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Chinese made Apple iPhone 5 cases multiply like rabbits

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Chinese made Apple iPhone 5 cases multiply like rabbits
Because manufacturers of cases for the Apple iPhone need to know the specs well in advance to build up enough inventory prior to the launch of the actual device, these companies become a great source of clues to help us figure out what to expect from the next Apple iPhone. With the Apple iPhone 5 expected to launch in September, right on schedule a leak of the schematic design for iPhone 5 cases was discovered. The cases revealed that the next-gen model will have a curved back similar to the Apple iPhone 3GS, a larger edge-to-edge screen which keeps the size of the casing manageable while raising the size of the display, and a larger home button that will allow for gestures based control and navigation.

While M.I.C. Gadgets reports that cases for the iPhone 5 are everywhere in China, web site Alibaba.com is offering them for 31 U.S. cents per unit with a minimum order of 500 units. The cases being offered on the site are similar to the ones being produced from the leaked schematic design. One possible contradiction is that the cases show the camera on the back in the same location as the flash. Back in May, we told you that camera and flash parts allegedly from the Apple iPhone 5 revealed that both the lens and the flash would be apart from each other.

Over the last year, we have found leaked images of cases helpful in breaking stories on the launch of the Verizon variant of the Apple iPhone 4 and the Apple iPad 2. Some of the information might have come from Foxconn employees, 3 of whom were arrested for allegedly passing on info on the iPad 2. A Chinese court sentenced two employees and one manager from the plant to prison. Each were paid more than $3000 USD to pass along digital images of the Apple iPad 2 in advance of an official announcement.

source: M.I.C.Gadget via AppleInsider

Cases for the Apple iPhone 5 are everywhere in China

Cases for the Apple iPhone 5 are everywhere in China


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posted on 30 Jul 2011, 15:30 5

1. protozeloz (Posts: 5379; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


This just says one thing. The launch is imminent and really close

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 19:33 5

11. aztaxia12295 (Posts: 266; Member since: 22 Nov 2009)


lol @ the people who downrated your comment, buncha losers

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 16:10 2

2. gregoryyy3 (Posts: 154; Member since: 10 Nov 2010)


im going to laugh when apple stopped at the iphone 4..

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 16:29 1

3. baldilocks (Posts: 541; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)


I am laughing at YOU already.

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 16:50 3

4. TKFox007 (Posts: 303; Member since: 02 Nov 2010)


They look like iPod Touch cases

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 17:13 2

5. biscutbob (Posts: 82; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


Looks the same hahahahah

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 17:20 1

6. baldilocks (Posts: 541; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)


They are a lot larger than the iPod touch. Everyone who keeps calling them iPod touch case obviously hasn't read past the title of the article.

posted on 31 Jul 2011, 14:28 2

18. TKFox007 (Posts: 303; Member since: 02 Nov 2010)


Did it not occur to you that while making the iPhone screen bigger that they would also make the iPod Touch screen bigger as well?

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 17:24 4

7. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 410; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)


if the iphone5 is launched without LTE or dual core. then their will be absolutely no reason for a iphone 5 one button wonder phone release...unless they add features that android had since day one......

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 17:44 3

8. E.N. (Posts: 2357; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


It will be launched with dual core almost certainly. LTE is a toss up though. Why don't you just wait for the announcement before you start criticizing? Let's try to keep Android to a minimum here. We've had enough fanboy wars

posted on 31 Jul 2011, 20:09 1

20. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


hm has android had dual core and lte since day one? might wanna think that over...

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 18:35 3

9. Allday28 (Posts: 274; Member since: 19 Nov 2010)


If the new Iphpne has at least a 4" screen im gonna have a hard time between this and the sgs2

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 19:19 2

10. aztaxia12295 (Posts: 266; Member since: 22 Nov 2009)


its good that they're going to a curved design, i hate the feeling of holding the ip4, it almost hurts my hands!! my ipod touch has a nice feeling cuz of the curved design

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 19:39 4

12. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 410; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)


why would u have a touch and a iphone...your iphone can do everything your touch does. this is why apple more money on hand than fed. gov.

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 22:05

13. M0nkeyBr (Posts: 77; Member since: 13 Jul 2011)


O.o just announce it already like #shesh

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 22:21

14. kcombs (Posts: 252; Member since: 15 Dec 2010)


hmm interesting the silent switch has moved..

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 23:45 2

15. Owlet (Posts: 446; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)


And that's gonna be the biggest improvement over the last year's model. :)))

posted on 31 Jul 2011, 11:35 1

16. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Other than the record setting sales numbers. I know it sucks to have the 2nd best OS.

posted on 31 Jul 2011, 13:07 1

17. EFchris91 (Posts: 22; Member since: 25 Jun 2010)


Lol. Awesome.

posted on 31 Jul 2011, 14:38 1

19. Owlet (Posts: 446; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)


I'm sure you do! I think it's obvious to everybody here. ROFL......

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