iPhone 6 Cases and Images Circulating on Amazon Based on Rumor, Don't Offer Insider Information

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Prior to the launch of a new iOS device, accessory manufacturers often create cases months in advance in an attempt to gain publicity and score pre-orders from users eager to protect their new devices. These cases are often created based on leaked schematics and the manufacturers themselves rarely have any information on the devices they're creating cases for beyond what's seen on rumor sites.

    While third-party cases for the iPhone 6 have been available for purchase for months, several different cases from popular accessory manufacturer Spigen have been generating a growing amount of interest on Amazon.com.

    Spigen has listed multiple cases, both for the 4.7-inch iPhone and the larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6, which it has taken to calling the "iPhone Air." MacRumors has been contacted several times in regard to these cases, which many readers believe offer legitimate details on the iPhone 6 because they're coming from a "reputable" source.

    Spigen uses photoshopped iPhone 5s images with curved edges to fit into its iPhone 6 cases, which are undoubtedly based on leaked schematics that have been circulating around the Internet for months. The images do not offer any insight into the next-generation iPhone's appearance and Spigen's "iPhone Air" moniker for the 5.5-inch iPhone is a mere guess, based on a term bandied about by Chinese media reports. Spigen's September 30 release date also delivers no inside information about the iPhone 6, as it is a safe date in line with rumors pointing towards an early September introduction.

    Along with the cases posted on Amazon by Spigen, Amazon Japan also made headlines last week when an iPhone 6 listing appeared with specific details on the iPhone 6, including a 4.7-inch display, dimensions of 13 x 6.5 x 0.7cm, and a weight of 113 grams.

    Many sites reported on the listing as a leak directly from Amazon.com, but in fact, it was listed by a third-party seller who used images taken from MacRumors and coupled them with details derived solely from rumors. The listing was later removed by Amazon.

    As we draw closer to the launch of the iPhone 6, similar "leaks" will undoubtedly pop up from seemingly reliable sources taking advantage of the iPhone 6 frenzy, but it is important to note that accessory makers and third-party vendors are unlikely to have insider information sourced directly from Apple.

    Article Link: iPhone 6 Cases and Images Circulating on Amazon Based on Rumor, Don't Offer Insider Information
  2. nepalisherpa macrumors 68020


    Aug 15, 2011
    LOL...duh! We have seen this before! Let's just wait!
  3. keysofanxiety macrumors 604


    Nov 23, 2011
    Yep, and on every occasion I can remember, they've failed miserably. I like to think Apple change the shape the day before production, just to put these guys out of business.
  4. Alphabetize macrumors 6502


    Oct 6, 2013
    I'm so getting that 5.5" iPhone if it actually comes out.
  5. whsbuss macrumors 68040


    May 4, 2010
    SE Penna.
    I could agree with you, but if they don't make them they won't be available at launch. I always grab a case at launch
  6. OriginalMacRat macrumors 6502

    Mar 9, 2007
    I'm still waiting for the PowerBook G5! :mad:
  7. Taipan macrumors 6502

    Jun 23, 2003
    OK, this time I'm the one to say it: This article doesn't have anything that could even remotely be called info. And, equally stupid, they're calling it the "iPhone 6 Air"... :rolleyes:
  8. ZacNicholson macrumors 6502a


    Jun 25, 2011
    I hope its not a rumor that miley cyrus will have her tape leaked later this week ;)
  9. T-Will macrumors 6502a


    Sep 8, 2008
    Can't wait for Apple to troll us with the tear-drop iPhone 6 design. Then I can finally use that case I bought 2 years ago for the iPhone 5 redesign. :D
  10. TouchMint.com macrumors 68000


    May 25, 2012
  11. mtneer macrumors 68020


    Sep 15, 2012
    Why should Apple do that. This whole frenzy around Apple product launches serves Apple like no other company. It's not like these folks are dictating product directions to Apple not does Apple care. But why refuse any publicity??
  12. AngerDanger macrumors 68030


    Dec 9, 2008
    It gets much better once Chinese knock-off iPhone producers start making fake iPhone 6s based on designs that may never come into fruition, running some horrible Java-based operation systems. That's what happened when Apple released the iPhone 4s:

  13. exizeo macrumors regular

    Mar 23, 2014
    I love the $14 savings you get on it.

    That makes sense.
  14. surfingarbo macrumors regular


    Jun 12, 2011
    Calgary, AB, Canada
    It appears Amazon Japan are using the MacRumors commissioned renderings of the iPhone 6.

    Edit: The article already says that. I must have skipped over it in shear excitement for the new phone. Sorry guys.
  15. ryansimmons323 macrumors regular

    Oct 5, 2011
    It's a pretty big gamble for these companies.

    Sure, we know this design is most likely to be final, but that most certainly isn't for definite.
  16. ChrisCW11 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 21, 2011
    Sweet revenge

    It would be amazing if all the "leaked" content was for some shadow product that was designed to hide the real design of the iPhone 6.

    Unfortunately I think the reality is the new cases will fit the new iPhone 6 like a glove.
  17. CrazyForApple macrumors 6502a


    Dec 31, 2012
    Buffalo, NY
  18. SMIDG3T Suspended


    Apr 29, 2012
    I appreciate that this is a rumour site but it's all getting silly now and has for a while.

    There will be no 5.5-inch iPhone this year, we are only going to see the 4.7-inch iPhone 6.
  19. Enabledobject macrumors 6502


    Apr 27, 2014
    There will be no 4.7 iphone this year. Only 5.5" phone will be made. Everything else is vapor ware.
  20. Josh125 macrumors 6502


    Apr 28, 2008
    Katy, TX
    The irony of this post is palpable.
  21. testcard macrumors 68020


    Apr 13, 2009
    Middle England
    My iPhone 6 Air case arrived today. Fits perfectly.
  22. pmau macrumors 65816

    Nov 9, 2010
    Wait... what???

    I already bought 10 cases for my new 4.7" and 5.5" iphone as well as my multiple incarnation of iWatch sizes...
  23. cocky jeremy macrumors 68040

    cocky jeremy

    Jul 12, 2008
    Columbus, OH
    Oh really? Glad to know that Tim Cook is on MacRumors. :rolleyes:
  24. Enabledobject macrumors 6502


    Apr 27, 2014
    Are you the one who left this review?
    "This case is amazing! Ultra light weight and super protective. I was afraid the projected keyboard and external display may be obscured, but no issue what so ever! Absolutely perfect!"
  25. unibility macrumors 6502

    Apr 6, 2012
    It's not even out yet and it's already already more than half off.

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