Cases suggest iPhone 5 is thinner

There have been a number of iPhone cases appearing onto the Chinese market that rumor the new iphone 5 to be thinner, like the iPod Touch.

Of course there is many rumours going around at the moment, with the predicted announce quite soon but a thin iPhone 5 might well be possible. The Next Web reports that there have been many manufacturers producing them all with similar designs, so accessory makers may already have “accurate patterns”

The cases themselves suggest a slightly longer and wider iPhone, the mute switch moved to the other side and the design more rounded like the iPod Touch.

A number of reports state the new iPhone will be a ‘minor refresh’, but having waited 18 months, are Apple really that mean?