Video: iPhone 5 cases are everywhere in China

Video: iPhone 5 cases are everywhere in China

Summary: A video tour by M.I.C. Gadget of all the purported 'iPhone 5' cases that are available in China.

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Chinese blog M.I.C. Gadget has posted a video tour of all the "iPhone 5" cases that are currently available for sale in China. Go ahead, press play on that bad boy.

It's possible that someone working on the iPhone 5 leaked a real prototype to an outsider that quickly made an impression of it and returned the prototype. That impression could theoretically produce unlimited dummy molds which could then be sold to any case OEM willing to pay the asking price.

I guess that I'm making the case (no pun intended!) that the OEMs must think that the prototype/molds/whatever that they've seen or purchased are real. Real enough to invest real money into being the "first on their block" to have cases ready.

Would you tool up and spend real money fabricating actual cases if you weren't pretty darned sure that the molds were from a real iPhone 5? Silicone cases either fit perfectly or not at all. There's really no in-between. I think that it's foolhardy to think that someone could fabricate an iPhone 5 case from pictures, mockups and sketches and have it actually fit the final product.

So either these case OEMs know that they'll fit the final iPhone 5 when it ships or someone sold them a bill of goods.

Tip: Ryan Kaplan

Topics: Smartphones, Hardware, iPhone, Mobility, China

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  • RE: Video: iPhone 5 cases are everywhere in China

    This is funny, Firefox 7.0.1 marked the link as untrusted :)

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    LoverockDavidson_-24231404894599612871915491754222
    • RE: Video: iPhone 5 cases are everywhere in China

      @LoverockDavidson_ Same here with Safari
      Khaos68
      • Ditto

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        Laraine Anne Barker
    • Can off iphone 5 cases

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      Best Regards,
      Kevin
      Kevin Chen
  • RE: Video: iPhone 5 cases are everywhere in China

    Hey Jason, please fix link to the video on your page. The "a video tour" has the correct link.
    Here is the link at YouTube:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TU7iCNIumpc
    phatkat
  • I call "BS" on the video...

    Alibaba.com & Aliexpress.com are like an eBay for Wholesalers. Not a single iPhone 5 case is listed.
    mattmuir
  • RE: Video: iPhone 5 cases are everywhere in China

    wow, interesting... but, having seen Windows Mango, the new version of iOS is gunna have to be AMAZING!!
    scottsworld
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  • offer iphone5 cases

    Dear Sir or Madam,
    Good days. We are mobile case manufacturer in Shenzhen of China. I am Kevin. I know your information on the internet. We are interesting to have cooperation with you. We would like to introduce us. Wanjida ltd. established in 2002, have more than 10 years experience to manufacture mobile case items. We can produce over 20,000 pcs items one day. We would like to send some items pics to you. Please check the attachment. If you are interested about our products please contact me. contact: kevin.chen.canton@gmail.+com
    Best Regards,
    Kevin
    Kevin Chen