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MacRumors
Sep 10, 2013, 02:42 PM
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During today's iPhone media event (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/09/10/live-coverage-of-apples-2013-iphone-media-event/), Apple announced new cases to go with both the iPhone 5c and the iPhone 5s, along with docks for both phones.

The form-fitting silicone iPhone 5c Case (http://store.apple.com/us/product/MF035/iphone-5c-case-blue) comes with cutout dots to show the color of the iPhone 5c beneath the case. It is available in black, white, blue, green, yellow, and Pink.

The colors match the iPhone polycarbonate shell of the iPhone 5c, and in a video shown during the presentation, it appears that Apple intends for different colored cases to be mixed with iPhone 5c shells to create unique, colorful looks. The iPhone 5c cases are priced (http://store.apple.com/us/product/MF035/iphone-5c-case-blue) at $29.

http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2013/09/iphone5c2.jpg
The case designed for the iPhone 5S (http://store.apple.com/us/product/MF045LL/A/iphone-5s-case-black?fnode=47) is made from premium leather rather than silicone, and comes in a range of colors including brown, beige, black, yellow, blue, and (PRODUCT) RED.

According to Apple, the leather is shaped to cover the volume buttons, the on/off switch and protect the chamfered edges of the iPhone 5s. The inside of the case contains a soft microfiber, and the dye has been infused into the leather. The iPhone 5s cases are priced (http://store.apple.com/us/product/MF045LL/A/iphone-5s-case-black?fnode=47) at $39.

http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2013/09/iphone5scases.jpg
Alongside the cases for the iPhone 5c (http://store.apple.com/us/product/MF031ZM/A/iphone-5c-dock?fnode=45) and the iPhone 5s (http://store.apple.com/us/product/MF030ZM/A/iphone-5s-dock?fnode=45), Apple has also debuted a dock for each of the phones. The iPhone 5c dock and the iPhone 5s dock both look like standard docks that Apple has used in the past, with the exception of the Lightning adapter. Both docks are available for $29.

http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2013/09/iphone_5s_dock.jpg
Finally, Apple has debuted a new 2-meter Lightning to USB cable, which is priced at $29. The docks and the Lightning cable will be available in Apple Retail Stores beginning on September 12, while the cases for the iPhone 5c and the iPhone 5s can be purchased beginning on September 20.

Article Link: Apple Unveils Cases and Docks for iPhone 5s and 5c, New 2M Lightning Cable (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/09/10/apple-unveils-cases-and-docks-for-iphone-5s-and-5c-new-2m-lightning-cable/)



musika
Sep 10, 2013, 02:43 PM
They really should've done something so that the "iPhone" weren't all choppy underneath the 5c case.

JarScott
Sep 10, 2013, 02:44 PM
Those leather cases are very nice, but I told myself I wouldn't use a case on my 5S. Hmm, what to do?!

RoelJuun
Sep 10, 2013, 02:44 PM
Great! So the back of your phone says 'hon' all the time. That is helpful!

Seriously, those 5C covers are hideous.

chrmjenkins
Sep 10, 2013, 02:46 PM
Link for 2M cable. (http://store.apple.com/us/product/MD819ZM/A/lightning-to-usb-cable-2-m?fnode=3a)
Link for dock. (http://store.apple.com/us/product/MF030ZM/A/iphone-5s-dock?fnode=45)

quagmire
Sep 10, 2013, 02:47 PM
So glad Apple brought back the dock.

ValSalva
Sep 10, 2013, 02:50 PM
Great! So the back of your phone says 'hon' all the time. That is helpful!

Seriously, those 5C covers are hideous.

I don't have a teenage daughter but something tells me those cases will be popular with that demographic.

flottenheimer
Sep 10, 2013, 02:50 PM
Think I'll buy one of the leather cases for my 5.
Too bad the 5 is as scuffed now as it is.

