Oh, brother. The words “iPhone 5,2” show up in a server log, so a supposed screenshot it taken and sent to TechCrunch.
Unfortunately, despite a nice article over at TechCrunch about the “iPhone 5,2”, which is supposed to be a “different model” to a supposed “iPhone 5,2” out there, it’s simply impossible for us to verify.
Did someone change a setting on their computer, jailbroken iPhone or some other device to read “iPhone5,2”?
Was the supposed server log photoshopped? I mean, it looks like something anyone could create in a wordprocessor – there’s nothing legit looking about it at all when it comes down to it.
Now, it’s important to understand that Apple won’t be calling its new iPhone an “iPhone 5,1 or 5,2” – these are “internal” model numbers that the general public has no idea about.
The new iPhone will probably be called just that – a new iPhone. Or perhaps the iPhone 5. But even with a 5,x model number, there’s still nothing stopping Apple from calling its new iPhone the iPhone 4G or 4GS on the retail packaging if Apple so wants.
Indeed, perhaps Apple wants to torture the world with yet another year of endless “iPhone 5” speculation.
Perhaps the iPhone 5,2 is a cover model number for an iPad mini 1,0 or 1,1; just so no-one starts writing articles claiming “proof” for the iPad mini!
Whatever happens, we still all cling to that September 12 launch date, and September 21 release date, primarily because it’s a few weeks before an October date and people are sick of waiting.
Aren’t you? :-)