As we get closer to the proposed iPhone 5 release we have seen various images of components, and alleged cases appear online. Only yesterday we had some Otterbox packaging that was shown with the words iPhone 4S on, which seemed the company may have known something about what Apple would be bringing in the next few weeks. But now we have news that the case maker doesn’t even know about the iPhone 5/4S.
Yesterday in another twist an ad banner that you can see below appeared on the Otterbox website seemly hinting the company promising the debut of two new iPhones. In reality the company is not, as TUAW are reporting that they contacted Otterbox about the image. Kelly Richardson of Otterbox said the company are not sure themselves if Apple is bringing out two new iPhone models.
She went on to say that the ad that was put up on the company’s site was reflecting all the rumors and speculation doing the rounds at the moment. The company does keep an eye to see what is going on and tries to plan ahead as much as possible. Richardson stated the company does” not have any confidentiality agreements with Apple”.
Otterbox are promising to support whatever model does finally get released though. The images that were around yesterday for a packaging design Otterbox are not sure of the source of them. Richardson said they were not trying to get a secret message out to consumers about the next iPhone, and do not currently have a date for the device.
Whether Otterbox does know anything about Apple’s plans, it’s a clever bit of marketing by the company. Do you think Otterbox knows anything about the new iPhone?