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iPhone 5 rumor rollup for the week ending Aug. 24

John Cox | Aug. 27, 2012
As summer wanes, the iOSphere this week unhesitatingly dredged up the most tenuous and implausible allusions, inferences, hints, and of course teases for iPhone 5. All in good fun.

The fall of 2012, Dideu noted, is "when most early Android buyers will be looking for a new phone and when most iPhone 4 users (all 70 million of them) will be looking for a new iPhone. That would seem like a good time to introduce a new iPhone '5'."

iPhone 5 power cable, and smaller dock, revealed

Finally. We can stop holding our breath. And thank Twitter.

Salvador Rodriguez of the Los Angeles Times posted the admittedly skimpy details in a tweeted photo from a "Chinese electronics website," purporting to reveal the new, updated iPhone power cable with its new, updated and smaller dock connector.

You can see this technological marvel yourself.

The photo is from, which has been repeatedly, even incessantly, retweeting the picture. "The picture is accompanied by the message 'For iphone5 USB cable Welcome visit,' but there's no official confirmation this is the real thing," Rodriguez writes. We guess he didn't ask any Asian supply chain sources.

"Though it isn't at all certain this image is of a real iPhone 5 charger cable, it is in line with rumors about the [redesigned] dock," Rodriguez declares. If you can't get official confirmation, having the rumor be "in line with" other rumors is almost as good.

Why else would an electronics website tweet a photo linked to one of the Web's most highly searched-on terms and by the way include a link to its own extensive catalog of consumer products? Oh. Wait ...



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