You might have noticed in the run up to the new iPhone release (which turned out to be the iPhone 4S and not the iPhone 5) that certain tech outlets spent a lot of time telling you what Apple's next iPhone was going to be like.
Turns out only Apple knew what the next iPhone was going to look like.
Let's take a look at some of the bold statements made in the run up to Apple's iPhone event yesterday that turned out to be pure nonsense.
Sprint scores iPhone 5 exclusive thanks to $20 billion deal with Apple? - BGR
'I have been told that Sprint will be getting the iPhone 5 - yes the real iPhone 5, not the iPhone 4S - as an exclusive.'
Get ready for another iPhone 'big bang' says J.P. Morgan - CNN Money
'We now expect two new iPhones. Our research indicates that there will be an iPhone 5 based on a lighter, thinner form factor that is GSM + CDMA capable, i.e., a "world-mode" smartphone. A second device (4-plus) based on the current iPhone 4 but with some minor improvements could target the midrange and focus on China. As for the current iPhone 4, we expect it to subsume 3GS as the lower-end offering.'
Facebook to Launch iPad App at Apple's iPhone 5 Event [EXCLUSIVE] - Mashable
'Facebook will launch its long-awaited iPad app at Apple's iPhone 5 launch event on Oct. 4, Mashable has learned.'
iPhone 5 Cases Suggest a Much Larger Device with a 4" Screen - MacRumors
'If you believe these cases represent the final iPhone 5 design, then you also have to believe that the iPhone 5 will be much larger than the iPhone 4 and is certain to have at least a 4" screen. We still can't reconcile this data with the extrapolated dimensions from our designer that suggested a much smaller phone. Those dimensions match up more closely with the circulating rumors of a screen closer to 3.5"-3.7".'
NFC payment systems coming to Apple Store locations? - BGR
'We have a feeling Apple's 10th anniversary plans might put a few pieces of the puzzle in place, but one of our sources also believes that NFC payment processing capabilities are among the enhancements that will be brought about by the new gear.'
Is this what the iPhone 5 will look like? - This Is My Next
'For starters - as I reported back in January on Engadget - the design of the phone is set to radically change ("a completely redesigned handset"). Our sources say the new model (or at least one of the new designs in testing) looks "more like the iPod touch than the iPhone 4." The phone will be thinner than the iPhone 4, and may have a "teardrop" shape which goes from thick to thin (something along the lines of the MacBook Air profile).'
Why Wait? The World's First iPhone 5* Review - Gizmodo
'The iPhone 5 isn't much of a departure from the 4, but it's just skinnier enough to make a fat difference. Not skinny for its own sake, like some 3G Megan Fox-it's hand friendlier. With its slimmed form and tapered back, the iPhone 5 just fits better. It feels better on your palm, against your face, and in your pocket than its predecessor. Its subtle curved edges evoke a warmer feel than its predecessor.'
Apple board member Al Gore, speaking at conference, ‘confirms' new iPhones in October - that's PLURAL - TNW
'Former Vice President and Apple board member Al Gore has confirmed that new iPhones will be released in October. He specifically stated that ‘the new iPhones would be out next month' at the Discovery Invest Leadership Summit today.'
There's more ... a lot more. But you get the idea.