An AT&T representative is saying that Apple has told them not to expect a new iPhone in June or July this year. This is, obviously, different than the past four years, as Apple has released an update to their popular smartphone in one of those two months. This report lines up with previous rumors and speculation from various technology journalists, all of which have said that their sources say not to expect an iPhone update until later in the summer, and possibly even early fall.
The statement is coming by way of a Macrumors member, who contacted AT&T after his new phone eligibility date was pushed back 5 months. He claims that, among other reasons why the date was pushed back, the AT&T Customer Service agent stated the following as if it were fact:
Apple has informed us that they do not plan to release the iPhone in the June to July timeframe, though there will be a newer version in the future. Unfortunately, we have not been given a release time for the new phone. We will release this information on our website when it is available to us.
The next iPhone is rumored to either be a small spec upgrade, or a massive design overhaul and a slightly larger screen. Either way, it is almost universally agreed upon that it will not be announced at this year’s WWDC.