Apple Updates Guidelines for Case Makers with Details on iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple late last week updated its official guidelines for third-party case makers looking to create products for the new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, giving detailed schematics (PDF) and revealing additional details about the construction for each device.

    iPhone 5c dimensional drawing (click for larger)
    As noted by AppleInsider, the plastic iPhone 5c requires case makers to design radio-friendly transparent windows at the top of bottom of the device, indicating that the radio technology design inside of the iPhone 5c is similar in placement to that found the iPhone 5, which integrated cellular and other antennas in the upper and lower sections of the device.

    iPhone 5s dimensional drawing (click for larger)
    Meanwhile, the metal and aluminum iPhone 5s now requires case makers to compensate for the new Touch ID fingerprint sensor, with the restricted area for cases surrounding the home button slightly larger than that of the iPhone 5c and the previous generation. iPhone 5. The document also notes that no metal should come in contact with the iPhone 5s chassis, citing unwanted interruption with the device's antennas and signal degradation.

    Apple will begin selling the iPhone 5s and lower-cost iPhone 5c this Friday, September 20. The company began taking pre-orders for the iPhone 5c in 10 countries on September 13, with online orders for the iPhone 5s set to begin early in the morning local time on Friday prior to the in-store availability later in the morning.

    Article Link: Apple Updates Guidelines for Case Makers with Details on iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c
  2. musika macrumors 65816


    Sep 2, 2010
    New York
    Neato. I just bought a Speck Candyshell for my future 5s. I'm sure I'll take it off relatively quickly.
  3. coalchamber1022 macrumors member


    Apr 21, 2010
    iPhone 5 and 5s same size?

    So basically it reads that the iPhone 5 and 5s are same size all around just slightly bigger home button and needed access for thumb sensor... cool can use my old cases
  4. madsci954 macrumors 68030

    Oct 14, 2011
    So if I had a 3D printer, I could make my own case! :D
  5. The Phazer macrumors 68030

    Oct 31, 2007
    London, UK
    So the updated specs STILL contradict the alleged Lightning docking specs which mandate the connector cannot be designed in a way where it will plug into a case built to these specifications?
  6. jamesybsu macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2007
    These would make nice prints to hang in my office. Nothing better than working drawings
  7. Elijahg macrumors regular

    May 23, 2005
    Bath, UK
    It looks like both the 5s and 5c have a "front" microphone under the earpiece grille, alongside a "receiver", plus a rear and bottom mic. Three mics?! Maybe one's connected directly to your local NSA office. ;)

    Perhaps my American terminology is incorrect, but wasn't the receiver traditionally the handset? Presumably the "earpiece" is the hole where the "receiver" speaker is located.
  8. croooow, Sep 16, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2013

    croooow macrumors 65816


    Jul 16, 2004
  9. 3bs macrumors 603


    May 20, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    I bought 2 :p

    By far my favourite case! I use it on my iPhone 5 and iPad Mini.
  10. ValSalva macrumors 68040


    Jun 26, 2009
    Burpelson AFB
    Definitely one of the funniest moments from a great series :D
  11. musika macrumors 65816


    Sep 2, 2010
    New York
    I like it so much more than the iPhone 4/4S version of the case. It's so much thinner.
  12. Battlefield Fan macrumors 65816

    Battlefield Fan

    Mar 9, 2008
    I just the leather cases to go on sale from Apple!!!
  13. macs4nw macrumors 68040


  14. eastercat macrumors 68040


    Mar 3, 2008
    Hope this info gets my lifeproof case to me sooner.

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