LifeProof iPhone 5S

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by rtr1985, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. rtr1985 macrumors 6502

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    I wonder how they might tackle the fingerprint scanner...if at all? Maybe some kind of glass opening over the home button?
     
  2. cdmoore74 macrumors 68020

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    I would say it's impossible unless you forget about the fingerprint scanner which pretty much defeats the purpose. You can't leave the screen unprotected and still claim it's waterproof.
    I'm more concerned over glass screen protectors that will raise the surrounding area. In the past you would use a raised button cover. Again; defeats the purpose. Unless you like living with a sunken area and less movement for the scanner.
     
  3. Truefan31 macrumors 68040

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    Uh the nuud life proof is waterproof with no front cover. Screen protector is optional
     
  4. rtr1985 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I agree it presents a challenge. It seems like there would be some way to have the scanner still work, though.
     
  5. hbenitez09 macrumors regular

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    The nuud although doesn't cover the screen still covers the home button and speaker grill. Sure they will come up with something. Otter box purchased life proof so they will have something in the works


     
  6. Makaveliarts macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, hopefully they release it quickly, while keeping it at a good quality.
     
  7. JodyK macrumors 6502a

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    http://www.macrumors.com/2013/09/10/new-otterbox-cases-for-iphone-5s-will-work-with-touch-id/
     
  8. rtr1985 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Looks like they're on it. Unless they intend to just leave the home button unprotected on the otterboxes
     

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