I had almost dismissed the likelihood of an iPhone 5 coming next week when the iPhone 4S product label was leaked, and then news came of a matching product showing up in Apple’s inventory. At this point I was just about convinced that my hopes of an iPhone 5 showing up were going to be shattered at the October 4th iPhone event.
Thanks to BGR however, my hopes live on. Remember those Case-Mate iPhone 5 cases that showed up and promptly disappeared a little while back? They’ve shown up on AT&T’s inventory, and unlike the iPhone 4S inventory rumor, there’s a leaked image to confirm it.
Could we see two new products launched next Tuesday? Some food for thought: perhaps the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 are being launched together because the iPhone launch cycle is becoming longer. Perhaps it’s so that Apple can put behind them all remaining lingering “Antennagate” demons, with a redesigned antenna. Who knows? I’m looking forward to next week for sure.