There has been a ton of information swirling around the Internet this weekend, and April Fools’ Day has certainly not helped. The newest rumor states that the iPhone 5 is slated to release on June 26, roughly three months from now.
The iPhone 4 was released on June 24, 2010, making the release dates almost exactly one year apart. I still use a 3GS and have no plans to upgrade to a 4; could the next generation really be enough to convert 3G/3GS users like me?
As far as the June 2011 release date goes, I don’t have much faith. There hasn’t been much to say regarding specs, except some more rumors involving an 8 megapixel camera.
The iPad 2 was also recently released, less than a month ago. That would make two major product releases in approximately four months, a gigantic feat previously accomplished last year when the iPad was released in April 2010.
I’m not saying the June 2011 release date is impossibility, but how much longer can Apple sustain this breakneck pace of hardware releases?