So the latest iPhone announcement came and went but we didn’t see any news on the iPhone 5 Release Date. Instead we saw the release and announcement of the iPhone 4S much to the disappointment to iPhone fans worldwide. So when i the iPhone 5 going to be released?

At the moment it doesn’t seem likely till mid 2012. The average days for an iPhone is 298 days, we are only 54 days into the iPhone 4S’s cycle. The iPhone 4S was released on October 4th 2011 so 298 days from then is late July. So is that when we will see the iPhone 5 released?

Original May 29th 2011 iPhone 5 Release Date Speculation:
There is much speculation about the iPhone 5 release date. The iPhone is one of the most popular and sought after phones currently on the market so people are eager to see what the iPhone 5 looks like. There are always rumors about when it is going to be released, with the recent availability of the White iPhone 4 many don’t think the iPhone 5 release date will be announced soon.

However this week there have been lots of whispers that the new iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S, depending on who you believe, will be announced at Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference, the WWDC, starting a week on Monday.

The annual event, due to start on Monday 6 June, was thought to be all about Apple software; iOS, Mac OS X and the eagerly anticipated cloud music service from Apple. New reports, however, suggest that the new iPhone 5 will be announced. Journalists from the UK and Australia have apparently been sent last-minute invites to WWDC 2011 from the iPhone PR team.

This news comes a week after a UK Phones4u employer announced that the iPhone 5 (or maybe the iPhone 4s) will be released in the UK on the 21st November. The customer sales representative was quoted to say “the iPhone 5 has been delayed until November following an issue with the handset’s software.” A November iPhone 5 release date would coincide with the rumors that the iPhone 5 will be announced at Apple’s annual September keynote.

The Phones4u sales representative also said “the iPhone 5 has been delayed until November but the only difference between the 4 and the 5 is software updates, that’s the only difference.” This would lead you to believe that the new iPhone will be called the iPhone 4S and not the iPhone 5.iPhone 5 Release Date

Many think the iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, will  have a metal plate back, similar to previous iPhones. This image leaked by a reliable source at Foxconn, the Chinese manufacturer of the iPhone. He said the the metal backing will resolve the highly publicised antenna problem. It replaces the easily breakable glass back that the iPhone 4 sported.

This metal backed iPhone looks to also compliment the rumors that the iPhone 5 will most likely be a major software update and not a massive overhaul of the appearance of the iPhone 4.

This all speculation though, who knows when the iPhone 5 realse date will actually be? Will we find out next week?

One thing we know for sure is that will have all the best iPhone 5 deal once it is released! Or will it be the iPhone 4S?

UPDATE: Apple have announced that the iPhone 5 / iPhone 4S is not on the list for WWDC 2011. Although they have confirmed that iOS 5, the operating system that iPhone 5 / iPhone 4S will have will be announced. This leaves much speculation to when the iPhone 5 release data actually is. Although the September keynote does look like the likely announcement follwed by the iPhone 5 release in November.


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