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  • Alleged iPhone 5 Cases Suggest Great Similarity to iPhone 4


    Alibaba is showing off in its listings what's rumored to be images of new iPhone 5 cases.

    Although there's obviously no confirmation of such "legitimacy," the images at least appear to corroborate what we've been hearing for some time about the purported design of the forthcoming iPhone 5. Specifically, the changes between the most recent generations of the Apple handset won't be drastically different.

    Last week, Wiley discussed the new engineering images that supposedly show the iPhone 5 with an edge-to-edge screen. As Wiley concluded, if these images do prove to be genuine then the iPhone 5 may not see a significant change in case design. The new images from Alibaba, which has a fairly decent track record of leaking accurate case images, suggest that widespread suspicions about the iPhone 5 may be correct. That is, the forthcoming iPhone refresh will bear a striking external resemblance to the iPhone 4, with the exception of a larger display and edge-to-edge glass.

    Per Apple's annual summer tradition, the iPhone 5 is expected to be unveiled this June.

    Source: Alibaba
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Alleged iPhone 5 Cases Suggest Great Similarity to iPhone 4 started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 56 Comments
    1. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jahooba View Post
      I'm crossing my fingers for a bigger screen, but I have doubts: after ramping up production of the iP4's retina display, would they really retool after only a year?
      As a theme creator, don't you think that a bigger screen would be a pain for development because of all the extra res support?
    1. delusion950's Avatar
      delusion950 -
      Yeah old news
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      If the next iPhone(don't know weather to call it 4GS or 5G at this point :]) has an edge to edge screen, Apple and the 3rd party suppliers will have to make the cases that are naked, meaning they don't cover the screen at all...they would be FLUSH, like so many iTouch cases...not really a big deal people yikes! I look at it this way, at least the new cases won't mess with your $10 screen cover, by peeling it back hahahaha....i'll take 2 :]

      Im sure just like anything else software a script can be written to correct res issue's...no biggie :]
    1. Rob2G's Avatar
      Rob2G -
      Quote Originally Posted by AfterMercyFM View Post
      Why is everyone (writers on this site) assuming the phone will be called the iPhone 5? iPhone 4G or iPhone 4s or something seems more likely than 5. If these cases are any indication it seems to me, in my humble opinion, that it's just a small update. Okay, maybe a dual core processor isn't insignificant, but the design of the phone doesn't look to have changed much.

      Just my opinion, a pet peeve on people assuming things as fact when they could just as easily say "Next iPhone".

      Had to get that off my chest, sorry people.
      The "Next iPhone" will be the 5th iPhone, so calling it the iPhone 5 is not far off.
    1. AfterMercyFM's Avatar
      AfterMercyFM -
      I don't have an iPhone, I have the EVO with Sprint. But what I'd like to see the next iPhone have (and if anyone could do this, Apple would) is to have the entire front face of the phone a screen. No black bars on bottom and top, just screen. "Well what about the home button?" Could be on the side, or be done away with like some rumors suggest the direction Apple is heading for 'gestures'. That kinda detracts from having a front facing camera without that little hole being directly in the screen. Or instead of the speaker being in part of that top black bar it would just be a tiny rectangle on the top of it close to the screen's edge.

      Most likely will never happen, but it's a cool thought from the edge to edge screen top to bottom to go along with the left and right like rumors suggest.
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      is that a 30 pin dock connector I see on the side??
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ipodtouchman77 View Post
      is that a 30 pin dock connector I see on the side??
      No, it's for the SIM card slot
    1. taz1981m's Avatar
      taz1981m -
      I think they should call it the iPhone v iV lol oh wait then that would be IIII
    1. JerseyScottie's Avatar
      JerseyScottie -
      have you all learned nothing when it comes to these case leaks ? we all saw what happened with the ipad 2
    1. matrixhunter's Avatar
      matrixhunter -
      Quote Originally Posted by AfterMercyFM View Post
      Why is everyone (writers on this site) assuming the phone will be called the iPhone 5? iPhone 4G or iPhone 4s or something seems more likely than 5. If these cases are any indication it seems to me, in my humble opinion, that it's just a small update. Okay, maybe a dual core processor isn't insignificant, but the design of the phone doesn't look to have changed much.

      Just my opinion, a pet peeve on people assuming things as fact when they could just as easily say "Next iPhone".

      Had to get that off my chest, sorry people.
      Skip it and get the iPhone 6 then lol
    1. zoso10's Avatar
      zoso10 -
      Hmm seems kinda early doesn't it? We'll have to wait and see.
    1. redwolf's Avatar
      redwolf -
      Quote Originally Posted by pachi1972 View Post
      Please have a bigger screen...
      iPad
    1. sucram6791's Avatar
      sucram6791 -
      uhhh y cant they give us a new design?!
    1. The Amazing Atheist's Avatar
      The Amazing Atheist -
      Those cases make me wanna punch children.

      My phones are always caseless. This is the reason


      Sent from my iPod touch using ModMyi
    1. Antman217's Avatar
      Antman217 -
      Quote Originally Posted by AfterMercyFM View Post
      Why is everyone (writers on this site) assuming the phone will be called the iPhone 5? iPhone 4G or iPhone 4s or something seems more likely than 5. If these cases are any indication it seems to me, in my humble opinion, that it's just a small update. Okay, maybe a dual core processor isn't insignificant, but the design of the phone doesn't look to have changed much.

      Just my opinion, a pet peeve on people assuming things as fact when they could just as easily say "Next iPhone".

      Had to get that off my chest, sorry people.
      Well what about iPad 2... that's what it ended up being and I believe iPhone 5 will be easier for apple to name. Just number them, it never goes wrong lol.
    1. Pwned4life's Avatar
      Pwned4life -
      Screw how it looks I want to see what they do firmware wise show me the meat an potatoes so to speak it can look like a tin can as ling as what it does blows me away!
    1. ajl917's Avatar
      ajl917 -
      Quote Originally Posted by sucram6791 View Post
      uhhh y cant they give us a new design?!
      Maybe they are going to start a trend with their iPhones. Major re-design only every 2 years, which just so happens to be when my contracts run out, so I'm not complaining...

      Quote Originally Posted by Th3_Amazing_Ath3ist View Post
      Those cases make me wanna punch children.

      My phones are always caseless. This is the reason


      Sent from my iPod touch using ModMyi
      Had a soft case like that at first, it ruined my flash. As for my free bumper, I love it...
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      I don't expect it to change too much.
    1. morean51's Avatar
      morean51 -
      what are these cases they are horrible
    1. CZroe's Avatar
      CZroe -
      Quote Originally Posted by brbortscheller View Post
      Quote Originally Posted by AfterMercyFM View Post
      Why is everyone (writers on this site) assuming the phone will be called the iPhone 5? iPhone 4G or iPhone 4s or something seems more likely than 5.
      I would think they will call it the iPhone 4G[S].
      You are a complete idiot. It would need to have LTE to be called "iPhone 4G[S]"

      There was already enough confusion in the current generations with half the accessory makers and retailers labeling things "iPhone 4G" when there was no such thing. Now that we can keep things simple, why not? Assuming that there will be no LTE in the next iPhone, it will be called "iPhone 5." If they do add LTE, which they won't, they might call it "iPhone 4G," but "iPhone 4G[S]" would be another generation beyond that, assuming that they would want to continue that way.