Boy Genius is calling a radically new iPhone 5 to be announced in August and released a few weeks later.

We have heard it’s quite possible Apple will break tradition. According to our source, Apple may hold an event in the beginning or middle of August to announce the new iPhone, with availability to follow in the last week of August. We’re not sure if that means the iPod event will be moved up slightly, or if this will be an iPhone-specific event. Thisismynext reported earlier that the upcoming iPhone 5 would feature a new teardrop-shaped case design.

We’ll see. This counters much of what has been said so far and it would seem counterintuitive for Apple to ship an iPhone 5 before iOS 5 is released.  There have been reports of Nexus S-like curved glass from Digitimes and ThisIsMyNext however.

About the Author

Seth Weintraub's favorite gear