Verizon announced their financial results for Q2 yesterday and also hinted at the iPhone 5 release this fall. It seems that the release dates have been pushed back further and further as of recent.
Apple has sent notice to EPEAT Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool and will no longer be submitting their devices for review. EPEAT certifies devices in their ability to be environmentally responsible. The certification process also checks whether or not the device will be easily dismantled and recycled with regular tools. Apple's latest devices such as the Macbook Pro with Retina display are ineligible for certification due to the inability to easily dismantle it.