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Case-Mate claims "inside-resources" in saying Apple will launch iPhone 5 and 4S next month

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On-line case retailer Case-Mate claims to have some inside information on Apple's intentions for the next-gen Apple iPhone launch expected next month. Case-Mate has put up a special page on its web site for the next-gen iPhone where you can fill out a form, asking to be notified when the new line of cases for the Apple iPhone 5 become available.

Case-Mate says that it has "inside-resources" that have given them information on the form factor of the next-gen iPhone and the launch date. So when the word "rumor" is used by Case-Mate, it has more weight than other reports. According to these "inside-resources" the Apple iPhone 5 will have a new form factor, will be wider and thinner than the iPhone 4 with a screen as big as 4 inches and an extended length home button. The next-gen iPhone will feature an 8MP camera, wireless charging and iOS 5 which offers wireless storage capabilities via iCloud. It will be available in black and white in 16GB and 32GB variants.

According to these "inside-resources", Apple will also launch the iPhone 4S which will have the same exact form factor as the current iPhone 4 but will offer an A5 dual-core processor and an 8MP camera, like the iPhone 5. Both the Apple iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S will launch in early October.

Yes, case designers need to get early specs on new phone models so that they can have inventory ready when a phone launches, but there really is nothing that Case-Mate's "inside-resources" has told them that hasn't already been leaked before. A lot of the speculation makes sense, but we won't know for sure until we see what Apple has up its sleeve, possibly as soon as the end of this month.

source: CaseMate via AppleInsider

"Inside-Resources" have given Case-Mate an insight to Apple's iPhone plans


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posted on 15 Sep 2011, 14:58 3

1. tech-head (Posts: 132; Member since: 02 Sep 2011)


Apple just reveal the dang phone!

posted on 17 Sep 2011, 01:12 1

19. NeXoS (Posts: 278; Member since: 03 May 2011)


Apple needs case manufacturers to make cases at launch, because otherwise, their antennas won't work!

posted on 17 Sep 2011, 11:22

21. quakan (Posts: 1190; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


marketing scheme from case-mate so that when the iPhone 5 drops people will rush to their site...i've also been seeing a lot of ads from them on youtube and many other sites recently.

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 15:23

2. darth8ball (Posts: 519; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


Ok so why would the case designer need to know the processor capabilities to design the case, wouldn't they just need to know size button location and button size?

secondly reading the article it sounds as if the i4S has a dual core but not the i5

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 15:28 1

3. tech-head (Posts: 132; Member since: 02 Sep 2011)


i4S : Same Design. Dual Core CPU.
iP5 : 4 to 4.5in Screen
Up resolution to keep retina display(Or go amoled plus)
Dual Core.

That or bye bye apple for me.

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 19:57 2

9. Leodrade (Posts: 87; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)


AMOLED PLUS is Samsung's property, so i guess with this patent war that is going on betwen Samsung and Apple, Samsung won't make the same mistake of "providing the enemy with their own supplies"

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 15:36 1

4. dcgore (unregistered)


I dont think the 4S is true. Apple will keep the iphone 4 the same way it is and lower its storage to sell it as an entry phone. Why would apple put a dual core processor and increase the cost of the phone overall.

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 19:20

8. ayephoner (Posts: 837; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


if they decrease storage, and some design features (glass back to plastic) they could up the processor and camera and probably have it at about the same cost. i think this is their plan.

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 16:21

5. jdt (unregistered)


If you think about it apple is basically doing a Samsung move. The 4S is basically the Galaxy R or Z and the 5 is the S2.

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 17:37

6. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


I don't know what to think. For once I am lost for thoughts.

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 10:15 1

12. darth8ball (Posts: 519; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


That has never stopped you from posting anyway in the past.....LMFAO

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 18:05

7. corporateJP (Posts: 1555; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Please...don't state the obvious.

*hint of sarcasm*

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 06:11 1

10. andro. (Posts: 1956; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


minimum changes again...rejoice islaves your year fix is almost here

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 10:53

15. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


What are the radical changes android phone makers come out with?

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 08:52

11. Rick (unregistered)


Apple are following the same market strategy as samsung did by offering galaxy s2 and r

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 10:19

13. darth8ball (Posts: 519; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


taking a popular platform and making variations to fit an even broader area of consumer is a smart strategy, Apple only has one platform so that is their only move but Sammy is going with their best foot forward and making variations to suit a wider consumer audience. BRAVO

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 10:55

16. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


I have a feeling Apple is going to do something really big here. Something that is completely unexpected.

I could be wrong, but that's the feeling I have. iPhone 5 will be huge!

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 11:08

17. darth8ball (Posts: 519; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


I want to know.....no BS.....would you really not be praising the awesomeness of the i5 no matter what it comes out with or without?

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 11:20

18. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


No if it comes out and is a big fail then I won't. It hasn't happened yet. On top of that what I really like is iOS. That's what really revolutionized smartphones. It's not the design or hardware.

posted on 17 Sep 2011, 08:25

20. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


i hope iphone 5 is something big and surpasses all these dual core android phone so it i have a reason to get it but if it only matches these new android phone then il be happy with my s2 and ip4 with ios5 when released...it probably wont surpass the androids phone hopefully i am proven wrong.

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