The generations of the iPhones do not exist independent of each other, and you can trace back the anticipation for the iPhone 5 to the release date of the first iPhone 4s. The once the moment when the rumors and news finally paid off and consumers, the people who actually use the device, were finally able to get their hands onto one. This did not relieve the iPhone rumor mill, and instead it finally shifted to the next mysterious model. Time just happened to have that this was the iPhone 5. What is strange about this time round is that the iPhone 5‚Äö√Ñ√¥s supposed release date, which is assumed to be in the fall to coincide with the iOS 5, is already getting people talking about the iPhone 6.
The principle reason that the iPhone 6 rumors are coming up now is that this is the period of time when the newest iPhone model is intended to be released. Every year come late spring and early summer a new iPhone is rolled out, but at the 2011 WWDC we saw just software updates and the hardware was left for later. It was built into the collective blog consciousness to begin looking forward a year at this time, yet now we have both models on our mind.
The wait for the iPhone 5 is getting people to wonder if these constant purchases of the iPhone 4, which remains the best selling smart phone around, is of any use. The device is seeing its dying days and customers have to begin wondering if there is any use to pick up the device at all. What will really satisfy this question is having some information about the iPhone 5. A purchase of the iPhone 4 will, for most users, mean that the next model they will jump to will be the iPhone 6. Because of contract agreements, most users end up skipping a model and they need to know that if they pick up an iPhone 4 now they won‚Äö√Ñ√¥t be missing out on anything too dramatic if they wait for the sixth generation.
Now that people have had more time to gossip you can expect that once the iPhone 4 details and subsequent release grace out market then the iPhone 6 rumor mill will pump out overtime, though there will be no legitimate speculation until we see what the iPhone 5 will come without. At this point the conjecture is without much grounding, but you can expect for it to support much of what we saw on the iOS 5. What is for certain is that the iPhone 4 is no longer that relevant when looking to the future of the iPhone and that the iPhone 6 will likely be even later than the iPhone 5 was, maybe even getting itself pushed back until December 2012.