Yet more iPhone 5 cases leaked, all but confirm form factor redesign

Over the past few weeks there have been a number of third-party case leaks for the next generation iPhone. All have appeared to be the same. They all show the device to be thinner, wider and have the mute switch on the opposite side to the volume buttons. The latest set of cases is no different. These come courtesy of Apple Insider.

The case also shows a redesign of the volume keys. Personally, I really like the individual round buttons on the iPhone 4. These still look individual, but are long and thin, taking up more space on the side of the device. This is perhaps the reason for the relocated mute switch. Again, as we’re used to seeing by now, the iPhone 5 will allegedly have a curved edge, instead of having completely flat, right-angled corners. The back is still flat, and slightly tapered, if my eyes aren’t deceiving me.

The cases shown are available from Shenzhen L&Y Technology. With so many manufacturers creating these cases, it’s certainly a good sign that we should see a larger iPhone come October. If it’s packing the dual-core A5 and a 4″ Retina display along with these design changes, I’ll be a very happy customer. What about you?

Via: Apple Insider

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  • Anonymous

    Sigh… looks like they’re not doing the dedicated camera button, which means no one else will.

    • Gilgaustus

      Apple would never do that, in case u didnt notice, Apple hates buttons

      • Anonymous

        I know. I was just kind of hoping against hope. Camera buttons are a lot more intuitive and mean that you can get to the camera from wherever you are, without an intermediate step.

        • http://www.iknowtec.com Chris Watson

          They are allowing the volume up button to be used as a shutter button in iOS 5 though. So all hope is not lost.

        • http://www.iknowtec.com Chris Watson

          They are allowing the volume up button to be used as a shutter button in iOS 5 though. So all hope is not lost.

        • http://www.iknowtec.com Chris Watson

          They are allowing the volume up button to be used as a shutter button in iOS 5 though. So all hope is not lost.

        • http://www.iknowtec.com Chris Watson

          They are allowing the volume up button to be used as a shutter button in iOS 5 though. So all hope is not lost.

        • http://www.iknowtec.com Chris Watson

          They are allowing the volume up button to be used as a shutter button in iOS 5 though. So all hope is not lost.

        • http://www.iknowtec.com Chris Watson

          They are allowing the volume up button to be used as a shutter button in iOS 5 though. So all hope is not lost.

        • http://www.iknowtec.com Chris Watson

          They are allowing the volume up button to be used as a shutter button in iOS 5 though. So all hope is not lost.

        • http://www.iknowtec.com Chris Watson

          They are allowing the volume up button to be used as a shutter button in iOS 5 though. So all hope is not lost.

        • http://www.iknowtec.com Chris Watson

          They are allowing the volume up button to be used as a shutter button in iOS 5 though. So all hope is not lost.

        • http://www.iknowtec.com Chris Watson

          They are allowing the volume up button to be used as a shutter button in iOS 5 though. So all hope is not lost.

        • http://www.iknowtec.com Chris Watson

          They are allowing the volume up button to be used as a shutter button in iOS 5 though. So all hope is not lost.

    • Gilgaustus

      Apple would never do that, in case u didnt notice, Apple hates buttons

    • Jasonlee1738

      Camera button is the volume up button

      • Anonymous

        That’s not a dedicated button.

    • Puchmayr

      ios 5 has the + volume button for taking the picture

      • Anonymous

        That’s not a dedicated button.

  • Arabianwarlord

    The iphone 4 is so much nicer lol… but nothing can beat the form factor of the 3gs (except for the form of the nexus s)

  • Mamarlotte

    Guys are you stupid, do you really not see that this is the ipod touch 4 with a bigger screen. This even looks like current ipod touch cases except with  a silence slider. This is the new ipod touch, not the new iphone…

  • Mamarlotte

    Guys are you stupid, do you really not see that this is the ipod touch 4 with a bigger screen. This even looks like current ipod touch cases except with  a silence slider. This is the new ipod touch, not the new iphone…

    • Anonymous

      Except there’s a hole for a noise-cancelling microphone on the top, near the headset jack. There would be no need for that if the device couldn’t make phone calls. Not to mention there’s a speaker and a microphone grill on the bottom near the 30 pin connector. (Also, headset jack is at the top, iPod Touch has it at the bottom.) 

      • Mamarlotte

        They can make changes to the new ipod touch, you can use it for skype. Why are there rumors that the ipod touch 5 would be 3g, you can use skype on it for calls.

        • Anonymous

          So you’re saying they’d put a 4″ display on an iPod Touch, give it a microphone at the bottom, a noise cancelling one at the top. (Essentially giving it all the iPhone hardware) and add 3G? That’s not likely, especially if they want to keep it as cheap as possible. 

