Taller 'iPhone 5' Cases Begin to Appear for Sale

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001


    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.

    Article Link: Taller 'iPhone 5' Cases Begin to Appear for Sale
  2. ahbdesign macrumors member

    Mar 13, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Hope these cases actually sell in September/October! That would mean that there is a new taller/bigger iPhone! :eek:
  3. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    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.
  4. applesith macrumors 68030


    Jun 11, 2007
  5. FSMBP macrumors 68020


    Jan 22, 2009
  6. Mad-B-One macrumors 6502a


    Jun 24, 2011
    Southern Plains

    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.
  7. MacDawg macrumors P6


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Except the case makers were dead wrong about the iPhone last year
  8. Buckeyestar macrumors 6502a


    Sep 17, 2011
    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.
  9. nefan65 macrumors 65816


    Apr 15, 2009
    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.
  10. sulpfiction macrumors 68030


    Aug 16, 2011
    Philadelphia Area
    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.
  11. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030


    Oct 16, 2007
    This. Everyone made cases based on a tapered very thin design that looked nothing like the 4.
  12. aaalexxx macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2008
    Of course they line up. That's the way these case designs work. Reminds me of the chicken/egg dilemma :)
  13. Nozuka macrumors 68000

    Jul 3, 2012
    Please let the new Power/Dock connector be some kind of magnetic MagSafe thing!
  14. DrJohnnyN macrumors 6502a


    Jan 27, 2010
  15. iproductsuser macrumors 6502a

    Apr 13, 2012
    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.
  16. Stetrain macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009
    It wouldn't be really useful for safety of the phone, but imagine how nice the docking experience would be if it magnetically attached.
  17. KindredMAC macrumors 6502a


    Sep 23, 2003
    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.
  18. Nozuka macrumors 68000

    Jul 3, 2012
    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.
  19. bharatgupta macrumors regular


    Feb 28, 2012
    i think the next iphone will have color display and a touch screen!
  20. eternlgladiator macrumors 68000


    Jun 20, 2010
    Twin Cities
    Where are the volume button spots? This case is stupid.
  21. bookwrath macrumors member

    May 24, 2011
    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.
  22. hobo.hopkins macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2008
    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.
  23. Sylon macrumors 68020


    Feb 26, 2012
    Michigan/Ohio, USA

    Exactly. So many people started making those teardrop cases just to look like morons when the 4S launched. Which, I found hilarious, lol.
  24. I WAS the one macrumors 6502a

    I WAS the one

    May 16, 2006
    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.
  25. Stewie86 macrumors member

    Mar 19, 2009
    Houston, TX
    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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