News@8pm: iPhone 5 pictures leak and Modern Warfare 3
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Apple's hotly anticipated iPhone 5 handset has reportedly leaked online, as images of a device appeared on the Apple.pro blog. The pictures are said to have come from a Weibo user, who claims they are of a prototype iPhone 5. In other mobile news, Nikkei claim that its Fujitsu IS12T handset will début the Windows Phone Mango OS, when it launches in Japan in August.
Twitter last night smashed its record for total tweets per second, with help from the Women's World Cup Final. The match between USA and Japan caused Twitter to reach a staggering 7,196 tweets per second, or 431,760 tweets per minute. Elsewhere in the world of social media, a new survey points to 'Circles' to be Google+'s killer feature, suggesting that the functionality poses the greatest threat to Facebook.
Retailer GAME has revealed that Activision's upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is set to became the most pre-ordered gaming title in history as it looks to challenge the record set by its predecessor Call of Duty: Black Ops. If pre-orders continue, the title may even topple Zumba Fitness from the UK All Format Gaming Charts, when it is released in November. Zumba Fitness again held the top spot this week, as Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2 failed to make a substantial impact.
Netflix is finally headed to the UK next year claim sources speaking with Hollywood Bible Variety; the US movie streaming service is reportedly pegged for an early 2012 launch. Apple also looks to be accommodating film fans, with its new LED Cinema Displays, which are to be released as part of Apple's refresh of its Mac range. Pictures of the screens appeared on the company's website today, but were quickly removed.