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Blogosphere Rumors Build Around Apple's iPhone 5

DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) -- When Apple drops hints it has a new product about to hit the market -- in this case the iPhone 5 -- the blogosphere lights up.

The new phone, if you believe what they’re saying, will be out Sept. 5. It is rumored to have a rounded back, a larger screen, and won't disconnect calls if you touch the edges.

Seth Weintraub, who writes for a site called says, "a tipster sent us some pictures of what he now thinks is the iPhone 5.  He caught what he said was likely an Apple employee hunched over the device on the way home from work in San Francisco earlier this week.  He told us he was able to get a very good look at the device but the pictures he snapped 'didn’t do it justice.'"

"We aren’t certain if this is legitimate or not but it is too thin and flat to be an iPhone 3GS and too rounded to be an iPhone 4," writes Weintraub.  "The black back with Apple logo would seem to rule out an iPod touch.  Our tipster is all but certain it was a new Apple product and the iPhone 5 would be the most likely scenario."

Weintraub said we were welcome to share the image with you.  "We've heard that the iPhone 5 will be a half inch longer and wider while becoming thinner as well," he said in an email.

These things happen whenever Apple goes through one of its carefully-organized product rollouts.  You may recall the one famous slip last year when an early iPhone 4 was found in a bar in Redwood City, Calif., and quickly bought up and described in detail by 

Apple responded that it does not comment on rumors.

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