The ramp up to the next iPhone always appears to draw more near more quickly each year.  Although noone that we know has had the pleasure of laying eyes on the next iPhone, Pandev has seen the likes of it via an iPhone identifier never before gazed upon.  For example, when the iPhone 3GS was being field tested an identifier of iPhone2,1 was seen in October 2008.  This time Pandev has seen the iPhone3,1 identifier pop up since November of 2009.  Pinchmedia provides analytics data for applications and shows the iPhone 3,1 identifier as official firmware from Apple.  The time frame is about right given the past spotting prior to the 3GS launch.  We doubt we will see any annoucement until around June, but maybe we will get a glimpse before then at whatever Apple replaces MacWorld with.