Sorry, No iPhone 5 at WWDC 2012
Everyone will be disappointed. As rumors of an iPhone 5 launch swirl online, it appears that there will be no launch of the device during the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC).
The annual event is mounted by tech giant Apple as a venue to showcase its latest products in software and iPhone development. It has also been the venue to announce Apple’s latest gadgets. But not this year.
The company has just announced that WWDC will take place in San Francisco’s Moscone West on June 11-15.
According to the company’s head of Apple Reseller and Care Michael Oh, Apple may consider “breaking the normal release cycle” for the iPhone 5. Rumors of the launch of smartphone have been floating for several months now. But Oh said that he sees Apple doing a separate press conference for this.
Also rumored for launching at the WWDC are the latest in the MacBook Pro line, as well as a state of the art high-resolution Retina displays. Oh, however, expects the June event will be all about the latest in Apple’s operating system and software, such as a “more baked version” of the Mountain Lion OS.
Apple CEO Tim Cook is also expected to make his keynote speech. Industry observers said Cook’s speech might be different from what former Apple CEO and founder Steve Jobs used to do. Oh said Cook will not imitate Job’s style.
The WWDC conference has over 100 hands-on lab technicians and more than a thousand of Apple’s engineers. Last year, representatives from over 60 countries attended the event.