CultofMac profiles one case manufacturer who remains confident in the tapered iPhone 5 design that has been circulating for months.
Hard Candy is in the process of manufacturing 50,000 of these cases and sending them to stores. The company based their cases on dimensions received by three different sources.
What stood out to us, however, was that their dimensions seem very different than the ones from other case manufacturers. The specs from Hard Candy include:
- Large 4.44-inch screen.While the general shape is identical to the other tapered designs, Hard Candy's cases fit an iPhone with a 4.44-inch screen. This is notably larger than the other cases that we've seen.
- It is significantly bigger than the iPhone 4, but the case tapers, making it feel a lot thinner.
- Large, lozenge-shaped Home button (This is rumored to be integrated with new Assistant function, allowing tasks to be controlled by voice).
We're not sure why there is such a discrepancy, but at least some of these early cases are going to be wrong, if not all of them.
There's been some ongoing debate about whether or not Apple will release an iPhone 4-liked design or a new tapered design as shown above. Apple is holding their media event at 10 a.m. Pacific / 1 p.m. Eastern on October 4th, so we'll find out soon enough.