Apple might be delaying the release of its next generation iPhone due to Verizon releasing their version of the iPhone. For the last 3 years, Apple has introduced their new iPhone at its Wordwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June of each year, but word on the street says they are going to wait until sometime this fall, 2011.
Apple’s SVP of Marketing failed to mention new hardware developments when recently announcing the dates for the next Wordwide Developers Conference (WWDC). What was even more unusual was him saying it was going to be all about apps and software. “At this year’s conference we are going to unveil the future of iOS and Mac OS,” he stated in the related press release. This definitely makes it sounds as if a next generation iPhone isn’t high on Apple’s agenda, at least for Wordwide Developers Conference (WWDC).
The Loop chimed in as well, claiming they had heard that Wordwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is going to be “a software show in 2011, not a hardware event.” We are now hearing new claims that Apple hasn’t even started component ordering for the iPhone 5. Apple normally orders iPhone components approx. 6 months prior to production, so this rumor also suggests that Apple isn’t preparing for a June or July iPhone release.