I wouldn't what to be an iPhone case company. Given Apple's secrecy, they have to design and deliver new cases in rapid fashion. Fortunately, Case-Mate
has been able to revamp their extensive assortment of iPhone cases to accommodate the new design of the iPhone 5.
There's a lot of talk about Apple's proprietary Lightning cable for the new iPhone 5, but there are millions of existing iPhone, iPads, and iPod touch devices that still use the 30 pin connector. In fact, now that the iPhone 4 can be purchased for under $100, there will be even more sold.
I've written about Findables before, here: http://www.iphonelife.com/blog/2458/be-found-qr-coded-cases-findables but it's crunch time! Their Indiegogo crowd supported project has 63 hours left and is not yet completely funded.
Whenever Apple introduces a new device, with a new form factor, it's a struggle for case makers to retool their manufacturing line and deliver products in a timely manner. Apple's notorious secrecy doesn't help, and the fact that early adopters, like myself, don't want to wait a long time compounds the issue.
is known for offering a great price when you sell them your used Apple gear, which is timely given yesterday's announcements, but you may not know they also have a wide variety of iOS apps.
It was expected (indeed, people expected it a year ago, and again in June at WWDC) but now it's official! The iPhone 5 was announced moments ago and it looks to be worth the wait.
So what's new? For starters, it has a taller screen, allowing for another row of apps, or widescreen movies in landscape. The 4" screen offers 1136x640 resolution and retains the Retina display moniker with 326ppi.
has done it again. The innovative developers of cool and unusual app-cessories for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices has a really impressive jukebox
that reminds you of the neon Wurlitzer models, but is much more affordable!
Jealous of your friends with the Kinect gaming systems? Box the Bag
is a new iPad app that makes a clever and sophisticated use of the iPad's camera to achieve a lot of what the Kinect accessory does for Microsoft's Xbox.
It's time to ask more of your case. Sure, a case should protect your iPhone or iPad, but what if it could do more? What if it was made of a glow in the dark material so you could find it at night? What if it had an actual custom QR Code built in so someone could get in touch with you to return it, even if the battery ran out or the device was locked? And what if it could be used as a way to share your contact info similar to the Bump app?