Originally Posted by mpw_amherst
I know the last few updates have been September but know there's been some talk of an iPhone release in June or July. What're your thoughts as to whether this is likely or if there's been enough chatter to justify that?
There's so many conflicting reports that it's clear the vast majority of it is made up. They had reports about 4.7" and 5.5" iPhones and now, true to form, there's a report about the larger phablet one being delayed:
"according to UBS analyst Steve Milunovich, Apple’s phablet may not be announced alongside the 4.7-inch iteration later this year. Milunovich cited the ever-vague “supply chain checks” for his report."
This is likely because it's coming up for their earnings report in April.
Apple has no reason to release a new phone in July when they are selling record numbers of iPhones. June/July is WWDC for developers where they show off software. They may introduce a payments system for iOS 8, a new OS X, possibly new 12" Retina Macbook Air but then the software goes through the beta process for a launch in September. In September, they'd have the iPhone 6 and the next iPad Air can get Touch ID to use with their payment system.