There have been a lot of rumors floating around about the iPhone 5, especially this close to the alleged launch date. The rumors have been that new iPhone will be slimmer, have a bigger screen, and have a curved design.

With all the leaked iPhone case pictures making the rounds, it certainly seems that way. Today we have new pictures from 9to5mac that give you a pretty good look at the potential design…

The pictures indicate that it will indeed be slimmer as well as wider, and feature a curved design. The ringer select is on the opposite side of the volume keys which is a change from the previous models.

According to 9to5Mac’s sources, the case is 5 inches tall and 2.8 inches wide. The iPhone 4 is 4.5 inches and 2.31 inches wide if that gives you any idea on the size difference.

What do you think of these specs? Is a bigger iPhone a better iPhone?

  • Hades

    Looks like a bigger 3gs.

  • Dan

    That is the new resigned iPhone 3GS.

  • Shannon

    When can we expect Apple to announce the next iPhone? I hope real soon because I’m tired of seeing rumor after rumor. (Not to take a stab at you, iDB, I know you’re just reporting the news…)

    • Mike

      Probably September when IOS 5 drops.

  • Jeff

    When can we expect iDB to stop reporting on stupid iPhone5 rumors that are never true and nobody cares about?

    • Alec

      When are you going to stop bitching and complaining about iDB?

  • ReanimationXP

    Why is noone thinking about the fact that they’re about to release a new iPod too? Looks like the iTouch 3G to me -_-

    • W

      I dont think iPods have a ringer switch (or whatever its called) they dont even vibrate!

      • ReanimationXP

        If they’re 3G they’ll be able to receive facetime calls -_-

  • Elmo

    Looks like an iPad 2 casing to me, with the rotation lock placed adjacent to the camera.

  • iMoe

    Looks like an iPad 2 casing to me, with the rotation lock placed right side of the camera

  • STK10

    It just looks like a 3gs case with the hole on the wrong side for silent mode. why no pic of the other side? are there no volume controls then? Proportionally the bottom looks like a 3gs or ipod touch. To me it doesnt look wider than a 3gs only a little slimmer like a touch, but still thicker than a touch.

    Im gonna go with poorly made chinese 3gs case.. or maybe iphone 5, new 3g or 3g touch case lol

  • Leon

    As long it has a bigger screen, I don’t care much about a new design, besides we are less than two months to find out, rumors right now are the less for me, but this bring me hopes of that bigger screen.

    Thanks iDB ^_^

  • Mike

    I don’t know what this obsession is with a bigger screen, the edge to edge screen looks rubbish imo and a bigger screen will make the devices bigger, pushing them towards the size of htc handsets which are huge in the hand and feel & look awful. If I wanted a bigger screen i’d buy an iPad, after all, this is my phone and is meant for calls and messages.

    • Matt

      I think you might be stuck in 2003 Mike. Phones are no longer just for calls and messages seen as though most smartphones have more technology in them than laptops from nearly a decade ago!

      • ReanimationXP

        Agree with Mike. One of the things that makes iPhone appealing is its’ size in comparison to the minitablet Droid X’s and sh!t

  • Daniel haffner

    They have to make it bigger this is America! Bigger screen, dual processor rules out same size case dimensions. Battery life would suck. They will need a wider and taller case to house the battery. Likely thinner too. They won’t get silly like HTC at 4.5 inches. Expect a 4 inch screen….3.7, only .2 inches more is highly unlikely

  • Southern edge

    If it’s bigger I’ll stick with the iPhone 4…

  • √Črico

    this is for hiphone.