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Apple’s 2011 Worldwide Developvers Conference (WWDC) saw the launch of a great deal of features and enhancements to the software that drives Apple’s product lines; however the one thing we didn’t see was any new hardware revealed. Whilst we weren’t expecting to see new Macs, MacBooks or other devices, historically we’ve seen new iPhones launched at the June WWDC event. Certainly, for the past six months the Internet has been awash with speculation about what specification the iPhone 5 will entail, something that will now continue to thrive until an assumed launch later this year, perhaps around September when the iPod Touch device is typically refreshed.

If you were holding out for that hardware upgrade then we’re sorry – you’re just going to have to wait that bit longer. Our advice though, is to capitalise on cheaper iPhone 4 hardware now and get in on the even number hardware refresh cycles. We say this because we’ve been less impressed with the odd number iPhones than the even ones. (We’re assuming you’re replacing your device every two years rather than annually. If annually, then we wish we had your cash!)

Are you disappointed the iPhone 5 wasn’t launched yesterday? When do you think we’ll see new hardware arrive?

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