That's how I originally read it of it being ir capable (connector on motherboard) however I have seen some reports that it isn't (just?) a connector but an ir receiver physically (soldered?) on the motherboard sticking out near the front headphone jack (the pictures I've seen don't show the front of the board, just top and back, the cases seem to indicate there may be an ir sensor there but are not detailed enough for me to see if the plastic piece surrounding the headphone jack has a sensor in it. I suspect the intel version with intel's case will have it... I don't expect intel's case to support the sata port and power connector (unless they have an esata connector that plugs into it that mounts to one of the holes on the back though I suspect those are for air)... personally I would want the case to support housing a 2.5 inch drive for those that don't want to spend money for a decent msata drive, or for those that would rather just have an msata cache drive like many of the newer laptops or to have an internal storage drive for recordings/live tv buffer and maybe have the case big enough to house a bluray drive but I can see this easier as being external as it isn't always used (I have about 6 slim usb dvd drives and 2 bluray drives like this already I could use) but since there is only one sata port, one (bluray or traditional hard drive) will have to be connected to the internal usb header if it is fully populated.
A couple of reports showing various cases oems might choose:
(shows what looks to be a case of the new haswell board being shown every where else)
(most of these appear to be for the current model since they only have 1 front usb port... included this link since they mentioned condoning passive cooling)
(note: not a just a .jpg as link may suggest but a small image gallery)