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MacRumors
Sep 10, 2013, 04:32 PM
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Otterbox today sent out a press release (http://media.otterbox.com/press-release/product/apple-announces-iphone-5s-iphone-5c-unbox-it-otterbox-it) announcing cases designed for the new iPhone 5s and 5c models, and specifically addressed the new Touch ID fingerprint sensor that will be built into the iPhone 5s.

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Because the company's bulky Defender Series (http://www.otterbox.com/iPhone-5/5S-Defender-Series-Case/apl2-iphone-5s-set,default,pd.html) of cases are designed to offer full device protection, it would seem that Otterbox might encounter some difficulties accounting for the home button and the fingerprint sensor.

However, Otterbox says all the its cases are "designed specifically to accommodate the new Touch ID fingerprint identity sensor technology, and all device functionality remains uninhibited by the case."
"Every Apple launch means new technologies that enhance the iPhone user experience, while at the same time create challenges for our products to evolve," said OtterBox CEO Brian Thomas. "We have very talented design and engineering teams working hard to anticipate new technologies and determine the most elegant solutions for our cases which complement the user experience. As always, the OtterBox team will lead with innovations in premium protective solutions for these new devices and welcome the challenges that each new product launch generates."Defender (http://www.otterbox.com/apple-iphone-5s-cases/apple-iphone-5s-cases,default,sc.html#seriesWrapperDefender), Commuter (http://www.otterbox.com/apple-iphone-5s-cases/apple-iphone-5s-cases,default,sc.html#seriesWrapperCommuter), Reflex (http://www.otterbox.com/apple-iphone-5s-cases/apple-iphone-5s-cases,default,sc.html#seriesWrapperReflex) and Prefix (http://www.otterbox.com/apple-iphone-5s-cases/apple-iphone-5s-cases,default,sc.html#seriesWrapperPrefix) cases will be immediately available for the iPhone 5s, while Defender and Commuter cases for the iPhone 5c will be available soon.

Many other cases, like the aluminum iGlaze Armour (http://store.moshimonde.com/iglaze-slim-case-iphone-5-armour-silver.html) from Moshi, will work fine with Touch ID because they don't cover the home button at all.

Article Link: New Otterbox Cases for iPhone 5s Will Work With Touch ID (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/09/10/new-otterbox-cases-for-iphone-5s-will-work-with-touch-id/)



ZacNicholson
Sep 10, 2013, 04:33 PM
they are always on top of things

GoCubsGo
Sep 10, 2013, 04:34 PM
Super smart move on their part to ensure their product will work. I hate otterbox cases, but some people swear by them due to the nature of their work and where their iPhone can end up.

MonstaMash
Sep 10, 2013, 04:42 PM
Good for them. Fingerprint scanning is optional (you can just use standard passwords of course), but glad they were able to design a case to make it work.

oneMadRssn
Sep 10, 2013, 05:05 PM
I wonder how Lifeproof will handle making the finterprint scanner work while remaining waterproof.

bushido
Sep 10, 2013, 05:06 PM
i would literally rather walk around with a broken back than to put my slim iPhone in such an ugly "box"

Battlefield Fan
Sep 10, 2013, 05:34 PM
I had one. Was boxy. Didn't like it...

eastercat
Sep 10, 2013, 05:43 PM
I wonder how Lifeproof will handle making the finterprint scanner work while remaining waterproof.I'm wondering that too. I want to put the 5S in a lifeproof, because it's waterproof.

Tmelon
Sep 10, 2013, 05:54 PM
I'm wondering that too. I want to put the 5S in a lifeproof, because it's waterproof.

Well Lifeproof already has a sign up page so they at least have a plan.

jlgolson
Sep 10, 2013, 06:26 PM
Well Lifeproof already has a sign up page so they at least have a plan.
LifeProof is owned by Otterbox now, FYI.

http://www.macrumors.com/2013/05/22/casemaker-otterbox-acquiring-lifeproof/

eastercat
Sep 10, 2013, 07:04 PM
LifeProof is owned by Otterbox now, FYI.

http://www.macrumors.com/2013/05/22/casemaker-otterbox-acquiring-lifeproof/I saw that in the news section of the search results, when I was looking to see if life proof had announced anything about the 5S.

iMule
Sep 10, 2013, 07:49 PM
Otterbox + Lifeproof = Litterbox

Iconoclysm
Sep 10, 2013, 08:24 PM
I wonder how Lifeproof will handle making the finterprint scanner work while remaining waterproof.

