Rumors about iPhone 5 are back. We know one thing for sure that it will be released in 2012. However, the fruit company deviated from it’s regular launch pattern when it launched the iPhone 4S in October instead of going for the regular June launch.
The past is past! A report from Daiwa Securities suggests that the new iPhone will be unveiled at WWDC (Worldwide Developer’s Conference) in San Francisco this year. The A4 devices (3, 3GS and 4) were also revealed at the same event in the past years.
The announcement in June would make sense as iPhone 4 users will be eligible for a two-year upgrade on their devices this summer. However, the iPhone 4S users would be disappointed as they won’t be eligible this early. They might also see this as an injustice as it will not be the usual 12 month interval between two iPhone models. But it will give the fruit company an edge in the sense that those eligible for the update would think again before switching over to the Android handsets to be released near that time.
The report also informed about “glass to glass” touch panel technology for the new iPhone and the suppliers would be TPK Holding and Wintek. With the former occupying 85% of the manufacturing load. Though there has been no official announcement yet, a leaked calender from Moscone Center points suggests June 10-15 as it shows a corporate meeting schedule.
The iPhone 5 expected to have a 4 inch display, a quad-core A6 processor and NFC. Apple enjoyed good success through the October launch of the iPhone 4S even though people buy an iPhone whenever it’s released. But the ideal shopping time is during the holiday season. Let’s see what they decide.