Analyst says Apple iPhone 5 to be unwrapped in June at WWDC

Analyst says Apple iPhone 5  to be unwrapped in June at WWDC
According to an analyst with Japanese firm Daiwa Securities, Apple will revert back to its Summertime launch schedule with the Apple iPhone 5. The latest of Apple's hugely successful iPhone models will continue to have the same glass to glass touchphone technology seen on past models. That is the only design note in the report, although the Apple iPhone 5 is expected to come to market with a completely re-designed unibody aluminum case like the Apple iPad. There is speculation that the display on the new model will measure 4 inches. Chinese language newspaper Commercial Times quoted the Daiwa analyst as saying that the glass to glass configuration benefits panel suppliers TPK Holding and Wintek.

Unlike past versions of the Apple iPhone, the iPhone 4S was not introduced until October 4th and was launched ten days later. Perhaps as a result of the extra months of waiting, demand for the latest model was off the charts when the phone was finally allowed to go home with buyers. In the first quarter of availability, total sales of the Apple iPhone (including the iPhone 4 and 3GS) set a new record with 37 million units purchased.

Besides the rumored 4 inch screen, what other changes are in store for the Apple iPhone 5? If Daiwa is right, we will know in about 4 months. Of course, if past is prologue, we should start to see some leaked photos of the phone fairly soon. And that doesn't account for the annual prototype dropped on the floor of a bar. And while no date has been announced for the 2012 WWDC, its usual venue, the Moscone Center in San Francisco, shows a "Corporate Meeting" scheduled for June 11th-15th, 2012. This is probably the show where we will see Apple CEO Tim Cook show off the Apple iPhone 5.

source: DigiTimes via MacRumors

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94 Comments

1. GALAXY-S

Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

It will have the most innovative and spectacular design that will change the world!! A MIGHTY 4inch DISPLAY!!

30. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

The trolls ate up this thread.

62. GALAXY-S

Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

UM NUM!!

35. bossmt_2

Posts: 459; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

I wonder what would happen if the iPhone 5 doesn't have 4G?

38. e.wvu unregistered

It will still sell like crazy. Because it's an iPhone. Lol.

78. Arpad

Posts: 40; Member since: Jan 05, 2012

Well every phone by then will have 4G. So the best way to stick out...uhh ... innovate is to not have it!

2. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

Galaxy... unless you have been in hibernation for the past 3 years.. you would know that Apple sets the standards on phones... 4g will be popular when iphones says so.... 4 inch display as well.. just like Siri.. they didnt invented but only a handful used prior the iphone4S... now is everywhere... dispute all you want but the stats are there... to back me up... just watch how popular 4inch screen will be once the iphone bumps it up to 4 inch...

3. ilia1986 unregistered

Who are you to say that Apple sets the standard on anything at all? It's just one company. The sole fact that it designed a nice-looking multi-touch feature phone 4 years ago with a capacitive screen is yet to prove that this set the standard for anything at all for that matter. Yes, the iPhone was the first real phone to make capacitive touch-screens popular among cell phones. So what. Doesn't mean that it set the standard on anything at all save for causing future high-end cellphones from other companies to be equipped with capacitive touch-screen displays.

5. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

like I said.. the stats are there..siri is nothing new it existed over Android buy only a handful used it.. here comes Apple and now is popular and millions of people use it.. Apple relased the ipad and now is on pace ot outdate a PC..I can go on and on but it wouldnt do nothing to you. . and you illia.. you were sucked into buying an iphone and will be sucked into buying a Galaxy as well..

7. ilia1986 unregistered

Okay. So Apple creates popular products. Nothing new here. But does it set the standard on anything? Hardly. I could name at least 5,000,000 different things which Android can do and iOS can't - while you won't be able to name a dozen things which iOS can do and Android can't. So - I ask you again - what makes you think that Apple sets the standard on anything at all other than making PCs without an accessible filesystem?

19. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

does one of those 5,000 things include getting malware? Lol, ZING!

37. Dark4o90

Posts: 205; Member since: Feb 20, 2011

YES OF COURSE android is an OS after all, unlike IOS

66. baaam

Posts: 61; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

and other 4999 that IOS dont have!! #FAIL #ZING!!!

8. aarongzmn

Posts: 46; Member since: Mar 22, 2010

iPhone isn't leading the way when it comes to 4" displays. If anything, its just catching up. If it doesn't do this it will stay far behind.

