The Best iPhone 5 Rumors We’ve Heard (So Far Today)

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Another day, another fresh stack of iPhone 5 rumors. We’ve parsed through all the hearsay to bring you the crème de la crème in wild-eyed Apple speculation.

Maybe it’ll have a bigger screen posted a few leaked photos of the iPhone 5’s would-be screen protector, which Mac Rumors and a few other blogs picked up on.


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What the pictures might mean

If the silhouette of the screen protector is in fact for the iPhone 5 (and not some other phone) then those old rumors of a larger 4-inch screen might be back in play. The capacitive home button might also be elongated and more oval-shaped than before, which seem to confirm previous rumors that it’ll pull double duty as a swipeable gesture area. Thumb-tastic!

When is it coming out?  

“If we believe what we have been told, the iPhone 5 will be released on 15 October.”

– France Telecom CEO Stéphane Richard at a BFM Business conference, as reported by Tech Radar. France Telecom is the main telecommunication company for France and the third largest in all of Europe.

Surprise! People still want their iPhone 4’s

Broadcom, one of Apple’s biggest suppliers, is experiencing product delays that have many speculating we’re looking at rush orders for the iPhone 5. Cult of Mac, however, points out that might not be the case. “‘Rush orders’ are likely not from a new or unknown product, but rather imply more needed capacity with a mature product offering,” says supply-chain analyst Richard Davenport, speaking with Bloomberg. It would appear that demand for the iPhone 4 remains steady, even with all the attention the iPhone 5 is getting.

Carry on.

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Chris Gayomali is a reporter at TIME. Find him on Twitter at @chrigz, on Facebook, or on Google+. You can also continue the discussion on TIME’s Facebook page and on Twitter at @TIME.