It looks like rumor season is going to start heating up again over the next 2-3 months. And while I take each with a grain of salt, I still enjoy reading them. 9to5Mac is reporting that a reliable source at Foxconn in China has revealed details about Apples next iPhone namely that its currently being geared up for production, according to the blog. As for the reliability of this source, 9t05Mac says, This source is the same that indicated to us late last summer that the iPhone 5 wasnt happening against the prevailing tide of information, and Apple was building the iPhone 4S model instead. The iPhone 5 apparently exists at Foxconn where many of Apples devices are manufactured in the form of various sample devices instead of one finished, ready-to-go device, but 9to5Mac reports that all of the samples have the following features in common: 4+ inch display (made by LG on at least one of them) No teardrop-shaped devices as were rumored in the lead up to the iPhone 4S. Samples so far have been symmetrical in thickness. Also longer/wider. None of the sample devices have the iPhone 4/4S form factor None of the devices are final versions The blog also posits that the lead-time allotted for the production of a new iPhone would line it up for a release around June of this year, just in time for Apples big developer conference when past iPhones have been unveiled. Apple recently bucked that trend by waiting until October to announce the iPhone 4S.