Vendors in China are already accepting pre-orders for Apple’s next-generation iPhone, and these images are the latest to surface. According to sellers on Taobao, a unit of Alibaba Group, “[they] are accepting orders for the iPhone 5, in some cases asking for a deposit of 1,000 yuan ($160) for the new phone – “Dahai99888″ is asking for full payment upfront, at a cool 6,999 yuan ($1,100).” Continue reading for more pictures and information.

The source of the mockup is unknown, with KitGuru simply noting that it was spotted “in the Far East”, and it may represent a case maker’s model for advance production based on leaked and rumored details. Similar internal molds claimed to be for the next-generation iPhone and “iPad mini” surfaced earlier this week.

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