What, more iPhone 5 news? Indeed, with a launch right around the corner, carriers are likely already have all the common details about Apple’s next smartphone. Vodafone, a popular carrier in Europe, has accidentally revealed the existence of a white and black iPhone 5 on it’s UK website including the memory capacities it will be available in.
The iPhone 5 was accidentally revealed on the product page of the Vodafone Sure Signal, a signal booster that’s particularly useful in crowded areas to increase a phone’s signal. While that’s not particularly revealing, the list of supported products are, as you can see below in the screenshot:
The Vodafone Sure Signal supports many phones, including Nokias, the Nexus One and all recent versions of the iPhone, including the 3-year-old iPhone 3G. According to the screenshot above, however, the iPhone 5 will also be supported, even though it hasn’t been announced yet.
More likely than not, this mistake will be pulled in a matter of hours if not minutes and be dismissed by the company as a glitch or just a typo: this has happened before in similar occasions. Yet, given all the information we have on the iPhone 5 so far, including its possible October release date, it’s likely that this information might just have slipped out by accident. If this was the case, we now know even more about the next iPhone, including the fact that it will come in both white and black models, similar to previous versions of the iPhone itself, and that there might be no 64GB version of the iPhone, unless it was left out of this page for some reason.
The original iPhone first took the world by storm in 2007. Four years later, Apple is set to introduce the iPhone 5, which will include features that will bring the device’s hardware up to par with other Android smartphones. Some of these features include a slightly larger screen, a thinner form factor, a dual core-A5 processor similar to the one found on the iPad 2, a higher-resolution 8-megapixel rear-facing camera as opposed to the 5-megapixel one found on the iPhone 4 and iOS 5, the upcoming version of Apple’s mobile operating system, embedded right in.
If you’re on the Vodafone UK network and have been having problems achieving usable signal on your phone, placing a Sure Signal in your home or office might help, and now we’re even more sure than we’ve ever been that it will work with the iPhone 5.