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This Week In Apple Rumors: The iPhone 5, The iPad 3 And Apple TV Take Center Stage

First Posted: 11/14/11 01:11 AM ET   Updated: 11/14/11 01:13 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 November 6 - 12. Check out last week's Apple rumors here, and for all the latest, follow me on Twitter here.

The iPhone 5 Is Totally Real!
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Just when you thought those rumors of a slimmer, lighter, totally redesigned iPhone 5 had gone away, Business Insider has returned to save the day! And thank goodness -- I was beginning to think that those rumors never happened at all!

Anywho, BI has a report up about a man who claims to have touched and played with an iPhone 5. The source has tons of info about the prototype he used: 4'' display screen, aluminum-backed (like an iPad), NO physical home button, and a 10-megapixel camera (as opposed to the 8MP camera on the iPhone 4S).

Business Insider made sure to dump all over their source before launching in to all the information he dished, however:

We've been told this by an industry source who has been right about future Apple products in the past. [...] We have not been able to verify what he told us with a second source. So we're still treating these details as rumors. You should probably still read this post with a nice fat dose of salt.


Nice fat dose of salt taken. If this source is to be believed, however, he might have been playing with the 2012 iPhone (the iPhone 5, or iPhone 6, or the iPhone 4Ss, or whatever). Past rumors have Steve Jobs working on the next iPhone up until the day before his death, and if you regularly read this column you know that the specs mentioned in the Business Insider report mesh nicely with what everyone thought the iPhone 5 would look like leading up to its non-announcement in October.

So, maybe we'll be seeing this bigger, slimmer, lighter iPhone in 2012. And you know what else we might be seeing in 2012? An Apple television. Even the CEO of Sony thinks it's going to happen...
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