Mous, a smartphone case maker is taking preorders for iPhone 12 lineup cases ahead of seemingly distant launch

Mous iPhone 12 mini Case

Smartphone case maker Mous has enlisted a host of cases for the upcoming iPhone 12 lineup on its website. Mous has also made the cases available for preorder.

The Indiegogo-backed case maker, in an FAQ, says that it’s expecting Apple to ship iPhones on October 23, which is when the case will also begin shipping. However, as smartphone case manufacturers go, they usually know very little about Apple’s upcoming plans and events and base their products on rumors and CAD designs. That’s why Mous says the case shipping date is simply an estimate and is subject to change.

The cases, although, sort of materialize the rumors we’ve been hearing about the new iPhones so far. We know that the iPhone 12 lineup will have a flat body design just like the iPad Pro and will reminiscent of the old iPhone 4 days. Mous’ cases reflect that design.

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The cases appear to look much more like current case designs available for the iPhone 11 lineup, but have a thicker, squared design on the side, top, and bottom to accommodate the design of the upcoming iPhones. Apart from that, all cases have the same camera cutout, indicating that the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 mini may have a similar camera setup as the iPhone 11—having two camera lenses.

Furthermore, the cases also don’t have any unusual cutouts.

Mous also showcases a video on its individual iPhone 12 case product pages where the case is attached to an iPhone. However, that seems to be an iPhone 11 Pro. All the cases, furthermore share the same design, just different sizes. It’s also worth noting that the case for the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 mini doesn’t feature any significant changes in the form factor. Mous has also enlisted the iPhone 12 mini with an upper-case “M,” which, we have recently discovered should instead be a lower-case “m”—iPhone 12 “mini.”

The timing of these cases is peculiar as well. It is expected that Apple will conduct its iPhone 12 announcement event on October 13. Usually, case manufacturers hop on the production bandwagon just days ahead of launch. Considering that, Mous is quite early.

Apple is expected to launch four new iPhones in October—a 5.4-inch iPhone 12 mini, a 6.1-inch iPhone 12, a 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro, and a 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max. The 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max, according to Bloomberg’s sources, is “one of this year’s most notable improvements.” A large part of that sentiment is because all iPhones this year will sport an OLED display, unlike the current iPhone 11 lineup.

Moreover, all iPhone 12s will have 5G connectivity. However, it is expected that only the Pro versions will sport both 5G bands as opposed to just one 5G band on the lower-end models.


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