iPhone 5 design hint from leaked accessories
Case-Mate, the iPhone accessories manufacturer, has published an iPhone 5 web page. The web page did feature pictures of iPhone 5 cases but they were taken down shortly after being found, the page was then replaced with an email update sign up form and speculation about the iPhone 5 / iPhone 4S.
Below is an image of the case images that were pulled from the site:
The picture is supposed to have an iPhone 5 within. From these images we can see that the iPhone 5 has rounded edges and a brushed aluminium back.
There have been reports that the back of the new iPhone will be metal so these images concur nicely with them rumours.
One thing the Case-Mate website confirms for sure is that the new iPhone will be release in the ‘coming weeks’. This coincides with the recent leak by France Telecom CEO Stephane Richard, that the iPhone will be released on the 15th October.
This is not the first iPhone 5 case leak, earlier this year a Chinese manufacturer leaked a case for the iPhone 5g. The Guandong based company were accepting orders on Chinese trading site Alibaba.com and claimed it was the case for the iPhone 5. It produced images which showed an edge to edge screen which there have been many rumours about.
However the Case-Mate leak is considerably more credible than the Chinese one. Case-Mate work closely with Apple and have produced cases for Apple products for many years.
More Thing, another iPhone case maker, have also created a preview page, like Case-Mate. This suggests that the iPhone 5 launch isn’t too far away now.
On the Case-Mate preview page it says:
“From our inside resources, it appears that Apple will be indeed launching both an iPhone 5 and an iPhone 4S in early October.”
This is interesting, would Case-Mate risk their reputation by posting fake and untrue rumours on their website? Surely if they ‘have iPhone cases ready’ they will have seen the specifications for the new iPhone and will know what is going on.
With MacWorld Asia 2011 taking place in Beijing this week, 22-25 September, maybe Apple will announce it there? The wait is almost up for those dying to see the new iPhone. Maybe this time next week we will be showing you the pictures of the new model!