View Poll Results: When will Apple announce AND release the next iPhone?

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  • They will announce it in June and release it within 2-3 weeks.

    5 9.80%
  • They will announce it in June and release it this fall

    9 17.65%
  • They will announce AND release it this fall.

    37 72.55%
  1. ctc799's Avatar
    As much as I'd love it sooner rather than later, I'm pretty sure we'll be stuck until later this year. Probably a bit closer than October, but not June or July.

    I feel like they should at least hint some new resolution support for developers or something though.
    06-04-2012 08:44 PM
  2. crazyflyinshark's Avatar
    We all want it in the summer but reality is the fall
    06-04-2012 09:18 PM
  3. evorc's Avatar
    As much as I'd love it sooner rather than later, I'm pretty sure we'll be stuck until later this year. Probably a bit closer than October, but not June or July.

    I feel like they should at least hint some new resolution support for developers or something though.
    Oh I'm sure it will be more than a hint, if it's a new resolution developers will have to prepare their apps right? Let's hope we get the final answer next week.
    06-05-2012 12:17 AM
  4. fresh618's Avatar
    wasnt it reported that production of the iphone would begin in june.. no way is coming out june/july.. let alone announced, but i do want it released asap tho august/sep
    Last edited by kidfreshhh; 06-06-2012 at 12:47 PM.
    06-06-2012 12:45 PM
  5. Freiteez's Avatar
    Outlook not so good. I'm betting on the fall. With all these part leaks we pretty much know what the new iPhone will have to a point. And I cant wait for fall
    06-08-2012 06:22 AM
  6. redbeard's Avatar
    I'm amazed that people think Apple is going to release the iPhone 5 the same time as iOS 6 with no time for beta's..
    06-08-2012 07:23 PM
  7. Fausty82's Avatar
    I'm amazed that people think Apple is going to release the iPhone 5 the same time as iOS 6 with no time for beta's..
    Once upon a time in land, far, far away...
    06-08-2012 07:26 PM
  8. redbeard's Avatar
    I should have wrote iOS 6 beta 1.

    And people shouldn't assume the iPhone 5 will come out in October either, remember, Apple has never really had a set amount of time for beta testing. We know the situation in Japan had to delay things, and there was the whole cloud thing Apple had to get going, there is no reason Apple couldn't be ready by September as it would still give 3 months for beta testing iOS 6.
    06-08-2012 07:41 PM
  9. Garz's Avatar
    True. But all the recent rumors point to some sort of iPhone announcement along with iOS6 .
    So you dont think they will mention anything about a new phone at WWDC ?


    I personally think they will announce the new phone AND release it before end of June ( June 29th )
    Have not heard any rumors of iPhone hardware announcement. It won't happen on a iPhone announcement. They would shoot themselves in the foot for the next few months on sales numbers.
    06-08-2012 07:54 PM
  10. EggoEspada's Avatar
    Based on the price drops on some retails for the iPhone and all these leaks, it feels like they could announce it this week, I hope they do, but it probably will be like last year. Show off the new iOS, then have another event in the fall for the release of the new update alongside new hardware.

