Yesterday we told you guys about an article coming out of MobileFun that claimed to have exact iPhone 5 specs intended for case manufacturers. The schematics said the next iPhone would be thinner, have rounded edges, a larger screen and a large, gesture-based area where the home button now resides. At the time, Cam pointed out that while it looked legit, all the hype surrounding these iPhone 5 specs could be the work of a good photoshopper.
Today a bit more evidence has come to light. 9to5 Mac claims to have independently got it’s hands on an actual iPhone 5 case. According to the article:
“…we have been able to secure an actual purported fifth-generation iPhone case from a source, not just a mockup. This source is similar to the source who provided us withÂ impeccably accurate design schematicsÂ for the iPad 2. In addition, we can independently confirm, Asian case manufacturers are now shopping case designs to case Â sellers across the globe for their own branding.”
Now, this accessory doesn’t shed any light on screen size or touch-based home button, but it certainly indicates a slimmer, curved design for the next iPhone. What’s more, the evidence does seem to be stacking up in the “fact” category. I am by no means saying that this is definitely a next-gen iPhone case, but coming from a reputable source, it’s certainly more to go on than previous rumors.
I must admit, though, that this isn’t groundbreaking news. I fully expect the iPhone 5 to have a slimmer body. I wouldn’t be shocked to see a larger screen and a tapered design. In fact, the only thing in this story that I’m unsure of is the gesture based home button.
So, this very well may be specs for the next iPhone, or it could be lucky guesses based on the slew of rumors reporting very similar things. Either way, though, we only have a month or so until we find out for sure!
What do you guys think about this? Is this case legit, or is it just another fake to add to the pile? And, of all the features this case hints at, which would you most like to see on the next iPhone? Comment or tweet it up!
Via: 9to5 Mac