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Cincinnati Bell uses both Apple iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S placeholders

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Cincinnati Bell uses both Apple iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S placeholders
A screenshot of the Cincinnati Bell web site shows that the regional carrier is preparing for the introduction of both the Apple iPhone 5 and the iPhone 4S by using placeholders on its site. The Apple iPhone 5 shows up as a 32GB model with an 8MP camera and 4G data speeds. While it is not expected that Apple will deliver an LTE enabled iPhone this year, as we reported, a slide showed by China Unicom last week made reference to the Apple iPhone 5 having 4G connectivity through an HSPA+ network, which AT&T does offer. The price of this "Apple iPhone 5" shows as $699.99 with a $60 rebate bringing it down to $639.99.

Cincinnati Bell apparently believes in the rumor that Apple will deliver an iPhone 4S with slightly improved specs. The placeholder for that phone shows a 16GB model with a 3.5 inch screen, a 5MP camera and an A5 processor. The price shows up as $400 before a $300 rebate brings the price to an incorrectly posted $99.99. Of course, it all is a moot point anyway since the copy and the pictures are just placeholders, awaiting pictures of the real devices and real copy.

The fact that Cincinnati Bell shows both an Apple iPhone 5 and an Apple iPhone 4S could be a guess or a response to some information that the carrier knows about. Our earlier story about Radio Shack's inventory system featured a screenshot that showed only the Apple iPhone 5 although the photo did show that AT&T, Verizon and Sprint would be offering the device in the States. On the other hand, a web site called MacPost says that references to the Apple iPhone 4S only are found in the iTunes beta version and is tagged with an image of a CDMA iPhone 4 indicating that the design of the iPhone 4S might closely follow the current Verizon variant of the Apple iPhone 4. With no mention of the GSM model, the Apple iPhone 4S could be a dual-mode device.

Information taken from the iTunes beta shows just the iPhone 4S with an image of the CDMA iPhone 4

Information taken from the iTunes beta shows just the iPhone 4S with an image of the CDMA iPhone 4


We have heard so many different stories about what Apple will be announcing that whatever Tuesday brings, it will be a relief to those who have been following this process from day one.

source: TUAW, MacPost

Apple iPhone 5 placeholder (L) and Apple iPhone 4S placeholder (R) for Cincinnati Bell
Apple iPhone 5 placeholder (L) and Apple iPhone 4S placeholder (R) for Cincinnati Bell

Apple iPhone 5 placeholder (L) and Apple iPhone 4S placeholder (R) for Cincinnati Bell


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posted on 01 Oct 2011, 18:55

1. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


Looking good

posted on 01 Oct 2011, 19:09

2. joey18 (Posts: 500; Member since: 20 Jul 2010)


I dont know if is 4s very dspointment

posted on 01 Oct 2011, 19:21 2

3. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2927; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


English please.

posted on 01 Oct 2011, 22:17

4. proxy (unregistered)


good one,funny :)

posted on 01 Oct 2011, 22:40

5. brant (Posts: 24; Member since: 08 Aug 2011)


yeah but why does it say cdma on it CB is a gsm network

posted on 01 Oct 2011, 22:45

6. Phullofphil (Posts: 800; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)


If it does not have LTE not going to get it. I love android and apple but I am mor exited about LTE than either. I have posted my opinion atliest twenty times but I guess here is one more time. I played with the droid bionic and the Internet was twice as fast atliest compared to my droid x and iPhone 4 with those connected to my wifi. Could be alot of reasons for that but I a pretty sure LTE is that much better and I believe it's worth not getting the iPhone 5 even with the new duel core a5 chips and if it has the bigger screen if it don't have LTE. My iPhone 4 will be just fine to use and don't think it is worth the upgrade without it

posted on 01 Oct 2011, 22:57

7. shayan (Posts: 145; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


wow this is good.
Im considering to buy that 4s .
of course after buying a GSGII.
then I ll have the best cpu with android and the best cpu with iOS.

posted on 02 Oct 2011, 12:01

10. lolwell (unregistered)


lol well there is only one phone to choose from to have the best IOS so... lol

posted on 02 Oct 2011, 10:16

8. L3610n (Posts: 47; Member since: 01 Jul 2011)


Just a theory but wasn't Apple supposed to make a cheaper, plastic iPhone? Maybe that's the 4S? Then they'll have the iPhone 5. If it is, then that sounds good. Apple finally making more options. =)

posted on 02 Oct 2011, 10:45 1

9. Androidguy (Posts: 7; Member since: 30 Sep 2011)


4" screen!? I actually may consider this phone.

posted on 02 Oct 2011, 20:29

11. Mosthrowed (unregistered)


The good news also is that we should be able to assume that the new Iphone 4S and 5 will work on T-Mobile 3G network. The are only 2 carriers here in the states that use the 1700 frequency band Cincinnati Bell and T-Mobile.

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