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.

wwdc
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.

Top Rated Comments

kalsta Avatar
136 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!
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
William.Mantle Avatar
136 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
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ah123 Avatar
136 months ago
Read title "Analyst expects..." and switch off.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rickdollar Avatar
136 months ago
I'll bet it's more likely to be the preview of iOS6.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
andiwm2003 Avatar
136 months ago
I stopped reading after "Analysts expects..."

Can somebody shut up those "Analysts"?
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chas0001 Avatar
136 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.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

2022 back to school apple

Apple Launches 2022 Back to School Offer: Up to $150 Gift Card With Mac or iPad

Friday June 24, 2022 5:08 am PDT by
Apple today launched its annual "Back to School" promotion for college/university students in the United States and Canada. This year's promotion offers a free Apple gift card with the purchase of an eligible Mac or iPad, rather than free AirPods like last year. Apple is also offering students 20% off AppleCare+ plans during the promotion. Apple is offering a $150 gift card with the purchase ...
airpods pro 2 1

AirPods Pro 2 Said to Feature Upgraded H1 Chip, Find My, Heart Rate Detection, USB-C and More

Friday June 24, 2022 9:48 am PDT by
The next-generation AirPods Pro could come with a long list of new features that include heart rate detection, the ability to function as a hearing aid, and a USB-C port according to a report from 52Audio. The site claims that it has received new information on the AirPods Pro 2, and it has used that information to provide some renders on what the earbuds might look like. Design wise, there...
m1 mac mini screen

Gurman: Apple Planning M2 Pro Mac Mini, New Apple TV With A14 Chip, Revamped HomePod With S8 Chip, and More

Sunday June 26, 2022 6:31 am PDT by
In the latest edition of his Power On newsletter for Bloomberg, Mark Gurman outlined additional M2 Macs on Apple's product roadmap, including new Mac mini models with M2 and M2 Pro chips, new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with M2 Pro and M2 Max chips, and a new Mac Pro tower with M2 Ultra and "M2 Extreme" chips. Following the M2 series of Macs, Gurman said the first M3 series of...
apple ar headset concept 1

Apple Rumored to Announce 'Game-Changer' AR/VR Headset in January 2023

Friday June 24, 2022 2:52 am PDT by
Apple is "likely" to announce its long-rumored mixed-reality headset as soon as January 2023, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has reiterated. Concept render based on purported leaked information by Ian Zelbo In a detailed post on Medium, Kuo explained that Apple's headset will be a "game-changer" for the augmented-reality and virtual-reality market. Describing some of the headset's...
widgets ios 16 feature

Gurman: iPhone 14 Pro to Feature Always-On Display Showing iOS 16's New Lock Screen Widgets

Sunday June 26, 2022 7:36 am PDT by
iPhone 14 Pro models are widely expected to feature always-on displays that allow users to view glanceable information without having to tap to wake the screen. In the latest edition of his Power On newsletter for Bloomberg, Mark Gurman said the feature will include support for iOS 16's new Lock screen widgets for weather, fitness, and more. "Like the Apple Watch, the iPhone 14 Pro will be...