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

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, 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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iPhone 5
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1440 mAh(8h 3G talk time)



1. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 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.

4. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

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

2. No_Nonsense unregistered

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

7. JessJess unregistered

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

3. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 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.

5. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Innovation at its best...

6. Veigald

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 13, 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.

9. JessJess unregistered

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

8. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 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???

10. Republican

Posts: 99; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

Apple users are superior.

11. vddeguzman

Posts: 41; Member since: Jul 12, 2012

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

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