Apple Roundup: iPhone 5, Texas, iPhone Case
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The top Apple(AAPL) stories from across the 'net include iPhone rumors and specs, Apple beefing up its Texas reach, and iPhone case makers hinting at a 4-inch device.
BGR is reporting that the iPhone 5 will release in the fall, and will have LTE capabilities. These rumors, of course, have swirled for months.
The Web site also mentions that the next iPhone will have near field communication (NFC) capabilities, something that has been speculated about for months. BGR is certain the next Apple phone will have this capability.
BGR reports that the iPhone is not in production just yet, but in its third round of testing, known as the EVT3 stage.
An Apple spokesperson declined to comment.
The tech giant is continuing to move ahead with its campus in Austin, Texas, recently purchasing land in the state, according to the 9to5Mac Web site.
It's unclear how much Apple paid for the land, but Apple is reportedly going to invest $304 million in the campus, and bring 3,600 jobs to Austin as a result.
As the iPhone 5 gets closer to launch, the "Apple economy" is ramping up its ancillary products and accessories.
Case makers are betting that the device will have a 4-inch screen, a smaller dock connector and a headphone jack now on the bottom of the phone, according to AppleInsider.
Cases are now available on TVC-Mall.com from a variety of third parties, as they try to cash in on the Apple craze.
Shares of Apple slipped in Wednesday trading, falling 0.19% to $605.77.
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