One of the many mockup images of the iPhone 5 on the internet. (Photo : uber-posts.blogspot.com)
With the iPhone 5 set to launch next Wednesday, accessories for the latest Apple smartphone have already hit the web, including the device case.
Sites such as Alibaba have begun selling covers for the iPhone 5 ranging between .79 cents and $199. The covers appear to be the traditional rubber material that has been used for previous iPhones.
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Product-Reviews has also reported that the brand Grove is promoting their new iPhone 5 cases in Bamboo. It is important to not that the small print for the Grove product state, "final design may vary."
The Bamboo case is renewable and with plant fiber composite. Product-Reviews added that improvements on the case could happen but the not the wood, which will be "stronger, thinner, and made from natural materials."
According to Grove, "This smart, innovative design involves the combination of two natural materials - a beautiful, renewable bamboo exterior and a strong, 100% post-consumer plant fiber composite core (say that five times fast). The whole team is pleased to present a case that is equal parts sustainable, durable, and eye-catching! In signature Grove style, we design and make the case entirely here at our workshop in Portland, Oregon.
Grove adds that each of their iPhone case "journeys" through several says of "milling, filing, gluing, sanding, soaking, oiling, lining, laser engraving, quality control, and packaging," before it ships to the consumer.
BGR reported that AT&T sent a few images of their iPhone 5 cases. BGR leaked a similar story ahead of the iPhone 4S launch and were proved accurate.
Apple is expected to launch the iPhone 5 during the Sept. 12 press conference in California and preorders are expected to start for US customers on that same day.