Wax apples: iPhone letter deemed a hoax

Sorry friends, but the letter announcing a June 15 release date for the iPhone is a fake.

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Gossip about the superhyped Apple iPhone is like the latest Lindsay Lohan tidbit. You may not know that it's true, but it's worth repeating just the same. Such was the case for the Crave blog I posted two days ago that predicted a possible iPhone release date of June 15. At the time, we warned you that Apple's "leaked" FCC letter could be a hoax, and yesterday our Phonescoop friends discovered indeed it was. As Engadget says, the document in question was actually a Photoshopped filing for Apple's Airport Extreme base station. Aw shucks. But in all seriousness, a June 15 date (or thereabouts) isn't so far off base since it does coincide with Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference.

The moral of the story is never to believe any Apple iPhone news unless it comes from Apple itself. Of course that won't stop us from reporting future rumors, because you know you love reading them. We just ask that you read them all with a skeptical eye.

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