updated 12:30 pm EDT, Tue October 4, 2011
Apple Japan retail site leaks iPhone 4S details
(Update: images) Apple's Japanese retail store listings have already spoiled the company's launch plans. An entry with missing pictures refers to the iPhone 4S. Local stores will launch it on October 14 at 8AM, consistent with most rumors and with Apple's habit of launching at 8AM the Friday a week afterwards.
Most other stores are likely to follow suit. The Japan presence snubs rumors that had suggested Apple would only launch a new iPhone in the US and Europe.
The spotting quashes hopes for a full-fledged remade design. Many of the details are still absent, however, including the processor, camera, and core design.
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Update: Images for black and white versions of the iPhone 4S have already appeared and clearly show iOS 5 features in what looks to be an exact match for the iPhone 4 design. [via MacRumors]