May AT&T leaks bring June iPhones

An AT&T leak reveals an iPhone is coming in June. Just like last year. And the year before that.

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It's practically become a rite of spring.

First, AT&T tells employees they are not allowed to take a vacation in June. Then the company leaks to Boy Genius Report that the next iPhone is coming--right when everyone is supposed to not be on vacation.

It's hardly surprising anymore, since we saw this same pattern last year. And the year before that. And the year before that.

Here's the ever-so-brief blurb BGR ran Wednesday under the headline "AT&T confirms to employees new iPhone launching in June": "Title says it all, but you didn't really need a confirmation, did you? The phone will be available for purchase in June, not July, and from what we've heard, it won't even be late June."

The timing would be a minor change, since the iPhone has in the past gone on sale in either late June or early July. So if not late June, then perhaps early- to mid-June? We'll find out for sure on June 7 at the WWDC, where Apple CEO Steve Jobs is expected to introduce the next iPhone and release the official sale date.