes
37 months ago
I doubt it will be released in June. They are still releasing the iPhone 4S in some countries. We probably won't see it until late in the year if at all.
Rating: 9 Votes
37 months ago

The next iPhone will not be called iPhone 5 because it isn't the 5th one.


Of course it will otherwise everyone will ask why they skipped 5. Most people either don't know or don't care how many previous generations there are.
Rating: 8 Votes
37 months ago

Of course it will otherwise everyone will ask why they skipped 5. Most people either don't know or don't care how many previous generations there are.


They didn't ask why we skipped 2, even though technically 3G wasn't the 3rd iPhone. And most people still don't even know what 3G stands for.

I believe there is a higher chance Apple will name the next iPhone 4G instead.
Rating: 7 Votes
37 months ago
I have an iPhone 4 and would delight in a new phone, if Verizon will allow an early contract termination without ETF.

If it happens, it happens.

If it doesn't, I hate to admit it, but my life will go on nicely (such as it is!).:D
Rating: 6 Votes
37 months ago
what is glass-to-glass touchscreen technology exactly?
Rating: 6 Votes

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