          • Mamarlotte

            Why would they make such drastic changes to the iPhone 5 when the iPhone 4 sold so well. If anything they will change the camera, make the display a little bit bigger and maybe make it a little bit thinner. If Apple has any common sense, they would not make changes this drastic. This is and iPod Touch, not and iPhone.

          • Mamarlotte

            Why would they make such drastic changes to the iPhone 5 when the iPhone 4 sold so well. If anything they will change the camera, make the display a little bit bigger and maybe make it a little bit thinner. If Apple has any common sense, they would not make changes this drastic. This is and iPod Touch, not and iPhone.

          • Mamarlotte

            Why would they make such drastic changes to the iPhone 5 when the iPhone 4 sold so well. If anything they will change the camera, make the display a little bit bigger and maybe make it a little bit thinner. If Apple has any common sense, they would not make changes this drastic. This is and iPod Touch, not and iPhone.

          • Mamarlotte

            Why would they make such drastic changes to the iPhone 5 when the iPhone 4 sold so well. If anything they will change the camera, make the display a little bit bigger and maybe make it a little bit thinner. If Apple has any common sense, they would not make changes this drastic. This is and iPod Touch, not and iPhone.

          • Mamarlotte

            Why would they make such drastic changes to the iPhone 5 when the iPhone 4 sold so well. If anything they will change the camera, make the display a little bit bigger and maybe make it a little bit thinner. If Apple has any common sense, they would not make changes this drastic. This is and iPod Touch, not and iPhone.

          • Mamarlotte

            Why would they make such drastic changes to the iPhone 5 when the iPhone 4 sold so well. If anything they will change the camera, make the display a little bit bigger and maybe make it a little bit thinner. If Apple has any common sense, they would not make changes this drastic. This is and iPod Touch, not and iPhone.

          • Mamarlotte

            Why would they make such drastic changes to the iPhone 5 when the iPhone 4 sold so well. If anything they will change the camera, make the display a little bit bigger and maybe make it a little bit thinner. If Apple has any common sense, they would not make changes this drastic. This is and iPod Touch, not and iPhone.

          • Mamarlotte

            Why would they make such drastic changes to the iPhone 5 when the iPhone 4 sold so well. If anything they will change the camera, make the display a little bit bigger and maybe make it a little bit thinner. If Apple has any common sense, they would not make changes this drastic. This is and iPod Touch, not and iPhone.

          • Mamarlotte

            Why would they make such drastic changes to the iPhone 5 when the iPhone 4 sold so well. If anything they will change the camera, make the display a little bit bigger and maybe make it a little bit thinner. If Apple has any common sense, they would not make changes this drastic. This is and iPod Touch, not and iPhone.

          • Mamarlotte

            Why would they make such drastic changes to the iPhone 5 when the iPhone 4 sold so well. If anything they will change the camera, make the display a little bit bigger and maybe make it a little bit thinner. If Apple has any common sense, they would not make changes this drastic. This is and iPod Touch, not and iPhone.

          • Mamarlotte

            Why would they make such drastic changes to the iPhone 5 when the iPhone 4 sold so well. If anything they will change the camera, make the display a little bit bigger and maybe make it a little bit thinner. If Apple has any common sense, they would not make changes this drastic. This is and iPod Touch, not and iPhone.

          • Mamarlotte

            Why would they make such drastic changes to the iPhone 5 when the iPhone 4 sold so well. If anything they will change the camera, make the display a little bit bigger and maybe make it a little bit thinner. If Apple has any common sense, they would not make changes this drastic. This is and iPod Touch, not and iPhone.

          • Mamarlotte

            Why would they make such drastic changes to the iPhone 5 when the iPhone 4 sold so well. If anything they will change the camera, make the display a little bit bigger and maybe make it a little bit thinner. If Apple has any common sense, they would not make changes this drastic. This is and iPod Touch, not and iPhone.

          • Mamarlotte

            Why would they make such drastic changes to the iPhone 5 when the iPhone 4 sold so well. If anything they will change the camera, make the display a little bit bigger and maybe make it a little bit thinner. If Apple has any common sense, they would not make changes this drastic. This is and iPod Touch, not and iPhone.

          • Mamarlotte

            Why would they make such drastic changes to the iPhone 5 when the iPhone 4 sold so well. If anything they will change the camera, make the display a little bit bigger and maybe make it a little bit thinner. If Apple has any common sense, they would not make changes this drastic. This is and iPod Touch, not and iPhone.

          • Mamarlotte

            Why would they make such drastic changes to the iPhone 5 when the iPhone 4 sold so well. If anything they will change the camera, make the display a little bit bigger and maybe make it a little bit thinner. If Apple has any common sense, they would not make changes this drastic. This is and iPod Touch, not and iPhone.

