New iPhone 4G / HD launch date 21st June?

iPhone 4G to be available sometime in June!

AT&T may have finally done something to make their iPhone customers happy. Ironically, though, they may have put another nail in the coffin of their relationship with their traditionally super secretive partner, Apple.

MobileCrunch are reporting that a number of AT&T customers on contract with iPhones are noticing a rather suspicious update to their upgrade status. Basically the date they are allowed to upgrade their current phone to perhaps a new iPhone.

One customer who bought his iPhone 3GS last year has had an Upgrade Eligibility date of the 21st of November since then. But today he noticed that this has changed to the 21st of June. Why could that be we have to wonder?

Apparently not everyone on AT&T is seeing this, but it is certainly not an isolated incident according to various sources.

When you add this bit of information to our report not so long ago about AT&T putting a block on staff holidays in June. Traditionally a sign of an iPhone launch. June the 21st, after Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference is looking like a likely date for 4th generation iPhone goodness of some sort.

But MobileCrunch do also point out that Apple traditionally launch new products on a Friday. So that would most likely mean that the iPhone would be available the Friday before the 21st, perhaps giving some time for retail sales from Apple first over that weekend. Apple like weekends for product launches.

Confusingly Apple’s WWDC is on the 7th of June, and Apple also have an event booked at the Yerba Buena Arts Center for the 22nd of that month too. So at the moment the actual date is anyones guess. But Apple sure is doing something in June!

What do you think? Have you had an update in your upgrade status from AT&T? Let us know in the comments.

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  • mpaulissian

    I just checked my AT&T account, and it states that I am able to get a full upgrade to a new iPhone on 6/20/2010. I purchased my 3GS last June. A couple months back I was looking at my account, and I was not eligible for a new phone until June 2011. The other two iPhones we have on our account are 3G versions, and are not eligible until August 2011. I will keep checking, as these might change closer to the release date. VERY INTERESTING!!!

  • matt

    your iphone is more then likely your “primary line” thats the main line on your account… It is billed at the bulk of the bill(that line is the one that cost the most) so it is totally normal for it to come up for upgrade faster.

  • Matt

    I don't know if you can really say if its coming out on a date just because some people have there upgrade date set for then, I worked for at&t for 3 years, your upgrade is most of the time set by how much money you are spending on that line. Upgrades can come as early as 1 year on a 2 year contract if you spending a lot(iphones cost a lot on the monthly)… If you got your iphone last year and you are spending say 80-100 a month on the line then there is a good chance you will come up for upgrade on your one year date. Now saying all that, we know that for the last 3 years apple has released the iphone in june… so thats when I am going to go buy my new iphone, but looking for a date in June, now that one is anyone guess!

  • smiller4597

    I have 3 phones on the same AT&T plan, one iphone and two other phones, only my iphone upgrade date has been changed to 6-18-2010. The other phones are 2/2011. Looks like only iphones can upgrade earlier.

  • smiller4597

    I have 3 phones on the same AT&T plan, one iphone and two other phones, only my iphone upgrade date has been changed to 6-18-2010. The other phones are 2/2011. Looks like only iphones can upgrade earlier.

  • JDoe

    It would be silly for Apple to announce their new phone on the same day that it would be made available. How would we all stand in line for four hours?!

  • jascas

    You can take advantage of our no commitment pricing. Our records indicate that you will be eligible for an upgrade at a discounted price on 06/21/2010!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG THE NEW IPHONE IS COMING! ITS GOING CRAZY! VIETNAM FOUND 2ND IPHONE 4G CRAZY!

  • remowlms

    Tyler – the WWDC is on the 7th of June. That is when they show off the device. A release of the device 3 weeks later is about right.

  • Jmdwilson

    You can take advantage of our no commitment pricing. Our records indicate that you will be eligible for an upgrade at a discounted price on 07/11/2010

  • Chris

    Here is what mine says;

    You can take advantage of our no commitment pricing. Additional discounts may be available on 06/22/2010

  • Chris

    Here is what mine says;

    You can take advantage of our no commitment pricing. Additional discounts may be available on 06/22/2010

  • Chris

    Here is what mine says;

    You can take advantage of our no commitment pricing. Additional discounts may be available on 06/22/2010

  • Tyler29294

    Sometimes things are available before they are available. The 21st is just so AT&T is ready for the upgrade and the 22nd is the day they show off the phone