The word on the street of late has been the Apple’s iPhone 5 might not be putting in an appearance this year at all with a release pencilled in for early 2012. New reports coming out of Korea however point to a release as early as the end of June.
iPhone 5, the next model of iPhone 4, will be released on the coming 4th week of June. In the midst of the iPhone 5 postponement rumors, Apple has confirmed that iPhone 5 will be released as planned and it will be released simultaneously in Korea through SK Telecom and KT.
The accuracy of the news is certainly questionable, though as MacRumors points out mobile carriers have been accurate sources for iPhone news in the past. Telecom Italia revealed news of the iPhone 3G before Apple when their VP of Technology let slip news of its impending release.
Possible iPhone 5 release dates have been all over the chart over the last few weeks, with some claiming a release has been delayed until 2012. WWDC is the usual stage for iPhone announcements, but this year’s event appears to be focussing on software with an iOS 5 preview on the cards. Whether Apple would skip WWDC and still launch a flagship product remains to be seen.