No iPhone At WWDC 2011, Due 2012?

Today, The Loop’s Jim Dalrymple reports that Apple is not planning to introduce any new iPhone hardware at WWDC this June. Give it a second for the panic to settle in.

Traditionally, WWDC has been the venue to introduce new iPhone hardware, with Apple sometimes introducing other hardware as well. Even Apple’s press release this morning announced that WWDC would focus on iOS and Mac OS X.

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.

It’s worth noting that Dalrymple did not say there will be no iPhone around the time frame of WWDC. Instead, he claimed that there would be no new iPhone hardware specifically at the WWDC event.

In February, an analyst reported that the likely release for the iPhone 5 would be Fall 2011, echoing today’s updated report.

On the topic of iPhone 5 release dates, Japanese blog Macotakara reports that the iPhone 5 will “probably” not ship until 2012.

According to Chinese source, iPhone 5 will not probablly be shipped during 2011 because the parts manufacturing for iPhone 5 are not started.

Macotakara also reported in March that the iPhone 5 would adopt an aluminum back and a redesigned antenna.

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[MacRumors]

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  • xMichael

    Personally dont mind. We all just got the iphone4 last year. Its TOO much when there’s a new one released EVERY year! If you understand what I mean. Of course, I realize a website like this is anxiously anticipating the iphone5 though 😛

  • Ex

    🙁

  • I agree. The iPhone 4 still exceeds my needs, I can’t imagine upgrading to
    something better in a few months. However, if push comes to show…we all
    know Apple will win. 😉

  • Anonymous

    The rumors for the iPhone 5 weren’t that spectacular anyways. I would of waited until next year anyways so that’s fine for me

  • ios 5 will be what makes ip4 even better, thats what i am waiting for.

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  • Anonymous

    I paid $744 for my unlocked iphone4, I aint changing anytime soon.

  • xxJDxx

    How this could be a home run for Apple in one word: Customization.

    If their software update focuses on customization, one of iOS’s biggest criticisms, it could be a huge success. The introduction of a widgets system, more customized homescreen layouts, and MORE SOUND OPTIONS, along with an upgraded notification system could go A LOOONG way toward making iphone feel ‘new’…..

  • So is this why my friend at Rogers said that Apple told rogers that there would be no iphone coming out this summer? I almost made a bet wit her lol

  • Ex

    Trust me, Apple hasn’t told Rogers anything. Your friend just wants to look “cool”.

    The carriers no nothing about inventory or upcoming products until the absolute last minute.

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  • Rgonzalezvz

    I’m glad I switched my iPhone 4 for my new Galaxy S2 last week. There’s no way I’m waiting til 2012

  • Rgonzalezvz

    I’m glad I switched my iPhone 4 for my new Galaxy S2 last week. There’s no way I’m waiting til 2012

  • Rgonzalezvz

    I’m glad I switched my iPhone 4 for my new Galaxy S2 last week. There’s no way I’m waiting til 2012

  • Rgonzalezvz

    I’m glad I switched my iPhone 4 for my new Galaxy S2 last week. There’s no way I’m waiting til 2012