The First iPhone 5C Cases Are Already Available To Pre-Order On Amazon

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Planning to get the new “iPhone 5C” when it goes on sale this fall? Well, you’ll want a good case to protect its smooth, plastic back from getting all scratched up, and Amazon already has you covered. Elago Design has begun taking pre-orders for its $24.99 slim fit case, which will ship on August 23.

That’s likely to be weeks before the iPhone 5C (if that is its real name) goes on sale, so be prepared to get impatient every time you see the case sit there on your desk with nothing inside it. Also bear in mind that this design hasn’t been officially confirmed yet, so you could end up with a case that doesn’t fit the iPhone 5C properly.

While Apple may make product specifications available to a select few manufacturers ahead of a major launch, some smaller companies simply build accessories based on rumors in a bid to be first to market with their products. That’s likely to be the case here.

If that doesn’t put you off, the Elago Design cases are available in black, white, and indigo, and all come with an “HD Professional Extreme” screen protector.

“Our new S5C Slim Fit 2 case for the iPhone 5C lets you protect and cover your phone in style! The case was molded to fit perfectly and allows easy, full access to all buttons and ports on your device,” the Amazon listing reads. “Our Slim Fit 2 cases are specially coated to reduce the amount of scratches, oil, and dirt residue left on your phone, all while improving grip quality.”

The iPhone 5C featured in the case pictures looks identical to an iPhone 5 from the front, while the back has rounded edges. The device also features different volume buttons, which are more like the iPod touch’s in shape. This is exactly how we expect the iPhone 5C to look based on the leaked parts we’ve seen, but again, the design isn’t official until Apple announces it.

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  • chuckmcginley

    Cover a plastic case, with a plastic case? Especially if it’s a color one does not seem logical, and seems redundant… If it cracks, just have the back replaced…. But then again what do I know… :-P

  • joewaylo

    They’re jumping the gun, aren’t they? I remembered other companies making cases before the next product launch and it turned out to not happen and they wasted money making the cases.

  • BrainGameMayhem

    Cover a plastic case, with a plastic case? Especially if it’s a color one does not seem logical, and seems redundant… If it cracks, just have the back replaced…. But then again what do I know… :-P

    There will always be a market for iPhone cases. There were plenty for the original, 3G, and 3Gs. Most people would rather crack a case than the phone itself.

    They’re jumping the gun, aren’t they? I remembered other companies making cases before the next product launch and it turned out to not happen and they wasted money making the cases.

    Moderate risk for a high reward if they beat everyone else to the market.

  • multicorechina

    Hi guys!

    We just received some pictures (exterior +innards) of the new iPhone 5C straight from Shenzen (China)..you can check them out here: http://t.co/B8eGIBd2wL

    Shall we call it EXCLUSIVE? lol

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