I really don't like all the holes on the back of the silicon cases. A solid version would have looked better and have collected less dirt, imho.

oneMadRssn
Sep 10, 2013, 02:54 PM
The iPhone 5C reminds me of a Palm Pixi, in a good way.

http://store.webosnation.com/images/product_images/accessories/additional_images/6175/large/1.jpg

http://www.webosnation.com/sites/webosnation.com/files/resource_images/t/thumb_250_palm-pixi-09.jpg

Crispy Duck
Sep 10, 2013, 02:54 PM
Seriously, those 5C covers are hideous.

One word: Trypophobia. *shudders*

MN7119
Sep 10, 2013, 02:54 PM
I noticed the same. What were they thinking? It might be the work of a summer intern. That is not really Apple at all. Shame on you Apple!!!! Shame on you Tim Cook!!!!:mad:

Great! So the back of your phone says 'hon' all the time. That is helpful!

Seriously, those 5C covers are hideous.

madsci954
Sep 10, 2013, 02:58 PM
I already got the Belkin dock for the iPhone 5. Been working great so far.

Icaras
Sep 10, 2013, 03:00 PM
So glad Apple brought back the dock.

Me as well! This makes me very happy :D

blue22
Sep 10, 2013, 03:02 PM
I really hope for those looking to pick up an iPhone 5C with one of these bumpers that the text on the back of the phone doesn't show through the open circles like in the image above, 'cause that's nasty!

MN7119
Sep 10, 2013, 03:08 PM
Amazing oversight!!!! It looks like a college intern did this as a summer project and someone decided to launch it. Disgusting!!!!
I really hope for those looking to pick up an iPhone 5C with one of these bumpers that the text on the back of the phone doesn't show through the open circles like in the image above, 'cause that's nasty!

Night Spring
Sep 10, 2013, 03:15 PM
Think I'll buy one of the leather cases for my 5.

I would love to do this too, but do we know if it will fit???

xlost6
Sep 10, 2013, 03:22 PM
I would love to do this too, but do we know if it will fit??? It clearly says on Apple's website that it's compatible with the original iPhone 5.

EGS1550
Sep 10, 2013, 03:29 PM
Seriously? 35 holes to capture pocket lint etc? And how could they possibly not notice that the letters are partially cut off. They have some incredible minute attention to detail and then they let this happen?

I cannot believe Mr. Ive let this one through. Cheap case from China yes, Apple no!

shawkins002
Sep 10, 2013, 03:30 PM
So glad Apple brought back the dock.

Me too. But will the dock work with the leather cover - or will we have to remove it?

applegigs
Sep 10, 2013, 03:31 PM
Oh great 2 meters of awesomeness ... maybe they should rethink the quality of these cables...
http://img802.imageshack.us/img802/8081/1gdh.jpg

Original iPhone PVC cable vs iPhone 4 vs iPhone 4S vs iPhone 5 cable.. totally disappointing at 8 months they turn yellow at 10 months they start to show the inner cable..

Icaras
Sep 10, 2013, 03:32 PM
Finally, Apple has debuted a new 2-meter Lightning to USB cable, which is priced at $29. The docks and the Lightning cable will be available in Apple Retail Stores beginning on September 12, while the cases for the iPhone 5c and the iPhone 5s can be purchased beginning on September 20.

At least on the online store, the cable is available now. The dock however is showing a september 20 order date.

blue22
Sep 10, 2013, 03:35 PM
Amazing oversight!!!! It looks like a college intern did this as a summer project and someone decided to launch it. Disgusting!!!!

LOL. But it would be nasty if proven to be true, now wouldn't it? :cool:

tumtumtum
Sep 10, 2013, 03:36 PM
I cannot believe Mr. Ive let this one through.

Are you forgetting iOS 7? ;)

Icaras
Sep 10, 2013, 03:37 PM
Me too. But will the dock work with the leather cover - or will we have to remove it?

That's always the burning question, but considering all the previous generations of Apple docks released, then I would say no, it won't work with the leather case, or any case for that matter.

It's the same situation I had with my 4/4S. I was always annoyed with using the Apple bumper and the dock, because they never worked together.

