iPhone 5 Could Launch at End of June



One of the big questions everyone’s asking about the iPhone at the moment is whether or not a fifth generation device will launch this summer. According to a new report from Korean site ETNews.co.kr, Apple is planning to release the iPhone 5 during the 4th week of June, with Korean carriers SK Telecom and KT among the first providers to offer the device:

iPhone 5, the next model of iPhone 4, will be released on the coming 4th week of June. In the midst of the iPhone 5 postponement rumors, Apple has confirmed that iPhone 5 will be released as planned and it will be released simultaneously in Korea through SK Telecom and KT.

Many expected Apple to deliver a new device at its Worldwide Developer’s Conference scheduled for June 6th – roughly 12 months after the release of its iPhone 4. But recent reports had suggested that a new handset wouldn’t arrive until later on in the year – possibly around September – with WWDC focusing solely on Mac OS X and iOS.

Rather than citing a source, however, ETNews seems to be attributing Apple – with Steve Jobs himself apparently confirming the information.

Though we’re unconvinced Steve would give away such information, mobile carriers have previously been a source of leaked information prior to product launches. For example, the executive VP of technology at Telecom Italia revealed details about the launch of the iPhone 3G back in 2008.

It’s also worth noting that ETNews published their story on April 1st. MacRumors have contacted the site to try and establish whether or not this is just an April Fools’ joke.

What do you think? Will there be an iPhone 5 this summer? Let us know in the comments.


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