iPhone 5 rumors timeline worth bookmarking

Can't keep up with the iPhone 5 rumor mill? You're not alone. CNET created a timeline that tracks the iPhone 5 rumors of 2011 so far.

The rumors about Apple's iPhone 5 have been spreading since at least as far back as the iPhone 4's release. Apple fans and industry watchers anticipated that the next generation of the iPhone would be announced at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June. When the next-generation iPhone was not announced at the event, it generated even more speculation.

CNET editor Kent German has compiled a roundup of the iPhone 5 rumors that have circulated in 2011 so far. He is going to update the timeline as new information trickles in about the iPhone 5. Here's an excerpt from Kent's iPhone 5 rumor roundup:

June 22, 2011

Bloomberg reports that the new iPhone will have a faster A5 processor, an 8-megapixel camera, and support for iOS 5. The new handset will sport a design similar to the iPhone 4's and will be released in September to coincide with iOS 5's debut. On a related note, Bloomberg's source also repeats a rumor that Apple is developing a cheaper iPhone for developing countries.

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Your iPhone 5 predictions and feature wish lists

When do you predict the iPhone 5 will be released (there are reports it will launch this September)? Do you think the iPhone 5 will look like the iPhone 4? What features would you most like to see in the iPhone 5? (Check out CNET's iPhone 5: 20 most-wanted features photo gallery.) Do you pay much attention to the iPhone 5 buzz, or do you prefer to wait and see the final release?

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