Last year, Apple broke its three-year tradition of announcing a new iPhone during its WWDC event. The World Wide Developers Conference, which takes place in mid-June, is a major event for the Cupertino company.

For reasons unknown, Apple didn’t unveil any new hardware at last year’s conference. Instead, consumers had to wait until October to purchase the company’s new handset. But according to a new report, that won’t be the case this year…

The Commercial Times is reporting that Apple will unveil the iPhone 5 during its WWDC conference this year. Quoting an analyst of Daiwa Securities, the site says that we’ll see a revamped “glass to glass touch panel” handset from Apple this Summer.

We’re not sure it would make sense for Apple to release a new phone within 9 months of the iPhone 4S launch, but this isn’t the first time we’ve heard this claim. In fact, the word on the street is that Apple has had a working iPhone 5 since the Summer of last year. So a Summer launch this year doesn’t seem that far-fetched.

The next-generation iPhone is expected to feature Apple’s new A6 quad-core processor, a new hardware design, and LTE compatibility.

[MacRumors]

  • Anonymous

    a pre-holiday release(like the iP4S) always made more sense to me but whatever

    • Anonymous

      The same thing was said when gizmodo leaked the iPhone 4. Everybody said it was ugly and that apple would never make that. Just saying.

      • Anonymous

        yeah i remember that. but i actually liked that one(the current model). not to mention that was the real thing, this however is just made up, not found in a bar. this one also looks too much of a 3g mode with the volume buttons which i really don’t like. but i see your point. however this one is really ugly, my opinion only.

      • Looks like a mini iPad 1. Give me a mini iPad 2!

    • Anonymous

      Tht phone is uber-dope.
      I’d hate to c ur wardrobe or car!
      Oh ya, the 4/4s chassis rlly isnt very spectacular. Nice to look at but thts bout it.

  • Anonymous

    I wonder how hard the A6 chipset will prove to jailbreak? If its anything like the A5 I’m gong to wait cautiously, but optimistically until one of our much loved hacking friends has some good news.

    I suspect an un-jailbroken iphone 5 would feel like a Ferrari artificially speed limited to 60ks an hour (and only allowed to drive on one road made by Apple) so a jailbreak is the main iOS6 “feature” I’m waiting for 🙂

    • Anonymous

      you don’t even need to get that far. lets first see how they handle iOS 5.1,5.2, etc

      • Anonymous

        Yeah you’re probably right. I hope that Apple does have a big OS upgrade planned for this year, but given we just got iOS5, this year will probably be all about new hardware with incremental OS updates. It’s all good though.

        As long as I can donate to someone smarter than me to provide the tools to jailbreak my iPad3 and iPhone5 I’ll be happy 🙂

    • Tom

      Well the iPad 3 is rumored to be coming out in the next few months and that will have an A6 chip so Pod2G et al will have a bit of a head start in finding an exploit. Hopefully it won’t just be a closable exploit (like the on Comex found on the iPad 2), rather a boot rom exploit. At least then we’ll have a tethered JB for every software update.

  • Rumor has it the iphone 6 will be announced in 2013, 2014 or 2015. You heard it here first.

    • Close but no cigar. The iPhone 6 will be announced in 2012

  • Anonymous

    these rumors are just that rumors. Apple won’t release a new iPhone so quick while ip4s sales are still o so strong. if apple learned anything from the ip4s launch it is that pre-holiday release bring in way more cash. these rumors also negatively affect ip4s sales

    • Anonymous

      just shut up, please.

      • Anonymous

        in what way did i offend u? and no i wont shut up. u dont like my opinion, keep on scrolling.

  • Textbooks, TV, Photography is what Apple planning to target….i foresee that next iphone and onwards could be Apple’s attempts on “conquering” photography…..

    • Anonymous

      Actually, an Apple camera would be pretty interesting.

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  • Wouldn’t it be the iPhone 6 since the 5th gen iPhone (the 4S) is already out?

    • You are right. Apple may call it iPhone 6 or else but definitely not iPhone 5.

      • Anonymous

        iPhone 6, lol.
        Highly doubtful…

  • So glad I waited for the 5 instead of getting the 4s.

  • So glad I waited for the 5 instead of getting the 4s.