|We can focus on the iPhone 5 release date, now that the iPad 3 release date is firming up. The best iPhone 5 rumors right now suggest that the release is due for June 2012, and guesses around the iPhone 5 price.
The iPhone 5 release date theory came about as Digitimes posted a news story saying "Apple is expected to unveil its iPhone 5 smartphone at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) to be held in June 2012, the Chinese-language Commercial Times quoted Daiwa Securities as indicating." This is very much a story-of-a-story kind of thing, so it's largely unverifiable. That also means we can't prove it's false, so we'll have to wait. Summer is a fairly standard time to release a new iPhone, with the exception of the iPhone 4s release which was done in October of last year. Another iPhone5 release date could happen independent of that, as the iPhone 4s release in Cupertino did last year in October. It could mark a change from Apple away from industry events like CES as WWDC and into their own sponsoring of an event. In that case, Apple could announce the release of an iPhone 5 on their own schedule, independent of deadlines set by industry event schedules.
Theories on iPhone 5 features include "glass to glass (G/G) touch panel technology" as stated by Digitimes, recent photos surfaced on Phone Arena pointing to it being LTE-enabled due to AT&T micro-SIM cards that might be in an iPhone 5 release. These are pixelated but worth viewing and judging for yourself. In the realm of possibilities, I'd call this a maybe. Apple Insider also says that the arrival of these cards in AT&T stores could point to use an an iPad 3 release, saying "AT&T stores have begun receiving new micro-SIM cards compatible with the carrier's LTE 4G network, prompting speculation that they could be compatible with a new third-generation iPad from Apple compatible with 4G LTE networks." We can hope for a iPhone 5 Siri upgrade, as Siri seems to be the gift that keeps on giving for Apple. The iPad 3 should shed more light on what's next for Siri. News around the iPhone 5 price is non-existent at this point. Maybe we should focus on something sooner? Like the iPad3?