A representative for AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) has confirmed with a reader at MacRumors.com that there will NOT be a fifth generation iPhone being unveiled at the Worldwide Developers Conference in early June. Generally Apple announces new iPhone generations at those conferences, but it will be delayed due to tight supplies. It is to my understanding that the earthquake/tsunami that occurred in Japan also caused a delay.
The MacRumors reader found out about the confirmation when he noticed that the eligibility date for a subsidized upgrade had been pushed back over 5 months. To explain the reasoning, an AT&T rep said:
“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.”