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Case-Mate 'iPhone 5' Cases Headed to AT&T

Earlier this month, case manufacturer Case-Mate drew some attention for promotional images that briefly appeared on its site showing cases for the rumored redesigned "iPhone 5" form factor. Case-Mate quickly pulled the page, however, replacing it with a signup form for potential customers to receive information, as well as a note indicating that the company believes that Apple will be releasing both iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 models next month.

Hope for the arrival of the redesigned iPhone 5 form factor has been waning as Apple's media event approaches with no concrete signs of the device, but BGR reports that Case-Mate's iPhone 5 cases have now appeared in AT&T's inventory database.


The entries point to three different case designs for the iPhone 5, including versions of its Barely There, Pop!, and Touch Case lines. The appearance of the cases in AT&T's inventory system is certainly not significant evidence that Apple will be introducing a redesigned iPhone 5 next week, but it is interesting that the carrier is apparently at least making the effort to arrange for offering cases based on the design.

Update: TiPb actually reported on this development over this past weekend.

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Posted: 38 months ago
Good to see some iPhone 5 stuff instead of this 4s crap
Rating: 13 Votes
Posted: 38 months ago
I could tell you that my best friend works at AT&T and that he took a picture of his computer screen at work showing the inventory database..

Or i could tell you that I just made my own "inventory database" image with photoshop, took a picture with my iPhone and posted it here.



Easy as that..
Rating: 9 Votes
Posted: 38 months ago
Now we have iPhone 5!
Now we don't :(

Now we have iPhone 5!
Now we don't :(

Now we have iPhone 5!
Now we don't :(

Etc
Rating: 7 Votes
Posted: 38 months ago
Is it going to be an iphone 4s or an iphone 5? Enough already!
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 38 months ago
Um, if the image is accurate, then there is definitely an iPhone 5 in that design. AT&T is absolutely aware of what the new iPhone is going to look like, they've already field tested it for network stability at this point. It's not as if AT&T would order cases not knowing if they were going to need them or not. They aren't the greatest mobile service, but they certainly are not complete morons.
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 38 months ago


As much as I'd like to believe we're getting a redesigned 5, I doubt it. More likely this is

a) real
b) real in the sense that Case-Mate went ahead with making cases to be first on the scene in case they did come out
c) real in the sense that they made them but AT&T isn't buying them... notice they are all marked 0
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 38 months ago
How is this "not a big deal"? This is some of the most concrete evidence YET.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 38 months ago
How is this not "Front Page" news??
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 38 months ago

Barely There, for all your protection needs.


Seriously though, it could be that these are just the revision to the iPhone 4's case that they are calling iphone 5 since it is potentially the only model coming out.


Most people are assuming that if it was the same form factor they wouldn't call it the 5.
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 38 months ago
I'm just glad to see any news pointing to an iPhone 5 with a new design and possible larger screen. Though I'm about to give up hope, a piece of me thinks that maybe Apple just locked down production really good this year. No serious leaks. That or they're putting all the iPhone 4S crap out there to throw people off track, when it's really just the 8GB $99 iPhone 4 model.

I'll be especially disappointed if the iPhone 5 doesn't have 64GB of storage. I'm about full on space as it is. How can we be expected to store 1080p videos? That's going to eat up a lot of space alone!! And don't tell me iCloud. No way any cell network can handle millions of customers constantly uploading large 1080p video files all over the place. At least not in the next several years.
Rating: 2 Votes

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