Once again, we feed that insatiable demand for iPhone 5 information, this time with unintended leaks from Case-Mate of some telltale iPhone cases.
In case these look just like ordinary cases to you, notice that the iPhone within (iPhone 5?) has an aluminum back rather than the glass back of the iPhone 4. You can also tell that the iPhone is thinner, wider, and it’s tapered with a teardrop shape.
That’s in keeping with what we’ve seen before, so let’s add this to the huge pile of evidence that the iPhone 5 will indeed be different from its predecessor. Meanwhile, whoever the poor soul at Case-Mate is who posted these pics is probably currently being called onto the Apple carpet.
Whether or not we’re looking at the iPhone 5 inside these colorful cases is mostly speculation, but Case-Mate inadvertently provided one piece of evidence: the rapidity with which this product shot was removed from its site.
Given the plethora of leaks we’ve seen during this run-up to the iPhone 5′s release, we’re thinking that from now on, cases for any new iPhone will be further delayed, to such an extent that no case maker — in China or elsewhere — will have access to the iPhone design before it’s officially released to the public.