Twitter rumors $800 iPhone 5 price

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 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.

Apple has yet to confirm a Mashable report that it will announce a new phone on Sept. 12.

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