New iPhone 5 Silicone Cases Leak, Shows Thinner Profile, Larger Dimensions

More iPhone 5 silicone cases have leaked today. With the next-gen iPhone rumored for a September launch, third-party accessories manufacturers are getting antsy, readying the accessories ahead of time based on insider information. These latest images emerged after some prototype renderings and photos of cases surfaced yesterday purported to be for the iPhone 5.

The previous images were revealed by 9to5 Mac via a large phone accessories retailer who has connections to Chinese factories. Since those have been published, other sources have offered up images of their own cases that also support rumors of a radical new design. These latest ones, however, include not only a silicone case but also a hard case, clearly revealing what may be the new curves of the iPhone 5.

Although there's no knowing whether these cases are designed based on accurate dimensions or simply wishful thinking, the suppliers do insist that the information on the iPhone 5 design was received from their own proven industry sources. The same was true for the iPad 2, when surprisingly accurate cases emerged before the tablet itself was announced and unveiled.

The case designs suggest that the iPhone 5 will indeed have a thinner profile, but also a larger footprint. In fact, based on the dimensions of the hard case, the iPhone 5 could be nearly half an inch longer and a bit wider than the iPhone 4. This would certainly support rumors that the iPhone 5 will have a bigger screen

[via 9to5 Mac]