The Commercial Times (as cited by Digitimes ), referring to a report from Daiwa Securities, says that iPhone 5 is seeking launch at Apple’s WWDC (Worldwide Developer’s Conference) which is to take place in June this year. The source also claims that the gadget will be utilizing G/G (glass-to-glass) touch panel technology and hence will benefit Wintek and TPK Holding (currently supplying touch panels). This technology prevents any sorts of damages to iPhone’s screen.
No official date for the conference has been announced yet, but according to rumors (that surfaced way back last year), WWDC is likely to be held in San Francisco between 10th and 15th June.
As seen in the image above, these dates have been blocked under the event “Corporate Meeting”, which probably is the Worldwide Developer’s Conference.
iPhone 4S was launched in October last year and was a major deviation from Apple’s trait of releasing iPhones at or around WWDC in June.
We have come across “summer launch” of iPhone 5 before too. Last month 9To5Mac reported iPhone 5 to be coming this summer, and Apple has started its production. However, this information was disapproved by Daringfireball later.
Whatever the case may be, if Apple is really planning to release the next generation iPhone in June, it is expected to enter its production phase very soon to meet the June target.