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MacRumors
Oct 9, 2012, 08:25 PM
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LifeProof has sent a note to customers notifying them that the company's iPhone 5 waterproof case (http://www.lifeproof.com/shop/cases/iphone-5-black) is taking a little longer to finish than had been planned. LifeProof CEO Gary Rayner said in an email that the company has an "army of engineers working 24/7 on three continents" to get the case into customers hands.

http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2012/10/lifeproof.pngYou may be asking, "Why is LifeProof not yet on the market when other protective cases are?" The answer is simple: LifeProof is the only everyday case that's water proof, dirt proof, snow proof and shock proof - which means we won't design a product with gaping holes over the camera, microphones and speakers just to rush a case out the door. Without these protections, other case makers avoid any technical complexity in getting their cases ready.

At LifeProof, we make a promise to our customers to deliver the best case possible, even if it means our case takes a little longer to get to you.

Additionally, all LifeProof cases need to pass thorough independent lab testing to meet Military Standards for shock and impact protection, and for IP-68 water, dirt, and snow protection. Our team is working with total dedication and urgency because we believe this is worth getting right.Rayner expects to ship the first LifeProof Fr? case for the iPhone 5 within the next month. Interested customers can sign up to be notified (http://www.lifeproof.com/shop/cases/iphone-5-black) when the case finally goes on sale.

Article Link: LifeProof Announces Delays in Delivering its iPhone 5 Case (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/10/09/lifeproof-announces-delays-in-delivering-its-iphone-5-case/)



Aidan5806
Oct 9, 2012, 08:30 PM
I love what LifeProof does but I cant deny the fact that their cases are arguably the least ergonomically i have ever used. If they solve that problem, then they will be the best case maker, bar none.

unknownperson
Oct 9, 2012, 08:33 PM
These cases are damn ugly, it's like clothing a porn star!

RaidersFan223
Oct 9, 2012, 08:34 PM
I'm getting the iPhone 5 in about a month when my contract is up... I hope it is ready by then

appleguy123
Oct 9, 2012, 08:36 PM
Family had these for their 4S's cannot hear them rough the microphone. Not recommended.

aneftp
Oct 9, 2012, 08:44 PM
Lifeproof cases are for who live active style. My friend bikes 50-100 miles on the weekend. In Florida especially during raining season. Life proof is a saver if you are on a long bike ride.

Life proof is not for everyone.

WhoDaKat
Oct 9, 2012, 09:37 PM
I wish they'd hurry up. I want to take my iPhone scuba diving.

KylePowers
Oct 9, 2012, 09:47 PM
Waterproof? It's already waterproof without a case. Google it!

//Not sure of validity, but I've seen quite a few YouTube videos demonstrating it. Pretty interesting! Though I'll certainly never try it myself haha

haruhiko
Oct 9, 2012, 09:53 PM
Waterproof? It's already waterproof without a case. Google it!

//Not sure of validity, but I've seen quite a few YouTube videos demonstrating it. Pretty interesting! Though I'll certainly never try it myself haha

It didn't die instantly like those Samsung phones =/= it's waterproof.

Pakaku
Oct 9, 2012, 10:05 PM
These cases are damn ugly, it's like clothing a porn star!

In this context, it's like giving a porn-star protective equipment in a construction zone. Can't have your porn when she/he is dead. Unless you're into that sort of thing... :eek:

iChrist
Oct 9, 2012, 10:13 PM
Lifeproof cases are for who live active style. My friend bikes 50-100 miles on the weekend. In Florida especially during raining season. Life proof is a saver if you are on a long bike ride.

Life proof is not for everyone.


Or you can use a plastic bag. It will look better too.

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prezasti
Oct 9, 2012, 10:21 PM
Lifeproof cases are for who live active style. My friend bikes 50-100 miles on the weekend. In Florida especially during raining season. Life proof is a saver if you are on a long bike ride.

Life proof is not for everyone.

Exactly!!! This is why I had the LifeProof case for my iPhone 4. I like to have my phone on my when I bike, rock climb, run, play paintball, snorkel, paddle board, etc. The LifeProof Case IS A MUST! If your active and want your phone on you.

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Or you can use a plastic bag. It will look better too.

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Yeah, I'm talking to you too Bag Boy!!! Have fun taking a fall from a bike or while rock climbing with your expensive phone in a Bag, in your pocket! :cool:

SunnyFL
Oct 10, 2012, 12:49 AM
For the the things I do both work & play the I have found Lifeproof the only ay to go. However I will say that the case does muffle the sound some and makes it harder to hear text and ringer sounds.

icecrystal23
Oct 10, 2012, 12:56 AM
I don't think they were announcing a delay.. they were just giving people a much-needed update on their progress.

bushido
Oct 10, 2012, 02:11 AM
omg this is literally my worst "case" phobia.

my ocd does not approve of this ^^

fozy
Oct 10, 2012, 08:10 AM
Agreed, lifeproof cases are not for everyone, they are not attractive, they mitigate microphone quality and the touchscreen/display cover is cheep and flimsy.

