iPhone case manufacturers are arguably some of the more reliable source for upcoming iPhone mock-ups. Why? Well, in order to get cases and accessories prototyped and pushed into different retail channels in time for a device-launch, certain manufactures are privy to precise and specific details on not-yet-launched devices’ dimensions. The UI and other cosmetic details might not be accurate, but the 3G iPhone’s dimensions help give us a pretty clear idea about the shape of Apple’s next-generation iPhone.
So, I was pleasantly surprised to see that XSKN, a little known iPhone case maker, posted images today that seem to show the upcoming 3G iPhone in all its tapered-edge glory. The images were meant to show off the “EXO Mask iPhone 3G,” but they also give next-gen iPhone hopefuls another glimpse of things to come from Cupertino.
Now, the fact that EXO’s iPhone 3G mock-ups seem to agree with previous rumors that point towards more tapered edges, an additional sensor/camera near the earpiece, and a redesigned speaker grill does not mean that the 3G iPhone will in fact look anything like the picture – a grain of salt would be a good investment in this case.
We’ll no doubt see more and more 3G iPhone mock-ups as we get closer to the next-generation iPhone’s launch next month. Stay tuned…