Even though there has been a lack of any concrete evidence of a redesigned iPhone 5 other than the leaked case designs, iPhone accessory manufacturers like Case-Mate and Chinese counterfeiters seem to be pretty confident that Apple will launch a redesigned iPhone 5 rather than iPhone 4S.
AT&T has just joined that list, as MacRumors reports that cases based on the leaked iPhone 5 case designs have started arriving in AT&T’s retail stores ahead of the iPhone 5 launch event next week.
We now have evidence that cases for the rumored iPhone 5 redesign have already begun arriving at AT&T retail stores, as one reader has sent us alleged photos of iPhone 5 silicone sleeves that appear to have arrived at his AT&T store today. Like other cases for the rumored redesign of the iPhone 5, these cases appear to show a tapered design and the mute switch moved to the opposite side of the device.
So far, we’ve only seen cases like these that have hinted at the possibility of a redesigned iPhone 5, whereas in case of iPhone 4S, we’ve seen leaked parts, packaging label and entries for it have also started showing up in Apple’s inventory system.
Surveys suggest that most mobile phone users want a redesigned iPhone 5, but it remains to be seen if Apple will give us what we want.