No IPhone 5 for WWDC?

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Uploaded on April 05, 2011 by newsydotcom

BY MALLORY PERRYMAN
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Rumor has it Apple will not unveil the iPhone 5 at its Worldwide Developers Conference this summer. The tech mammoth issued a press release suggesting the event will be all about software... not hardware.

An All Things Digital blogger writes...
“...if you’re a consumer hoping to get a peek at the next iteration of the iPhone, well … you may not want to get your hopes up too much.”

The Loop talked to a Gartner analyst who adds- even though Apple usually unveils an iPhone refresh during WWDC, it’s good for business to mix things up.

“‘You get caught up in patterns, and it holds true, until it doesn’t. There is no reason for Apple to follow a predictable yearly pattern, and it keeps their competition off guard a little bit.’”

But Forbes’ Brian Caulfield says- don’t downplay the potential awesomeness of the software updates. He points out- Apple usually previews the next version of its iOS software in April, so waiting until June suggests...

“...larger than usual updates are in store.... Apple observers speculate that the next major version of Apple’s iOS software ... will focus heavily on cloud-based services, streaming media, and online music storage.”

Phone Dog’s Evan Selleck agrees- the iOS 5 is...

“...what people should be most excited about. How Apple plans on integrating the cloud into their mobile operating system, and how the user will make use of that feature. The possibilities may not be endless, but for those who expect Apple to unveil something spectacular at the beginning of June, it very well could seem endless.”

According to TechCrunch, if the iPhone 5 and iOS 5 aren’t released side-by-side, it’s likely the new phone won’t feature the software update.



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