iMore has already started to hear more about the next generation iPhone (iPhone 5,1),” Rene Ritchie reports for iMore.

“We previously reported that Apple was working to reduce the size of the traditional 30-pin dock connector to something closer akin to a micro-dock so there’d be more room inside for other components (similar to how they went from a mini-SIM to a micro-SIM in 2010),” Ritchie reports. “Yesterday we reported that, as of last month, Apple was planning to stick with the current 3.5-inch screen size for the new iPhone, but that it wasn’t set in stone and it could get a little bigger (though nowhere near as big as current 4.5-inch-plus Android phones.)”

Ritchie reports, “Following that story we received some additional information. First, the new iPhone will be 4G LTE compatible. That shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone… Second is the timeframe. We’ve mentioned October 2012 as the current release schedule for iPhone 5,1 before and it sounds like that’s still the plan.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]

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