According to AppleInsider, Apple is expected to begin stocking iPhone 5 cases later this month.
9to5Mac also reports that third-party cases could reach store in the week of October 22.
“Good, now people can stop asking me about iPhone 5 cases,” an Apple retail store employee told the site.
The device’s aluminum casing is reportedly prone to nicks and scratches, which has sparked the controversy that has come to be dubbed “scuffgate.”
Apple’s retail partners have been selling iPhone 5 cases for some time now, but Apple is reportedly taking time to test the cases before they arrive in stores.