          • Mamarlotte

            Why would they make such drastic changes to the iPhone 5 when the iPhone 4 sold so well. If anything they will change the camera, make the display a little bit bigger and maybe make it a little bit thinner. If Apple has any common sense, they would not make changes this drastic. This is and iPod Touch, not and iPhone.

          • Anonymous

            Why would they add phone parts to an MP3 player? They need to make drastic changes to the iPhone because the competition has pulled away and more people are buying the high-specced Android devices. They can’t make everyone wait longer than usual for an update and then release the same thing. 

          • Mamarlotte

            http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2011/09/iphone-4-tops-charts/ The iPhone 5 is the top selling smartphone on the carriers it is on. Why would they want to change anything drastically, the competition is not pulling away, because people want the iPhone more than people want an android.

          • Anonymous

            I know the iPhone 4 is the top selling smartphone, I posted an article on it this week. Android however has around 40% market share, iOS has 26-27%. Android is growing at a much faster rate. 

            What you are in fact saying is that the iPod Touch will have better specs than the iPhone 5 if they don’t change it. It’s simple. The iPhone is the flagship portable Apple device, it has to be the game leader. 

            Apple will not launch a 4″ iPod Touch and keep the iPhone 4 at 3.5″. They also will not put a microphone, plus noise cancellation mic on the iPod Touch as well as 3G. Who the heck will buy an iPhone then? I know I wouldn’t. 

            This is not an iPod Case. The iPod has and always will have only one grill at the bottom, and that will be for the speaker. 

            We have waited 2 months longer than usual for this iPhone update, it will be a major redesign. What you are arguing doesn’t make sense. 

          • Mamarlotte

            I am not saying that the iPhone 5 is not going to be a major upgrade, it will. I think it will sport a A5 instead of an A4 and beefed up insides along with a slightly larger screen. But people liked the look of the iPhone 4, to me this looks like the new iPod Touch. This is just a case there is no fact that this isn’t an iPod Touch 5 and the picture of the iPhone holding the case together is a fake. People liked the look of the iPhone 4, I doubt it will be changed that much.

          • Mamarlotte

            Also, if you are going by the picture inside the case, where is the front facing camera? THE PICTURE IS A FAKE! This is the new iPod Touch case.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bryce-Daniel/100000317807782 Bryce Daniel

            The picture is not what it looks like (the front anyways). Apple just gives case manufacturers the specs and it is up to them to make the cases then mock them up with images of pre-existing iPhones. If you notice, the image has a phone icon, so it cannot be a iPod touch, but it is also running and older version of iOS (no background). Apple is not going to just hand out their most treasured secret to manufacturers. I do admit that the current case design looks extremely similar to the 4th gen iPod touch, flat back, elongated home keys, tapered sides, but at this point in time, Apple has to release a new iPhone unless they want to fall behind in the market.

          • Mamarlotte

            Yes, but now is also around the time when the new iPod Touch’s are released.

          • Mamarlotte

            Also, if you are going by the picture inside the case, where is the front facing camera? THE PICTURE IS A FAKE! This is the new iPod Touch case.

          • Gbkny

            Phone against phone the iPhone is tops.  NOT operating system against operating system.  There is 1 phone with IOS but at least 50 with Android.  Come on.

          • Mmerc79

            Lets see…… ” why would they change the design when the iphone 4 sold so well” ……. ” you guys are so stupid ” …….. Ok what redicoulous statement should i adress first ? The origonal nintendo sold very well in the 80s , do you think it would sell so well today…. The origonal iphone sold very well…. Do you think it would sell so well today? Its called CANGING WITH THE TIMES AND UPDATING TO NEWER TECHNOLOGY !!!!!!!!!! Hello Mcfly anyone home ? It is imparitive that the iphone get a bigger screen…. Smartphones have become a larger part of peoples lives then even apple may have dreamed of. It needs a bigger screen ….. It needs a better camera… People use thier phone cameras for thier only camera so y not have a better one . It needs a faster processer for the more and more apps and functions people are using thier phones for now of days. It needs to be thinner and new to become more atteactive to buyers. There are great looking expensive cars that get redone every couple years…. People want new exciting designs in thier lives…… Whos really stupis here…… Ipod case….??? Do you not see the teardrop design in the case….. ? Get a clue!!

          • Mamarlotte

            Why would they make such drastic changes to the iPhone 5 when the iPhone 4 sold so well. If anything they will change the camera, make the display a little bit bigger and maybe make it a little bit thinner. If Apple has any common sense, they would not make changes this drastic. This is and iPod Touch, not and iPhone.

          • Mamarlotte

            Why would they make such drastic changes to the iPhone 5 when the iPhone 4 sold so well. If anything they will change the camera, make the display a little bit bigger and maybe make it a little bit thinner. If Apple has any common sense, they would not make changes this drastic. This is and iPod Touch, not and iPhone.