Currently I have SGP full body protection on my iPhone 5, which would be fine for the dock, but I am still considering whether I want to get the leather case and go through the hassle of putting on and removing the case every time I want to dock it.

X5-599
Sep 10, 2013, 03:37 PM
Oh great 2 meters of awesomeness ... maybe they should rethink the quality of these cables...
Image (http://img802.imageshack.us/img802/8081/1gdh.jpg)

Original iPhone PVC cable vs iPhone 4 vs iPhone 4S vs iPhone 5 cable.. totally disappointing at 8 months they turn yellow at 10 months they start to show the inner cable..

What do you do to those cables? I still have my first charger plus cable from the original iPhone from 2007. Still white. Still not damaged! Am I just lucky? Also I like how this old cable is way more flexible than the one that came with my New iPad. Are the new one still this "stiff"?

Curun
Sep 10, 2013, 03:39 PM
Oh great 2 meters of awesomeness ... maybe they should rethink the quality of these cables...
Image (http://img802.imageshack.us/img802/8081/1gdh.jpg)

Original iPhone PVC cable vs iPhone 4 vs iPhone 4S vs iPhone 5 cable.. totally disappointing at 8 months they turn yellow at 10 months they start to show the inner cable..

I had 3 for my iPhone 5. They are now 12 mo old... and still white and intact.

Same for my iPad 3 which is 18mo, it might be a little yellow, but intact. What did you do to them? Cut them and try stripping?

From my desk just now
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/09/11/4yha7yqu.jpg

Icaras
Sep 10, 2013, 03:44 PM
Oh great 2 meters of awesomeness ... maybe they should rethink the quality of these cables...
Image (http://img802.imageshack.us/img802/8081/1gdh.jpg)

Original iPhone PVC cable vs iPhone 4 vs iPhone 4S vs iPhone 5 cable.. totally disappointing at 8 months they turn yellow at 10 months they start to show the inner cable..

I don't know what you are doing to your cables, but it looks like it's been soaked in some acidic cat piss.

Like others here have said already, mine are pristine, white, and undamaged after 12 months usage.

No issues here with quality of the cables. Actually, I think I'll be picking up a 0.5m cable for the car, and a 2m one for my bedside table.

Ash9414
Sep 10, 2013, 05:28 PM
Me too. But will the dock work with the leather cover - or will we have to remove it?

Perhaps you're able to fit an iPhone 5S with the leather case on into an iPhone 5C dock as they would be a similar shape?

Snowshiro
Sep 10, 2013, 05:29 PM
If proof was ever needed that Apple have completely lost their way without Steve, that 5c case is it. It's horrendous.

cheesyappleuser
Sep 10, 2013, 05:46 PM
Oh great 2 meters of awesomeness ... maybe they should rethink the quality of these cables...
Image (http://img802.imageshack.us/img802/8081/1gdh.jpg)

Original iPhone PVC cable vs iPhone 4 vs iPhone 4S vs iPhone 5 cable.. totally disappointing at 8 months they turn yellow at 10 months they start to show the inner cable..

I have a 5yr-old cable that I still use.
And would have a 2yr-old cable hadn't my drunk friend (literally) chewed it.

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And, who needs Apple cases when you have SwitchEasy?

Phil A.
Sep 10, 2013, 05:48 PM
I don't have a teenage daughter but something tells me those cases will be popular with that demographic.

I do have a teenage daughter and she thinks they look ridiculous

calaverasgrande
Sep 10, 2013, 06:40 PM
What is with all the leather?
I can't be the only vegan/vegetarian that is disappointed with the continued use of that material.

xlost6
Sep 10, 2013, 06:52 PM
What is with all the leather?
I can't be the only vegan/vegetarian that is disappointed with the continued use of that material.

I agree. I'm vegan too. As much as I want to pick up official Apple case for the iPhone 5. I'm turned off by the leather. Especially being as though Apple is suppose to be environment friendly.

