1. Edharv1's Avatar
    Iphone 4S cases have arrived at AT&T, but no sight of any Iphone 5 cases.

    'iPhone 4S' Cases Already Appearing? - Mac Rumors

    Does this mean no Iphone 5?
    09-22-2011 01:33 PM
  2. Neutrino's Avatar
    Not at all. In the BG's original post, the displayed cases were actually iPhone 4. After readers responded that the photos were not that of the new iPhone 4-s, BG added a new photo and stated that this one was.

    What is strange here is the location of the volume toggle. We have seen from the case leaks that the iPhone 5 volume toggle would be on the devices right side (looking at the front). The new BG photo also shows cut out ports on that side.

    Who knows if this is an iPhone 4s or 5 picture of a case.
    09-22-2011 01:39 PM
  3. Jeremy's Avatar
    Actually... 4S cases are hitting stores now. Wonder where all of the "iPhone 5" cases are now... (very heavy sarcasm)
    09-22-2011 01:49 PM
  4. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    In the past...were any of the cases or bumpers or anything available for the newest iPhone before release? I seem to remember going to get the iPhone 4 and only seeing the bumpers available (for what, at the time, i thought was a ridiculous price)...and i remember thinking "I have to be careful for a few days until the new cases hit the stores"...
    09-22-2011 02:20 PM
  5. Jeremy's Avatar
    In the past...were any of the cases or bumpers or anything available for the newest iPhone before release? I seem to remember going to get the iPhone 4 and only seeing the bumpers available (for what, at the time, i thought was a ridiculous price)...and i remember thinking "I have to be careful for a few days until the new cases hit the stores"...
    I'm actually not sure. But these cases in stores are not currently on sale. At least not that I am aware of. I would guess they would sit on the stock until a certain date.
    09-22-2011 04:09 PM
  6. Eileen89's Avatar
    No iPhone 5 cases?
    09-22-2011 04:37 PM
  7. paul-c's Avatar
    So crazy that cases are such an outlet for the rumor mill. Apple keeps things so quiet, you have to go on anything you can get. Any day now, Tim Cook.
    09-22-2011 05:57 PM
  8. Corey's Avatar
    I see one case. It could be a prototype that slipped out. It could be a mirrored image on a box. It could be anything. Ask the Android crowd how well those leaked cases speak for future devices. Sometimes they mean something. Sometimes they mean nothing. Until the phone shows up on Apple's website for sale, I'll be unable to take these things seriously.
    09-22-2011 06:04 PM
  9. Garz's Avatar
    No iPhone 5 cases?
    We don't believe a iPhone 5 is coming as rumors say
    09-22-2011 06:39 PM
  10. Jellotime91's Avatar
    Actually... 4S cases are hitting stores now. Wonder where all of the "iPhone 5" cases are now... (very heavy sarcasm)
    The "4S" monicker is just an assumption on the part of the case OEM. Apple may give them dimensions, but they certainly do not release branding information to anyone before an event.

    Personally I would be really surprised to see Apple actually use the name "4S"... I find it incredibly irritating and nonsensical, unless the "S" means it's twice as fast as the 4.
    09-22-2011 07:17 PM
  11. Jeremy's Avatar
    Personally I would be really surprised to see Apple actually use the name "4S"... I find it incredibly irritating and nonsensical, unless the "S" means it's twice as fast as the 4.
    Then be prepared to be surprised. The "S" simply stands for "speed" and I have zero idea of how much faster it is compared to the 4 but it's a safe bet it is considerably faster.

    And regarding the case and name I'm willing to bet some of the larger company's do get the name as they need to have it on the product/packaging for launch day.
    Last edited by Jeremy Sikora; 09-22-2011 at 07:31 PM.
    09-22-2011 07:26 PM
  12. Garz's Avatar
    Then be prepared to be surprised. The "S" simply stands for "speed" and I have zero idea of how much faster it is compared to the 4 but it's a safe bet it is considerably faster.

    And regarding the case and name I'm willing to bet some of the larger company's do get the name as they need to have it on the product/packaging for launch day.
    Otterbox is claiming to know nothing of course. Maybe it was photoshopped though.
    09-22-2011 08:06 PM
  13. Eileen89's Avatar
    I think it's a fake. How come we don't see the actual case itself? All we are seeing is a box....


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    09-22-2011 08:13 PM
  14. Eileen89's Avatar
    Then be prepared to be surprised. The "S" simply stands for "speed" and I have zero idea of how much faster it is compared to the 4 but it's a safe bet it is considerably faster.

    And regarding the case and name I'm willing to bet some of the larger company's do get the name as they need to have it on the product/packaging for launch day.
    Didn't Apple do the same thing with the 3GS? The S was for speed.


