iPhone 5 cases flooding the Chinese market reportedly reveal a thin design for Apple's new Phone, as thin as an iPod Touch.
Pointing to products being sold by online vendor Alibaba and other Chinese retailers, tech enthusiast site M.I.C. Gadget claims that the new cases are everywhere and that "only an iPhone that is as thin as an iPod touch could fit in these cases perfectly."
Beyond offering the thinner design, the new cases also point to the new iPhone being wider and longer, the mute switch moved to the other side, and the overall form factor tapered with rounded edges more similar to that of the iPod Touch.
Though this sounds like yet another iPhone rumor to be taken with a heaping grain of salt, The Next Web says that the cases have a similar design but come from different manufacturers and sources, so they could be based on "accurate patterns" that have already been sent to iPhone 5 accessory makers.
Similar case designs leaked in July uncovered a thinner design for the new iPhone. And in June, drawings based on reports at This is My Next showed similar "big" changes.… Read more