Yes, this may be another Apple iPhone 5 rumour, the latest in a long line of leaks doing the rounds – but this one is particularly interesting because it reiterates what has been speculated previously, namely that the next-generation iPhone will make an appearance at WWDC.
Earlier rumours have indicated Apple is planning to return to its pre-iPhone 4S scheduling, with the latest smartphone set to be unveiled during the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June before being released weeks later.
And now DigiTimes has stated that Commercial Times, a Chinese-language paper, has quoted Daiwa Securities as implying the iPhone 5 is destined to make its debut this June: “The iPhone 5 will continue to utilize glass to glass (G/G) touch panel technology which will benefit current touch panel suppliers TPK Holding and Wintek,’ the paper quoted the securities house as saying.”
So it looks likely the upcoming iPhone could be within our grasp in just 5 months’ time!
The mention of a “glass to glass” display indicates a bigger screen, which fits with what we’ve heard before – and the fact an edge-to-edge display will mean getting rid of the one hardware key, is also in keeping with previous word on the design being different.
At the end of last month, a Foxconn employee apparently revealed that the iPhone 5 is ready for production and marked with a summer release date. There are said to be several samples being worked on at the moment, but all are anticipated with a 4+inch display and different design to the 4 and 4S smartphones.
The evidence seems to be mounting for a summer launch for the next iPhone – are you convinced? Do you think Apple plans to revert to its previous release schedules of WWDC introduction followed by swift launch? After all, it was only the iPhone 4S that broke this tradition, with an October release date.
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