WWDC 2011

WWDC Sparks iPhone 5 Phishing Scam

If you are a regular reader of iPhoneFAQ then you're probably too smart to fall for a phishing scam, but sometimes these things even fool the best of us.

iPhone 5 Trojan

Attackers are preying on the excitement surrounding the WWDC by trying to infect your Windows PC with a nasty Trojan. An e-mail from noreply@apple.com with the subject line, "Finally The amazing iPhone 5. Now available in black edition," promises a bigger and better iPhone 5 with QWERTY keyboard.

"Introducing the iPhone that lets you do more than ever. And do it amazingly faster. Launch and switch between applications quickly. Bigger display, transparent mode, better cloud integration. Shoot, edit, and share video like never before. Slimmer, faster and sleeker. Discover many more features that make iPhone 5G S the best iPhone yet"

iPhone 5 Announcement Highly Unlikely at WWDC

In an press release Apple revealed it will kick off the annual Worldwide Developers Conference with a keynote address on Monday (June 6) by unveiling Lion, the newest version of Apple's OS X operating system, as well as their still not fully understood online service, iCloud.

"At the keynote, Apple will unveil its next generation software - Lion, the eighth major release of Mac OS X; iOS 5, the next version of Apple’s advanced mobile operating system which powers the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch; and iCloud, Apple’s upcoming cloud services offering."

Previous rumors have suggested that Apple had plans for a surprise iPhone 5 announcement at the WWDC, but the May 31 Apple press release mentions nothing about introducing any hardware.

Lion OS X

Even though Apple has made their intentions clear, some blogs are still pushing iPhone 5 rumors.
Like one blog claiming AT&T running out of the iPhone 4 is a sign that the iPhone 5 is right around the corner. Cult of Mac noted later that the black iPhone 4 is now back in stock on the AT&T website.

CNET and several other sites have posted first looks at the logos for iCloud and iOS 5 being displayed inside the lobby of San Francisco's Moscone Center.

More iOS 5 Details Emerge Ahead of Apple WWDC

Despite press invitations to publications in the UK and Australia, it looks like Apple's WWDC 2011 announcements will be limited to the future of iOS and Mac OS X. The next generation iPhone will certainly be running iOS 5, the next generation mobile operating system from Apple. More details of exactly what's in store for the new firmware have been leaking left and right from sources in the know.

iOS 5 iPhone 5 widgets Google maps

According to TechCrunch, iOS 5 will feature widgets much like the dashboard widgets found on Apple desktop computers. These would allow iPhone owners to quickly view current information on the screen without even unlocking the device. Examples of widgets include weather, calendar entries and other displays updated in real time.

Invites Signal Possible iPhone 5 Launch at WWDC

Just when everyone started to believe that the fifth generation iPhone announcement wasn't coming until August, new information points to a possible WWDC reveal this June. According to Electricpig in the United Kingdom, British journalists are being invited by Apple to attend the Worldwide Developer's Conference (WWDC) starting on June 6.

Apple WWDC 2011 iPhone 5 delay

Would the iPhone public relations team in the UK be asking select tech publications to attend WWDC in San Francisco if a new product announcement wasn't about to happen? Electricpig's sources say no way. This could mean that new iPhone hardware will be shown off in June after all. According to US invites pictured above, the focus of the event seems to center in on the next version of the iOS mobile operating system.

More Reports of Delayed iPhone 5 Launch

AppleInsider predicts that Apple could wait until October or later to release the fifth-generation iPhone. Apparently the company has not ordered any parts for the iPhone 5 yet, making a summer launch unlikely. According to the report, the iPhone 5 will launch during the first half of Apple's 2012 fiscal year, which starts at the end of September.

Apple WWDC 2011 iPhone 5 delay

Putting off the iPhone 5 until after the holiday retail season could cost Apple sales during a season when consumers are typically anxious to spend money on new gadgets. Rumors of a September iPhone 5 launch surfaced previously, however the iPad 2 did not get released over the summer as some had anticipated.

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