[Update] Case-Mate Accidentally Leaks iPhone 5 Cases, Reveals A Completely Re-designed Handset

Update: I contacted my rep at Case-Mate, and this was their response from their PR department:

At this time, Case-Mate is not commenting on this matter.

Excellent marketing, or an actual mistake?

– Gary

Just a few hours back, we published the leaked iPhone 5 screen protector story suggesting a larger display with a wider home button. But now, famous handheld protection cases manufacturer Case-Mate accidentally published about 6 different (caught by BGR) case designs on its website which clearly indicate a complete re-designed iPhone 5. As previously speculated, these iPhone 5 cases revealed a lighter, thinner handset with an aluminum back just like the iPads and the first generation iPhone.

BGR says:

“We’re loving the radical new body shown in the images.”

“these cases suggest it will have tapered edges and a slim profile as well. Finally, the images appear to an aluminum back on the fifth-generation iPhone, which also jibes with earlier reports.”

Even though Case-Mate has now pulled the iPhone 5 cases from its website (and is now conveniently a landing page for newsletter sign ups), they leave us drooling on the speculated super slim profile more than ever! We’ve contacted them for clarification and will report back, stay tuned.