And like that it’s gone. Before I could hit the publish button on this post, Case-Mate pulled the page in question and replaced it with a landing page. But for a second there, Case-Mate had what seemed to be a whole bunch of images of iPhone 5 cases loaded with a slightly different phone that looks rather iPad-ish.
Here we go again. Yet another trip around the iPhone 5 leak zone.
It’s hard to say what Case-Mate was using to display their cases. It’s unlike Apple to give accessory makers actually hardware. The pics shown on the now-removed product pages looked like renders anyway, but they were probably based at least partly on known specs. The result is a device with styling cues clearly taken from the iPad 2 and current iPod touch with a tapered back and thinner casing.
Case-Mate’s quick removal of the offending page seems to suggest that it wasn’t posted intentionally — although it could be part of a ploy to get people to this landing page and if was the intent, well played, Case-Mate.
Apple is said to announce the next iPhone sometime in the coming weeks. These images are just the latest in a long, long series of Apple leaks concerning the next iPhone. Gizmodo might have officially pawned Apple with its iPhone 4 scoop, but the iPhone 5 isn’t exactly a well-guarded secret anymore.
Started by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne, Apple has expanded from computers to consumer electronics over the last 30 years, officially changing their name from Apple Computer, Inc. to Apple, Inc. in January 2007. Among the key offerings from Apple’s product line are: Pro line laptops (MacBook Pro) and desktops (Mac Pro), consumer line laptops (MacBook Air) and desktops (iMac), servers (Xserve), Apple TV, the Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server operating systems, the iPod, the...