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Apple Names 'iPhone 4S' in iTunes Beta, No iPhone 5?

Just a day before Apple's big "Let's talk iPhone" event, the speculation relating to the new release has reached fever pitch.

Just a few days ago the ninth beta of iTunes 10.5 was launched, which made reference to the iPhone 4S in the Info.plist file of the MobileDevices bundle, Apple Insider (opens in new tab) reports.

The mention of new devices pointed towards an iPhone 4S in black and white versions. The icons indicate displays similar to the existing CDMA iPhone 4 models, released this year.

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So, what are we going to see at Apple's big unveiling tomorrow? Could the new iPhone come with an 8MB camera, 512MB of RAM, A5 dual-core processor, improved graphics and HSPA+ support, all bundled up in an unchanged design?

The new iPhone is expected to be able to offer users the option between a CDMA or GSM network. The dual-mode phone would be a first for Apple who currently has different iPhone 4 models for CDMA and GSM networks.

In addition, new parts and sleeves leaked from manufacturing sources, seem to indicate the launch of a so-called "iPhone 4S". Moreover, in a recent research note, Ming-Chi Kuo of Concord Securities suggested we would 'only' be seeing an iPhone 4S initially, prior to Apple launching a totally re-designed iPhone 5 at a later date.

Radu is the founder of, and has worked as a freelance writer for ITProPortal, as well as having been blogging around since 2004. He is interested in anything Apple as well as gaming and mobile applications.