However considering the news is fromÂ Jim Dalrymple (who has a solid reputation according to Gruber) Cupertino might be throwing everyone a curve ball.
At past WWDCs, Apple might show off a new piece of hardware, but Gartner analyst Michael Gartenberg warns about getting too caught up in the past.
â€œYou get caught up in patterns, and it holds true, until it doesnâ€™t,â€ Gartenberg told The Loop. â€œThere is no reason for Apple to follow a predictable yearly pattern, and it keeps their competition off guard a little bit.â€ (The Loop)
Although rumors abound that Apple will release an update to iOS, the company might be delaying iPhone 5′s release in order to not upset Verizon iPhone 4 owners (who just purchased the device in February of 2011).
If the report turns out correct, then we may see Apple release iPhone 5 later on in the year (with some speculating a September launch along side the rumored iPad 3).
While this news would disappoint millions of users (this author included), it could give rivals like Nokia and Microsoft some breathing room, not to mentionÂ manufacturesÂ of Android devices as well.
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