New iPhone 5 Cases Point at “Tear Drop” Design

iPhone 5 case tear drop
New Chinese iPhone 5 cases show a thin "Tear Drop" design

We’ve all seen the leaked iPhone 5 cases coming out of China, but these latest cases hint at some design cues we have only previously seen in concept art.

Like previous iPhone 5 cases these cases from a company in Shenzhen, China show a thinner profile, hint at a possible larger screen, and show a relocated mute switch. However unlike previous leaked case designs they also show that the iPhone 5 might have a tapered “Tear Drop” profile.

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iPhone 5 case close up
Thicker at the top, thinner at the bottom much like the Macbook Air design

The cases taper to a thinner point at the home button end of the phone and get thicker the further up the body they go, possibly hinting at a Macbook Air inspired iPhone 5 design!

The cases are currently in mass production in China which leads us to believe that they are either for the next iPhone 5 or iPod 5, or possibly even a new hand held gaming device from Apple!

Via: Gizasia and Android Sale

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