'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.

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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.

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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.

Top Rated Comments

Castiel Avatar
123 months ago
Score: 61 Votes (Like | Disagree)
theperipheral Avatar
123 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.
Score: 33 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sanz315 Avatar
123 months ago
CONFIRMED!!! :D Time to go camp out in front of the Apple Store :D .... SEE YA!!!:cool:
Score: 32 Votes (Like | Disagree)
isoMorpheus Avatar
123 months ago
Ugliest packaging in history?
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)
branjmb Avatar
123 months ago
oh brother

"....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.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Peace Avatar
123 months ago
I might be dumb but wouldn't AT&T know something since they are one of the biggest carriers ?
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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