updated 04:45 pm EDT, Wed March 16, 2011
iPhone 5 case rumor shows safe design
One of the first of likely many iPhone 5 case leaks emerged on Wednesday with possible signs of a superficially conservative update. The prototypes, reportedly based on an Apple-supplied mockup, show a virtually identical design to the iPhone 4, including the locations of the camera, micro SIM slot and volume buttons. MacBidouille didn't glean whether or not the dimensions had changed.
The casing wouldn't automatically lead to a lack of externally visible changes. Rumors have persisted of a use the dual-core A5. It may use an eight-megapixel camera and carry 64GB of storage.
Case manufacturers in China are known to regularly get information about Apple device design in advance and accurately got the shape of the iPad 2 months early. The information has often been leaked out by factory staff willing to be paid off for violating Apple's non-disclosure deals.