Given how large Apple is as a company and that the iphone accounts for nearly half of their total revenue, I am assuming that the iphone hardware team probably numbers in the thousands. Heck, apple is about to build a new campus that will house 13,000 employees, in addition to their current campus, and other offices nationally and internationally. My question, if we are indeed about to be introduced to only a spec bumped iphone "4S", what do you think all these people have been working on for 16 months? Do most of them do research and patent related stuff while only a relatively small number of people design the exterior of the iphones? Do you think they are currently working on iphones that are say, up to 5 generations away from release?