iPhone 5 cases continue to suggest larger, thinner design

Rue Liu - Sep 2, 2011, 11:57am CDT
iPhone 5 cases continue to suggest larger, thinner design

New images of iPhone 5 cases have leaked and the designs continue to suggest that the next-gen iPhone will indeed sport a larger footprint while having a thinner profile with a curved back. However, recently leaked images of a prototype N94 that could be either the iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S, as Apple is rumored to possibly offer two handsets, have shown the next-gen design to look nearly unchanged. So which one is it?

Considering the abundance of iPhone 5 cases that show the “radical” new design and the investment that third-party manufacturers in China make to retrieve early details on next-gen devices to get a head start on production and sales and just all the insider rumblings that have been going around, we will place our bets on the case designs. These latest images from Macitynet.it show the next-gen iPhone design differences most clearly and dramatically. They also fall in line with the other silicone cases spotted in July.

The photos leaked of the iPhone prototype N94 shows a design that is identical to the current iPhone 4, but it’s not unheard of for Apple to encase next-gen components inside a current-gen case to keep the new design under wraps. They did that with the iPhone 4 hidden inside an iPhone 3GS case, so it’s certainly not out of the question that the prototype pictured was just a disguise.

Of course, all this is just conjecture and we’ll have to wait until either late September, or most likely early October to see the real deal. Rumors also continue to flip flop as to whether the iPhone 5 will be a world phone or a 4G LTE handset, since at the moment we can’t have it both ways.

[via 9to5 Mac]

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