Chinese manufacturers revealed yesterday a design document for some fifth generation iPhone cases, that showed major changes in the next iPhone's design: an extension of the iPhone 5's screen, curved edges, a touch sensitive oval Home button, a thinner profile and a rearrangement of the side buttons.
But that was yesterday. It seems that now, the team from 9to5mac has got their hands on an actual case for the fifth generation iPhone, supplied by a trusted source, they say. Reportedly, the source is reliable, being from the same channels that have previously provided accurate design schematics for the iPad 2.
If the cases are indeed the actual ones to be used with the iPhone 5, then previous rumours will have been confirmed. A few months ago, a Japanese site Macotakara talked about a thinner design for the next generation iPhone, with a curved, aluminum back. The Wall Street Journal also reported twice that the iPhone 5 would feature a thinner design, while in April, 'This is my next' claimed that the next iPhone will have a larger display, a gesture-based Home button and would be thinner.
On the other hand, other sources, on Reuters and Bloomberg have reported that the iPhone 5 won't be so different to the iPhone 4.
Since the rumours don't seem to agree on the actual design for the fifth generation iPhone, we'll just have to wait for September to see how Apple is going to surprise us.