MisterBigMack
Sep 10, 2013, 07:01 PM
I currently have a speck flip case which is great as you can flip the bottom and still use the 30 pin to lightning adaptor in my music dock

I however am a sucker for buying official apple accessories and will have a look at the 5S case....will it work with the iPhone 5 though? I don't see any reason why not? If they are the same size...

Those 5C cases though, it sounds a nice idea, but doesn't look right at all and seems strange as anything apple is normally sleek, so a comprise was needed it looks like but makes for a wired looking back

xlost6
Sep 10, 2013, 07:03 PM
I currently have a speck flip case which is great as you can flip the bottom and still use the 30 pin to lightning adaptor in my music dock

I however am a sucker for buying official apple accessories and will have a look at the 5S case....will it work with the iPhone 5 though? I don't see any reason why not? If they are the same size...

Those 5C cases though, it sounds a nice idea, but doesn't look right at all and seems strange as anything apple is normally sleek, so a comprise was needed it looks like but makes for a wired looking back

It clearly says at the bottom of the page that it's compatible with the original iPhone 5.

http://store.apple.com/us/product/MF041LL/A/iphone-5s-case-brown

MisterBigMack
Sep 10, 2013, 07:11 PM
It clearly says at the bottom of the page that it's compatible with the original iPhone 5.

http://store.apple.com/us/product/MF041LL/A/iphone-5s-case-brown

Lovely, thanks for that

Mactendo
Sep 10, 2013, 07:28 PM
So the back of your phone says 'non' all the time.
Good job Ive, good job. Or was it the marketing department who designed it?No?

Clix Pix
Sep 10, 2013, 07:32 PM
:moan: Just as I have finally gotten used to not using a dock with my iPhone, now Apple introduces one again! Sorry, not going to bite on this, nor will I be beguiled by the leather cases for the 5S......

As for the 5C: if Apple had brought out an orange one, or at least an orange case which could have been combined in a nifty way with the yellow iPhone 5C, I might have been tempted..... LOL!!!!!

Curun
Sep 10, 2013, 07:36 PM
I agree. I'm vegan too. As much as I want to pick up official Apple case for the iPhone 5. I'm turned off by the leather. Especially being as though Apple is suppose to be environment friendly.
You prefer petroleum based products? Ew

FYI they are not for eating.

xlost6
Sep 10, 2013, 07:54 PM
You prefer petroleum based products? Ew

FYI they are not for eating.
I know that. Vegan's don't support anything that involves killing of an animal. Most leather comes from the skin of an animal, just an FYI. There are some form of leather that is made without animal skin.

iRockApple
Sep 10, 2013, 09:43 PM
I know that. Vegan's don't support anything that involves killing of an animal. Most leather comes from the skin of an animal, just an FYI. There are some form of leather that is made without animal skin.

Seeing as though the cows will be killed anyway for the meat, what is wrong (morally/environmentally) by using the skin instead of allowing it to thrown away? If Apple chose to go with faux leather instead of the real thing, I am willing to bet it that would not save the life of any cows. I'm not a fan if killing animals for cosmetic or superficial reasons myself, but realistically speaking allowing dead animal skin to be repurposed doesn't seem that bad to me.

dmylrea
Sep 10, 2013, 10:08 PM
What is with all the leather?
I can't be the only vegan/vegetarian that is disappointed with the continued use of that material.

I agree. I'm vegan too. As much as I want to pick up official Apple case for the iPhone 5. I'm turned off by the leather. Especially being as though Apple is suppose to be environment friendly.

So I guess neither of you are interested in the "Swiss Cheese" case for the 5C then? :D

Battlefield Fan
Sep 10, 2013, 10:43 PM
I agree. I'm vegan too. As much as I want to pick up official Apple case for the iPhone 5. I'm turned off by the leather. Especially being as though Apple is suppose to be environment friendly.

Cows and bulls are renewable resources. Don't worry.

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I had 3 for my iPhone 5. They are now 12 mo old... and still white and intact.

