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Leaked Matte iPhone Case Was Real?

Leaked Matte iPhone Case Was Real?

Posted June 10, 2009 at 10:57am by iClarified · 16281 views
The rumors and pictures of a matte case for the iPhone 3G S may actually be real.

Prior to WWDC, information on the matte back iPhone flooded online news sources. When Apple announced the new iPhone with the same glossy back cover it was thought that those rumors were false.

Turns out they may have been real cases after all, says a MacRumors report.

The leaked matte case design was clearly marked with a new model number A1303 and FCC ID BCGA1303A. Based on the official records released yesterday, this FCC ID does correlate to the new iPhone 3G S
Leaked Matte iPhone Case Was Real?

Leaked Matte iPhone Case Was Real?

Since these model numbers and FCC IDs did not follow an obvious progression at the time its pretty unlikely that someone just guessed the right id. Perhaps at the last minute Apple decided against a design change?

Which would you have preferred??

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wh
wh - June 12, 2009 at 12:45am
the matte is horrible, give ma shinny ang rugger case any day!
Tony
Tony - June 11, 2009 at 9:56am
I wish they used that special matt hybrid plastic rubber material you find on some new TV remotes these days, that would have given it a fingerprint free smooth grip.
Edge
Edge - June 10, 2009 at 12:37pm
WHO CARES! LIke, we had to endure months of dumb rumors, and now we have to endure rumors on the rumors!!!! Give it a break guys!
Reader
Reader - June 10, 2009 at 11:57am
I think it's the same case. You can see on iphone 3GS that painted marks are not on surface and on matte case they are on surface. I think they put layer of some kind of varnish on it.
Mads Bjerre
Mads Bjerre - June 10, 2009 at 1:47pm
I whole-heartedly agree. I believe it's a before-and-after shot of a case. Left is a case before the appliance of the glossy (oil-reflecting?) surface (it's also missing the chrome circle around the camera lens). Right is the finished case.
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