Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference 2011 will be happening this year between June 6th – 10th and the rumours are that no new iPhone 5 will be announced, bucking the trend from all the previous years. Apparently the now sold out event will be all out Apple showing of the “future” iOS.
“At this year’s conference we are going to unveil the future of iOS and Mac OS,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “If you are an iOS or Mac OS X software developer, this is the event that you do not want to miss.”
There has been rumours over the past few months that the next gen iPhone will have a bigger display and better camera. Engineering drawings and even possible next-gen iPhone parts showed up online but Gartner analyst Michael Gartenberg says Apple doesn’t want to become to familiar with it’s patterns of announcing devices every June. Gartenberg stated in an interview with the Loop that “You get caught up in patterns, and it holds true, until it doesn’t. There is no reason for Apple to follow a predictable yearly pattern, and it keeps their competition off guard a little bit.”
Having this predictable pattern has proven to be incredibly profitable for Apple over the years. It would be disappointing if Apple didn’t release a new iPhone with a bigger display. All the other major manufacturers have at least one Smartphone with a 4-inch display and Apple not being included in the mix would somewhat have them lagging behind them… which is unlike them.