Case-maker Otterbox has moved to deny it has knowledge of Apple’s plans for the upcoming iPhone 5, after a banner ad on its site appeared to confirm rumours that we can look forward to two new iPhones.
The spot bore the cryptic message ‘iPhone 4S or iPhone 5? Yes”, which, if read a certain way, appears to rubber-stamp speculation that next month’s launch event will be marked by a major upgrade (the iPhone 5), as well as a cheaper model believed to be called the iPhone 4S.
Not so, apparently. Quizzed by The Unofficial Apple Weblog, Kelly Robertson of Otterbox stated that the company has no forewarning of Apple’s plans and claimed that “we’re not even sure ourselves” whether the showcase will be for one or two smartphones.
Ms Richardson added: "Like many, we are watching the rumour sites and using information to plan ahead as much as we can."
Otterbox also moved to play down the fuss that surrounded the leak of what were purported to be snaps of packaging for iPhone 4S cases, stressing that these were provisional designs only.
Whether 2012 will be a one or two-iPhone affair is likely to become clear early next month, with speculation suggesting Apple will finally lift the lid on its handset on October 4th – some five months after it was initially expected.
The Unofficial Apple Weblog