Rumour Claims iPhone 5S Media Event Set for June 20th, Launch in July

As we round the corner into the month of April, we continue to get closer to June and July, which according to recent rumours could indicate Apple returning to a summer iPhone launch schedule.

Macotakara is reporting the May 2013 issue of Apple enthusiast magazine MacFan is claiming Apple will hold a media event on June 20th to announce the iPhone 5S, with a release set the following month in July. The magazine also claims in August a lower-cost iPhone may also become available.

Apple typically holds media events on Tuesdays or Wednesdays; the iPhone 5 media event last year was held on a Wednesday and the iPhone 4S event prior to that was held on a Tuesday. June 20th is a Thursday, which does not fall in line with Apple’s history of product announcements.

Based on openings in the Moscone Center calendar, some developers believe Apple could hold WWDC from June 10-14. Last year the company concentrated on iOS 6 and OS X Mountain Lion at the developer event (held on June 11-15; tickets sold out in two hours), released the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro and refreshed its MacBooks. There was no iPhone hardware release at the time, as the iPhone 5 was announced later in September.

There is always one source annually in the Apple news cycle ‘first’ to claim a specific date of when Apple will launch its iPhone or hold some product announcement. This year, it looks like MacFan wins the title. Until we hear a “yep” from Jim Dalrymple over at The Loop, June 20th is just another regular day in the calendar year. Happy Good Friday, y’all.

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