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Apple Outs "iPhone 4S" Name in Latest iTunes Beta

Apple has seemingly outed the "iPhone 4S" name in the latest iTunes beta released Friday, according to this screenshot (above) posted by 9to5Mac.

The screenshot shows specific mention of the "iPhone 4S" using the same image icon as the iPhone 4 CDMA. This suggests that the new iPhone will be called the iPhone 4S and will look identical to the Verizon CDMA iPhone 4 shown on the left:

White CDMA iPhone 4 icon (left) vs. white GSM iPhone 4 icon (right)

It's possible that the image is only a placeholder, but all previous parts evidence has suggested that the new iPhone 4S will look nearly identical to the current iPhone.

Apple is holding its media event on Tuesday, October 4th where the company is expected to launch the new iPhone.

Update: Latest iTunes Beta has been pulled.

Update 2: It's now available again. There's some debate as to whether it was pulled at all, but the same version remains available now to download.

Update 3: So, the "iPhone 4S" reference first appeared in the iTunes Betas back in iTunes Beta 6.1 which was released on August 29th, 2011 -- a little over a month ago.

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38 months ago
Hmm... I think Apple "leaked" this on purpose. Shoot down expectations of a new phone, then come out of nowhere at the keynote with a radical new iPhone 5.

And the 4s is the cheap iPhone.
Rating: 90 Votes
38 months ago

Brace for impact!
* WARNING! Whining ahead *
I'll be whining too, don't worry.
Rating: 83 Votes
38 months ago
Let the whining begin. :rolleyes:
Rating: 55 Votes
38 months ago
Apple ain't that dumb. There's more to it.
Rating: 55 Votes
38 months ago
I feel a disturbance in the force... as if millions of we Apple fanboys cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced.....

Rating: 39 Votes
38 months ago
As the evidence mounts against there being an iPhone5/redesign, I'm just burying my fingers deeper into my ears while shouting "LALAALAAAALAAALAAAAA".
Rating: 39 Votes
38 months ago
No redesign, no sell.
Rating: 37 Votes
38 months ago
iPhone 5 is still coming....
Rating: 33 Votes
38 months ago
I dont believe it, it would make ZERO sense to call the new iphone the 4S esp since Apple has delayed the phone this long. Not to mention it being the 5th Gen phone, using the A5 chip and it being IOS5 would be too perfect. 555 it would be stupid to call it the iphone 4S esp when Apple got back to the correct Gen number. If they called this the iphone 4s that means the next phone would be the iphone 6 and it would confuse everyone looking for the 5

The only way an iphone is called the iphone 4s would be if is the rumored cheaper iphone and they come out with two phones. A cheaper iphone 4s and the redesigned normal price iphone

5th Gen, A5 chip, IOS 5 = iphone 5 has a nice ring to it
5th Gen, A5 chip, IOS 5 = iphone 4S would make no sense and it would not have a nice ring to it

You could see on the big screen as way.

A5 CHIP...........IOS 5..............5th Gen.......... iPHONE 5
Rating: 32 Votes
38 months ago
Well folks, it's official.
Rating: 31 Votes

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