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Old Jul 18, 2012, 08:11 AM   #1
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Taller 'iPhone 5' Cases Begin to Appear for Sale







Smaller bottom dock, and headphone jack
Cydia Blog notes the appearance of "iPhone 5" cases from TVC-Mall that correspond to circulating rumors about the next generation iPhone.

The case design lines up with the many part leaks and schematics that have been floating around for the past several months.




The appearance of case designs shouldn't be that surprising given the numerous leaks we've already seen. The cases, however, do represent some small level of confidence by Chinese manufacturers that the next generation iPhone will match the circulating rumors. This includes a slightly taller/thinner design with a smaller bottom dock connector and a bottom-placed headphone jack.

The next generation iPhone is already said to be in production for an expected fall launch.


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Old Jul 18, 2012, 08:13 AM   #2
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Hope these cases actually sell in September/October! That would mean that there is a new taller/bigger iPhone!
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Old Jul 18, 2012, 08:14 AM   #3
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hmmmm...have we done this before?
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Old Jul 18, 2012, 08:14 AM   #4
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Taken as a group, these case makers tend to be right more accurately than the reporters and analysts. If you start seeing any other companies doing this, consider it confirmed.
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Old Jul 18, 2012, 08:15 AM   #5
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I do believe the next iPhone will look like the leaked prototypes, but it's never best to believe third-party case leaks:
http://www.macrumors.com/2011/09/15/...vamped-design/
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Old Jul 18, 2012, 08:16 AM   #6
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Publicity?

I think that they are just producing it for publicity. Even if this design is right, there would be enough time to produce it when they can have more confidence because the amount of leaked parts is big enough - like when the first guts of the 4S appeared. This way though, the company is named in news and rumors and that is worth a lot of money as well.
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Old Jul 18, 2012, 08:16 AM   #7
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Taken as a group, these case makers tend to be right more accurately than the reporters and analysts. If you start seeing any other companies doing this, consider it confirmed.
Except the case makers were dead wrong about the iPhone last year
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Old Jul 18, 2012, 08:16 AM   #8
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I seem to remember lots of cases being made last year for a design that never came to be. I'd love it if this were the case (no pun intended) again this year. I'm no a fan of simply stretching the current design a bit in one direction, and the two tone back doesn't look great either.
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Old Jul 18, 2012, 08:17 AM   #9
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There were 2 large case makers in China that made the tear drop cases for the "Proposed" 4s a year ago. I guess they ended up just melting them down for traffic cones...?

I'll believe what the new iPhone looks like when Apple announces it.
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Old Jul 18, 2012, 08:18 AM   #10
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Taken as a group, these case makers tend to be right more accurately than the reporters and analysts. If you start seeing any other companies doing this, consider it confirmed.
Except for last year when even casemate was producing cases that were dead wrong.

Edit: I guess I should read all the posts before being redundant.
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Old Jul 18, 2012, 08:19 AM   #11
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Except the case makers were dead wrong about the iPhone last year
This. Everyone made cases based on a tapered very thin design that looked nothing like the 4.
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Old Jul 18, 2012, 08:20 AM   #12
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The case design lines up with the many part leaks and schematics that have been floating around for the past several months.
Of course they line up. That's the way these case designs work. Reminds me of the chicken/egg dilemma
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Old Jul 18, 2012, 08:20 AM   #13
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Please let the new Power/Dock connector be some kind of magnetic MagSafe thing!
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Old Jul 18, 2012, 08:20 AM   #14
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Old Jul 18, 2012, 08:22 AM   #15
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I don't understand the magsafe obsession. The phone doesn't weigh enough for that concept to even work. If you kick the cord, your phone will go flying even if it's magsafe.
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Old Jul 18, 2012, 08:24 AM   #16
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I don't understand the magsafe obsession. The phone doesn't weigh enough for that concept to even work. If you kick the cord, your phone will go flying even if it's magsafe.
It wouldn't be really useful for safety of the phone, but imagine how nice the docking experience would be if it magnetically attached.
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Old Jul 18, 2012, 08:24 AM   #17
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What I really hope for is an adapter for the new dock connector from Apple on DAY ONE so that I can keep using my Belkin auto charger dock in my car.
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Old Jul 18, 2012, 08:26 AM   #18
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I don't understand the magsafe obsession. The phone doesn't weigh enough for that concept to even work. If you kick the cord, your phone will go flying even if it's magsafe.
It's not even about that. Its just much easier to attach than any micro/miniUSB or IPOD Connector. No need to look for the right direction or the hole to put it in (thats what she said), you just bring it close enough for it to attach by itself.

Since i do that every night (and i often do it in the dark after jumping into my bed), it would just be a nice thing to have.
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Old Jul 18, 2012, 08:26 AM   #19
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i think the next iphone will have color display and a touch screen!
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Old Jul 18, 2012, 08:28 AM   #20
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Where are the volume button spots? This case is stupid.
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Old Jul 18, 2012, 08:30 AM   #21
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I do believe the next iPhone will look like the leaked prototypes, but it's never best to believe third-party case leaks:
http://www.macrumors.com/2011/09/15/...vamped-design/
I wasn't crazy about it at the time but I would much rather this be the 6th gen design. The current rumored design is pretty bad. With the two-tone back and being stretched vertically, it's a step back from the 4/4s.
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Old Jul 18, 2012, 08:31 AM   #22
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I wouldn't mind if the rumours were correct; the taller design has been growing on me as of late. I'm still not sold with the materials on the backing, but I suppose we'll have to wait and see about that.
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Old Jul 18, 2012, 08:31 AM   #23
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Except the case makers were dead wrong about the iPhone last year

Exactly. So many people started making those teardrop cases just to look like morons when the 4S launched. Which, I found hilarious, lol.
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Old Jul 18, 2012, 08:33 AM   #24
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I don't know what's going on with Apple... It seems the same form factor and design will be on the iPhone 5 or whatever they'll calling it.
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Old Jul 18, 2012, 08:33 AM   #25
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Aww man. Don't get me wrong, the iPhone 4 and 4S design is great. But after 2 years, I'm used to the usual design upgrade, not just taller. I sure hope Apple is fooling us into thinking this is the design and come up with the actual design at the event. =\
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