Think of dramatic headline-grabbing claims about the mobile industry from way out in the left field and there's only one name that comes to mind: Eldar Murtazin.
And the godfather of insider gossip is in fine form in his latest shock announcement – that Apple is planning on drawing a line in the sand with iOS 5, and close off the upgrade path to all older iPhones right up to the iPhone 3GS.
As has been the norm recently, Murtazin has used Twitter as his personal soapbox, with his straight-to-the-point tweet almost Jobs-like in its brevity: “Just one comment. Apple iPhone 3GS won't be upgradable to iOS 5.x. iPhone 4 will.
iOS 5.0 is expected to be announced at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference which kicks off early next month, while many people are also hoping the iPhone 5, or the iPhone 4S if you prefer, will be revealed on stage in California.
As usual we have no idea where Murtazin is getting his information, but with the gap growing ever wider between the features offered by new versions of iOS and the limited capabilities of older iPhone hardware, this is one we're inclined to believe.