A Vodafone product page for the carrier’s Sure Signal device may have spilled the beans on 16GB and 32GB black and white versions of the iPhone 5.
The U.K. carrier’s Sure Signal device helps boost 3G reception for mobile devices in a home or small business. In addition to offering product specs, Vodafone’s Web Site lists all of the various mobile phones compatible with Sure Signal.
Keen-eyed observers from AppleInsider, TechnoBuffalo, and other tech news sites noticed on Saturday that Vodafone had listed the iPhone 5 in both 16GB and 32GB editions and in black and white as compatible with Sure Signal.
Vodafone apparently took down down the information rather quickly, since it was gone when TechnoBuffalo checked again later Saturday morning.
Of course, the listing by itself isn’t proof of the iPhone 5’s capacity, since as AppleInsider points out, the reference could’ve been a typo or just presumption on the part of a Vodafone worker. But if true, it means we won’t see a 64GB version of Apple’s new phone.
Some rumors have suggested the iPhone 5 might get a 64GB upgrade, but there have been no substantial reports or news confirming this. Apple may intentionally want to stick with 32GB as the phone’s maximum storage, hoping to drive more people to its upcoming iCloud service to house their files online instead of locally.
Currently, Apple offers 64GB versions of the iPad and iPod Touch, but the iPhone 4 maxes out at 32GB.
Vodafone did not immediately respond to a request for comment. However, the company told TechRadar that it didn’t know how the iPhone 5 appeared on the product page.
“Vodafone Sure Signal gives customers excellent 3G coverage in their home or small business,” the company told TechRadar. “It works with any 3G phone, regardless of manufacturer. We’re looking at how this listing appeared, but in the meantime we won’t be commenting on any rumour or speculation.”