LifeProof Announces Delays in Delivering its iPhone 5 Case

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    LifeProof has sent a note to customers notifying them that the company's iPhone 5 waterproof case 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.

    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 when the case finally goes on sale.

    Article Link: LifeProof Announces Delays in Delivering its iPhone 5 Case
  2. Aidan5806 macrumors 6502

    Feb 20, 2012
    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.
  3. unknownperson macrumors newbie


    Aug 29, 2012
    These cases are damn ugly, it's like clothing a porn star!
  4. RaidersFan223 macrumors member


    Jul 21, 2012
    I'm getting the iPhone 5 in about a month when my contract is up... I hope it is ready by then
  5. appleguy123 macrumors 603


    Apr 1, 2009
    15 minutes in the future
    Family had these for their 4S's cannot hear them rough the microphone. Not recommended.
  6. aneftp macrumors 601

    Jul 28, 2007
    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.
  7. WhoDaKat macrumors 6502

    May 20, 2006
    I wish they'd hurry up. I want to take my iPhone scuba diving.
  8. KylePowers macrumors 68000


    Mar 5, 2011
    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
  9. haruhiko macrumors 601


    Sep 29, 2009
    It didn't die instantly like those Samsung phones =/= it's waterproof.
  10. Pakaku macrumors 68000


    Aug 29, 2009
    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:
  11. iChrist macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2011
    3 countries for tax benefit

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

  12. prezasti macrumors 6502


    Jul 9, 2010
    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.


    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:
  13. SunnyFL macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2010
    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.
  14. icecrystal23 macrumors 6502

    Jul 18, 2010
    I don't think they were announcing a delay.. they were just giving people a much-needed update on their progress.
  15. bushido Suspended


    Mar 26, 2008
    omg this is literally my worst "case" phobia.

    my ocd does not approve of this ^^
  16. fozy macrumors member

    Sep 4, 2003
    Aspen, CO
    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.
  17. Macist macrumors 6502a

    Mar 13, 2009
    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!
  18. BornAgainApple macrumors 6502a


    Jun 9, 2009
    As stated in LinkedIn, 51-200 employees. That's a pretty small "army" of engineers.
  19. mrxak macrumors 68000

    Apr 16, 2004
    Drifting through space in a broken escape pod
    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.


    They're not building a space shuttle.
  20. Beezzy macrumors 6502

    Apr 23, 2011
    I want my LifeProof Case meow! I've been waiting for the email every day from them! I loved it on my 4S!
  21. BornAgainApple macrumors 6502a


    Jun 9, 2009
    They make it seem like it.
  22. doctor-don macrumors 65816

    Dec 26, 2008
    Georgia USA
    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.
  23. Mr. Gates macrumors 68020

    Mr. Gates

    Jun 17, 2009
    --Redmond --------- ----------------Washington---
    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"
  24. D-Love macrumors regular

    Jan 15, 2008
    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.
  25. ouimetnick macrumors 68020


    Aug 28, 2008
    Beverly, Massachusetts
    Ask your doctor is LifeProof is right for you.

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