iPhone 4S Reference Found In Latest iTunes Beta and iPhone 5 For Sprint Leaked
New information arises today regarding speculation being passed around about the soon to be released iPhones. It is currently known that there are two different types of iPhones that will be announced, the iPhone 4S and the iPhone 5. According to a number of reports and leaks, the iPhone 4S is supposed to be a tweaked version of the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 5 is supposed to be the powerful next generation iPhone. Today, rumors of a re-design can finally be put to rest. Inside the latest iTunes beta, there seems to be a specific mention of the “iPhone 4S.” Along with the name of “iPhone 4S” is an image of the CDMA iPhone 4. Unless Apple is using this image as a placeholder until the new iPhone is announced, it is safe to say that the iPhone 4S will have the same design as the CDMA iPhone 4. This makes sense considering the CDMA iPhone 4 was a redesign, which supposedly contained design improvements to prevent issues that arose during last year’s antennagate fiasco.
Another interesting tidbit of information that was found in the iTunes beta includes the fact that iTunes only holds two iPhone 4S references, black and white. This differs from the four references found for the original iPhone 4, which include: black – GSM, black – CDMA, white – GSM, and white – CDMA. This may possibly confirm the rumors of the new iPhone being a dual-mode, CDMA + GSM handset.
In other news, rumors of the iPhone coming to more wireless carriers in the United States including Sprint are also being confirmed. An image of pulled from Radio Shack’s inventory system, is confirming that Sprint will indeed be among the carriers offering the iPhone 5. This seems to line up just right with many previous reports and rumors around the net. There isn’t any indication of actual dates at this point, but if Sprint’s getting Apple’s next-generation iPhone, I am sure we’ll here more about it this Tuesday at Apple’s “Let’s Talk iPhone” event.
With all the information that is being leaked such as: evidence of a 64GB iPhone 5 and iPhone 5 case spottings
, leaked iPhone 5 HSPA+ "4G" support
, Apple sending out "Welcome to iCloud
" emails prematurely, and new iPhone 4, iPod Touch, and iPod Nano models appearing in Apple's inventory
, we can pretty much piece together what is to come at Apple's "Let's Talk iPhone
" October 4th event. The event will pretty much just confirm what's true and what isn't unless Apple has some surprises in store for us.