    All I know is I'm itching to switch to the iPhone. The camera, display, ecosystem, and battery life are what I'm really looking forward to having with a new iPhone. I'm crossing my fingers for them to announce it this week, but I won't hold my breath.
    06-09-2012 10:34 PM
  11. zm976311's Avatar
    I can definitely see it being at least announced for maybe an October release ala the 4S... every iPhone after the original EDGE version other than the 4S was announced at WWDC so why all of a sudden is there such skepticism this time around? That and the fact that every major feature about Mountain Lion has been talked about and revealed makes it even more likely IMO.
    06-09-2012 11:11 PM
  12. Premium1's Avatar
    I can definitely see it being at least announced for maybe an October release ala the 4S... every iPhone after the original EDGE version other than the 4S was announced at WWDC so why all of a sudden is there such skepticism this time around? That and the fact that every major feature about Mountain Lion has been talked about and revealed makes it even more likely IMO.
    Why would they announce it months before it is available? Then people would really not buy any iphones if they knew that the new iphone is right around the corner. Only way apple announces it is if they are releasing it soon which does not seem to be the case, otherwise they would have had to have them being produced long ago to somewhat meet demand.
    06-09-2012 11:14 PM
  13. Behshad's Avatar
    I can definitely see it being at least announced for maybe an October release ala the 4S... every iPhone after the original EDGE version other than the 4S was announced at WWDC so why all of a sudden is there such skepticism this time around? That and the fact that every major feature about Mountain Lion has been talked about and revealed makes it even more likely IMO.
    If they would announce it tomorrow , they would have to release it within the next couple weeks. They simply wouldn't announce it 3-4 months prior to its release. Then again , Apple has been known to surprise us , as they know those who are gonna wait till October for the next iPhone , wouldn't buy 4/4s anyways , so really the sales of 4/4s shouldn't be affected by an announcement now and release this fall. People who buy 4/4s within the next three months are those who probably wouldn't get the next gen iPhone anyways.
    We shall know by tomorrow
    06-10-2012 10:46 AM
  14. zm976311's Avatar
    If they would announce it tomorrow , they would have to release it within the next couple weeks. They simply wouldn't announce it 3-4 months prior to its release. Then again , Apple has been known to surprise us , as they know those who are gonna wait till October for the next iPhone , wouldn't buy 4/4s anyways , so really the sales of 4/4s shouldn't be affected by an announcement now and release this fall. People who buy 4/4s within the next three months are those who probably wouldn't get the next gen iPhone anyways.
    We shall know by tomorrow
    If I remember the 3GS was announced at WWDC and release in the second week of July... That's a decent chunk of time to get some phones out, especially if they've been working for the past couple weeks. I know that isn't how the past two releases have gone but at least it wouldn't be a precedent. Also the fact that we've seen supposedly real parts makes me feel they're being produced at this time. I do agree with you that an announcement tomorrow wouldn't really affect 4S sales. I don't know... Just trying to think of any possible scenario. We'll all see tomorrow!
    06-10-2012 11:15 AM
  15. cardfan's Avatar
    Why would they announce it months before it is available? Then people would really not buy any iphones if they knew that the new iphone is right around the corner. Only way apple announces it is if they are releasing it soon which does not seem to be the case, otherwise they would have had to have them being produced long ago to somewhat meet demand.
    I think people know the next iphone is around the corner.

    But anyways, Palm (and HP) showed why you don't announce products 6 months in advance (or in the coming months). People lose interest in the new product. Apple wants to hype the new iphone and then deliver on that hype quickly.

    In the past Apple had a software event followed by a hardware event in which the hardware is released in a few weeks. With the new ipad, preorders followed the announcement. I will say though that iOS 6 wouldn't seem to need a beta stretching to Oct. Also there's the mini ipad monkey wrench. You'd think they'd want to find a time to release and talk about that by itself such as Oct/Nov along with iOS 6.1.

    So i'm guessing a month or two for the beta. Iphone 5 event in august maybe. Let's not forget that launch day iphone 4 buyers are at 2 years this month. My sister, for example, is out of contract this month and her extended apple care expires. It's safe to say she's getting antsy for a new phone.
    06-10-2012 11:38 AM
  16. zm976311's Avatar
    In the past Apple had a software event followed by a hardware event in which the hardware is released in a few weeks.
    Nope. Like I've said the only phone to go that route was the 4S. The 3G, 3GS, and 4 were all announced at WWDC and released in late June/ early July. I expect this release to go the 4S route, but their general timetable is WWDC announcement with a rollout not too far after that.
    06-10-2012 01:44 PM
  17. cardfan's Avatar
    Nope. Like I've said the only phone to go that route was the 4S. The 3G, 3GS, and 4 were all announced at WWDC and released in late June/ early July. I expect this release to go the 4S route, but their general timetable is WWDC announcement with a rollout not too far after that.
    Yes, except previous versions of iOS were announced prior to WWDC in a May event which enabled them to announce hardware at WWDC. You can't get around iOS 6 needing a beta period. Does that beta period need to extend to Oct? Maybe, maybe not.
    Last edited by cardfan; 06-10-2012 at 04:01 PM.
    06-10-2012 03:56 PM
  18. irfanmeo's Avatar
    I don't think that it will be announced in WWDC 2012, The WWDC is being held in this week or in next, Guys what you say about iPhone 5 release date, Apple is known to surprise people with sudden announcements let's see what happens
    06-12-2012 05:27 AM
  19. Shooter03's Avatar
    I don't think that it will be announced in WWDC 2012, The WWDC is being held in this week or in next, Guys what you say about iPhone 5 release date, Apple is known to surprise people with sudden announcements let's see what happens
    Umm it's over mate. Nothing about a new iPhone was mentioned.
    06-12-2012 05:33 AM
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