The report comes from an unnamed source reporting to Japanese website Macotakara, who confirmed that Apple's next iPhone would launch in the fall of 2012.
Before the iPhone 4S Apple had a habit of releasing its phones in June or July, but the trend was bucked in 2011 and the Cupertino-based firm looks set to carry on this new product cycle.
Can you hold on until September/October?
Suggestions that it may sport a larger screen seem to have be quashed for now, but expect the iPhone 5 to rock NFC technology and 4G – although the latter is currently useless to us here in the UK.
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