Apple’s mythical “iPhone 5” — which does not yet exist and probably won’t be called the “iPhone 5″ when it does become available this fall — is already available for preorder on Chinese e-commerce platform Taobao. As Reuters reports, Far Eastern vendors are looking to capitalize on the flurry of rumors that have swept the Web over the past few months. Independent sellers on the Alibaba-owned site are including mock-ups and rumored specs with their listings, and they’re asking for as much as $1,100 to secure a preorder for the world’s most eagerly anticipated smartphone. Read the full story a t Boy Genius Report.
About Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.