Reports that Apple will postpone the launch of the iPhone 5 have gained fresh credence, after a rep from a US network claimed the handset won’t land until much later in the year.
Apple traditionally refreshes the iPhone every June. However, latterly stories have appeared claiming that this now time-honoured product cycle has been stymied by component shortages caused by the Japanese tsunami disaster.
This week, an AT&T rep added weight to the rumours after reportedly telling a Macrumours.com reader that Cupertino has no plans for a June launch after he approached the carrier about upgrading to the iPhone 5 when it arrives.
The customer-facing rep said: “Apple has informed us that they do not plan to release the iPhone in the June to July timeframe, though there will be a newer version in the future.
“Unfortunately, we have not been given a release time for the new phone. We will release this information on our website when it is available to us.”
Should Apple delay the handset’s release, it’s likely to hold off until September – the month it usually reserves for lifting the lid on new iterations of the iPod.
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