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

92. cellphonator

Posts: 298; Member since: Oct 29, 2011

Leading? Innovative? Setting new standards? WHO CARES? From a Blackberry user, I just can tell that the iPhone is the best looking and easier to use cell phone out there. Since when look doesn't count anymore??? Who needs a phone half second faster with a slightly better screen and CHEAP looking plasticky feel at the same price as an iPhone? I use BB because is given to me for work and I use an iPod touch for fun and ask me if would buy an Android just because maybe performs a tiny bit better!!!

90. gragonHDfones unregistered

Why is it only Apple articles that have people debating on which phone companies and products and services are better? I only see very little debates between Apple and Android on an Android article. But I know one reason why. People who are fandroids, or almost fandroids like me look at a lot of Apple articles because they and me ourselves enjoy Apple, very well, we are curious so us fandroids are more likely reliable to know about devices more because they have interest in all products so they look at specs for Android and Apple products or most likely in this case, phones. But Apple fanatics who worship apple or almost, only care of what they favor which is Apple, and so you can’t really rely on what they can compare and contrast from different companies how services because all they do is care about Apple. They don't have back up on how what they think Apple is better because they don't care about other devices but only Apple. The Iphone is only famous because, really, it came from a past where it did get other phone companies a better look at their view on how phones will be, in the future, ever since 2007. I like the iPhones yes i do. But you can’t back it up with features and hardware other companies and phones are holding. And that was 2010 and 2011, Apple users don't want to admit it, that other phones are over powering it, not money and budget wise, just as features and all of what phones hold. Apple probably has that sense already. So me, an Android boy, I am excited and will read I phone articles because i am pretty sure apple will be surprising us on what the Iphone will hold because Apple knows what other phone contain. But I am not saying they are copying, but that is how it goes in the business world they need to compete and find a way for their fans to back them up. I don't believe all that Sh*t on copying in the tech world, at all.

87. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

I wasted my time to read these comments and you guys are arguing over very stupid things. Stop feeding the trolls guys or you won't ever cross the bridge.

86. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

I wonder if iPhone 5 will have 2G or 3G? I wonder if iPhone 5 will get a bump-up' to the the Front Facing Camera, maybe a WHOLE 1.0MP and maybe, just maybe, you'll be able to use FaceTime™ on 2G/3G versus just iWiFi only? I wonder if the screen size will be increased to 3.5.01"? I wonder if iPhone 5 will be able to HDMI out to TV using just one cable and not a multi-cable with tentacles; and, will it mirror phone in full stretch mode or just use about 70% of the screen? I can't wait for the big let down of 2012 (only rivaled by the big let down of 2011).

85. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

iphone 5/6 could look like the 3g and it will still sell like its the greatest thing ever. seriously if apple allow me to drag and drop files,removable storage and a 4-4.3" screen i just might buy another iphone but till then i have no reason to switch from my s2(soon the s3 when available).

83. knights4life03

Posts: 131; Member since: Jun 09, 2011

of course i knew this argument was goin on!

82. awkward11598k

Posts: 10; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

they should bring it 2 virgin mobile

69. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

if apple will be up to their reputation with this, I expect a revolutionary microscopic changes in design and an even more revolutionary 4 inch screen reinvented. they don't even need to change anything else, because it will be the best iPhone yet and reach a hundred million sales.

71. Astreo

Posts: 105; Member since: May 05, 2011

sales is the important thing so thats all that matters

84. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

And as soon as they finally catch up to the rest of the world with a 4 inch screen,they will start suing everybody else saying it's Apple's original idea,and no one but Apple can market it.

68. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz... how exciting...

65. CivicSi89

Posts: 349; Member since: Jul 23, 2011

Why would they call it a iPhone LTE and not have 4G/LTE included? that just wont happen. Thats like selling a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 and not including the Signature V8 engine..

77. MEeee

Posts: 449; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Just like iPhone 4 & 4S, but not 4G capable. iSh**ps will buy them not knowing it's not a 4G phones.

59. kcombs

Posts: 275; Member since: Dec 15, 2010

both phones are good, they both have good points and they both have bad.. lets keep it at that.

