The Best iPhone 5 Rumors We’ve Heard (So Far Today)

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New case leaks point to a bigger screen, and yes, curved edges

An Italian blog called got their hands on a reportedly leaked case for Apple’s iPhone 5. Last week third-party manufacturers Case Mate came under fire for accidentally publishing early images of what the next iPhone’s case is going to look like. These pictures seem to point to the same curvy design.


Head over to maccitynet to see more shots. If these pictures are real, it means that the new iPhone will be bigger than the current model and could have the rumored 4-inch retina display. Curved edges? At this point they seem like a lock, and if anything, the new iPhone 5 is shaping up to be a miniature version of the iPad 2. Not a bad thing.

Speaking of which…

Bummer: No iPad 3 this year

“Our latest research continues to indicate that there is no such device slated for production this year… There are prototypes in the supply chain related to the next-generation device, but our conversations with industry participants suggest that a new device will not be available until sometime in calendar 2012.” 

—J.P. Morgan analyst Mark Moskowitz, this time speaking with All Things D about the iPad 3.

We previously reported that it was unlikely a new iPad would hit shelves before the end of 2011. If you remember, the iPad 2 made its debut just a few months ago in March, so if you just purchased an iPad 2 there’s no need to sweat.

Long live the iPad 2.

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Chris Gayomali is a reporter at TIME. Find him on Twitter at @chrigz, on Facebook, or on Google+. You can also continue the discussion on TIME’s Facebook page and on Twitter at @TIME.

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