Earlier this week we posted a few pictures of iPhone 5 cases that had shown up in the China. The cases hint at a thinner and more tapered handset that moves the mute switch to the opposite side of the phone, and changes the volume switch to a rocker design.

Now similar cases have reportedly started to show up all over China, with many already available for order. While certainly not a guarantee that the case design will be true to the actual iPhone release (and Apple is pretty strict on design leaks), the fact that tons of case makers are sporting the same design makes it pretty likely that something similar will be what we see come iPhone 5 time – and that iPhone 5 time isn't that far away. You can check out full gallery of case pictures over on MIC Gadget.

What do you think? Will Apple the iPhone 5 be thinner and slightly redesigned?

[via AppleInsider]