Looks like case maker, Case-Mate jumped the gun by accidentally posting for a short while their iPhone 5-4s cases.
As you can see from the pic below. It certainly looks like the new iPhone will come with tapered edges unlike iPhone 4 and presumably the back will have some sort of metal casing.
The mute switch seems to be moved to the other side of the device too based on the pics.
Case mate removed the pics quickly and all that remains now is a place holder page.
On a side note France telecom’s CEO spoke openly to the French media about the proposed launch date of the new iPhone as the 15th of October. Watch this space.
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