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Aluminum dummy mold of the new iPhone for case makers pops up, confirming the design rumors

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Aluminum dummy mold of the new iPhone for case makers pops up, confirming the design rumors
We've been sent a couple of pictures that allegedly portray dummy units of the upcoming iPhone. Those aluminum dummies are generally used by case makers as molds for their products, so they can be ready with a number of accessories when the device launches.

The source from MobileDirect.ro, a mobile phone accessories distributor, says they have been invited to a couple of partner meetings at the IFA 2012 expo last week, where the dummy aluminum iPhone 5s were present, and they managed to snap a few shots.

Nothing really we haven't seen so far, just confirming the general elongated in comparison to the iPhone 4/4S shape, the two-stage back, and larger display, but one more drop of water in the rumor mill towards the grand unveiling next Wednesday. Have a peak in the slideshow below, and have patience with loading, as the original pics are pretty large.

Thanks, Silviu!

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posted on 06 Sep 2012, 05:55 3

1. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


iPhone used aluminum to make it look fancy but most people are using case to protected it from dents and scratch any way my plastic Galaxy S3 look the same as iPhone with the fancy case.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 06:49

4. hung2900 (Posts: 804; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Not the same. "Plastic" polycarbonat makes 4.8 inch GS3 much lighter than timy 3.5 inch iPhone..

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 06:05 8

2. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


Wow this is revolutionary if real (end of sarcasm).

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 09:57 1

7. JessJess (unregistered)


Wow that was a great comment (end of sarcasm).

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 06:35 1

3. andro. (Posts: 1960; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


From what we've heard from case suppliers recently is the exact same,while they couldn't give us the final details of the expected design theyve generally told us to expect the iPhone 4 design again with the more TV remote design and smaller charger port opening.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 08:49

5. networkdood (Posts: 6274; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Innovation at its best...

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 09:25 1

6. Veigald (Posts: 239; Member since: 13 Jan 2012)


If people were rational I'd sell my Apple shares looking at this fugly rehash of a good but aging design. But since people are mainly sheep, I'll watch Apple shares rise in value with the launch of the new iPhone. Makes you lose faith in mankind.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 09:59

9. JessJess (unregistered)


Reading comments like yours makes you lose faith in mankind, actually. Who are you trying to convince? Other people? Or yourself.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 09:58 2

8. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


Enough of this crap already!!! What's next??? Empty toilet parer roll last used by someone rumored to be one of the superb new iPhone designers???

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 11:14

10. Republican (Posts: 99; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


Apple users are superior.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 12:07 1

11. vddeguzman (Posts: 41; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)


In what way apple users are superior? An arrogant comment should be backed up by a convincing explanation

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