Same for my iPad 3 which is 18mo, it might be a little yellow, but intact. What did you do to them? Cut them and try stripping?

From my desk just now
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/09/11/4yha7yqu.jpg

No, he's right. Half of mine turned yellow. The other half stayed white.

xlost6
Sep 10, 2013, 11:11 PM
So I guess neither of you are interested in the "Swiss Cheese" case for the 5C then? :D

Absolutely not, sir!:p

JBaker122586
Sep 10, 2013, 11:16 PM
I agree. I'm vegan too. As much as I want to pick up official Apple case for the iPhone 5. I'm turned off by the leather. Especially being as though Apple is suppose to be environment friendly.

It's actually more environmental this way. After the cow is killed for its delicious meat, the skin is turned into leather, so as not to waste it.

Arcady
Sep 10, 2013, 11:29 PM
If proof was ever needed that Apple have completely lost their way without Steve, that 5c case is it. It's horrendous.

Steve announced the iPod Sock. Nobody's perfect.

Icaras
Sep 11, 2013, 12:58 AM
Perhaps you're able to fit an iPhone 5S with the leather case on into an iPhone 5C dock as they would be a similar shape?

Not a bad idea at all. Hope someone can do this and let us know.

DOSNET
Sep 11, 2013, 02:43 AM
Seeing as though the cows will be killed anyway for the meat, what is wrong (morally/environmentally) by using the skin instead of allowing it to thrown away? If Apple chose to go with faux leather instead of the real thing, I am willing to bet it that would not save the life of any cows. I'm not a fan if killing animals for cosmetic or superficial reasons myself, but realistically speaking allowing dead animal skin to be repurposed doesn't seem that bad to me.

The idea is, they don't eat meat and don't use leather. Combined, they make a whole cow that wasn't slaughtered.

Gasu E.
Sep 11, 2013, 06:50 AM
I agree. I'm vegan too. As much as I want to pick up official Apple case for the iPhone 5. I'm turned off by the leather. Especially being as though Apple is suppose to be environment friendly.

What does leather have to do with environment-friendly?

Vodka
Sep 11, 2013, 06:54 AM
Great! So the back of your phone says 'hon' all the time. That is helpful!

Seriously, those 5C covers are hideous.

Looks like "hori(ble)" to me:confused:

Gasu E.
Sep 11, 2013, 06:55 AM
The idea is, they don't eat meat and don't use leather. Combined, they make a whole cow that wasn't slaughtered.

Yes, but that's some kind of morale position. It's not an environmental position. Once the cow is killed for meat, using the hide for leather is more environmentally-friendly than throwing it away. And being natural, leather will decompose nicely when it's beyond its useful life.

I can see being against eating meat as some kind of environmental stance, as cows consume a lot of resources. But it's the meat-eating that drives the livestock industry, not the skins-- they are just a byproduct. Not making use of the skins is just wasteful, it seems to me.

dirtymagician
Sep 11, 2013, 07:00 AM
5S Case = Nice
5C Case = Horrid, save the trouble of cutting out all those holes (sorry dust collectors) and just cut out the apple logo and camera hole.

DOSNET
Sep 11, 2013, 07:35 AM
Yes, but that's some kind of morale position. It's not an environmental position. Once the cow is killed for meat, using the hide for leather is more environmentally-friendly than throwing it away. And being natural, leather will decompose nicely when it's beyond its useful life.

I can see being against eating meat as some kind of environmental stance, as cows consume a lot of resources. But it's the meat-eating that drives the livestock industry, not the skins-- they are just a byproduct. Not making use of the skins is just wasteful, it seems to me.

I'm saying there is no waste because vegans reduce demand for both meat and leather equally (roughly), and so supply for both necessarily decreases, meaning less slaughter.

iapplelove
Sep 11, 2013, 07:52 AM
I had 3 for my iPhone 5. They are now 12 mo old... and still white and intact.