    • Shaa-chan

      I have to agree, these are just the new ipod touch 5 cases I bet.  They probably say iphone 5, cause it’s an easy way to through everyone off.

    • Erik

      Its an iPod? Why is there the “ring” button on the screen then?

  • http://www.facebook.com/JonM1988 Jon Martin

    Want

  • Rowanova

    An iPhone 5 “with” a four inch screen? I’d almost have a premature man-accident in my trousers for that! Sign me up…

  • Anonymous

    4 inch screen may make me switch but then again idk if I want to move away from lte.

  • Anonymous

    The device inside the case is just a photoshopped mockup. Not the actual device itself. Notice, no front facing camera, but it does have an ear piece. It doesn’t match any current Apple device. 

  • http://profiles.google.com/tim0619 Tim Hammond

    Looks like Apple is now trying to copy the HTC phones (Sensation, EVO and Thunderbolt).  Also, it doesn’t look like they will have a flash on the phone and most people say it will not be 4G.  They are now trying to catch up instead of lead.

  • http://profiles.google.com/tim0619 Tim Hammond

    Looks like Apple is now trying to copy the HTC phones (Sensation, EVO and Thunderbolt).  Also, it doesn’t look like they will have a flash on the phone and most people say it will not be 4G.  They are now trying to catch up instead of lead.

    • Mmerc79

      Hello !!!!!! What !!!!!! Apple does not need to copy htc junk…… Flash is a dying if not dead virus carying piece of crap software…….. And 4g is not yet a stable technology …. It drains your battery in ten min and the coverage is dog crap…. When the tech is improved to work right apple will use it. If they did now then the iphone would turn into one of these laggy crap bead battery droids

  • Jayden Khristian

    IPhone sucks major donkey dick… Android is the future..shitty ass phone is gonna be on 3G what kind of shit is that

    • f*ck off

      why are you reading an iPhone related website if you like Android so much?

    • f*ck off

      why are you reading an iPhone related website if you like Android so much?

    • f*ck off

      why are you reading an iPhone related website if you like Android so much?

    • Westsidetrash

      Don’t you wait to see it before you make that call. Cloud is gonna kick ass.

      • Westsidetrash

        *want

  • Mike

    …Couldn’t this just be the iPod touch fifth generation case?

  • Mike

    …Couldn’t this just be the iPod touch fifth generation case?

  • Anonymous

    4″. WANT.

  • http://twitter.com/iamdorkster DeLeon Hughes

    If the rumors are true, I’ll be super excited and pre-order definitely!

  • Daniel Wolfe

    oooh. i like the tapered back :) i sure hope your eyes aren’t decieving you. or me either :)

  • Daniel Wolfe

    Cam, since you have my email, can you email me the site where you can buy these? I think it’d be cool to have one :) Thank you! And btw, i agree with you. If this case is real, then it’s definitely the iPhone 5. Have a good day!

  • Uglyisevil

    It’s a freaking iPod case.  If not, I am so disappointed that Apple is making a thinner iPhone.  I recently had to resort back to my iPhone1 and love it.  It fits perfectly in my hands.  As for the new iPods, I can’t press any of the buttons and almost drop it every time I lock the screen or adjust the volume.

  • Dimitri

    If you guys are blind.. The picture in the case is a paper one…. U know the ones that come in a case when u buy one? Yea those look at it closely. For the kids that are saying it’s a new iPod touch case please look at the case again.. iPods will never have flash. I pods will never carry 3G why u ask? Simple. If you have a iPhone 4 or iPhone 4 which can go on the Internet threw ur carrier what’s the point of getting a iPod when u need another sim card and another data plan.. Carriers will not agree for it because then they will start losing money and no one will buy a iPhone since a iPod touch can use 3G. Also I do believe a new iPod will come out but only with a bigger screen, better camera and also a better motherboard. Faster I mean. I new iPhone with a redesign is better. Why keep the same old design? Yes iPhone 4 maybe huge ass sells but do you really think apple would take a year and half to release another phone just to make it look the same? No I really doubt it. Yes stuff happened in Japan. Yes a white iPhone came out. That does not stop the production for a new redesigned iPhone tho. If you are going to buy a phone now and days u play music on it. It’s either a iPod touch or a iPhone. You can’t carry both together everywhere right?

  • Anonymous

    Oh yeah I can’t wait and really hoping for a bigger screen size. I am limping along my old 3G that I ran over with my dodge ram1500
    Stillworks :) but the prosser in it is slow and locks up going into maps :( ………Oh and my photos suck with no Video recording so yeah been waiting to for the i5!
    Glen

    • Jcsilva46

      Whatever is i am going to buy it so who care how its going to be Cant wait come on apple hurry please

  • Dave

    Ya I maybe a happy customer but by now what we all want to know is when is dang thing coming out?!