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iPhone 5 to be revealed June 2012 at Apple Worldwide Developers Conference

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The iPhone 5 could be unveiled as early as June 2012, according to latest sources.  According to Taiwanese tech site DigiTimes, "Apple is expected to unveil its iPhone 5 smartphone at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) to be held in June 2012".

The source comes from quoted information published by the Chinese-language Commercial Times which also confirmed, "The iPhone 5 will continue to utilize glass to glass (G/G) touch panel technology which will benefit current touch panel suppliers TPK Holding and Wintek."

If these latest rumors are true, it would fall in line with previous Foxconn sources that revealed Apple's iPhone 5 was gearing up for production for a summer 2012 release. 

A summer 2012 release for the 6th generation iPhone would match the previous iPhone trend that was recently broken by the iPhone 4S release in October.  Up until the iPhone 4S, the phones were traditionally released during summer.

With that being said, it's also unusual for Apple to reveal such a significant product like the iPhone 5 at such a high profile setting as the Worldwide Developers Conference.  Apple traditionally hosts its own event when unveiling a product like the iPhone as to not share with or steal the thunder from other releases.

Previous sources have rumored various iPhone 5 prototypes "floating around" sharing common features like a 4+ inch display and symmetrical in thickness.

In the company's latest earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced they have "some amazing new products in the pipeline."  Following "incredibly strong" momentum led by a record-breaking 37 million iPhone sales, Apple expects a revenue of about $32.5 billion in the second fiscal quarter of 2012.

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