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'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 roundups: iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6

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38 months ago
Rating: 62 Votes
38 months ago
CONFIRMED!!! :D Time to go camp out in front of the Apple Store :D .... SEE YA!!!:cool:
Rating: 42 Votes
38 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: 36 Votes
38 months ago
Ugliest packaging in history?
Rating: 29 Votes
38 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: 25 Votes
38 months ago
I might be dumb but wouldn't AT&T know something since they are one of the biggest carriers ?
Rating: 17 Votes
38 months ago
OMG! Is this for real? is it for REAL? wow... this is the biggest HOPE yet.

Guys, we might actually be seeing a redesigned iPhone 5! I don't know what to believe..

or should we take this as a grain of salt?
Rating: 15 Votes
38 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
38 months ago
Can we fast forward to Tuesday, Please?? :apple:
Rating: 14 Votes
38 months ago
What a big package (think) for a small iPhone case :confused:
Rating: 14 Votes

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