1. Edharv1's Avatar
    Casemate an official Iphone Case distributor has posted images of their Iphone 5 cases!

    Looks like the iphone 5 has been totally redesigned. Casemate is a credible source!

    iPhone 5 to have radical new design according to Case-Mate images
    09-15-2011 01:12 PM
  2. BLiNK's Avatar
    first of all those cases look hideous. i wouldn't give it to my dog for a chew toy

    secondly i'll wait for the Apple announcement to see any changes
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    09-15-2011 01:20 PM
  3. Garz's Avatar
    That's far from official
    09-15-2011 01:24 PM
  4. Jellotime91's Avatar
    OFFICIAL would mean it comes from Apple.
    09-15-2011 01:27 PM
  5. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    and for that matter those could be the iPod Touch 5
    09-15-2011 01:32 PM
  6. Edharv1's Avatar
    I can't see these companies investing in making cases for the Iphone 5 without generally knowing what the form factor will be. I think this is a pretty solid indication of what is to come. Of course its not official until it comes from apple. Until then this is what we have to go on....
    09-15-2011 01:39 PM
  7. Jeremy's Avatar
    What a joke - they have now pulled the images and put this in place of it. To me they are looking for publicity and more importantly hits.

    "It's Coming: The iPhone 5
    Days away from Macworld Asia, the countdown to the iPhone 5 announcement and launch is officially on. More and more reports have surfaced reporting that Apple is expected to reveal the long awaited iPhone 5 coinciding with the conference in Beijing. As Apple fans around the globe patiently wait out the final days, our inside resources have the sought-after details on the iPhone 5 features, including the form factor and launch date.

    The rumors are new iPhone 5 will feature a completely different form factor than its predecessor. Wider and thinner, the redesigned device features an extended home button. The screen size could see an increase to 4 inches.

    Also included in the rumors is that the iPhone 5 will be an A5 dual-core processor, similar to the one used in the iPad 2. It will also be equipped with an 8 mega-pixel camera, wireless charging and iOS 5, which features iCloud portable storage capabilities.

    The latest report is that the iPhone 5 will be available on all major carriers across the globe, including China Mobile, which has 600 million subscribers. In addition, it will be available in black and white with 16GB and 32 GB options. Insiders expect an early October launch.

    Case-Mate will be ready with a collection of iPhone 5 cases. From the slim Barely There to the protective Tough case, Case-Mate is ready with an iPhone 5 case that fits your needs.



    Will it be iPhone 5 or 4s?

    The debate continues on whether the new iPhone will be an iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S. From our inside resources, it appears that Apple will be indeed launching both an iPhone 5 and an iPhone 4S in early October. The speculation indicates that the iPhone 4S will feature the same form factor as the iPhone 4 but will be upgraded with the latest technology, including the A5 dual-core processor and 8 mega-pixel camera."

    So in other words, they don't know. :o But I have to admit it was genius on their part. They post some BS images, get all the blogs in a frenzy to link them, pull the image and slap up some text in it's place to say "buy our iPhone cases when it is released!". Smooth.
    Last edited by Jeremy Sikora; 09-15-2011 at 02:19 PM.
    09-15-2011 02:14 PM
  8. Premium1's Avatar
    09-15-2011 02:20 PM
  9. Premium1's Avatar
    What a joke - they have now pulled the images and put this in place of it. To me they are looking for publicity and more importantly hits.

    "It's Coming: The iPhone 5
    Days away from Macworld Asia, the countdown to the iPhone 5 announcement and launch is officially on. More and more reports have surfaced reporting that Apple is expected to reveal the long awaited iPhone 5 coinciding with the conference in Beijing. As Apple fans around the globe patiently wait out the final days, our inside resources have the sought-after details on the iPhone 5 features, including the form factor and launch date.

    The rumors are new iPhone 5 will feature a completely different form factor than its predecessor. Wider and thinner, the redesigned device features an extended home button. The screen size could see an increase to 4 inches.

    Also included in the rumors is that the iPhone 5 will be an A5 dual-core processor, similar to the one used in the iPad 2. It will also be equipped with an 8 mega-pixel camera, wireless charging and iOS 5, which features iCloud portable storage capabilities.

