3G iPhone Case Revealed?

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    A company called XSKN has revealed a case design described as an "iPhone 3G" case. The 3G version of the case is shown here, followed by the Original iPhone case:


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    The differences are slight, but correspond to the leaked specs given to case manufacturers. It also appears to be slightly thicker which was also previously claimed. The image of the iPhone itself appears to be a stock photo of the original iPhone, so no conclusions can be drawn from the icons and interface seen.

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    Is there a new iPhone coming then? Haven't heard much about it
     
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    looks like the wider slot in the case near the ear piece might indeed signify the presence of a front-facing camera.
     
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    i havent heard anything either, i think they are sticking with the original iphone forever :rolleyes:
     
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    Looks like a crappy case for the current iPhone.
     
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    Clues

    Good I could do with a little rounder back... makes more contact with the hand. The current model I find I only contact the edges when I hold it.

    Also notice on this case the enlarged opening around the ear speaker... for sensors/camera?
     
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    looks lardy arsed to me.
     
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    3G iPhone

    Seems to have a larger chin than the original - screen seems smaller - hopefully, colors are optional, as they would cheapen the overall appearance of the elegant design.
     
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    Enough about cases/accessories, just release the 3g iphone, I'm dying here!
     
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    Looks a bit wider to me too.
     
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    That's great that we have form factor and everything, but how about we get a more attractive case maker to leak some dimensions, eh? It's like this iPhone is the lost member of the Fantastic Four.
     
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    Looks really good, much better than it does now anyway imo!
     
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    I agree. I'l have to weight this up in person before replacing my current iPhone. It might be I wait for the next revision.
     
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    Riot!:D

    Personally I think :apple: will come out with a new land-line phone.:rolleyes::p
     
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    3g, 3 weeks from today!
     
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    I wouldn't say it's overly fat, the pics are of a silicone-backed case it would seem, so that's a good deal thicker for one. Second of all, you can get an idea of the thickness of the case from this shot:
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    Notice the silence switch. That's one thick case. Nevertheless, I wouldn't take these pictures at much more than face value: crappy renders from an obscure accessory mfg.

    This, along with
    http://www.vajacases.com/images/mobile/apple/iphone_3g/form_en.html
    tells us what we already know. There's an iPhone 3G coming, and it's different enough that it's going to require a new case.
     
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    What an ugly case..
     
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    I lol'd.
     
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    I second that. It looks a little bloated to me as well...
     
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    The larger opening on the top also lends credence to the rumors of a front-enabled camera for 2-way video conferencing! Woo Hoo!
     
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    XSKN's site is getting a tad sloooooooooooow....
     
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    How much do we expect the iPhone's weight to change?
     
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    My guess, if they drop the metal back, it would stay the same. If they keep the Alum back it may increase a little.
     
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    Although I doubt that Apple would give details of the 3G iPhone to a random company, who then, if this is real, screwed up, there has been previous rumors of details of the new iPhone handed to case companys, and the pics do look like what has been rumored, so I cant be sure really.

    Although, like I said, its all just rumors anyway, we will have to wait until WWDC to see for sure.
     
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    Still no light for the camera then? Even a crappy LED is better than nothing, and has been a standard feature on most "multimedia" phones for a good few years (my last 4 camera phones have all had a basic light of some kind).

    I realise that the camera is possibly the least important part of the whole device (and using a phone camera for any kid of decent shot is fooldhardy anyway), but even so, this seems an oversight to me.

    Still getting one though! Hard to make out much from these cases in terms of the actual phone though (if this is real).
     

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