iPhone 5 release date rumors: 5 reasons why we won’t see the next iPhone this summer

1. The iPhone 5 won’t be presented this summer at the WWDC because the annual conference is dedicated to the Mac.

If until now Apple’s release schedule saw iPhones launching in the summer, it appears that things have changed and this year’s WWDC is reserved to the OS X.

Given the company’s tradition of releasing an OS X every year, we could expect to see an iPhone 5 in the fall.

2. The releases of the iOS versions are closely related to those of a new iPhone model. Apple will launch the iOS 6 without the sixth version of the iPhone and WWDC won’t be held especially for it.

The iOS 6 will definitely be introduced at WWDC 2012 and we will see a beta version but the final version is expected to arrive in the fall when the new iPhone will be officially launched.

3. Qualcomm has announced that they cannot produce enough 4G LTE baseband chips for mobile manufacturers so some future products will be released later than originally anticipated.

The company has already taken steps to address the problems that have prevented them from producing the chips but the delay of the delivery of components to manufacturers suggests that even the iPhone could be released in the fall.

4. There will be a year since the launch of the iPhone 4S in the fall, and Apple has maintained a tradition of releasing products a year apart from each other.

5. Another reason is that sales are going very well for the iPhone 4S, and Apple would have no reason to launch a new iPhone sooner than a year.

iPhone 5 rumors rollup in the week ending April 28: release date, ultra-thin, home button and others

New mockups present 4-inch iPhone 5

The new mockups, posted by 9to5mac, show an iPhone sporting the same aspect ratio as the one on the iPhone 4S, but a larger 4-inch screen device.

The first three mockups come from design student Daniel Bautista. The concept appears to have a stretched screen and less bezel.

The other image is from apfelpage.de, a German site that imagined a slimmer, curvier iPhone 5.

iPhone 5 home buttons will look different

According to Apple Bitch, black and white home buttons for the next iPhone are available through Chinese supplier TVC-Mall in the category of iPhone 5 replacement parts on the website.

The site writes that the buttons basically have the same design as the ones on the iPhone 4/4S, except the square piece around the button has more surface area.

These home buttons suggest that the next iPhone will be a redesigned model, different from the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S.

Ultra-thin iPhone 5 thanks to in-cell technology

Now, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has issued a report based on rumors that the next-generation iPhone will use thinner in-cell technology for multi-touch display. The analyst believes that the iPhone is likely to be the slimmest one yet.

Currently, the iPhone 4S has a thickness of 9.3 mm, while some Android competitors have reached a thicknesses of about 7 to 8 mm.

Used in conjunction with Apple’s upcoming switch to in-cell touch panels, the LiquidMetal tech and a redesigned battery, the technology could help the company cut 0.44 mm off the thickness of the new iPhone.

Sprint to maintain unlimited data plans for next iPhone

Sprint Nextel Chief Executive Dan Hesse told CNET that the carrier will will continue to stick with its unlimited data plans for its next LTE products even if the next iPhone offers 4G LTE support.

“I’m not anticipating the unlimited plan would change by that point [when the next iPhone ships]. That’s our distinctive differentiator,” he told the site.

Hesse believes that the decision will attract new customers to the carrier.

iPhone 5 not likely at Apple’s WWDC to take place June 11-15

Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer Conference will take place June 11-15 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, the company has announced.

The event will focus on iOS and OS X Mountain Lion software, which Apple has promised to release later in the summer.

Although there is no official announcement regarding an upgrade to the iOS, if Apple sticks to tradition, we may see a new version at the June event this year.

A Nano version of the iPhone 5?

According to the China Times, Apple has an iPhone “Nano” in the works in its supply chain. The iPhone Nano is said to be a low-cost version of the next iPhone.

The device targets smartphone users who want an Apple phone but are not willing to spend too much cash on it.

According to the report, the model will be released at the same time the iPhone 5 is launched in October.

Nikon D600 full-frame DSLR rumors resurface

Recent reports state that the Japanese manufacturer will be announcing another full-frame DSLR in the summer.

Reports suggest that the price will be relatively low as it is rumored to cost as little as $1,500, which is half of the price for the D800 in the US.

The device will also sport a 24MP camera, an internal AF motor and HD video capture capabilities.

Rumors also speak of another DSLR to be announced later this year, but it is unknown which model Nikon has in its plans.

Nikon D600 is expected to be announced before Photokina 2012, an event dedicated to photography that will take place in September.

Nintendo Wii U could bring Android app support

According to a report from VG 24/7, the next Nintendo console may come with several Android applications.

This controller has a 6.2-inch touch screen and it can be used with a stylus.

The handle makes it possible to use it without TV, as a portable console, but also to increase immersion.