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    09-22-2011 08:15 PM
  15. Jellotime91's Avatar
    Then be prepared to be surprised. The "S" simply stands for "speed" and I have zero idea of how much faster it is compared to the 4 but it's a safe bet it is considerably faster.
    That's what I'm saying, I doubt it will be 200% faster like the 3GS was, so I don't think Apple will use that same naming convention...

    Also I don't think Apple is giving out more information this year than last year. Remember the big leak last year? lol... I think it's safe to say Apple is being more secretive than ever this year.
    09-22-2011 08:26 PM
  16. Jeremy's Avatar
    I think it's a fake. How come we don't see the actual case itself? All we are seeing is a box....


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    I think there is a picture of the actual case as well. Think BGR updated their post with it. Could it be fake? Sure but I still stand by on everything I've said regarding the new device.

    Didn't Apple do the same thing with the 3GS? The S was for speed.


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    Yup.

    That's what I'm saying, I doubt it will be 200% faster like the 3GS was, so I don't think Apple will use that same naming convention...

    Also I don't think Apple is giving out more information this year than last year. Remember the big leak last year? lol... I think it's safe to say Apple is being more secretive than ever this year.
    I've said my peace on the name so I won't repeat it again. Apple may be secretive, they've always taken that approach. But the parts suppliers like to show and tell and with this new device we've seen plenty of parts floating around.
    09-22-2011 08:37 PM
  17. BrindawithanI's Avatar
    Isn't it all just SO exciting! Lol! I mean seriously, I don't even watch my local news but I'm on here EVERY night checking the news about the new phone and I'm not even getting it! I'm just excited for everyone else!
    09-22-2011 09:26 PM
  18. Jeremy's Avatar
    Otterbox is claiming to know nothing of course. Maybe it was photoshopped though.
    If it is real they would not admit to it.
    09-22-2011 09:36 PM
  19. Eileen89's Avatar
    I'm a little less excited since the rumors about no iPhone 5 this year seem to be true.
    09-22-2011 09:38 PM
  20. Eileen89's Avatar
    If it is real they would not admit to it.
    True that. I wouldn't expect OB to admit that the cases were in fact for the new iPhone 4S.
    09-22-2011 09:41 PM
  21. Jellotime91's Avatar
    I don't get what makes this case leak (which is just text on some packaging that could have easily been photoshopped) more reliable than the countless others showing a new form factor...
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    09-22-2011 10:02 PM
  22. Raptor007's Avatar
    Consider this, if Apple releases only one phone 4S or 5 then it is the iPhone 5. It comes after iPhone 4 and before iPhone 6 so its really iPhone 5, what Apple calls it has little to do it. Its the 5th iPhone model.

    Now IF they release two models the "cheaper" iPhone 4/4S since it may or may not have the processor bump and a new redesigned iPhone then what do we call each model. iPhone 5 and iPhone 6 since they would technically be different models . . . wouldn't they?!
    09-22-2011 10:05 PM
  23. Premium1's Avatar
    Consider this, if Apple releases only one phone 4S or 5 then it is the iPhone 5. It comes after iPhone 4 and before iPhone 6 so its really iPhone 5, what Apple calls it has little to do it. Its the 5th iPhone model.

    Now IF they release two models the "cheaper" iPhone 4/4S since it may or may not have the processor bump and a new redesigned iPhone then what do we call each model. iPhone 5 and iPhone 6 since they would technically be different models . . . wouldn't they?!
    The iphone 3gs came after the 3g so I could see this being the same way. You named it in your post it would be the 4s and the 5 most likely not the 5 and 6.
    09-22-2011 10:11 PM
  24. DrewBear's Avatar
    The "4S" monicker is just an assumption on the part of the case OEM. Apple may give them dimensions, but they certainly do not release branding information to anyone before an event.

    Personally I would be really surprised to see Apple actually use the name "4S"... I find it incredibly irritating and nonsensical, unless the "S" means it's twice as fast as the 4.
    I agree.

    That said, I think the name is irrelevant for the huge majority of consumers. Remember all the name-mocking after the iPad was introduced? It didn't stop people from buying it by the millions. iPhone 4S or 4-plus or 4+ or 5....people will still buy tens of millions of them by this Christmas.
    09-23-2011 01:14 AM
  25. hoosieriphone's Avatar
    Consider this, if Apple releases only one phone 4S or 5 then it is the iPhone 5. It comes after iPhone 4 and before iPhone 6 so its really iPhone 5, what Apple calls it has little to do it. Its the 5th iPhone model.

    Now IF they release two models the "cheaper" iPhone 4/4S since it may or may not have the processor bump and a new redesigned iPhone then what do we call each model. iPhone 5 and iPhone 6 since they would technically be different models . . . wouldn't they?!
    I totally agree with you on this.
    09-23-2011 12:29 PM
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