Apple’s invitations to its event today immediately had us convinced that the company’s next iPhone would be called the iPhone 5. Of course, as soon as we thought we had that all figured out, some new evidence emerged suggesting Apple could still go in a different direction, calling the handset “the new iPhone”, instead. More recent developments didn’t help clarify the situation any, with both wordings appearing in some leaks of retailer signage. What’s really going on? Well, outside of an official statement, this may be the best be the most convincing argument for one name over the other we’ve seen yet, upon URLs on Apple’s own website mentioning the phone as the iPhone 5.
A search for “iPhone-5″ with Apple’s search page returns several results that leave little to the imagination. There’s a link to a press release dated for today labeled “Apple-Introduces-iPhone-5.html”, as well as a link to a page of tips for the phone that reveals an “/iphone-5/” subdirectory. Apple hasn’t pushed these pages live just yet, but they’re still showing up in search results.
With as mercurial as Apple is, we’re hesitant to say this is absolutely confirmed, but the evidence is pretty hard to ignore.
Update: A similar search appears to confirm LTE support, as well.