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Extra rumors back iPhone 5 skipping WWDC 2011

updated 05:25 pm EDT, Mon March 28, 2011

iPhone 5 again seen skipping WWDC

Further rumors on Monday supported beliefs that the iPhone 5 wouldn't be at WWDC 2011. Both a claim by AllThingsD and a similar anecdote from Engadget both cite their own sources that the June 6 event would focus strictly on iOS and Mac OS X. Most presume the smartphone will instead get its appearance at the normally iPod-oriented annual music event in September.

All three rumors support beliefs that iOS 5 is a major rethinking that would prevent the usual synchronized iPhone and iOS upgrade releases of the past. Apple has mostly focused on iterative upgrades since the first iPhone was released in 2007 but has faced pressure from Android and even webOS, both of which have new interface touches like deeper multitasking, widgets, and more complex notification systems.

The iPhone itself is almost certain to get the dual-core A5 but may also get NFC support for payments. Rumors of a four-inch screen have been contentious but have persisted so far.




by MacNN Staff

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  1. Salty

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Delay

    I can see them delaying the iPhone 5 in order to make it a newer device for Christmas, as well as to allow for any parts they planned on getting from Japan to come from somebody else.

    I also imagine part of this might have been planned with the Verizon iPhone coming out half way through the cycle, as well as the White iPhone slated to come out in spring. I think they've had enough issues.

    That said I'd LOVE to see iOS 5 come out in June :) To be honest the iPhone 4 is pretty stellar hardware and I don't think that many people are really craving upgrades... unless for some reason they still have a 3G.

  1. alaskaland

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    could be...

    that could be the back of the new 'rumored' aluminum case of the iPhone 5... :)

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