    The latest report is that the iPhone 5 will be available on all major carriers across the globe, including China Mobile, which has 600 million subscribers. In addition, it will be available in black and white with 16GB and 32 GB options. Insiders expect an early October launch.

    Case-Mate will be ready with a collection of iPhone 5 cases. From the slim Barely There to the protective Tough case, Case-Mate is ready with an iPhone 5 case that fits your needs.



    Will it be iPhone 5 or 4s?

    The debate continues on whether the new iPhone will be an iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S. From our inside resources, it appears that Apple will be indeed launching both an iPhone 5 and an iPhone 4S in early October. The speculation indicates that the iPhone 4S will feature the same form factor as the iPhone 4 but will be upgraded with the latest technology, including the A5 dual-core processor and 8 mega-pixel camera."

    So in other words, they don't know. :o But I have to admit it was genius on their part. They post some BS images, get all the blogs in a frenzy to link them, pull the image and slap up some text in it's place to say "buy our iPhone cases when it is released!". Smooth.
    Well it worked perfectly since all those blogs posted about it giving them attention.
    09-15-2011 02:21 PM
  10. Jeremy's Avatar
    Well it worked perfectly since all those blogs posted about it giving them attention.
    For sure, like I said it was brilliant on their part. And like you I thought LTE would be in the picture and I tried to get more information and found nada. It was around the time they installed LTE hardware in certain Apple stores. I got the impression is was for an upcoming MacBook (which might have something to do with the rumor of a refresh before the end of the year) with LTE. Again, just my impression.
    Last edited by Jeremy Sikora; 09-15-2011 at 02:27 PM.
    09-15-2011 02:23 PM
  11. plex03's Avatar
    Ok, just throwing this out there but what if there are in fact 2 versions of the iPhone coming out.

    The iPhone 5-4G LTE is for Asia and the rest get the 4S?
    09-15-2011 02:38 PM
  12. Edharv1's Avatar
    What a joke - they have now pulled the images and put this in place of it. To me they are looking for publicity and more importantly hits.

    "It's Coming: The iPhone 5
    Days away from Macworld Asia, the countdown to the iPhone 5 announcement and launch is officially on. More and more reports have surfaced reporting that Apple is expected to reveal the long awaited iPhone 5 coinciding with the conference in Beijing. As Apple fans around the globe patiently wait out the final days, our inside resources have the sought-after details on the iPhone 5 features, including the form factor and launch date.

    The rumors are new iPhone 5 will feature a completely different form factor than its predecessor. Wider and thinner, the redesigned device features an extended home button. The screen size could see an increase to 4 inches.

    Also included in the rumors is that the iPhone 5 will be an A5 dual-core processor, similar to the one used in the iPad 2. It will also be equipped with an 8 mega-pixel camera, wireless charging and iOS 5, which features iCloud portable storage capabilities.

    The latest report is that the iPhone 5 will be available on all major carriers across the globe, including China Mobile, which has 600 million subscribers. In addition, it will be available in black and white with 16GB and 32 GB options. Insiders expect an early October launch.

    Case-Mate will be ready with a collection of iPhone 5 cases. From the slim Barely There to the protective Tough case, Case-Mate is ready with an iPhone 5 case that fits your needs.



    Will it be iPhone 5 or 4s?

    The debate continues on whether the new iPhone will be an iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S. From our inside resources, it appears that Apple will be indeed launching both an iPhone 5 and an iPhone 4S in early October. The speculation indicates that the iPhone 4S will feature the same form factor as the iPhone 4 but will be upgraded with the latest technology, including the A5 dual-core processor and 8 mega-pixel camera."

    So in other words, they don't know. :o But I have to admit it was genius on their part. They post some BS images, get all the blogs in a frenzy to link them, pull the image and slap up some text in it's place to say "buy our iPhone cases when it is released!". Smooth.
    You don't believe that these case companies have any idea what the Iphone 5 will look like? If the iphone is supposed to be released by mid-October, I think its safe to say that some of these cases will be available on launch day, just like they were available for the iphone 4 on launch day. I do agree that they may have posted images for shock value and to draw attention to their site, but I think there may be some validity in the images posted, especially since we keep seeing these cases pop up with the same form factor.
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    09-15-2011 02:47 PM
  13. BLiNK's Avatar
    someone correct me if i am wrong but wasn't there only "bumpers" available at launch day of the 4? and they were from Apple only

    for some reason i remember all kinds of threads of how people were worried about their phones not being protected because they were waiting on a case
    09-15-2011 02:56 PM
  14. Edharv1's Avatar
    My pleasure,

