An AT&T customer care representative has claimed that Apple has informed the carrier that there will be no new iPhone in June or July of this year. Although general consensus has been that Apple will postpone the next generation iPhone until later this year, there has still been hope that a summer announcement at WWDC would be made.

According to an AT&T rep, Apple will definitely not be releasing a new iPhone this summer.


“The disclosure came after the reader noticed that his eligibility date for a subsidized upgrade had been pushed back by over five months and contacted AT&T to inquire about the reason for the change.”

When asked about eligibility for a subsidized upgrade, an unidentified AT&T rep answered:

“Apple has informed us that they do not plan to release the iPhone in the June to July timeframe, though there will be a newer version in the future. Unfortunately, we have not been given a release time for the new phone. We will release this information on our website when it is available to us.”

It seems unlikely that a call center representative would be aware of such top-level information, so take this news with a grain of salt. Call center reps don’t usually have access to this type of internal info.

However, this statement does help confirm the string of other reports that claim a fall release for the next iPhone.

Don’t forget, this past weekend we broke the story that Apple is working on two new iPhone models. This news was based off our source at an Apple parts supplier.

If you needed anymore confirmation that there won’t be a new iPhone(s) this summer, you have it now. Apple recently released the white iPhone 4, and that product is expected to help maintain sales for Apple until a new device is announced in Q2 of this year.

Why do you think Apple has postponed the next generation iPhone?

  • Lucas K.

    This was pretty much expected haha. I think they’ll surprise us w/ 4G possibly, but there’s no telling. Or they’re waiting on September or so for bigger holiday sales if it’s not a big upgrade this year… Or the issues w/ getting parts from Japan could’ve also delayed it. Or all of the above.

  • They postponed because they are making special bin ladens dead backs for the iPhone 4 instead of the. 5 it will have his picture crossed out and mission accomplished inscribed

  • kokhean

    But the thing is, can we trust AT&T? Is the statement made purely for business profit or is the statement really true?

  • This was predicted. They just released the iPhone 4 white and they just made a contract with Verizon. It would be stupid as hell to release a new iPhone this year.

    • topsy

      Is Hell stupid? Well sorry for Osama bin laden. The devil will knock him on his head. There is no way Apple will release a new iphone. There also no way the devil will release osama bin laden. HAHA

      • Michael

        Osama aint dead, that nigga is chilling in texas.

      • Topsy

        That post is offensive. I am a black person too. I can say you are a racist. Shame on you. Very disappointed that we still have idiots like you who are still racist. I implore Sebastian to remove this post as soon as possible.
        Shame on you.

      • kokhean

        You’re a disgrace to your country.

      • Layla

        You started all this Topsy. You deserve it.

  • sOleFresh

    i work at an AT&T corp call center and have access to systems that customer care does and from what ive heard and has not mentioned anything at all regarding a release nor have they denied the release date either. trust me ive looked just as excited as most of you!

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  • Eva_Downs_B831 email

    I am with you I watched Conan from the beginning he was my guy and Ferguson definitely picked up where he left off. One of my favorite late night Conan bits was New Years Eve where he would do a countdown for the Central Time zone.