The scanner is capacitive, and reads through your skin. If the face of a waterproof phone still allows capacitive screen input this is pretty easy to figure out.

libertysat
Sep 10, 2013, 09:22 PM
Some of us don't consider our phones as a fashion statement
A function over form thing

The Defender has done what I want from it, protect my phone from the use/abuse my life & work subjects it too

Life is too short to fuss over what other people think about the looks of your phone...

spillproof
Sep 10, 2013, 10:19 PM
My biggest fear was that the ID sensor would not work with full enclosure cases. Glad to see it is possible.

i would literally rather walk around with a broken back than to put my slim iPhone in such an ugly "box"

I wish I worked in a field where I didn't need to protect my electronics from being banded up and covered in all kinds of body secretions and excretions. I learned the lesson the hard way- the smell of vomit can never be fully removed from an iPhone :(

Eorlas
Sep 10, 2013, 10:52 PM
i would literally rather walk around with a broken back than to put my slim iPhone in such an ugly "box"

Time and time again, silly comments like these come out any time a strong case is released, and time and time again someone has to remind everyone that...:

*It's NOT about making it look nice, it's about giving it strong protection for people who are prone to damaging their devices or for those people whose daily environments (ex. at work) threaten the safety of their device without an advanced protection solution.*

And lucky for you, you don't have to "walk around with a broken back" (ridiculous exaggeration just to draw attention imo) because there are many cases *that don't look like this one.*

Michael Scrip
Sep 10, 2013, 11:50 PM
Otterbox + Lifeproof = Litterbox

Win!

Jessica Lares
Sep 10, 2013, 11:52 PM
My dad BROKE his Otterbox. :rolleyes:

And yeah, those things are ugly.

eroslws
Sep 11, 2013, 12:19 AM
Definitely function over form. In fact, without Otterbox, I would probably own a Nexus or Lumia. My hands are too big and skinny to handle the iPhone without feeling like it's going to slip out. The Defender makes the iPhone fit perfectly and protects well against multiple 6 foot drops onto pavement. The perils of being tall I guess.

TheMacBookPro
Sep 11, 2013, 12:32 AM
And lucky for you, you don't have to "walk around with a broken back" (ridiculous exaggeration just to draw attention imo) because there are many cases *that don't look like this one.*

I really hope he just meant a broken piece of glass on the rear of the phone, and not an actual broken human back.

koban4max
Sep 11, 2013, 12:53 AM
they are always on top of things

not really...where's armor series?

SvenSvenson
Sep 11, 2013, 01:02 AM
i would literally rather walk around with a broken back than to put my slim iPhone in such an ugly "box"

You may want to look up the meaning of the word 'Literally'...

GBrooks
Sep 11, 2013, 04:08 AM
Meanwhile in the press office
'They bought it. Phew! That was lucky'

bushido
Sep 11, 2013, 04:13 AM
I really hope he just meant a broken piece of glass on the rear of the phone, and not an actual broken human back.

no shiat sherlock ;)

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You may want to look up the meaning of the word 'Literally'...

"Literally" the most misused word in the language has officially changed definition. Now as well as meaning "in a literal manner or sense; exactly: 'the driver took it literally when asked to go straight over the traffic circle'", various dictionaries have added its other more recent usage. "literally" can be used "to acknowledge that something is not literally true but is used for emphasis or to express strong feeling".

SvenSvenson
Sep 11, 2013, 05:56 AM
"Literally" the most misused word in the language has officially changed definition. Now as well as meaning "in a literal manner or sense; exactly: 'the driver took it literally when asked to go straight over the traffic circle'", various dictionaries have added its other more recent usage. "literally" can be used "to acknowledge that something is not literally true but is used for emphasis or to express strong feeling".

Yeah well - millions of uneducated people being wrong shouldn't make a thing right.

Parasprite
Sep 11, 2013, 07:18 AM
Yeah well - millions of uneducated people being wrong shouldn't make a thing right.

No, but it might make a thing French (Spanish, Italian, Romanian, et al.).

Lord Hamsa
Sep 11, 2013, 07:37 AM
Yeah well - millions of uneducated people being wrong shouldn't make a thing right.

Except that it does. Language is not static, and if the common usage of the word changes, it changes. There is no "right" or "wrong" way to use language, there simply is the way it is used and how it has evolved.

