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Why a June 2012 iPhone 5 Release Date Makes Sense

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The iPhone 5 release date may have just been outed.

If rumors are true Apple will release the iPhone 5 in June, timed with WWDC.

In 2011 Apple missed a summer iPhone launch, and moved the event to October, where the iPhone 4S was introduced along with Siri.

This latest rumor comes from DigiTimes, sharing a source from Daiwa Securities. According to this source, the iPhone 5 will launch at WWDC in June. DigiTimes isn’t always reliable, but it would make sense for the iPhone 5 to launch earlier than October.

WWDC is Apple’s developer conference, which is expected to take place on June 10-15 this year. If Apple announces the iPhone 5 on June 10th, it could be in stores as soon as June 24th, based on past announcement to release timing.

Why The iPhone 5 Could Launch in June

iPhone 5 release dateiPhone 4 Owners Ready to Upgrade – There are millions of iPhone 4 buyers who will be able to buy a new phone in June 2012, after using the iPhone 4 for two years. These iPhone owners could wait, but Apple may not want to let Android tempt them, especially with a new Samsung device on the way.

Rabid Fans Will Upgrade Anytime – The segment of Apple buyers who need to have the latest and greatest iPhone, and are willing to stand in line for it, will upgrade early anytime, it doesn’t matter if they are due for an early upgrade or not. Most of these buyers will sell their iPhone 4S on eBay or to Gazelle at just the right time to cut the price they pay for an iPhone 5 down to the on contract price.

Steve Jobs’ Last iPhone is Ready – According to rumors and analysts, the iPhone 5 was Steve Jobs’ last project, one he spent his last months working on during 2011. There’s a chance that this phone was essentially finished when Steve Jobs passed, and Apple has had the time to test, refine and bring it to market in time for June.

Wil you be upgrading to a new iPhone if it launches in June?

Josh Smith is Editor of GottaBeMobile and Notebooks.com. He's always looking for ways to help you get the most of your gear and loves to talk about tech on radio and TV. Josh uses an iOS and Android devices as well as Mac and Windows Computers. Josh Smith on Google+ Email: [email protected]

17 Comments

  1. Shibs

    02/02/2012 at 7:40 am

    Wait, but a just a got a 4S…data not a fair deal.

    • Rhffoalkj

      03/30/2012 at 6:25 pm

      lol u cant even speak english..

      • iPhone 5

        05/18/2012 at 3:04 am

        June will be the production start date for the new iPhone, but it may possibly see a launch in September-October time-frame (Fall, as assumed by many tech-bloggers previously too)

  2. Anonymous

    02/02/2012 at 5:29 pm

    Every iPhone is somehow going to be the last project Steve somehow had a hand in however small. Well that’s at least the rumors I would start if I ran Apple.

  3. Géraldine Parrinello

    02/03/2012 at 1:54 am

    yes i’ve an iphone 4 now and i’m waiting for the 5 !!!

  4. Peddan74

    02/03/2012 at 3:12 pm

    Yes, off course!

  5. As

    02/15/2012 at 2:36 pm

    Im preordering that S HI T

  6. Angelkalkiol

    02/21/2012 at 9:17 am

    I waiting 4 iPhone 5 :)))))

  7. Casey

    02/24/2012 at 5:14 am

    I don’t have an iphone yet and I’m waiting on the iphone5. It has been time for my upgrade, but why get the 4s when I can get the 5? Hurrrrrrrrrry up & release it people!

  8. Joshblewupchemistry

    03/30/2012 at 6:30 pm

    this is quite reasonable.. and make sense. except that apple’s release pattern is on 1 year upgrade basis.. like all my friends say it wont come out until october, which is 1 year after the release of the 4s, or even for Christmas cuz it would boost the purchase #. :D
    Droid noobs try to copy iphone but still aint good. tho i wish if apple’s iphone5 could look like the droid razr? that skinny one. that almost made me buy it. since i dont have a smartphone in my life and i spent much of my life fucking with money so i guess i will wait till the 5. thx for the great article, Josh – ur covert best friend from yo college

  9. Anonymous

    05/28/2012 at 7:31 am

    I would definitely upgrade in June. I think your reasons are very valid and the first two both apply to me. You should send this to apple, and maybe they will release it in June! Thanks!

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