The Internet is awash with rumors about the next iPhone, the so-called "iPhone 5." Just today there were news reports that supposedly confirmed the suspected release date (said to be Sept. 12) and noted that Apple has just created a huge spike in component orders from its suppliers.
Does this mean the next iPhone is imminent? What about all those rumors we heard about a new, smaller dock connector and a 4-inch screen? And will it have new hardware, like an LTE radio for connecting to high-speed networks and an NFC chip for mobile payments? Or those cases that are supposedly made for the iPhone 5?