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.

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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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Top Rated Comments

kalsta Avatar
161 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
161 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
161 months ago
Read title "Analyst expects..." and switch off.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rickdollar Avatar
161 months ago
I'll bet it's more likely to be the preview of iOS6.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
andiwm2003 Avatar
161 months ago
I stopped reading after "Analysts expects..."

Can somebody shut up those "Analysts"?
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chas0001 Avatar
161 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)