updated 12:33 pm EDT, Tue August 21, 2012
Mobilecom Debitel tips hand early
A German phone carrier, Mobilecom Debitel, has announced that a new iPhone is coming in September. "In September, it's finally time for a new generation of smartphone to go on sale. mobilcom-debitel allows you to find free e-mail about everything worth knowing about iPhone," a translation of an announcement email reads. On a teaser page the carrier avoids using the term "iPhone," but does refer to common rumors about the upcoming refresh, such as it getting faster processors, 1GB of RAM, and a 4-inch display with an in-cell touchscreen.
Apple is only expected to reveal a new iPhone at a September press event, making Mobilecom's news premature and/or based purely on media reports. Similar slip-ups have happened in the past though, and seem not to have generated much of a firestorm from Apple. At this stage, the company may even welcome the extra publicity.