Despite a number of "leaks" appearing suggesting Apple will unveil a modified version of its iPhone 4, new reports have emerged indicating AT&T has hedged its bets on the iPhone 5, creating sleeves and cases for the fabled smartphone.
The alleged leaked images of AT&T's iPhone 5 case stemmed from Apple rumour-mill MacRumors. The site alleged that the "leaked" images had been sent to it by an unnamed reader. The images showed a silicon case listed as being designed for the unconfirmed iPhone 5.
The sleeve's size and shape was markedly different from that of the iPhone 4. In its report MacRumors claimed that the sleeve's shape appeared "to show a tapered design and the mute switch moved to the opposite side of the device."
The newly "leaked" images of the sleeve suggest that AT&T may be hedging its bets that Apple will unveil the iPhone 5 on its 4 October media event. Previously a number of leaks, mainly from 9to5Mac's "Mr. X," had emerged suggesting the company was set to unveil a modified version of its current iPhone 4 at the event.
Apple is yet to release any official information on its next entry into the iPhone franchise.