Rumor: Apple to Unveil iPhone 5 at WWDC This Year

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.