While recent reports have quashed the possibility of an all-new iPhone 5 — and evidence has suggested an iPhone 4S will be the only device Apple announces on October 4 — iPhone 5 cases delivered to AT&T keep our dreams of all-new iPhone alive.
Not only has AT&T begun listing iPhone 5 cases from Case-Mate in its inventory, but the carrier has also taken delivery of silicon cases for a completely redesigned iPhone. The cases are identical to all of those we’ve seen for the iPhone 5 so far — suggesting a significantly thinner iPhone with a larger screen and a tapered, teardrop design.
One AT&T employee has provided MacRumors with these photographs of a silicon iPhone 5 case delivered to one of the carrier’s stores.
Despite the mounting evidence against an all-new iPhone 5, it’s still very hard to rule the device out completely — especially with a carrier like AT&T ordering cases for the device. Could it be Apple’s, “one more thing”?.