WASHINGTON - Apple could charge $800 for the iPhone 5.
But it probably won't. That didn't stop the "Twittersphere" from blowing up the topic on Thursday with two trending terms: #800DollarsForAniPhone and "iPhone 5 $800."
It's unclear precisely where this rumor came from, but Mashable.com reports two websites found a Chinese auction site that listed the new gadget for that price. The most expensive prior model is the $399 iPhone 4S with 64 gigabyte of memory and a wireless plan.
BREAKING: if you spend— Breaking News (@BreakiingNews) August 2, 2012
#800DollarsForAniPhone, you're an idiot.
If the iPhone 5 is really $800, Siri better know where those missing droids are.— Darth Vader (@DepressedDarth) August 2, 2012
— Timotheus Harper(@Tedd_2Fearless) August 2, 2012
#800DollarsForAniPhone It better be doing my homework for me... and show ALL the work!
Apple has yet to confirm a Mashable report that it will announce a new phone on Sept. 12.
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