Apple's announcement of the dates for the 2010 edition of the WorldWide Developers Conference has triggered fresh speculations over the official launch date for the next generation iPhone.
You may recall that Apple has traditionally used the WWDC platform to unveil its new iPhone models though the devices themselves are made available in the stores only a few days later.
This year however, Apple may be looking at an immediate release. Sources close to Mashable have told the website that the next generation iPhone, dubbed iPhone HD, could go on sale as early as June 7 – the opening day of WWDC 2010 when Steve Jobs is expected to unveil the new iPhone model.
Mashable speculates that this might have something to do with the leak of an iPhone prototype earlier this month. It notes that a delayed launch of the iPhone could affect the sale numbers and thus an immediate release would help the new product get more traction.
Folks at BGR had also confirmed from several sources earlier this month that AT&T had blocked employee vacations through the month of June. The launch of Apple's new iPhone in the first half of June thus looks very likely.
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