It wouldn't be a solid week of news without some kind of rumor about an Apple gadget. For your Tuesday Edition, we have the iPhone 5 slated to arrive in June.
The news arrives by way of a recruiter at Foxconn's Taiyuan factory gate who told WBS News that the company is now hiring 18,000 people. When the reporter noted that was a lot of people to take on all at once, the recruiter said it was because "it seems like [the iPhone 5] will go one sale around June." The short little interview was conducted from a distance and void of any significant detail.
The recent iPhone 4S is probably the only model that has been released outside Apple's typical June/July window. Otherwise, Apple has stuck with the same launch schedule since the original iPhone went retail on June 29, 2007. The iPhone 3G arrived on July 11, 2008; the iPhone 3GS on June 19, 2009; and the iPhone 4 (GSM only) on June 24, 2010.
After that, the black CDMA version the iPhone 4 arrived on February 10, 2011, followed by the white GSM/CDMA version on April 28, 2011. This may have had something to do with the late arrival of the iPhone 4S which began to infiltrate the market starting October 14, 2011. Technically 2011 was a busy year for Apple which released a new tablet and three phones.
The iPhone 5 was originally rumored to arrive alongside the 4S model, but of course that never happened. Naturally we won't know anything official until Apple is ready to burst at the seams with juicy iPhone 5 info. If you're not an Apple fan, then prepare yourself to be doused in iPhone release reports in June given that the news machine typically halts whenever Apple unleashes a new gadget.