    I bought a clear belkin on launch day.
    09-15-2011 03:00 PM
  15. Jeremy's Avatar
    You don't believe that these case companies have any idea what the Iphone 5 will look like? If the iphone is supposed to be released by mid-October, I think its safe to say that some of these cases will be available on launch day, just like they were available for the iphone 4 on launch day. I do agree that they may have posted images for shock value and to draw attention to their site, but I think there may be some validity in the images posted, especially since we keep seeing these cases pop up with the same form factor.
    Apple is very protective and all these case companies are guessing off of some specs that didn't even come from Apple.

    someone correct me if i am wrong but wasn't there only "bumpers" available at launch day of the 4? and they were from Apple only

    for some reason i remember all kinds of threads of how people were worried about their phones not being protected because they were waiting on a case
    Bingo.
    09-15-2011 03:00 PM
  16. Jeremy's Avatar
    My pleasure,

    I bought a clear belkin on launch day.
    If true I wonder how many companies did have them on launch. Would be interesting to know who did.

    And it's also possible they didn't get the specs of the device until the announcement because I know for a fact cases on launch day were scarce.
    Last edited by Jeremy Sikora; 09-15-2011 at 03:07 PM.
    09-15-2011 03:03 PM
  17. Edharv1's Avatar
    Best Buy had cases available on launch day (not many) but some and they went fast. That is where I bought my belkin. My point is...you can't totally knock the article as BS. Some of these case companies have some validity and cases are mass produced.

    cases available for iphone 4 launch.
    Get Yer Griffin Cases Before the iPhone 4 Launch
    iPhone 4 Cases - Availability - MacRumors Forums

    And how do you know that apple doesnt provide certain companies with specs to produce cases?
    Premium1 likes this.
    09-15-2011 03:19 PM
  18. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    Yes but the specs were released on the 7th for the iPhone 4. The case makers had a few weeks before the 24th release to ramp up production and get the case out.
    09-15-2011 03:33 PM
  19. Jellotime91's Avatar
    Apple is very protective and all these case companies are guessing off of some specs that didn't even come from Apple.
    That's not true. Case manufacturers have accurately revealed new iPhone and iPod changes several times. That's why the leaks from these companies are taken so seriously.
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    09-15-2011 03:33 PM
  20. Edharv1's Avatar
    The annoucement on the 7th and release date was the 24th, thats hardly several weeks, more like a week and 1/2 to produce a mass amount of cases. Highly unlikely...
    09-15-2011 03:47 PM
  21. DoubleM's Avatar
    This is all the proof I need. We've seen multiple cases with this same general design. Everything case-mate said makes perfect sense.
    09-15-2011 04:35 PM
  22. DoubleM's Avatar
    And the screen protector that was posted this morning fits it well too. No doubt in my mind anymore.
    09-15-2011 04:37 PM
  23. Premium1's Avatar
    Ok, just throwing this out there but what if there are in fact 2 versions of the iPhone coming out.

    The iPhone 5-4G LTE is for Asia and the rest get the 4S?
    Good question. If Asia is getting an lte version and the US isnt than that would mean there will be atleast 2 different versions and if that is the case why can't they add lte to the us versions?
    09-15-2011 05:17 PM
  24. DrewBear's Avatar
    LTE on China Mobile will be deployed next year at best. Besides, from the TUAW article:
    The Cupertino company has expressed an interest in LTE, but the size of the current 4G radios require a re-design of the iconic handset. At this point, Apple is not willing to make these design changes and will wait until the second generation radios debut.
    Chances are LTE won't show up on the iPhone until the 6th gen. JMO.
    09-15-2011 06:02 PM
  25. Premium1's Avatar
    LTE on China Mobile will be deployed next year at best. Besides, from the TUAW article:


    Chances are LTE won't show up on the iPhone until the 6th gen. JMO.
    Probably not til the i7 since apple wants to keep it very thin and by that time the chips will be alot smaller than they are now.
    09-15-2011 06:09 PM
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