Apple’s WWDC on June 6, but iPhone 5 Debut Uncertain
Apple officially announced the date for its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, and that means we know the likeliest date of the iPhone 5 debut.
WWDC 2011 will take place on June 6 in San Francisco. The invitation says, "Join us for a preview of the future of iOS and Mac OS X."
Surprisingly, several sources have indicated that the iPhone 5 will not launch in June, and that the "iOS" in the invitation tagline indicates WWDC will be solely about software. That seems a little extreme considering the iPhone originated the iOS concept and the iPhone 5 would indeed be the future of iOS. Michael Gartenberg, analyst at research firm Gartner, told The Loop, "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.
It would also infuriate a lot of Apple fans.