The official iPhone 5c case isn’t exactly Apple’s most widely acclaimed product design ever. Even if you love it, you have to admit it looks a lot like those brightly-colored, foam rubber shoes with the holes in them known as Crocs. And if you’re like me, and think the iPhone 5c case is pure trash, it seems almost insulting that Apple overlooked the iPhone 5c case’s design flaws and released it anyway.
According to a new report, though, Apple wasn’t just about to unleash the so-called ‘Croc’ case on consumers once, but twice. Not only did Cupertino intend for the hole-filled design to be the official case for the iPhone 5c, but they wanted to give the luxury, high-end iPhone 5s the same treatment.
Take this with a grain of salt, but over at his official blog, Michael Andrew is claiming that a source within Apple has passed on a prototype case which shows the iPhone 5c case was almost used with the iPhone 5s too.
This design, says Andrew, was almost used universally across Apple’s September iPhone launches, until cooler head prevailed and decided that premium leather cases without polka dots were more in-keeping with the iPhone 5s’s austere dignity.
Andrew claims the iPhone 5s case differs from the 5c case in the following ways:
Instead of the seven-by-five grid of holes that is on the back of the released iPhone 5C case, the case for the iPhone 5/5S sports a subtly different six-by-five grid of holes.
Unlike on the iPhone 5C case, the top and bottom of the iPhone 5/5S is not protected by the silicon case.
There’s a fair chance this ‘prototype’ is fake, it has to be said. Cases are easy to make, and I don’t have any doubt there’s some Far East casemaker pumping out iPhone 5s cases modeled after the iPhone 5c case by the thousands even as I write these words. Still, from my point of view, it looks like iPhone 5s owners dodged a bullet.
What do you think? Would you put this case on your iPhone 5s? Let us know in the comments.
Source: The Michael Report
Thanks: Sergei A.