Same for my iPad 3 which is 18mo, it might be a little yellow, but intact. What did you do to them? Cut them and try stripping?

From my desk just now
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/09/11/4yha7yqu.jpg

my original lighting cable bought on the 21st of last sept wit iphone 5 is completely torn at the top,and it just sits on my desk all day. don't care much about what the color looks like over time however it sure is a shade of yellow

egoistaxx9
Sep 11, 2013, 08:29 AM
thank god they are bringing out a longer lighting cable, had been waiting for this for ages

Glassed Silver
Sep 11, 2013, 09:15 AM
What is with all the leather?
I can't be the only vegan/vegetarian that is disappointed with the continued use of that material.

Well, as far as I know Apple hasn't gotten a monopoly on providing cases and accessories.

Heck, so far for the iPhone 5 you HAD to buy 3rd party cases, because they dumped the bumper.

Glassed Silver:mac

kimvette
Sep 11, 2013, 12:05 PM
ZOMG, the colors, the COLORS!! How innovative! ;)

alexgowers
Sep 11, 2013, 07:03 PM
A bloody dock!!!! About time, I've been waiting for one for over a year since iphone 5. Why can't apple get the thing out on time!

flottenheimer
Sep 12, 2013, 11:11 AM
Oh great 2 meters of awesomeness ... maybe they should rethink the quality of these cables...
Image (http://img802.imageshack.us/img802/8081/1gdh.jpg)

Original iPhone PVC cable vs iPhone 4 vs iPhone 4S vs iPhone 5 cable.. totally disappointing at 8 months they turn yellow at 10 months they start to show the inner cable..

Do you happen to be a smoking, cable-chewing hamster advocating for more PVC?

calaverasgrande
Sep 12, 2013, 01:03 PM
Well, as far as I know Apple hasn't gotten a monopoly on providing cases and accessories.

Heck, so far for the iPhone 5 you HAD to buy 3rd party cases, because they dumped the bumper.

Glassed Silver:mac
yeah of course that is true. Still, a month ago I was in a store and about to buy an iPad and smart cover. If my mechanic hadn't called to tell me some bad news I would have bought the cover not even suspecting that animal products are used in a computing device. It's not an area I'm used to being vigilant. Food, clothes and shoes are more often the culprits.
Also strange seeing that Jobs was vegan/vegetarian most of his life. Though many old-school vegetarians have no issue with leather products. Thats more a gen X thing it seems.
Not trying to go on a tirade to convert all meat eaters to my side or anything (really I dont care a fig what anyone else eats or wears, leave it to the college kids to freak out about people wearing fur). I just find it an odd choice of materials coming from a company that usually goes for more forward-looking materials.

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thank god they are bringing out a longer lighting cable, had been waiting for this for ages
I'm totally the opposite.
I like all my idevice cables as short as possible. Like 2 inches!
Even when I am not traveling I appreciate minimal clutter.
and a short cable doesn't tangle as fast.

kdarling
Sep 13, 2013, 06:15 AM
They really should've done something so that the "iPhone" weren't all choppy underneath the 5c case.

Indeed.

I think that anyone on this forum would've figured out a different way of handling the area over the iPhone name.

And I sure wouldn't give the designer a holiday bonus this year for it :)

Hurda
Sep 13, 2013, 06:37 AM
Uppercase M for meter? We're doomed, I say, DOOMED! :eek:

scottwaugh
Oct 5, 2013, 04:08 PM
Oh great 2 meters of awesomeness ... maybe they should rethink the quality of these cables...
Image (http://img802.imageshack.us/img802/8081/1gdh.jpg)

Original iPhone PVC cable vs iPhone 4 vs iPhone 4S vs iPhone 5 cable.. totally disappointing at 8 months they turn yellow at 10 months they start to show the inner cable..

Wow. Haven't run into this with my cables (iPod, iPod Classic, iPhone 4s).

Thought here, yours wouldn't happen to get alot of sunshine/heat would they? (sun/heat does bad things to plastics - changing colors and making them brittle)