This year's Worldwide Developer Confernce is going to focus on the future of iOS and Mac OS accoridng to Apple's vice president Philip Schiller, a comment which many interpreted as being a hint that Apple won't release the iPhone 5 in June.
Dalrymple sources apparently told him that the annual conference will be a software show, not a hardware event while Siegler says that "The iPhone 5 will not be making an appearance at the even, we’re now hearing.".
The iPhone 5 launch may be delayed in order to give Apple enough time to iron out any issues with the iOS 5, which is gradually turning out to be one of the most important iOS since its launch back in 2006.
Delaying the iPhone 5 will also have a negative impact on Apple's revenues for the year as competitors might try to lure iPhone customers out of contract to get non-iOS smartphones instead.
Furthermore, we expect the likes of HTC, Samsung and LG to unveil a number of new handsets in June and July, superphones that will be aimed at the iPhone 5.
That said, the fact that Apple launched the CDMA version of the iPhone 4 in January and the white iPhone 4 is still apparently in the pipeline means that Apple may decide to hold on a tad more to the current version.