Why does apple insist on being so secretive about the new iPhone 5. It's understandable they don't want to forget a prototype at a bar but wouldn't a slight hint at a release date or an "accidental" slip of information be helpful. It would keep us occupied (which isn't to say they care how occupied we are.)and prevent the impatient ones from seeking out alternatives. Not to mention it would add a lot of buzz outside the community of rumor seekers, so regular folk could be prepared to clear up some room in their budget, that might hike up sails a bit.