10. ilia1986 unregistered

It already is - the iPhone 4S clearly shows that.

15. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

is not not about what Android can do is about Apple doing it better... please Android has had 4g on their phones since more than a year ago... and guess what look up the sales on the Droid Charge 4G and lots of 4G phones becoming absolute in less than a year.. having 4g on a phone is hasnt been a selling point for the majority... wait until Apple goes 4G... and it will become a must for everyone... and you aarongzm.... havent you learn tha specs mean nothing to the average consumers... Apple is not playing catch up.. that argument is old.. Apple is taking their time to bring one great product after another...

23. ilia1986 unregistered

Oh sure - Apple is doing a lot of things better! like 4G! Apple does that the best. And Widgets. And live wallpapers. Apple simply owns at these things. Oh, wait.. Seriously - what do you have to back up that argument of yours that Apple does anything better aside from marketing?

33. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

siri... smooth OS... you live wallpapers.. who uses them other than kids... widgets.. ask a average consumer if the use widgets on their Android phone and watch them ask you what are those?... 4G. hmmm really you want to go there... VRZ cant even get it together yet.. Sprint is barely developing true 4G . ATT well there LTE is a baby.... T-Mo .. they live on fantasy island that believes their speeds are worthy of 4G caliber...

42. ilia1986 unregistered

Let's see: Siri. Ok. Apple has an edge on that now - but thanks to the fact that Android is Open Source - we can expect an equivalent service to become available at the same - or even at better quality - than Siri - very soon. Already there are a few attempts to replicate it. Widgets and live wallpapers. Who are you to say what's useful and what's not? What's childish and what's not? You got some statistics regarding the use of either on Android phones? If you do - I would very much like to see them. Smooth OS. Android is as smooth as iOS is, provided it has sufficient hardware to be as such. In addition - iOS isn't always smooth as well. Yes, Android might require a slightly better hardware to be as smooth - but that's due to the fact that Android actually does more than one task at a time. 4G. I could hardly care what are the problems the US is experiencing in terms of 4G network development. Fact: 4G is quite a widespread phenomenon now in the US and in some parts in Europe too. Apple doesn't have a 4G phone. Others have. And if you don't want to use 4G because of whatever reason - you can turn it off. More choice = better for consumers. Anything else?

52. veRdiKt

Posts: 9; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

uhm whats cool about siri? like honestly. and you sir are a dumbass. 4g. vrz cant get it together??? what does that mean....just cuz the network is down doesnt mean they "cant get it together". pathetic.

54. jove39

Posts: 2147; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Come on you cock face...iOS is smooth app launcher...undoubtly it is...but please don't call it OS...I have owned iPhone4 and iPad2...so I know what I am writing...have you ever owned any Galaxy S Android phone? Just try this...on your iPad (if you have one) attend a meeting on webex app...and try to connect conf call on skype...it won't work...later will try to kill former...sucks! And FYI this is called multitasking.

61. tluv00

Posts: 134; Member since: Oct 18, 2007

Please switch to a PC/MAC or non iOS based device. Your spelling and grammar and obviously terrible auto correcting iOS device is killing me. Arguing against OS preference is a losing battle. What you hate about Android and love about iOS is going to be different than someone who prefers Android over iOS.

89. gragonHDfones unregistered

now your just being stupid.

88. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

4g is the only thing apple needs...widgets and live wallpapers are not worth bringing up when talking about needed features.

94. deathyyy

Posts: 101; Member since: Dec 20, 2011

Marketing is all that matters- The companies are looking at the bottom line, and the bottom line only.

40. Dark4o90

Posts: 205; Member since: Feb 20, 2011

hahahahaha you're really blind, man

34. Dark4o90

Posts: 205; Member since: Feb 20, 2011

HAHAHAHAHAHA

58. thnkthru3

Posts: 73; Member since: Dec 25, 2011

I agree however the've been a force to reckon with in the patent wars:-(

14. GALAXY-S

Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

yea i would not be surprised at all if that happend.. if shepard apple says jump all ish33p will jump, etc etc... i have not been hibernating i know perfectly how well ish33p obey apple

29. CivicSi89

Posts: 349; Member since: Jul 23, 2011

Mmmmmm... the Nuts of Tim Cook and Steve Job's Zombie. How do they taste?

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