New in OS X: Get MacRumors Push Notifications on your Mac

Resubscribe Now Close

'iPhone 5' Silicone Sleeves Already Arriving at AT&T Retail Stores

Earlier today, we noted that Case-Mate cases for the redesigned "iPhone 5" had appeared in AT&T's inventory database. The addition yielded the interesting observation that AT&T is apparently placing orders for the cases despite the growing feeling that Apple may not be releasing such a device and instead releasing only the "iPhone 4S" design that is nearly identical to the iPhone 4.


We now have evidence that cases for the rumored iPhone 5 redesign have already begun arriving at AT&T retail stores, as one reader has sent us alleged photos of iPhone 5 silicone sleeves that appear to have arrived at his AT&T store today. Like other cases for the rumored redesign of the iPhone 5, these cases appear to show a tapered design and the mute switch moved to the opposite side of the device.


Third-party cases continue to be essentially the only evidence in favor of a redesigned iPhone 5 even as evidence for the iPhone 4S continues to mount in the form of parts leaks, inventory database listings, and other reports from sources.

Related roundup: iPhone 6

Top Rated Comments

(View all)

42 months ago
Rating: 61 Votes
42 months ago
It definitely exists. Apple has just done a very good job of keeping it a secret this time around. I'm sure this exists.
Rating: 33 Votes
42 months ago
CONFIRMED!!! :D Time to go camp out in front of the Apple Store :D .... SEE YA!!!:cool:
Rating: 32 Votes
42 months ago
Ugliest packaging in history?
Rating: 29 Votes
42 months ago
"....despite the growing feeling that Apple may not be releasing such a device and instead releasing only the "iPhone 4S" design that is nearly identical to the iPhone 4"


you're kidding right? The only "evidence" that there is not an iPhone 5 is that the 4S was the only thing in the Apple inventory-- which is dumb because that makes perfect sense. The 4S is not a big deal, not a secret. The iPhone 5 is big enough of a secret it WON't be in the computer!

I don't know why you guys and 9 to 5 mac are so convinced there won't be an iPhone 5.
Rating: 22 Votes
42 months ago
I might be dumb but wouldn't AT&T know something since they are one of the biggest carriers ?
Rating: 16 Votes
42 months ago
This is crazy, I had pretty much come to grips with only getting a 4S ... but no way AT&T would be ordering these if a redesign wasn't being released.
Rating: 14 Votes
42 months ago

So many people are going to be disappointed next week. I better sell my stock now.


Go sell it then. Nothing stopping you.
Rating: 14 Votes
42 months ago
Can we fast forward to Tuesday, Please?? :apple:
Rating: 13 Votes
42 months ago
Real or not, let's not forget this...

http://www.macrumors.com/2009/10/05/leaked-3rd-gen-ipod-touch-cases-with-camera-holes-for-sale-in-u-s/
Rating: 12 Votes

[ Read All Comments ]