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Apple To Release The iPhone 5 On June, 6 2011 At Moscone Center?

Trying to guesstimate the iPhone 5 release date is not as difficult as one might think given Apple's propensity to stick to cycles and its tendency to launch iPhones on a Monday.

In the past four years, the iPhone has been launched thrice on a Friday (29th June 2007, 11th July 2008 and 19th June 2009) while this year, the phone was launched on the 24th of June which was a Thursday.

However, announcing the phone and releasing it are two different things altogether; except for the 1st iPhone - which was unveiled at Macworld - the next three have been released at WWDC on the 9th (Monday), 8th (Monday) and 7th of June (Monday).

Interestingly, the 6th of June 2011 happens to be... yep, you've guessed it, a Monday; WWDC is likely to be held from the 6th to the 10th of June.

Next we look at the locations where Apple usually holds important product launches, the Yerba Buena Centre For the Arts and the Moscone Convention Center, both located in San Francisco.

Looking at the event calendar (opens in new tab) for the YBCA, we can see that the 6th of June next year is free but the 8th, 9th and 10th are already booked. As for the MCC (opens in new tab), well, the dates have yet to be booked

The 6th of June will also mark the 67th anniversary of the Battle of Normandy, the day that turned the tide for the allies. Will this be the day when Apple starts its fight back against Google Android?

Désiré Athow
Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.