Opinion: Apple Will Announce the iPhone 5 at WWDC 2011
Posted on March 28, 2011 by eli courey
Rumors are going around that Apple will not announce a new iPhone at this year’s WWDC, which is scheduled for June 6-10. Some of these rumors claim to be based on “inside sources,” but others are just speculations based on Apple’s press release. Apple says they will “unveil the future of iOS and Mac OS.” But just because Apple doesn’t specifically mention a new iPhone, doesn’t mean one isn’t going to be announced. Apple has never mentioned an iPhone announcement in its WWDC press releases over the past 4 years, but they have chosen WWDC to unveil the iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4.
A look into WWDC’s past:
- WWDC 2010: Apple emphasizes iPad development and iPhone OS 4 (iOS 4), we get iPhone 4 [PR link]
- WWDC 2009: Apple emphasizes Snow Leopard and iPhone OS 3.0 development, we get iPhone 3GS [PR link]
- WWDC 2008: Apple emphasizes OS X Leopard and iPhone OS X, we get iPhone 3G [PR Link]
- WWDC 2007: Apple emphasizes OS X, we get iPhone (pre-announced at Macworld) [PR link]
As far as the “inside sources” sites are claiming to have, I think we can say that those have been proven wrong many times before, with the most recent being that the iPad 2 was going to be delayed until the summer.
I believe that the iPhone 5 will be announced at WWDC 2011 because I haven’t heard any logical reasons why it wouldn’t.