(I work with linguists on a daily basis... believe me, I have heard this lecture far too often...)

Ingot
Sep 11, 2013, 07:50 AM
My biggest fear was that the ID sensor would not work with full enclosure cases. Glad to see it is possible.



I wish I worked in a field where I didn't need to protect my electronics from being banded up and covered in all kinds of body secretions and excretions. I learned the lesson the hard way- the smell of vomit can never be fully removed from an iPhone :(

What the hell were you doing???

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not really...where's armor series?

Agreed. Want to be able to watch Orange is the new black in the shower.

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Except that it does. Language is not static, and if the common usage of the word changes, it changes. There is no "right" or "wrong" way to use language, there simply is the way it is used and how it has evolved.

(I work with linguists on a daily basis... believe me, I have heard this lecture far too often...)

Thank you! I too deal with this on a regular basis. To me as long as I can understand the language and communicate, then it is all good. Of course this is dependant on the context of the communication.

cmwade77
Sep 11, 2013, 12:19 PM
What I fail to understand is if the competition can make a waterproof, shockproof, freeze proof, drop proof phone, why can't Apple?

ritmomundo
Sep 11, 2013, 12:46 PM
i would literally rather walk around with a broken back than to put my slim iPhone in such an ugly "box"

You're not going to be able to walk at all with a broken back. :rolleyes: :p

spillproof
Sep 11, 2013, 01:05 PM
What the hell were you doing???

I work weekends as an EMT in the club and party district of town. Sometimes the patients resent you, so they purposely aim at you. You never get use to the smell.

zachlegomaniac
Sep 11, 2013, 06:27 PM
Yeah. I'd LOVE to have a naked iPhone, but try working in wetland remediation with one for a day. Sandy and wet muddy hands. Crossing rivers in waders. Running across sites to talk to excavator operators. I destroyed two iPhones before deciding you could NOT do my job and own and iPhone without a really great case.

ZLM

Ingot
Sep 11, 2013, 10:19 PM
I work weekends as an EMT in the club and party district of town. Sometimes the patients resent you, so they purposely aim at you. You never get use to the smell.

You sir are a good man. I must say the smell of vomit is not one that I would recognize coming from a phone.

glsillygili
Sep 11, 2013, 11:25 PM
I wonder how Lifeproof will handle making the finterprint scanner work while remaining waterproof.

you wont you will have to stick to a pin or they might be able to put a thing over it

xArtx
Sep 11, 2013, 11:28 PM
I am one of this guys where the phone goes in rough environments,
and think they're great, but I think a total waterproof one is the only reason I'd want another one.

Carlanga
Sep 12, 2013, 12:47 AM
I wonder how Lifeproof will handle making the finterprint scanner work while remaining waterproof.

it's the same company now...

Tsuius
Sep 12, 2013, 07:25 AM
Not otter box but Apple should be getting credit for ensuring that the touch ID sensor works with screen protectors. I'm sure Apple had done a ton of innovation here to ensure that ALL screen protectors work (including otter box).

CBJammin103
Sep 12, 2013, 08:54 AM
Yeah well - millions of uneducated people being wrong shouldn't make a thing right.

Wish I could upvote this multiple times...

What I fail to understand is if the competition can make a waterproof, shockproof, freeze proof, drop proof phone, why can't Apple?

If Apple had to stand behind these claims, the line at the Apple stores would wrap half way around the city. Pretty sure even if they did release an "effectively ______proof" phone they wouldn't market it as such... as it is the iPhone 5C looks pretty darn durable.

hitman0341
Sep 14, 2013, 02:27 PM
I saw that in the news section of the search results, when I was looking to see if life proof had announced anything about the 5S.

damn i created an account just to talk about this very subject. Well nice meeting you guys. i hope to get tons of new info from this site.

pMad
Sep 14, 2013, 07:23 PM
no shiat sherlock ;)

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"Literally" the most misused word in the language has officially changed definition. Now as well as meaning "in a literal manner or sense; exactly: 'the driver took it literally when asked to go straight over the traffic circle'", various dictionaries have added its other more recent usage. "literally" can be used "to acknowledge that something is not literally true but is used for emphasis or to express strong feeling".

Next you are going to tell me that "You should of called" and "each one grabbed their pencil" are "officially changed"

Stupidity is not a change.