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Best Buy Apple fixture install may put iPhone 5 release date at October 21 [Updated]

A photograph of an internal Best Buy retail calendar screenshot may give us the best clue yet as to the launch day of the iPhone 5. The event in question is an Apple fixture installation and is scheduled for October 21st. The date in question is a Friday which would line up with other iPhone release days.

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Yet more supposed iPhone 5 camera parts leak

If tech site Greek-iPhone is to be believed, they've got their hands on even more iPhone 5 components, namely an updated camera module. As always we will take it with a grain of salt but the images appear to line up with what many sites and other blogs have already heard regarding the camera getting an upgrade.

This one includes more megapixels (which is probably a given) and a different form factor from the current camera found in the iPhone 4. It's slimmer and has a more rounded shape. We've been hearing that the next generation iPhone would carry a slimmer form factor and this lines up with that theory.

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More white iPod touch 5 parts surface

Earlier this summer 9to5Mac and iFixYouri found some white iPod touch 5 front panels floating around, and now teardown site iFixDirect has gotten their hands on something similar. Given we saw the iPad 2 get a white version this year, it only makes sense that the iPod touch would follow suit sooner or later.

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Leaked iPhone 4 casing show updated antenna, no home button?

iPatchiPods is claiming to have received some images of what it and MacRumors believe are an updated iPhone 4 (or iPhone 4S mid frame casing with some intriguing design changes, including a modified antenna array and the apparent lack of a home button.

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iPhone 5 replacement parts cropping up online

Online parts supplier TVC Mall claims to have some iPhone 5 replacement parts in stock. If these are the real deal, it gives us a bit more information on the internals of the iPhone 5. Besides the rear camera, TVC has a few other iPhone 5 replacement parts listed - an iPhone 5 replacement battery, audio jack flex cable (pictured above), and the prox sensor flex.

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Apple set to release an 8GB iPhone 4 alongside the iPhone 5?

According to a report from Reuters this morning, Apple has instructed its Asian manufacturers to begin production of a lower priced iPhone 4 with just 8GB of on-board storage. The information comes from “People with knowledge of the matter”. The flash drives for the 8GB iPhone 4 will be manufactured by a Korean company according to the same sources but no company name was revealed.

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New iPhone on October 7, no new iPad until spring, 2012

iMore has learned that Apple's next generation iPhone, be it an iterative "iPhone 4S" or a completely revamped "iPhone 5" could go on sale as early as October 7 in the US. That's a Friday, which is typical for iPhone launches. Originally Apple was considering a second week of October launch, more like October 14, but it sounds like they may be ready to go earlier now.

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Apple having issues with LGD panels used in iPad 2?

LGD, the leading supplier of LCD panels, appears to be having some manufacturing issues when it comes to the 9.7" LCD panels that are used in the iPad 2. After receiving several defective units, Apple has reportedly pulled them until the issue can be sorted out.

LGD fell 1 million units short of their projected estimate of panel shipments. These defective units could have a lot to do with that. It will no doubt continue affecting them until the issue is resolved.

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Wow, some iPhone 5 fakers have a lot of time on their hands

We don't usually believe in rewarding negative attention seekers, but boy did this iPhone 5 website faker put some time into this almost-certainly-a-hoax video. (After the break.)

[YouTube via eTechno, thanks DEhrlich01]

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Pegatron working on iPhone 5 and will be shipping in September?

DigiTimes is reporting for the second time this month, that manufacturer Pegatron has landed an order from Apple for the iPhone 5. Earlier in the month, it told us that the order was for 15 million units, that has now been revised to 10 million.

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