.....based on http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/ba...-on-2012s-redesigned-ipad-iphone-macbook-pro/ they state: "Our source says that the next-generation iPhone will not look like the teardrop-shaped version that was widely rumored for release in 2011. Weve been told that the device will have a 4-inch display and will be 8mm longer than before, with a metal casing (probably aluminum). It is on track to be introduced in summer of 2012, and is still in the engineering phase, not early production. We suspect that poor battery life doomed the prior prototype version, and that this one is being built with LTE-ready battery drain in mind." I for one tend to take rumors like these with a grain of salt, however I do have to admit it does seem quite feasible and fairly likely for that matter.