Editors’ note: This roundup was originally published June 24.
As we wait for the official announcement of the next iPhone, we only can guess about what we’re going to see. Apple, after all, always generates a ton of gossip in the absence of real details about upcoming devices. Some of the rumors about the new handset contradict each other–one camp suggests a minor update with an iPhone 4S, while another predicts a big update with an iPhone 5–but disagreement, after all, often is what the rumor mill is all about.
Since all that conflicting information can be hard to track, we offer this handy timeline of iPhone 5 rumors so far in 2011. We’ll add to it as we go along, and please let us know if we’ve left any juicy tidbits out.