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Vodafone leaks Apple iPhone 5 specs

The specs of Apple's new iPhone 5 may have been leaked, after UK mobile operator Vodafone posted, then quickly removed from its web site, references to the new handset being available in 32GB and 16GB capacities - plus an indication that unlike its predecessor, the new model with come in white at launch.

The specs appeared - presumably by mistake - on a page that listed which smartphone handsets were compatible with Vodafone's £50 signal booster, Vodafone Sure Signal. They were captured in a screenshot that appeared over the weekend on iDevice fan site, AppleInsider.

If correct, the listings would indicate that the new device will see no increase in capacity on the iPhone 4, released in June 2010.

The appearance of a white version of the iPhone 5 would mark a change from Apple's last smartphone. The white iPhone 4 only arrived this year - after many alleged sightings - having been delayed by Apple's search for the right paint for the job.

The Vodafone UK site now lists the following Apple devices as compatible with their signal booster, the Vodafone Sure Signal:

No official announcement has been made as to the specs of the upcoming iPhone 5, though rumours put its launch date as late October.