The iPhone 5 rumours have been continuing this week with further speculation about when Apple will release the new device and the possible feature’s which it’ll have. Industry insiders are fully expecting to see it’s announcement come in either June (around WWDC) or towards the end of October. As always, Apple never leak their announcements far in advance but that doesn’t stop the rumours and speculation as to the next gen device!
From a recent post on ComputerWorld (it can be read here) an October announcement seems most likely because:
- iOS 6 will deliver greatly improved new features;
- The new iPhone is expected to offer significant design changes;
- Advanced components for the device will need to be produced;
- Apple will need to assemble new production lines;
- It is important the failure rate on the device is very small;
- It takes time to manufacture the millions of units which will sell in the first few days.
An Autumn release also seems likely to ensure that the iPhone 5 is a big hit before Christmas, despite the majority of previous iPhone releases being made in June (with the exception of the iPhone 4S in October 2011).
We’ll be sure to keep you updated but we’re fully expecting it to be October and not June when we see the new device land!