While Apple is renowned for keeping all new announcements under its hat until it wants us to know about them, the same can’t be said for those who make their living off those products.
iPhone case maker, Case Mate, is one such company and it has given us a glimpse of what we should expect from the iPhone 5, which is due to launch in the middle of October – with 15 October the favourite date at the moment.
Case Mate briefly published renders of a number of new case designs to fit the new iPhone revealing that the new handset will have a thinner profile and a sloping aluminium back akin to the iPad2.
The renders were soon withdrawn from the site and now you will be redirected to a landing page for Apple’s new iPhone where the company joins in the speculation about the up-coming refresh.
Interestingly the company itself seems to believe there will be a double iPhone launch in October with an iPhone 4S joining the iPhone 5. This is based on information from “inside sources” who claim the 4S will be the same as the iPhone 4 but will the faster A5 chip and an upgraded 8 megapixel camera.
The various renders all seem to point to a similar design for the new iPhone and are in line with other rumours doing the rounds in the past few weeks. As always with Apple, however, we'll have to wait until it is ready to announce the follow-up the hugely successful iPhone 4 before we'll know for sure what the thing looks like.
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