You've researched and answered your own question. I wish more people would.
- iOS 3 released on June 17th, two days ahead of the iPhone 3GS
- iOS 4 released on June 21st, three days before the iPhone 4
- iOS 5 released on October 12th, two days before the iPhone 4S
me to I love the iPhone 4s and the design so will download ios6 and wait a month or three and see what people are saying about the new ip5. I seem to use my iPad more than my ip4s anyway my phone doesn't get used much at all...I'm very excited about ios6 coming out. Coming from the Android world and on one of the first devices updates sucked. I rooted and installed new roms just because of how slow google was at updates. I will give credit to the programming guru's who built better running programs then google.
That said, I love my phone and all my Apple products. All updates have been flawless and although I want the new iPhone. I am so happy with my phone I will wait for the spring. For all of you that are able to update awesome. I look forward to hearing what is new and how you like it.
On another note. It would be cool if Apple made a tribute iPhone to Steve. You know put that Apple logo with his face profile in it. Just my thought.