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

Case-Mate claims
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

Related phones

iPhone 4s
  • Display 3.5" 640 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Apple A5, Dual-core, 800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB



1. tech-head

Posts: 133; Member since: Sep 02, 2011

Apple just reveal the dang phone!

19. NeXoS

Posts: 292; Member since: May 03, 2011

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

21. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 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.

2. darth8ball

Posts: 520; Member since: Aug 02, 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

3. tech-head

Posts: 133; Member since: Sep 02, 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.

9. Leodrade

Posts: 87; Member since: Aug 26, 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"

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.

8. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 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.

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.

6. iKingTrust

Posts: 716; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

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

12. darth8ball

Posts: 520; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

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

7. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Please...don't state the obvious. *hint of sarcasm*

10. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

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

15. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

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

11. Rick unregistered

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

13. darth8ball

Posts: 520; Member since: Aug 02, 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

16. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 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!

17. darth8ball

Posts: 520; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

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

18. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 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.

20. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 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 probably wont surpass the androids phone hopefully i am proven wrong.

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