While the three new iPhones are not yet announced before 12 September, case manufacturers are already prepared to launch the devices. Some case designs are already available on the manufacturers' websites, and you can even buy or pre-order cases for the iPhone 9, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Plus – or whatever they're called – immediately or on the day of insertion.
Case manufacturers have been threatened by Apple in the past to not to hunt down details about upcoming devices and to design their cases for leaking specifications. Any case suspected of using leaked specifications would be ruled out by Apple stores around the world, but that's not really a problem these days, since most people are from Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart and other retailers, and directly from case manufacturers
Presumably, Apple warns the housing manufacturers that they will not work directly with the manufacture and sale of enclosures as soon as the devices are announced because they would cut out Apple's own profits for Apple enclosures. Many users, like me, only buy an Apple case or a partner third-party case when they pre-order the iPhone, so it's not like they lose a lot.
Nevertheless, the casualties will do anything to get the right dimensions and sensor placement from insiders at Apple, Foxconn and other sources. Some will pay high fees for leaked data, while others will base their products only on all the leaks posted on the internet in the months leading up to the big announcement day.
One company, Totallee, has quietly added pre-ordered pages as they call the iPhone 9, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Plus. The names themselves are not known to anyone, and recent rumors indicate that the Plus model could actually be called "Max." Even the iPhone 9 is still in dispute, as it basically takes a step back from the iPhone X, and Apple does not seem to me to be the kind of company that moves backwards.
"Since 2013, we have successfully released iPhone cases prior to Apple's announcement," claims Totallee. "We are so confident that we have put our cases back in order, that we offer a money back guarantee." Although you can pre-order cases for the 2018 iPhone models, they may not fit perfectly, but you can get back your $ 25-29 or return them for updated cases when the time is right.
Some companies are even selling their 2018 iPhone cases, like Olixar, whose name may be remembered for leaking screen protectors for the upcoming devices. You currently have cases that you can now purchase for the "iPhone XS Plus", from $ 8.99 to $ 24.99, as well as a pre-order.
Other housing manufacturers, such as Speck, have sites for the iPhone 9, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Plus on their website available to register when the products go online. But since they do not know the real names, they also have login pages for the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Plus, iPhone XI and iPhone XI Plus to cover all the basics.
Other Case Manufacturers Semi-Finished For New Product Announcements Include AICEDA, ANOLE, Belka, Case-Mate, IYCK, KuGi, LifePro, Rokform, Seidio and SLEO. And those are just a few. Pretty much every case maker selling iPhone cases will be delivering products for September 12, the day Apple announces the new iPhone models. Reputable companies like Otterbox can wait until they get it right the first time, though they'll probably have it available by the device's start date.
While you can buy some of these cases now or at least pre-order them, we suggest you at least pre-order the new iPhone or your dreams. If Apple's own inventory is not good enough for you, you can at least wait until you buy it from a third party – just to make sure you get one that fits like a glove.