Apple fans have no doubt ruined their 2011 calendars jotting down then furiously crossing out all the potential iPad 2 and white iPhone release dates that keep popping up, and then back down again.
But it's about to get even more fun, as we've just had the first prediction for when we'll see that even bigger release set to emerge from Jobs-land in the next few months: the iPhone 5.
Before we go any further, that date you're looking for is June 6, though being an Apple rumour we'd advise you to use a pencil. To be fair, though, this one looks grounded in some fairly solid fact, and we wouldn't be too surprised if the first punt at an iPhone 5 announcement date ended up being spot on the money.
It's all about WWDC, y'see – that's Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference held every year at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The last few iPhones have made their debut there, and there's no reason to believe that 2011 will be any different.
So kudos to the superbly named Apple Bitch for popping down to the Moscone Center and spotting a distinctly WWDC-shaped wedge in the conference centre's events calendar from June 5 to June 8 mysteriously tagged “Corporate Meeting”.
While that's certainly no confirmation that Apple is the corporate that's meeting, the length of the event and general spot in the calendar can mean little else. And with June 5 falling on a Sunday, the all-important keynote address will most likely fall on the Monday, June 6, when the iPhone 5 will surely be revealed.
What we certainly don't know at this stage is whether it will be Steve Jobs delivering that keynote, as the Apple CEO remains sidelined from his daily involvement with the company with an undisclosed health issue. His medical leave of absence was announced a month ago, but since then there's been no update on his condition, nor on any potential return to active duty.