Rumor: iPhone 5 to Launch Late June

Apple has historically launched new iPhone models in the late June, early July window, and now there’s a rumor claiming that’s exactly what the company plans to do again this year. This latest rumor stands in contrast to analyst expectations that Apple won’t release new iPhone models this year until September.

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Word of the rumor comes via ETNews along with a claim that KT and SK Telecom will both offer the new iPhone model in South Korea. The late June iPhone 5 launch report, however, seems somewhat dubious since the alleged source is said to be a confirmation from Apple.

Apple will be hosting its annual World Wide Developers Conference in San Francisco at the beginning of June where it will discuss upcoming releases of Mac OS X and iOS. The company has unveiled new iPhones at the event in the past, although there is speculation that new hardware announcements won’t come during this year’s keynote presentation.

Assuming Apple doesn’t discuss the iPhone 5 launch during WWDC, it will likely hold a special media event later for the announcement.

Apple doesn’t comment on rumor or speculation, so there isn’t any confirmation on the next iPhone launch coming out of the company’s Cupertino headquarters.

[Thanks to Mac Rumors for the heads up.]