Apple may delay the release of the next iPhone, according to online rumors, but developers and media could nonetheless have their first glimpse of the next iOS at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference, set for June 6-10 in San Francisco.
“At this year’s conference, we are going to unveil the future of iOS and Mac OS,” Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide product marketing, wrote in a March 28 statement posted on Apple’s corporate Website. “If you are an iOS or Mac OS X software developer, this is the event that you do not want to miss.”
But according to Macotakra, a Japanese blog devoted to everything Mac, itself citing “sources in China,” the iPhone 5 won’t make its debut until the fourth quarter of 2011. While a Google Translation of the Website is somewhat difficult to read, grammatically, other online sources seem in agreement that Apple hasn’t yet geared up the necessary parts-ordering for the next iPhone, which in turn suggests a delay until later in the year.
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