The iPhone 5 rumor roadmapOctober 3, 2011: 6:30 AM ET
It starts in June 2010 with the launch of the iPhone 4 and ends -- maybe -- this Tuesday
Somebody has taken the trouble to document -- with footnotes -- the rumor-filled roadmap that has brought us to Tuesday's iPhone press event at Apple (AAPL) headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. The result is the infographic published two weeks ago by a dubious website called AllAreaCodes.com (more on them in a moment).
We haven't fact-checked all 43 data points on the roadmap poster, but it feels about right. The Apple rumor mill is a engine that feeds on itself; every hint, every signal, no matter how obscure, is grist for another round of stories.
We've copied the roadmap below the fold, or you can view it here.
WARNING: Use extreme caution when following the AllAreaCodes link. The site poses as a reverse-phone directory that promises to sell you names and addresses for as little as $0.99 each. But it quickly takes you to an Intelius "Identity Protect" scam that will ding your credit card $19.95 a month from here into eternity.