If this is true then customers who has a compatible CDMA or GSM service in the US will be able to buy an iPhone unlocked for full retail price and use it on a carrier of their choosing. This information provided by Chronicwire over at Twitter is the latest in a series of Rumors including the Back to School sales, and a refresh of the MacBook Air hardware to include Sandybridge and Thunderbolt. It looks like these announcements will be quiet and expect to see the next Apple media event sometime in September for their usual, but this time we may get a date for iOS 5, although Fall technically goes through Dec 21st, lets hope that Apple does not pull an AT&T with the launch date.
Reports before have hinted at a visual refresh on Tuesday June 14th, and last night Chronicwire over at twitter mentioned it would be for the Back to School promotion along with a hardware refresh of the MacBook Air releasing on Wednesday.
I think the guys at Product Reviews are winning the race so far. They talk about A&T receiving the iPhone 5 only, and Verizon being stuck with the 4G. Not only would a shafting like this cause Verizon to rethink their Apple strategy, I think users would Revolt rather than switch carriers. I’d say this has about a zero chance of making it. What do you think?
So what do we expect from WWDC this year? We know 3 things so far, IOS 5, Lion, and iCloud. These three things will take up and excuse the phrase the lions share of what goes on at WWDC. Other less notable things would likely be questions from developers about the Lodsys debacle, we may also see new Airport and Time Capsule announcements tied to iCloud. Lets move through the rumors.