Apple's next-generation iPhones are almost here, and you're going to want a new case to compliment and protect your shiny new iPhone 5c or iPhone 5s when it arrives. Thankfully there are a lot of options to choose from, starting with Apple's own official line of next-generation cases. Here are a few examples of third party cases, skins and screen protectors in case Apple's "Connect Four-look" isn't what you had in mind.
This is the first time the iPhone is being offered in more than two colors, so why cover it up? Griffin Technology has just launched its new Survivor Clear for the iPhone 5c. The see-through case not only allows you to show off your colorful new iPhone, but it guards against drops and bumps thanks to its clear polycarbonate shell and TPE rubber edges. Griffin also claims that the Survivor Clear will protect your device even if you drop it on "hard pavement". The Survivor Clear for the iPhone 5c is available for $30.
Accessory maker Case-Mate has launched a new line of high-end iPhone 5s cases for "him and her." The Designed for Him and Her collections include a wide variety of styles and prices. For example, you can add a little extra bling to your new gold iPhone with the rose gold Glam case for $50, or really splurge and drop $100 on the quilted leather and Swarovski crystal Madison case.
Case-Mate also offers more practical and affordable cases for all current iPhone models like the iPhone 5c, iPhone 4s and recently discontinued iPhone 5. You can even customize your own case with your own images for around $35, or choose from any of the other styles offered through Case-Mate.com.
Case-Mate is getting into the college football spirit with its Collegiate iPhone Case Collection. The iPhone and Samsung Galaxy compatible smartphone collection includes over 40 schools such as Texas A&M, Rutgers and Virginia Tech. Each individual university or college case features a few different designs with authentic colors and traditional logos.
The Collegiate Collection is also part of Case-Mate's Tough Case series. Each case features a slim, two-piece design with a shock-absorbing flexible bumper to protect against bumps and falls. The cases are designed using a resistant polycarbonate hard shell and a shock-absorbing interior cushion, and sport a textured easy-to-hold grip.
Case-Mate has rolled out another line of high-end cases for both the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S 4. The Case-Mate Acetates Collection features three new elegantly designed iPhone cases. The new designs include White Horn, Tortoise (w/ gold brushed aluminum), and Pewter. Each case features a two-piece design to protect the back and front of your device, and an interior patterned inlay for extra protection. The Galaxy S 4 cases only come in White Horn and Pewter. The Acetates Collection cases are $80 with free shipping.
If an $80 iPhone case is out of your price range, Case-Mate also offers more affordable designer and basic cases. Case-Mate's colorful line of Olo cases range from around $10 to $25, and feature sizes for all types of smartphones including the iPhone 4/4S.
Case-Mate has launched a high-end, quilted leather lineup of cases for the iPhone 4/4S and iPhone 5. The Madison Collection follows Case-Mate's popular Glam and Pearls Collections for iOS and Android devices. The new cases feature genuine Swarovski Crystals for some extra bling, and an utra-soft microfiber liner for added protection. Case-Mate's Signature Leather collection also features clutches and a variety of iPad cases for women.
Android and BlackBerry fans will want to check out the Signature Flip cases with additional protective front screen cover. The Flip case is fashioned from genuine leather, and offers complete front and rear protection. The Signature Flip case by Case-Mate is available for the Samsung Galaxy S2/S3, the BlackBerry Z10, and the iPhone 5 in white or black for $50.
Case-Mate is offering 20% off its new line of Olo smartphone cases. The line features a variety of colorful and playful cases for the iPhone (4, 4S and 5 only) Samsung Galaxy S3 and even the newly introduced BlackBerry Z10. There are three categories of Olo Cases available: Sleek & Slim, Just for Fun and Rugged Protection.
There are six Sleek & Slim cases available for various Apple and Android smartphones, and three Rugged Protection cases available for the iPhone, some Android devices and even the iPad. However, the Just for Fun cases are what really make Case-Mate's Olo line standout. The group offers 24 different cute cases with various animal and other custom designed prints, such as the cupcake case pictured above. All the Just for Fun cases are made of impact resistant, flexible silicone and feature easy-to-hold grips to protect against bumps and falls.
Now you can now add a little bling to your smartphone thanks to Case-Mate’s new Glam and Pearls Collections for the iPhone 5. The Glam series promises a “dazzling fine jewelry-look” thanks to a unique finishing process that adds sparkles to each case’s glossy, smooth surface. The cases are available in Champagne for $50, Silver for $40, Gold for $40, Rose Gold for $50, and Midnight for $50.
Case-Mate also dares you to "make a statement" with the exotic Pearls Collection. Each case is crafted from genuine mother of pearl, and Case-Mate promises that the individual pearls are "thoughtfully selected and carefully laid into an artistic design pattern". The Pearls Collection are $150 per case and come in Gold, White and Black.
One of the major league mobile case manufacturers temporarily made an iPhone 5 product website live ahead of schedule. Apple hasn't even officially announced the product yet, however Case-Mate posted a page detailing several different case designs wrapped around a brand new next generation iPhone. According to the images, the next Apple smartphone will have a thinner design and aluminum back.
Unfortunately the leaked images don't reveal much of the front side. Still, it would appear as though the mute switch was moved to the opposite side of the device as has been previously seen in other leaked case designs. The cases were pictured in at least three different styles with multiple colors.
Every day seems to bring another reveal in the ongoing wait for a Verizon Wireless iPhone launch. This weekend is no different, with online catalog screen shots from offwire.com leaked in news reports showing Verizon Wireless iPhone 4 cases manufactured by Case-Mate.
It's not clear whether or not there are any changes in case design required for the Verizon iPhone 4 model. The entries have since been pulled off of the web. Text anticipating the Verizon launch was also discovered on a Case-Mate landing page: