BGR is reporting that they have obtained images of some next-generation iPhone cases. But these aren’t the same iPhone 5 cases we’ve seen popping up all over Asia for the past month. They are actually for the iPhone 4S.

The tech blog received the images from a source within AT&T’s retail chain. The tipster claims they are starting to see accessories come in for the Apple’s new smartphone. The proof is in the pictures, as the new cases don’t appear to be for the current model…

The images show the new iPhone cases sitting next to older versions. You’ll notice that the camera hole is much larger in the refreshed cases than the ones for the iPhone 4. The new cases also look slightly larger, overall, than their predecessors.

This lines up with rumors we’ve heard that Apple will be releasing a smartphone this Fall, similar to the iPhone 4, but with a better camera. As you can imagine, a larger camera sensor would require a larger opening. Maybe the flash has even been improved.

Given the fact that these are Speck and Ottterbox cases, and that we’ve already seen a similar Otterbox case today, we have to believe these are legit. It looks like the iPhone 4S is real. Now the only question is, where’s that iPhone 5?

Update: BGR has updated their post, stating that they have received numerous reports (as have we) that these are not new cases. Carry on.

  • Artkin

    Nope. The ones on the right are Verizon i4 cases.

  • thefallen83

    Reality check: this info is bullocks. We have had this case for a while.

  • RF9

    Agreed, this post is bogus. Speck enlarged the camera hole because of the flash reflecting off the case and back in to the camera lense. This is an iPhone 4 AT&T/Verizon case. It has nothing to do with iPhone 4S

  • Mike72

    You guys are getting annoying with this freakin iPhone rumor stuff every few hours!

    • It’s not like you’re being forced to read them…

      • thefallen83

        Sebastien I respect your work but… the whole purpose of YOU having a BLOG is that people will read this… that how you make a couple of bucks from it, isn’t it? So… since that’s no secret people expect serious things and not some crap for the sake of driving readers to come here. I personally think your reply could have been better than that, don’t you think?

        thefallen83… yeah… I still follow you on Twitter.

    • djtothee

      I agree you don’t have to read them but it makes you interested but at the same time Winds you up because there is so many contradictions between them all the time it is really annoying!

  • ip4

    i agree w/ Artkin. larger “camera hole” area is something i’ve seen on Verizon cases, and they are literally the exact same size as the one pictured.

  • djtothee

    Can’t believe everyone who reads these blogs yes they are exited to find out but all it does is wind everyone up with bullshit romurs why don’t you cut the shit!

    Just wait for the truth i am fed up with this BOLLOCKS! Wait for the truth!!

    Who else agrees? People who agree reply to this message to see who is with me on this! Just reply +1 or something

    • RF9

      -1 (disagree)

  • Anon

    Why on earth would they make the camera hole so big?
    That case looks real ugly and you don’t know if there are 2 different iPhone’s coming out.

  • fdxgncgfn

    why do both the boxes for the case say iPhone 4?