New rumors about the iPad 3 Smart Cover and iPhone 5 case

New rumors about the iPad 3 Smart Cover and iPhone 5 case
A couple of new rumors have come from iLounge and look to shed some light on both the upcoming iPad 3 release as well as a possibility for the iPhone 5 release that is expected in the fall. The first rumor seems far easier to believe, and that has to do with the iPad 3, or more specifically a redesign to the Smart Cover for the iPad 3. 

The idea is that the Smart Cover for the iPad 3 will see additional protection to the back of the iPad. The Smart Cover for the iPad 2 was really just a cover for the screen of the iPad, and had no protection for the back. The new Smart Cover is said to be similar (at least in idea) to the Magazine Jacket by Incase, although we feel fairly confident in saying that Apple's version won't include an elastic strap, and will likely be held on with magnets once again. No word on if the case would also work with the iPad 2, but that seems unlikely. 

iLounge is also reporting that despite fairly constant rumors that the iPhone 5 would be a return to aluminum for Apple, and have a design reminiscent of the MacBook or iPad tapered edges, Apple may be continuing to use glass and ceramics for the iPhone case. The idea is that it is possible that Apple will go with Corning's Gorilla Glass 2 for the iPhone 5, but at this point it sounds like it is nothing more than some testing from Apple. Under Steve Jobs, Apple tended to build multiple prototypes with a number of different designs before choosing the winner, so that tradition may be continuing. That means it is very likely that Apple has prototypes for the iPhone 5 that are glass and some that are aluminum, but it's unlikely that a final decision has been made as to which it will be. 

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14 Comments

1. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Can we please focus on one iRumor at a time. Let's first get the big disappointment of iPad 3 before we focus on the even bigger disappointment that will be iPhone 5. So that all the baaaa-haaaa-haaaa-aaaaas can buy them and griPe quietly.

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 31293; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Shutup meg

10. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

lol.... [NO!]

3. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Go masturbate with your RAZR some of us are here to read news.

9. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

iDiD thAt already; 8 x's today (wheeeeeew, Am iExhAusted)..

16. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

do u have an affinity for every apple article? i mean would it be that hard to maybe (gasp) not read it if its that horrible?

4. jjjsong

Posts: 76; Member since: Dec 27, 2011

Why is it iphone 5 (which is always being referred everywhere) instead of iphone 6? So far to my knowledge, iphone iterations have been: (1) iphone (2) iphone 3G (3) iphone 3GS (4) iphone 4 (5) iphone 4S next one will be the sixth iteration and according to how they named the forth to be iphone 4, the sixth should be iphone 6?

5. Jphones

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Ha I agree but I guess Apple doesn't count the S as an actual New phone since its not but the consumers still buy it.smh rotten Apple. An phonearea stop censoring post.

11. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

"S" stands for 'S'emi upgrade.

6. MobileCaseReview

Posts: 242; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Numberically, 5 is after 4. Hence iPhone 5. Yes it is the sixth release of the iPhone, but generation and name are totally different things. So if you follow Apple's past tendencies of model releases, you will more than likely see an iPhone 5S before and iPhone 6, which by then will be it's eigth generation iPhone. Hope that helps.

7. jjjsong

Posts: 76; Member since: Dec 27, 2011

Well, I agree if they want to make it seem more natural to the consumers by increasing the #s (although the meanings are different from iterations). However, there was never an iphone 2 or iphone 3, it jumped right to iphone 4. Technically iphone 4 is iphone 2, while iphone 3G and 3GS are just "S"s from the first iphone.

14. jasongohjr

Posts: 75; Member since: Sep 26, 2011

Iphone4SS

15. WirelessCon

Posts: 311; Member since: May 11, 2010

@jjjsong (6) iphone 4G ?

13. PhoneLuver

Posts: 481; Member since: Jul 05, 2010

Meh. This is 2011 all over again! Talk about recycling ancient rumours!

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