We've pretty much hit critical mass on iPhone rumours as thing really hit top gear ahead of the announcement of, well, something in the next couple of months.
But we're happy to break our silence on this one, as not only is it one of the more interesting rumours to emerge in recent weeks, but it also sounds an awful lot like it might be true.
That may in part be because it pulls together bits of most of the other rumours into one, but be that as it may, here's the deal: Apple is lining up to have a total of three iPhones in its newly expanded smartphone range post-September, including the iPhone 4S, the iPhone 5 and... the iPhone 3GS.
BGR says an “incredibly solid source” has revealed that Apple's much-rumoured cut-price iPhone is indeed on the cards, but that it's likely to be a repitched iPhone 3GS retailing for no more than $350 (the iPhone 4 currently starts at $649 unlocked).
The site also maintains that separate sources continue to indicate strongly that an iPhone 4S/iPhone 5 with a new case design is indeed on the cards, with the only doubt being over whether the pair will be announced simultaneously – we'd likely know more about this new design at this stage if an announcement was just a month or two away, the sources reason.
And lastly, BGR reckons that the existing iPhone 4 will continue to be sold as is – though at a lower price no doubt (UK mobile providers have already started cutting prices, but that could be about maintaining interest rather than an actual shift in cost).
It should be noted that all three of these rumours come from different sources, and it's BGR doing the work of putting them together. Yet none of the elements seems particularly far-fetched, and surely at this point the sheer number of plausible yet contradicting rumours we're hearing suggests Apple must be getting ready to widen its iPhone portfolio?
Conspiracy theories on a postcard, as usual...