Devoted Apple followers in their millions are pinning their hopes on an early iPhone 5 release date, perhaps as soon as the upcoming WWDC 2012 later this month. Unfortunately, those erring with logic rather than optimism are once warning not to expect anything of the sort, offering an array of arguments as to why an October release date is essentially a certainty.
First and foremost, Apple has only recently begun offering the iPhone 4S via a number of smaller US networks ? sales of which would of course grind to a standstill were there any likelihood of an imminent iPhone 5 release. True, word from the industry is that Apple is already slowing iPhone 4S shipments, but a remaining inventory of millions will have to be given the full 12-months in the spotlight in order to maximize sales.
Next comes the way in which numerous sources from the Far Easy have claimed over recent weeks that 4-inch screen panels and other component orders have only now stepped up, which would in turn render an immediate June release impossible. With initial orders shipments expected to surpass the 10 million mark in a matter of days, Apple will have little choice other than to stockpile iPhone 5 supplies for an extensive period before launch.
And finally?Apple?s upcoming WWDC is almost guaranteed at this stage to focus primarily on the 2012 MacBook Pro range and perhaps its own release date, maybe a brief glimpse at iOS 6.0. What?s more, a new 2012 iPod Touch range is expected to debut early September, which essentially leaves only one viable month for an iPhone 5 release?October.
Interest in the iPhone 4S is fading by the day and Apple has little to no choice other than to introduce the iPhone in the near future, though keeping fingers crossed for a new arrival this side of summer is likely to prove fruitless?unfortunately.