iPhone 5 design teased by Case-Mate product pages? [UPDATED]Alex Wagner - Senior News Editor
The iPhone 5 case parade continues! Today the folks at Case-Mate posted images of several different cases for what it seems to believe is the iPhone 5, although the shots have since been taken down. The images show a new, tapered design that lines up nicely with the multitude of purported iPhone 5 cases that we've seen pop up recently. There is an opening on the left side of these cases that's not present in some of the older cases, but that could just be meant for a SIM card slot.
Case-Mate also has a page on its site that offers details on the iPhone 5. The company claims that the new iPhone will feature a new form factor, an elongated home button, a screen that "could" be four inches in size, dual-core A5 processor, 8-megapixel camera, wireless charging, and 16GB/32GB capacities. Case-Mate also says that its "inside resources" show that Apple will launch both the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S in early October. However, it's not clear if Case-Mate actually does have inside information on the new iPhones or if it's simply making guesses based on rumors reported by various blogs.
In addition to these cases, some images of what may be an iPhone 5 screen protector have appeared online. The screen protector is quite a bit bigger than an iPhone 4, suggesting that the iPhone 5 will indeed feature a display larger than 3.5 inches. The protector also seems to suggest that Apple's new smartphone will include an elongated home button.
Although none of these images should be taken as confirmation of the iPhone 5's design or specs, they do add to the growing number of reports claiming that the device will be quite a bit different than the iPhone 4 that we've come to know over the past year or so. We're still waiting on Apple to send out invites to the event where it'll actually unveil its new iPhone. Meanwhile, the rumor mill has been hard at work churning out possible release details for the handset, the most popular of which point to sometime in early or mid-October. So what do you all think of the design in these new Case-Mate cases? Would you be happy with the iPhone 5 if it looked like that?
UPDATE: Some more case shots have come out, and this time they're slightly see-through, offering a peek at what the iPhone 5's backside might look like.