Apple May Not Unveil iPhone 5 At WWDC 2011?

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Apple announced that it will unveil the future of iOS and Mac OS X at the WorldWide Developer Conference 2011 to be held from June 6th to June 10th.

However, since it did not mention anything about the next generation iPhone, it is being widely speculated that Apple may not launch iPhone 5 this summer.

Jim Dalrymple of The Loop writes:

Apple closed the door this morning on any speculation that it would announce new hardware at its Worldwide Developers conference saying it would focus on iOS and Mac OS.

Apple’s apparent focus on software in its WWDC announcement backs up what my own sources are saying about the annual conference. That is, expect a software show in 2011, not a hardware event.

Meanwhile, Macotakara – a Japanese blog claims that Apple may not launch the fifth generation iPhone before the end of Apple’s fiscal 2011, which occurs in late September 2011. It also goes on to add that iPhone 5 will come with an aluminum back and a redesigned antenna.

Since the launch of the iPhone in 2007, Apple has always unveiled their next generation iPhone at the WWDC keynote address, followed by the launch in the next few weeks, so it will be quite surprising if Apple does not follow its annual product cycle for the iPhone this year.

But since iOS 5 will be unveiled only in June at WWDC 2011 and probably released to users in September, it is possible that Apple will launch iPhone 5 pre-installed with iOS 5 rather a version of iOS 4.

In case you missed all the iPhone 5 news and rumors so far then you should checkout the neat infographic of all the iPhone 5 rumors and speculations to find out what to expect.

What do you think could be the reason behind the delay? Or do you think Apple is just trying to mislead the competition?

[via The Loop, Macotakara]