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The Week In Apple Rumors: IPhones! IPhones! IPhones! (PHOTOS)

First Posted: 10/02/11 08:22 PM ET   Updated: 12/02/11 05:12 AM ET

Every week the numerous blogs covering the machinations of the Apple empire float tons of unconfirmed rumors, futuristic speculation, and questionably-sourced reports on what the company might be unveiling in the near or distant future. Let's take a look back at what these Mac blogs were excited about this week, from September 25-October 1. Check out last week's Apple rumors here, and follow me on Twitter for all the latest here.


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Gizmodo, in an effort to make Apple hate them even more, has apparently gotten their hands on the new iPhone 4s.

The iPhone 4s, of course, is the lower-end, cheaper of the two iPhones rumored to be released this month, aimed at budget shoppers looking for an inexpensive iPhone handset. There is an Apple event in Cupertino on Tuesday, October 4, so we'll know soon enough whether these are legit; but if the pictures are accurate (head over to Gizmodo to see them all), it looks like the iPhone 4s will largely retain the look and build of the iPhone 4, though with perhaps cheaper materials constituting its buildup. A writer from Gizmodo Brazil was apparently able to obtain access into a Brazilian Foxconn factory manufacturing some of the new iPhones and snap a few photos of this iPhone 4s prototype in its casing, but otherwise, information is scant.

Now, this iPhone 4s wasn't apparently up to snuff for whatever reason, and the smartphone was tossed into the "NOT APPROVED" stack. For a look at an iPhone 5 that will also not be in production, we turn to Germany, where one hobbyist took Apple nerd-dom to a whole new level...
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