Perhaps, but from a selfish point of view, I use no case and my phone frequently sits flat on my desk. Typing on an iPhone w/ a protruding lens (on my desk) will be irritating...guess I'll be using a case.
Call me skeptical as well. I really don't think the thick antenna bands will find their way into production, either. As for the round flash component, I saw a leak yesterday on another site, looks as if Apple may be putting the True Tone into a round shape instead of pill shaped.
Can hardly wait until Sept 9!