Even though the 5th generation iPad is a long way from hitting the shelves, it seems that some Chinese case manufacturers have already started to produce cases for it. These particular cases were found on an eCommerce site called Alibaba.
As for where these manufacturers may have got their designs from in order to produce the cases, they could have either come from sources inside the Foxconn facility building the new iPad, or they may have based their designs on Macotakara’s revelations from late last year.
Everyone is divided over the release date of the 5th generation iPad. While some report that it could be released as early as March, others say it won’t be ready until as late as October. So at this point, it’s just a case of "watch this space".