56. MEeee

Posts: 449; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

It's will be called iPhone LTE with 4" screen, but not 4G/LTE capable. 2013 will be iPhone LTES with 4.3" screen and still not 4G/LTE capable.

75. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

give me a cell phone from either Sprint or T-Mo that is 4G/LTE?.. that is out right now... thats what I thought... sit down...

39. jharo

Posts: 25; Member since: Jan 08, 2009

Why does everyone think that this phone will be called the iPhone 5? It's the 6th generation iPhone. There was no iPhone 2. iPhone, 3G, 3GS, 4, 4S, 6...

60. kcombs

Posts: 275; Member since: Dec 15, 2010

thank you!

73. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1778; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

because it will, Apple wont skip a number just because they screwed it up using 3G for marketing reasons and continued the trend ie 4S

31. CivicSi89

Posts: 349; Member since: Jul 23, 2011

Ya know what? im an equal oppertunity fanboy. I like Devices. i like innovation. And ill tell ya something. I remember my first Android phone. It SUCKED. had issues. bad design. and just over all annoying to use. Then i remember my first iPhone. i was suprised with how well it did things. But even so. it left me wanting more. Fast foward. I am the owner of a Droid RAZR MAXX. And an iPhone 4S. And honestly. I HATE the 4S. dont like it at all. I think it would be a great phone. except its the people who kill it for me. People like GalitoKing. People who think that Apple Rules the world. And they DONT. Ya know what. Apple makes a great product. I love my Macbook Pro. But until people get off their high horse and realize that the iPhone isnt God. I will always hate that phone. i dont care if it had a quad core whatever. or how big the screen. Personally. and i mean this to a point. Id rather rock a Blackberry or my Palm Pre2 than the iPhone because its annoying pricks like you guys who make that phone what it is. A fashion accessory that you think is better than anything else.

46. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

sorry for not reading your whole lecture... just read the part and some where you said my name... too bad that you based your opinion on what people say on a public forum rather than expertises... i will leave it at that...

64. CivicSi89

Posts: 349; Member since: Jul 23, 2011

ok. Since you wanna be childish. we can go that route. I work for Verizon. and all i deal with are iPhone customers. they are the most arrogant entitled stupid SOB's that i have ever met. they remind me alot of you.

70. Astreo

Posts: 105; Member since: May 05, 2011

jesus what store do YOU work at? my iphone customers just want the phone because its simple and it has a name everyone knows on it. as for stupid SOB's thats usually the droid fans coming in that i label that.

74. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

could it be that you being a Apple hater cannot put your hate aside and handle Apple customers.. mr mature... is it being professional too much for yu?..

76. willardcw4

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 01, 2011

@gallitoking 1) I wish your grammar and spelling was a lot clearer. 2) You use round-about logic that doesn't prove any of your points.(partially in part to your unsatisfactory syntax / grammar). 3) I agree with CivicSi89 in this instance as far as the public's perception of the iPhone. I own an iPhone, not a droid, yet I'm still aware of consumer trends (in the US). 4) I rarely see you make an intelligent point. You have your opinion, and that's fine, but criticize others' less unless you have a legitimate fact or reasonable argument. I'm tired of seeing "Android copied this... iOS is smoother... blah blah." We get it, you like iPhones better. Get over it.

91. paulyyd

Posts: 340; Member since: Jan 08, 2011

hey cool story bro

93. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

just because you use a jesus fish as your avatar doesn't make you intelligent... again more than 35 characters I dont read... so whatever.... whay you get mad.. dude.. chill drink some Apple juice.. listen to some music ( purchased legally from itunes)... and you will be fine...

48. Dark4o90

Posts: 205; Member since: Feb 20, 2011

yeah but you know what android whasn't the top priority for the compan'ies', not company that makes only one phone

4. ilia1986 unregistered

Introducing the iPhone 5 - quad core 800Mhz processor. 4" screen. 1GB of Ram. Introducing the SGS3 - quad core 1.5 - 2.0 Ghz processor. 4.5" - 5" screen. 1.5 - 2GB of Ram.

6. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

and you know the worst part.. the iphone with those specs will out sell your version of the SGSIII..

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