Apple May Launch iPhone 5 At Media Event In September

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It is widely speculated that Apple will delay the launch of iPhone 5 to fall this year instead of unveiling it at WorldWide Developer Conference 2011.

John Paczkowski of All Things Digital reports that he is also hearing speculation that Apple could launch iPhone 5 at a media event in September.

Paczkowski who has a good track record when it comes to Apple related rumors reports:

As I’ve reported here before, Apple doesn’t plan to unveil a new iPhone at its Worldwide Developers Conference, which this year will be largely software-focused. And increasingly, I’m hearing speculation about the company possibly commandeering its annual September media event to launch the device instead. Which seems plausible.

He goes on to explain why it is possible that Apple will launch the next generation iPhone at the media event in September, which is usually used to showcase the next generation iPod models:

Buzz-wise, the iPod has been subsumed by the iPhone. And the continuing evolution of the iPod line isn’t nearly as exciting as it once was; just look over the hardware announced at last year’s fall music event: A new Shuffle that looked a lot like its second generation predecessor, a smaller multi-touch nano, a thinner iPod touch and a smaller Apple TV. Pretty staid stuff for Apple.

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. But 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.

Do you think Apple can afford to delay the launch of iPhone 5 to September? Let us know in the comments.

[via All Things Digital]