As rumors of an iPhone 5 fall release date are rife, Asian manufacturers have already started working on cases that would be compatible with the new device.
The cases are made for a longer, 4-inch screen iPhone elongated, but they don’t seem different from similar cases available for the iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S.
Japanese blog Macotakara writes that cases for the next iPhone are already for sale on the website Alibaba.
Producers of these cases say that they appear on the market because Apple has already started producing the iPhone 5 and the products are made according to specifications for assembling the device.
Last year saw many case makers produce cases for a design that never arrived on the market based on iPhone 5 rumors.