No iPhone 5 Until 2012?

could the iphone 5 be coming as late as next yearLooks like plans for the iPhone 5 have been knocked off course due to the Japanese earthquakes and tsunami, and may not see launch until either December this year or early 2012.

The latest rumors contradict what Korean telecom provider, SK Telecom, claimed last week which was that the iPhone 5 will launch in June at the WWDC and will be available as early a few weeks after the June Developers conference.

Other claims suggest that Apple are currently reshuffling their supply channels to counter any supply problems so they can still launch the 5th generation iPhone in September.

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Apple have a history of changing designs and specifications at the last moment, the original iPad had room for a Facetime camera and the 3rd gen iPod Touch had space for a rear camera, however both we’re removed from the equation at the last minute, so a last minute juggling of suppliers doesn’t sound to far fetched.

Then again is it possible the iPhone 5 has been delayed so Apple are planning to launch a new 3rd generation iPad sooner much sooner than anyone would expect so as to keep the Apple media juggernaut going?

Whatever the case maybe we at least don’t have to wait long until this June’s WWDC to see what Steve Jobs and Co. have in store for us.

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