Their website goes into details about improving audio quality by installing the case more carefully around the microphone.

All things considered, it's great to know your phone is safe in a cycling jersey, kayak, rainy back-country trip or ski lift.

Macist
Oct 10, 2012, 03:15 PM
My other half has a terrible habit of just smashing up her phones or dropping them in to water. I just have no idea how she destroys them like she does.

I got her one of these for her 4s. It's a bit of an aggressive-looking thing but it does the job and her phone is holding up well!

BornAgainApple
Oct 10, 2012, 03:44 PM
Image (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/10/09/lifeproof-announces-delays-in-delivering-its-iphone-5-case/)


LifeProof has sent a note to customers notifying them that the company's iPhone 5 waterproof case (http://www.lifeproof.com/shop/cases/iphone-5-black) is taking a little longer to finish than had been planned. LifeProof CEO Gary Rayner said in an email that the company has an "army of engineers working 24/7 on three continents" to get the case into customers hands.

Image (http://cdn.macrumors.com/article-new/2012/10/lifeproof.png)Rayner expects to ship the first LifeProof Fr? case for the iPhone 5 within the next month. Interested customers can sign up to be notified (http://www.lifeproof.com/shop/cases/iphone-5-black) when the case finally goes on sale.

Article Link: LifeProof Announces Delays in Delivering its iPhone 5 Case (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/10/09/lifeproof-announces-delays-in-delivering-its-iphone-5-case/)

As stated in LinkedIn, 51-200 employees. That's a pretty small "army" of engineers.

mrxak
Oct 10, 2012, 03:49 PM
I don't need to scuba dive, and I'm not wrestling bears in the woods, but I do like using my iPhone in the shower for music and the occasional email, and I drop my iPhone a few times a month. My 4S case has held up quite well over the last year to situations that would cause any other case to fail. The LifeProof case isn't perfect, but it's far better than any other cases I've come across, and lets me do more with my phone, worry-free. I've had none of the audio or mic issues people sometimes complain about. I've used Siri to create reminders in the shower with the water running, on occasion. The screen protector aspect could use some improvement, but doesn't degrade the use of the iPhone, so I'm not sure it's really worth bringing up. I personally like the looks of the case. Clean and functional like the iPhone inside.

One reason I'm glad to be on the S cycle is that if the phone design doesn't change, cases are ready on release day. As long as Apple makes the iPhone 7th gen with the same body, and LifeProof has cases for the 6th gen out by then, I'll be happy.

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As stated in LinkedIn, 51-200 employees. That's a pretty small "army" of engineers.

They're not building a space shuttle.

Beezzy
Oct 10, 2012, 04:23 PM
I want my LifeProof Case meow! I've been waiting for the email every day from them! I loved it on my 4S!

BornAgainApple
Oct 10, 2012, 04:42 PM
They're not building a space shuttle.

They make it seem like it.

doctor-don
Oct 10, 2012, 06:39 PM
Exactly!!! This is why I had the LifeProof case for my iPhone 4. I like to have my phone on my when I bike, rock climb, run, play paintball, snorkel, paddle board, etc. The LifeProof Case IS A MUST! If your active and want your phone on you.

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Yeah, I'm talking to you too Bag Boy!!! Have fun taking a fall from a bike or while rock climbing with your expensive phone in a Bag, in your pocket! :cool:

The bag comment is for those who want to keep their phones protected from WATER, not from falls while exercising. If you're active, you can still put your case-protected phone in a plastic bag when it might be subjected to rain or splashes while kayaking.

Mr. Gates
Oct 11, 2012, 12:23 AM
To the peeps saying its ugly - WHaaaaaat ???
Its pretty slim for what it does.


Now on to the facts.

Why the delays ?

Look at the camera section. The protrusions around the lens and flash are causing problems.

Its a lemon in its current form factor. Thats why they have a ton of people "Working on it"

D-Love
Oct 11, 2012, 07:41 AM
This wouldn't be a permanant case for me. I would use it when doing work outdoors or even if for whatever reason I wanted to take pictures underwater. Its nice to know that if I were ever in a position to take such pictures that I'd have a case in which I could do that with.

ouimetnick
Oct 11, 2012, 10:52 AM
Lifeproof cases are for who live active style. My friend bikes 50-100 miles on the weekend. In Florida especially during raining season. Life proof is a saver if you are on a long bike ride.

Life proof is not for everyone.

Ask your doctor is LifeProof is right for you.

