Well, this is quite a sombre story to start my news day with.
The iPhone 4S has defied all logic and whipped consumers into a senseless buying frenzy, despite boasting just a few modest enhancements over the iPhone 4.
Meanwhile, according to one of those analyst type guys, the iPhone 5 is more than just a twinkle in Apple’s eye. In fact, it’s the last thing the late Steve Jobs worked on.
Ashok Kumar of Rodman & Renshaw writes that the iPhone 5 "was the last project that Steve Jobs was intimately involved with from concept to final design".
Kumar goes on to suggest that the iPhone 5 will become a “cult classic” due to the emotional pull of Jobs’ involvement.
An anonymous chap tells CNET that the iPhone 5 will be a completely redesigned iPhone. That kinda goes without saying; even Apple wouldn’t be audacious enough to pump out the same physical phone three times in a row, would they?
"This is a very large project that Steve dedicated all of his time to,” said Mr Anon. “He was not that involved in the 4S because his time was limited."
Going back to that Kumar chap, he reckons the iPhone 5 will have a bigger screen, and that it’ll debut at WWDC in June 2012. That means we've still got another eight months of rumours to look forward to. Yay.