A collection of Case-Mate cases for the redesigned iPhone 5 have popped up in AT&T’s inventory database, according to a new report.
The cases appear to show a tapered design and indicate that the mute switch has been moved to the opposite side of the device. And now the cases have apparently started showing up in stores, not just on the system’s database, claims the report.
This comes as an interesting observation that AT&T is apparently placing orders for the cases, even though recent reports suggest Apple may not be releasing an iPhone 5 after all. Instead, the company may only release the iPhone 4S, a handset nearly identical to the current model except for a faster dual-core processor.
The cases add more fuel to the ever-growing fire of rumors regarding a fifth-generation iPhone from Apple. While the company has yet to confirm such speculations, it is holding a press conference on Oct. 4, which could be when the iPhone-maker plans to unveil its latest smartphone.
According to details that have leaked out ahead of the launch, the iPhone 5 is going to have a marginally larger display than any of its predecessors, as well as a dual-core processor. An 8MP camera and iOS 5 are also supposedly going to be on the feature list as well.
However, recent reports have surfaced claiming defects in a certain manufacturer’s touch panels for the iPhone 5 which, if true, could significantly hinder Apple’s sales of the highly-anticipated device. If such accounts are true, Apple may prolong the actual launch of the fifth-generation handset until its supplies can meet the expected demand.