In addition, the gaming console will make video calls, surf the Internet, send videos and photos on your TV. In order to do all these, the device will be equipped with NFC and WiFi.

Nintendo is expected to announce its plans for the Wii U at the E3 gaming event that is set to take place in June.

Mollie King denies relationship with Prince Harry

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Last week, various British tabloids reported that the prince and the Saturdays singer were “head over heels,” with Harry being “completely smitten” with the beautiful blonde.

The two were recently spotted at a karaoke party in the Bunga Bunga club in London, in the company of some friends.

But Mollie decided to address the buzz during a recent fan Q&A.

She explained, “Guys I’m getting lots of tweets about Prince Harry but as i said last wk,i’m not dating him & we’re not in a relationship. We’re just friends”.

King also slammed rumors of a relationship with the British prince during a recent radio interview.

Mila Kunis on Ashton Kutcher dating rumors: ‘It’s Absurd’

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However, the Black Swan told the Extra’s reporter Ben Lyons that the rumors are nonsense, calling speculation “absurd.”

“A friend is a friend,” Kunis told “Extra.”

In addition, People magazine cites a source close to Kutcher who denies the idea of a budding romance.

“They’re both single, having fun,” the source told the publication. “There’s nothing serious going on – just friends having fun.”

Another source tells the publication that Ashton was, “so in love with [Mila] for a while when they worked together…It never happened, but I’m not surprised by this—at all.”

The two stars were rumored to be an item after they were spotted on a recent three-day getaway.

According to Us Weekly, the pair fled town and drove to Carpinteria, California last Thursday.

iPhone 5 rumors: A Nano version of the iPhone 5?

According to the China Times, the company has an iPhone “Nano” in the works in its supply chain.

The iPhone Nano is said to be a low-cost version of the next iPhone.

“Rumored Apple this year is expected to launch low-cost handsets, to seize the low-end smart phone market share,” the Google translation of the site reads.

The device targets smartphone users who want an Apple phone but are not willing to spend too much cash on it.

According to the report, the model will be released at the same time the iPhone 5 is launched in October.

iPhone 5 not likely at Apple’s WWDC to take place June 11-15

Apple’s invitation is tagged with the phrase, “It’s the week we’ve all been waiting for.”

The event will focus on iOS and OS X Mountain Lion software, which Apple has promised to release later in the summer.

“We have a great WWDC planned this year and can’t wait to share the latest news about iOS and OS X Mountain Lion with developers,” Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing, said in a statement.

“The iOS platform has created an entirely new industry with fantastic opportunities for developers across the country and around the world.”

Although there is no official announcement regarding an upgrade to the iOS, if Apple sticks to its tradition we may see a new version at the June event this year.

In 2011 the company launched the the iOS 5, which powered the iPhone 4S that was released in October.

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis fuel dating rumors after weekend getaway

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According to Us Weekly, the pair fled town and drove to Carpinteria, California last Thursday.

“Ashton hung out with his hands in his pockets as Mila shopped,” a witness told the mag.

Kutcher, 34, and Kunis, 28, reportedly grabbed lunch at Sushi Teri, shopped for fruit and sunflowers and spent time in private.

“It’s a case of Ashton out and about with a really great friend,” an insider told Hollywood Life. “He really trusts Mila from their past at That 70′s Show, and they both have recently dealt with huge relationships that have broken.”

According to a source cited by People, Ashton has long been enamored with his That ’70s Show co-star.

“He was so in love with her for a while when they worked together,” the source says. “He thought she was a goddess, was always talking about how beautiful she is. But she was with Macaulay [Culkin] for a lot of that time and also just generally gave off a not interested vibe.”

“It never happened, but I’m not surprised by this – at all,” the insider adds.

However, another source claims that the actor isn’t looking to start a relationship right now: “He always talked about Mila like a little sister. They’re definitely close pals and have been. I think if anything she’s a good time for him. But he’s not looking for anything serious.”

Ashton broke up with wife Demi Moore in November after a cheating scandal broke out while Mila ended her 8-year relationship with Macaulay Culkin in January 2011.

iPhone 5 rumors: Sprint to maintain unlimited data plans for next iPhone

Sprint Nextel Chief Executive Dan Hesse told CNET that the carrier will apply this policy even if the next iPhone offers 4G LTE support.

“I’m not anticipating the unlimited plan would change by that point [when the next iPhone ships]. That’s our distinctive differentiator,” he told the site.

Hesse believes that the decision will attract new customers to the carrier.

“Frankly, it’s a marriage made in heaven,” he said about the unlimited data plans for the iPhone. “We’re clearly attracting customers from our competitors.”

On Wednesday, the company announced its first-quarter results, revealing sales of 1.5 million iPhones, which is nearly half, to new customers.