Apple’s WWDC 6-10th June – No New iPhone 5

Today Apple announced the dates for its 2011 WWDC ( World Wide Developers Conference) It will be held from June 6th to June 10th inclusive at the (WWDC) from June 6th-10th at the Moscone West convention center in San Francisco. Passes for the conference are now on sale for $1599 a piece and are expected to sell out fast as they do every year.

It would seem that the focus of this years event is purely just software, with the catch line reading “join us for a preview of the future of iOS and Mac OS X”

Here’s an extract from their press release

“At this year’s conference we are going to unveil the future of iOS and Mac OS,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “If you are an iOS or Mac OS X software developer, this is the event that you do not want to miss.”

Apple will have over 100 technical sessions for developers and say they’ll have over 1,000 Apple engineers on hand to provide support all those in attendance.

I’d expect to see a lot more coming from the Mac OS X side of things this year, especially with Mac OS X Lion in the works.

However what’ shocking most people at the moment is the fact that the iPhone 5 doesn’t look like it will be released at this years event.  Instead we could be looking at a 2012 release date. According to multiple sources, Apple has no plans to release the iPhone 5 at this years WWDC.

The loop reports that Apple has no plans to introduce any hardware at the WWDC, but they aren’t ruling out a launch of the iPhone 5 at a separate event.  It looks more like the iPhone 5 will be released in September 2011 instead, with multiple reports backing this up and also reports that Apple hasn’t even aligned part suppliers for the iPhone 5 yet to begin production for a summer launch.

This would mark a big change for Apple, as they’ve released the latest iPhone model at WWDC consistently for the past few years and I’m sure it will disappoint several Apple enthusiasts.

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