If you are eagerly waiting for iPhone 5, you would have to wait for a long time. Apple has decided to to give iPhone 4S a 12 month lease of life before announcing the successor.
This kills the theory of iPhone 5 unveiling in June 2012.
If the Japanese blog Macotakara is to be believed, then September-October 2012 launches for the next iPhone (Apple has not announced any name officially) look to be the shape of things to come going forwards:
“We talk about the next iPhone, seems to be around before and after 1 year to 10 September announced 4S iPhone, and this cycle seems to continue for a while… the next iPhone will be released in September or October , and this cycle seems to be kept for years.” [via Google Translate].
Some online reports claim to have heard from an unnamed component supplier that an autumn release is now looking more likely.
According to rumors, new iPad, named as iPad 3 by the Apple fanboys is expected to launch in March, Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) event – where new iPhones were traditionally unveiled. This event is normally held in June-July and new iPhones now look to be unveiled around September-October.