Previously, a report about a lost iPhone 5 prototype took the center-stage. The incident was the same as the one that took place within a year and half. This has created suspicion in the minds of people that the entire event could be a publicity stunt by Apple to market the device.

Now the latest ongoing rumor on the web is the one which talks about a new cam photo shot, reportedly, taken from iPhone 5. Pocketnow.com, via Flickr, came across the image.

Although the description of the image suggested that it is a product of an iPhone 4, the EXIF data told a different story. It was found out, after analyzing the image, that it had been cropped to 2235 x 2291 or 5.12 MP from the original 3264×2448 or about 8 MP.

Reports about the new image came in at different shapes and sizes. While some of them said that the photo had been taken from iPhone 5's prototype, others said that the photo had been taken at Apple HQ as the photo's GPS data directed the photo's origin to 1 Infinite Loop in Cupertino, California which, as everybody knows, is Apple's headquarters.

Previous rumors which cropped up regarding the upcoming smartphone arrived a few weeks ago when carrier Sprint was said to be iPhone 5's first ever U.S. carrier. Others said that Sprint could also provide unlimited data for iPhone 5 when it arrives in mid-October. The rumors itself made the carrier's stock rise more than 10 percent.

Other reports showed that a Sprint subcontractor was installing network repeaters in Apple Stores in an effort to improve the Sprint iPhone sales experience. Even Best Buy, reportedly, started showing pre-orders starting in the first week of October and a release date of Oct. 21. While some thought Steve Jobs' departure would delay iPhone 5's entry by a couple of months, others believed that Apple's flagship device will soon arrive.

The iPhone 5 is rumored to be powered by the A5 dual-core processor, which currently powers its iPad 2. A previous report also stated that Taiwan SemiConductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) had already started a trial production of the Apple A6 line of processors that will incorporate the 3D IC technology.

Other rumored features include an 8MP camera with dual-LED flash and an edge-to-edge display. Apple, reportedly, has ordered 90 percent of its 8MP camera sensors from OmniVision. Chances of a 4G LTE-compatible iPhone 5, however, are less.

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