Although the iPhone 4S is still making its way to certain markets and is barely out of the box for most people, the demand for information on the next iPhone is still high. Sure, people are always anxious to learn about the newest Apple products, but the iPhone 5 will probably have an unprecedented amount of buzz surrounding it up until release - for the simple fact that many people felt tricked when Apple announced the 4S as opposed to the 5.
Thoughts on the 4S aside, DigiTimes has some information regarding the next gen iPhone. According to "sources in the upstream supply chain," the iPhone 5 is unlikely to be revealed until "the second half of 2012."
Of course, DigiTimes has been hit or miss with its Apple insider information as of late, and this is a pretty non-specific claim - so it doesn't hurt to be skeptical regarding this claim.
But hey, that's why a rumor is a rumor, right?
Apparently, the iPhone 5 will be that massive redesign that everyone is demanding, as DigiTimes' sources say that Apple is planning an "overhaul" of all its product lines for 2012.
This would mean the iPad, iMac, MacBook, as well as the iPhone would be seeing significant changes.
Will it be the thinner, wider model with the larger screen that people expected for the October release of the 4S? It looks like there is plenty of time for speculation.