iPhone 5 Hard Shell Cases Begin to Appear for Sale

Monday August 22, 2011 9:38 PM PDT by Arnold Kim
New "iPhone 5" cases based on the leaked design document have started appearing online. True Supplier has posted a new "hard shell" case design for the iPhone 5, in addition to the soft case designs we'd seen previously.

These new cases show the same tapered back design of the leaked design document, as well as the mute switch being moved to the other side.




We'd previously had renders made based on the design document. The general size and shape of the device should accurately reflect the leaked specs, but details such as the screen size and home button shape were based on the subjective choices of our artist.



The production and sale of these cases suggests that at least some Chinese case manufacturers are confident enough in the leaked case design specifications that they are willing to gamble some amount of money in creating these early cases. There is an enormous financial incentive to have inventory on the launch day of any new Apple device, as Apple doesn't provide suppliers with detailed designs specifications until after the public launch of the device.

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Posted: 41 months ago
Now, lets keep out fingers crossed for the Matte Black finish !


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Posted: 41 months ago


There was never an antenna problem with the iPhone 4.


I'm afraid even I can't believe that..we just got them at work and there clearly is if you dont have a case for them.
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Posted: 41 months ago
I don't see this as a gamble; Making one of these probably costs like 2cents of plastic which they will later retail for $10-30 so its HUGE profits and I guess if the design changes they can just melt the plastic for re-use or sell it to a recycling plant and have no net loss...
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Posted: 41 months ago

There's no issue, only the perception of an issue.

I have used an iPhone 4 for 10 months now, never had one dropped call, and only have signal issues when I'm in the underground (as everyone does). I know of not one single person that has had any 'signal issues' with their iPhone 4. Most are not even aware of this 'antennagate' crap.

Just a couple of blogs making a whole lot of noise.


It very much depends on your geographic location, which is why you and your neighbors might not have issue.

I use the iPhone 4 without a case, but in low signal areas, like my house, I have to be aware of how I am holding it, as I can cause the signal to drop out completely.

arn
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Posted: 41 months ago

There's no issue, only the perception of an issue.

I have used an iPhone 4 for 10 months now, never had one dropped call, and only have signal issues when I'm in the underground (as everyone does). I know of not one single person that has had any 'signal issues' with their iPhone 4. Most are not even aware of this 'antennagate' crap.

Just a couple of blogs making a whole lot of noise.


My experience is the total opposite. EVERY person I know with the iPhone 4 has had problems with reception. That's the reason I didn't bother upgrading, well that and the lack of 64gb. Still using my 3GS. Clearly Apple know there is an issue or they wouldn't given away free bumpers and had the press conference where they showed other phones being throttled and suffering the 'same' problem. I love Apples stuff but I am not blind to the fact that there is an issue with the antenna on the iPhone 4. It obvious that if you use it in an area with strong signal you will probably be ok but once that signal gets a bit weaker, one little finger on that gap on the bottom left and the reception is lost. I've tried it on every iPhone 4 I've had a go on and it happens every time.
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Posted: 41 months ago
I don't care what it looks like as long as it has a bigger screen! :):apple:
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Posted: 41 months ago

I will raise my hand as a counter-example to your statement. If I hold my iPhone 4 where it covers the bottom corner, I can watch my bars go from 5 to 4 to 3 to 2 to 1 and then "No Signal" almost as fast as you can read that. I don't WANT to use a case, but it's either that or not be able to use the phone, you know, as a phone.

So, I guess you now know one person with the issue. :D


thank you I have the same problem on both of my iPhone 4's. i guess some people are either in denial or we must be holding it wrong LOL
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Posted: 41 months ago
I can't believe it. Not sure why you guys won't admit it. Locked into contracts you don't want to buy out? No cash?

The iPhone 4 is the best phone on the planet by far. Dropped calls are rare. It works in most countries. It does not have to be tied to the isolated CDMA system. It's reliable. The OS is the best.

Buy an iPhone 4 and enjoy your phone! Or buy a 5, because I'm sure they will be better.
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Posted: 41 months ago
lol you people know really nothing about china. i lived there several years and did business.

if you knew chinese male business men you would know they have no creativity, dumb as it can get. but when they smell business, they will do just anything.

of course they will produce iPhone5 shell cases. because some idiots will buy it. and as long as they can make a buck, they will make it. that's why they are grown: to make money.
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Posted: 41 months ago


By the same token, I've had people tell me how much better calls sound after having the iPhone 'repaired'. More often than not, it was easier for the store just to hold onto the iPhone for a few days, return it, and let the customers mind fill in the blanks.


I got the 4 when they very first came out and some issues including reception. But when I took it in, they gave me a new one and it has never had any issues at all. I can't even lose signal if I try.


Yup.
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