updated 03:55 pm EDT, Thu June 5, 2008
iPhone specs change
Earlier reported design molds for the 3G iPhone have allegedly changed, potentially rendering case molds by companies such as Griffin useless. iDealsChina reports that the dimensions used by Griffin, and possibly other iPhone accessory manufacturers, are 2mm shorter and 0.5mm thicker than the newly leaked designs. While both incarnations of the 3G iPhone are heavily steeped in rumor, the news would badly affect manufacturers who have already invested time and money into the new cases.
Protective cases require a tight fit to be able to function properly, since any leeway could provide enough space for the device to move around and potentially damage it. When purchasing accessories for an unreleased device, it is advisable to ensure that the company provides a return policy should the case not fit.