Alleged iPhone 5 Case Design a Replica of iPhone 4
Jayesh Limaye, Mar 17, 2011 1119 hrs IST
If new iPhone 5 cases from overseas are to be believed
Apple's fifth-generation iPhone or the iPhone 5 seems to have button placement and SIM card slot, placed identically to that on the iPhone 4, with flash and camera also being at the same positions, according to a report. The report states that the information is "reliable", but not "confirmed".
According to the report, these cases would be prototypes of the iPhone 5 cases, based on the mockup that was provided by Apple. If this is indeed true, then the earlier rumor that Apple was looking to abandon the steel outer frame of the iPhone 4 due to various reasons (mainly the antenna issue), is not true. Third-party cases have usually been a reliable source of information about design of upcoming Apple products.