Chinese made Apple iPhone 5 cases multiply like rabbits

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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20 Comments

1. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

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

11. aztaxia12295

Posts: 272; Member since: Nov 22, 2009

lol @ the people who downrated your comment, buncha losers

2. gregoryyy3 unregistered

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

3. baldilocks

Posts: 1428; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

I am laughing at YOU already.

4. TKFox007

Posts: 303; Member since: Nov 02, 2010

They look like iPod Touch cases

5. biscutbob

Posts: 82; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

Looks the same hahahahah

6. baldilocks

Posts: 1428; Member since: Dec 14, 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.

18. TKFox007

Posts: 303; Member since: Nov 02, 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?

7. DROIDX0430

Posts: 469; Member since: Nov 24, 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......

8. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 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

20. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

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

9. Allday28

Posts: 326; Member since: Nov 19, 2010

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

10. aztaxia12295

Posts: 272; Member since: Nov 22, 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

12. DROIDX0430

Posts: 469; Member since: Nov 24, 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.

13. M0nkeyBr

Posts: 77; Member since: Jul 13, 2011

O.o just announce it already like #shesh

14. kcombs

Posts: 275; Member since: Dec 15, 2010

hmm interesting the silent switch has moved..

15. Owlet

Posts: 450; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

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

16. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

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

17. EFchris91

Posts: 22; Member since: Jun 25, 2010

Lol. Awesome.

19. Owlet

Posts: 450; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

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

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