Here is how iPhone 5 cases are really made

Here is how iPhone 5 cases are really made
With all those alleged iPhone 5 cases circulating the blogosphere, one might think that the companies producing smartphone accessories already have the iPhone 5 dimensions and blueprints on-hand. After all, they should be able to manufacture and ship their merchandise in a timely manner, right? 

Well, not really. Here is, for example, what U.K. smartphone case and accessory retailer Proporta has to say about the process of making an iPhone case: “Apple have certainly kept us on our toes since the original iPhone launched in June 2007 and continue to do so”, says Lynnette Prigmore, the company’s head of product design. Basically, the Proporta team examines what rumors are being posted on the web and prepares several case prototypes based on the leaked designs. Once Apple announces the device, the company's design team has to ensure that a case would fit without actually having a unit on-hand, after which production begins at a factory somewhere in Asia. “Having survived five iPhone launches so far, we're pretty used to moving quickly and typically see an initial range in stock within 1-2 weeks with the announcement”, Prigmore adds.

Without a doubt, other accessory manufactures design their iPhone 5 and iPad mini cases in a similar fashion. Even that stylish iPhone 5 bumper by Gresso is likely no exception as it is just a rendering of the product that will be offered once the smartphone is official. Speaking of which, the new iPhone is expected to be announced tomorrow at an Apple press event in San Francisco. We will be reporting all about it so stay tuned for our coverage.

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iPhone 5
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1440 mAh(8h 3G talk time)



1. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

They can make it that fast? What if the leaks and rumors were false? That could be a very big loss on the part of these makers...

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

What would suck is if the rumors ended up being false and then they make thousands cases...

3. bootroot

Posts: 35; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

What a deception! Steve Jobs said the Iphone5 will be "Revolutionnary" I mean really! And the Iphone5 of the last year was greatly better! Looks a the iphone5 cases from 2011 :

4. JamesHatch

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 13, 2012

Good post, and now this is really close to the real thing now. buying the cases and covers would be a foolish act as you remember how the rumors for iPhone 4 spread but all were false. Regards .J- iphone4 cases

5. shirleydd

Posts: 7; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

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