ChrisCW11
Oct 11, 2012, 11:50 AM
They discovered that putting the case on the iPhone 5 would scratch and dent it so they needed to make the new case out of softer materials, like whipped air.

Fresh Pie
Oct 11, 2012, 03:23 PM
Lifeproof cases are for who live active style. My friend bikes 50-100 miles on the weekend. In Florida especially during raining season. Life proof is a saver if you are on a long bike ride.

Life proof is not for everyone.

That sounds vaguely like an antidepressant ad.

http://imageshack.us/a/img28/6295/lifeproof.png

GekkePrutser
Oct 11, 2012, 04:58 PM
Wow this thing looks great - if your daily life includes close quarters combat :)

I think I'll just stick with my neoprene pouch.

JemTheWire
Oct 12, 2012, 03:30 AM
Family had these for their 4S's cannot hear them rough the microphone. Not recommended.

Ditto. I also had trouble hearing people clearly due to the protection over the earpiece.

I tried to get used to it, but couldn't. Lifeproof were good enough to give me a full refund, including P&P. So hats off to them.

rogerbarrett
Oct 12, 2012, 07:43 AM
Yes, but i hope new Iphone will not have the same issue. I'm talking about map and other bugs. :|

ghostlyorb
Oct 12, 2012, 03:48 PM
Or you can use a plastic bag. It will look better too.

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And cheaper ;)

rcappo
Oct 12, 2012, 05:33 PM
Ditto. I also had trouble hearing people clearly due to the protection over the earpiece.

I tried to get used to it, but couldn't. Lifeproof were good enough to give me a full refund, including P&P. So hats off to them.

There is a way to fix it. The mesh screen can get bent with air pressure changes. You have to blow on it to push it back into shape.

I wonder how long it will take them to make the white version... I hope it is out by December.

I love my case for the 4S, and I mount it to my bike and take it kayaking with me. I do think they need a car mount though.

ahbe
Oct 12, 2012, 06:21 PM
There is a way to fix it. The mesh screen can get bent with air pressure changes. You have to blow on it to push it back into shape.

I wonder how long it will take them to make the white version... I hope it is out by December.

I love my case for the 4S, and I mount it to my bike and take it kayaking with me. I do think they need a car mount though.

Ditto on the car mount, especially with turn by turn directions standard now. I was even thinking of modifying a bike mount to work in the car.

FieldingMellish
Oct 12, 2012, 10:09 PM
This kind of case is on par with those glasses specialized for gamers. There are so many kinds of holders for a phone to keep it from getting wet or banged around, instead of putting it in this Robocop-looking vault of a case. It's like a phone that's been immersed in Carbonite.

rearviewmirror
Oct 14, 2012, 03:12 PM
Or you can use a plastic bag. It will look better too.

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Doesn't work, a friend of mine did this and his phone was swimming in condensation after a few hour ride. The best is a waterproof case or something that breathable that protects the phone.

Herdfan
Oct 14, 2012, 07:06 PM
I understand that some people don't understand that some of us actually use our phones for work. No phone, no work! So we need good protection against all kinds of hazards. So for those who only use their phones to browse the internet and make plans with friends while sipping latte's at Starbucks, then a simple bumper case is fine.

But for the rest of us, we need protection.

With that said, I had a Lifeproof for my 4, but now have an Otterbox for my 5. I hated the original Otterbox for the 4 as the rubber constantly peeled up. No so with the new case and I like it. Will wait and see on the new Lifeproof.

Consultant
Oct 15, 2012, 11:22 AM
My other half has a terrible habit of just smashing up her phones or dropping them in to water. I just have no idea how she destroys them like she does.

I got her one of these for her 4s. It's a bit of an aggressive-looking thing but it does the job and her phone is holding up well!

Dropping in "water" means phone in back pocket -> TOILET.

14thegipper
Oct 16, 2012, 10:19 AM
Great for the beach - can play Kadima with it and not worry about sand or water

hamkor04
Oct 16, 2012, 09:15 PM
I don't think they were announcing a delay.. they were just giving people a much-needed update on their progress.

marketing skim? interesting this sh**ty "ads" how big profitable to MR?

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They discovered that putting the case on the iPhone 5 would scratch and dent it so they needed to make the new case out of softer materials, like whipped air.

haha:D

apkbass
Nov 8, 2012, 06:18 PM
I love what LifeProof does but I cant deny the fact that their cases are arguably the least ergonomically i have ever used. If they solve that problem, then they will be the best case maker, bar none.

And if they solve the price problem...btw, I wouldn't be expecting to find you on here...AIDAN...;)

Aidan5806
Nov 8, 2012, 08:45 PM
And if they solve the price problem...btw, I wouldn't be expecting to find you on here...AIDAN...;)

LIL AL O_o