In the first quarter of the year, one usually expects a lot of rumours surrounding Apple’s upcoming iPad to take precedence over all of their other devices. This is because Apple, over the past couple of years has launched the iPad during this time period. Though the rumours of the next iPad, probably being named the iPad 3 are still heavily doing the rounds, rumours of the next iPhone are circulating in almost equal numbers. The last report about the iPhone 5 was that it may feature NFC capabilities. This would be a good move on Apple’s part as it would keep them on par with other manufacturers, such as Nokia and Samsung. This would also make NFC a common payment medium. The latest news about the iPhone 5 comes from site, Digitimes where they state that it is expected to be launched at Apple’s WWDC event in June.
Apple to announce iPhone 5 by June?
The report from Digitimes states, “Apple is expected to unveil its iPhone 5 smartphone at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) to be held in June 2012, the Chinese-language Commercial Times quoted Daiwa Securities as indicating.” Speaking about the specifications of the device, the website reports , “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.”
This is not the first time that news of the iPhone 5 being launched at WWDC has surfaced. A few days back, news about a reliable source from within Foxconn telling Apple related website, 9to5Mac that there were a number of sample devices at the factory had been floating around. The source went on to say that all the devices were larger than 4 inches, and did not feature the tear drop design as expected and none of them had the same design or form factor as the iPhone 4 or 4S. The report added that Apple was readying production of the handset thus indicating a June launch date.
Let us know your thoughts on Apple possibly introducing the iPhone 5 in June and let us know if you will hold out on buying an iPhone 4S and wait for the next iPhone, instead.
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