U.K. Carrier Vodafone Suggests that iPhone 5 Will Only Have 16GB and 32GB Models [Rumor]


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U.K. carrier Vodafone has published a product listing that directly references the iPhone 5 coming in 16GB and 32GB capacities. The upcoming device will allegedly be offered in black and white, with no reference made to the rumored 64GB version.

Carriers have been known to let the cat out of the bag before, so there’s a good chance that Vodafone just squashed the hopes for a 64GB iPhone 5.

As discovered by AppleInsider, the product page for the Vodafone Sure Signal network signal booster has an updated list of smartphones that are ‘compatible’ with the device. The U.K carrier lists 4 different iPhone 5 models with the same color and capacity options that are currently available for the iPhone 4.

While this could just be a typo, or even a product of guesswork on Vodafone’s part, other carriers like Deutsche Telekom have already begun accepting iPhone 5 pre-orders, even though the device technically doesn’t exist yet.

The iPod touch and iPad come in 64GB models, while the iPhone 4 comes in 16GB and 32GB variants. This particular Vodafone listing corroborates a previous reference to 16GB and 32GB iPhone 5 models on Korea Telecom.

We’re not sure how this reflects on the rumor of a cheaper 8GB iPhone 4, either. Guess we’ll have to find out in the coming weeks!

Would you be sad if the iPhone 5 didn’t have a 64GB version?

Update: It appears that Vodafone has removed the iPhone 5 references from its website. Simple mistake? Or were we on to something?


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