Case-Mate shows off iPhone 5 cases, pulls the page shortly after
Case-Mate published a page today featuring iPhone 5 case designs and pulled it just shortly after. If the case designs are the real deal we may be seeing an overhauled design for the iPhone 5 after all.
Case-Mate recently claimed to have inside info regarding the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S. (Which we are still a bit skeptical about.) As we get closer to an announcement we typically see a lot of case leaks but they don't typically come from a manufacturer as reputable as Case-Mate.
I'm personally hoping these cases are legit as the iPhone inside the case appears to be a drastic change in design and form factor. It appears to be similar to the iPad 2. Real, fake, or really fake?
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it could also be protecting itself from a false claim, or maybe they don't have a right to use apple's product names yet or some other reason.
But like when leaked movie footage hits youtube and then you see "Removed for copyright reasons by Warner Brothers." You have a pretty good idea that what was yanked actually was real movie footage. Something similar could be going on here.
However i read some stuff that ipod touch will be faced out, and apple will release a cdma ipod/phone type that runs tru net where you can make a call and text. And the new iphone will be just like the old iphone but with larger screen and thinner.
I dont know if thats true but the question is are they really lunching 2 different iphone.
i really think it will look a lot like the ipad 2 and have a 4 inch or more screen.
Not sure if it's technically or economically feasible, but it would be a great marketing tactic. People who are mid-contract with other smartphones could get an iPod touch 3G now, then upgrade it to do voice calls when their contract is up. No early termination fee, yet they can essentially buy an iPhone 5 in advance.
It would also remove a psychological barrier. People who buy iPod touches may not end up buying iPhones. This argument would disappear: "I already have an iPod touch, so I'll just get a free generic phone instead of an iPhone for voice calls."
Think about the gift factor. I'm not sure how easy it is to give someone an iPhone. Do you need to pay their cell phone bills as well? Or do you need to pay the full unlocked iPhone price? If Apple sells an iPod touch 3G, that uncertainty goes away. You buy it without a contract, and the giftee pays for the voice plan they want, if any.
And lastly, even if there were some iPhone 4 / 5 cannibalization factor from iPod touch 3G sales, Apple would still get revenue from carriers when users upgrade to voice calling. (They'll maintain their 2/3 profit share of the entire cell phone industry.)
im waiting to get this or SGS2 depending on which device is more compelling.
Here's hoping the screen is bigger and it's a 4g phone. That's the biggest potential improvements considering the iP4 will get iOS5.
I'm thinking I'll be holding out to the iP6, myself.
Sorry peeps, the next iPhone will be the spec'd up iPhone 4S, and last year's phone gets the bargain bin treatment wt 8Gb of memory.
Call me Magic8ball ;D
I like the design. Although I think the iPhone 4 design is almost perfect. I think the button on the right is the mute switch