Otterbox Defender is ready for sale Iphone 6

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Juicy D. Links, Sep 10, 2014.

  1. Juicy D. Links macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2010

    I ordered a Spigen slim , but almost ready to pull trigger on this one
  2. newmacuser14 macrumors member

    May 29, 2011
    Nice, I think I got the commuter series last time. It has saved my phone many many times.
  3. Apollonian macrumors 6502a


    May 10, 2010
    I'm getting the iPhone 6 Plus, I always get an Otterbox but I think it will just be too much bulk on top of an already large phone!
  4. stephen1108 macrumors 65816

    Sep 30, 2007
    I can't wait for the Symmetry for the Plus! It's a bummer they're not selling it yet.
  5. iamthekiller macrumors 6502a

    Feb 3, 2010
    This is the first time Otterbox has had an iPhone case ready to ship before it was released. It would have been nice if they had the iPhone 6 Plus cases ready, and not just the iPhone 6 cases.
  6. juniorsamples macrumors newbie

    Dec 31, 2012
    Please excuse my ignorance, but when I checked the Otterbox site a couple of minutes ago, it said the new "6" cases are "Coming Soon."

    I'm interested in the Defender, since I WILL drop my phone.

    Did I overlook something, or reading something wrong?

  7. iamthekiller macrumors 6502a

    Feb 3, 2010
    I don't know where you're looking. The defender for the iPhone 6 is available right now. You can add to your cart and check out. It's just that not every color is available.
  8. udontno macrumors 6502


    Jul 19, 2011
    VA, USA
    Which is annoying because all the good colors are not available. :-/

    I'm ready for Lifeproof to put their cases up.
  9. OneMike macrumors 603


    Oct 19, 2005
    I hate cases and equally hate scratches. what to do what to do.
  10. jpadhiyar macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2012
    Ahmedabad, India
    yes. Not all the OtterBox iPhone 6 cases are on sale now, but the iPhone 6 Defender Series and other popular OtterBox cases are already on sale
  11. 3squirrels macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2014
    Remember that Lifeproof is now owned by Otterbox.
  12. ricktat macrumors 65816

    Feb 18, 2013
    OTTER10 using the caps give you 10% off orders.
  13. Raphael96 macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2010
    I just spoke with Otterbox customer service and was told the cases won't be delivered much before the 23rd.
  14. ricktat macrumors 65816

    Feb 18, 2013
    Meaning if you took the free shipping method?

    I did mine with the 2 day for the extra $5.

    They deliver Fed Ex smart post for the free method. That involves the case going on the slowest Fed Ex truck to your area. Then going to USPS for more trucking. Then being delivered after that.

    It has been slower than first class mail for me.
  15. udontno macrumors 6502


    Jul 19, 2011
    VA, USA
    I did not know that. I must have missed that memo.
  16. 3squirrels macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2014
    I put it on your desk with your monthly TPS report. It's just we're putting new coversheets on all the TPS reports before they go out now. So if you could go ahead and try to remember to do that from now on, that'd be great. All right!
  17. 3squirrels macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2014
    I pre-ordered this case on Amazon, which appears to be the closest to the Otterbox defender, where the top front and bottom front of the device is also covered:

  18. iMule macrumors 6502

    Feb 11, 2009
    Greenville, SC
    I got a defender for the iPhone 5 two days before the release date. It was a hair off on dimensions and a little loose, so they gambled and upped their tolerances. A month later, they were shipping an "updated" one. I'm sure you could do a search on here and find out more about what I'm talking about.
  19. Enabledobject macrumors 6502


    Apr 27, 2014
    Don't do it. If these are anything like the older defenders, they will wreck your phone. Hard plastic against the glass/aluminum = bad. Dust or dirt particles get in between and scratches it all up.
  20. 3rdiguy macrumors 65816


    Sep 17, 2012
    I'm really blown away. That case is friggin beautiful! I would go for Defender but I think it may be too chunky and boxy for the 6 plus. My lady has the htc one m8 and the Defender looks beautifully thin but I'm going to check out the case you just posted. It looks so sleek and smooth.
  21. bigfatipod macrumors regular

    Sep 22, 2011

    Historically, anyone happen know have a ball park on how long it takes for Lifeproof to get cases to customers?
    When I got my 5, I went without a case for one week and, after some drops picked up an Otterbox. (which I like, its just bulkier than some of the lifeproof models)
  22. IronWaffle macrumors 6502


    Otterbox Defender is ready for sale Iphone 6

    Along with my iPhone 6, I picked up one of these today at the Verizon store (they offered it, a screen protector and a charger for $70). It's a bit bulky, but that's fine by me.

    In concept I like it, but in execution not so much. Biggest issues:

    The hard plastic shell covers the top and bottom bezels so completely that it makes swiping the notification center and the control center hit and miss.

    There's a lot of space between the rubber volume & power buttons and the actual device, so I have to press pretty hard.

    The clear screen is a nice touch but, like the buttons, I'm finding that I have to press pretty hard since it feels loose fitting (there's space between the screen and the device).

    I like that the case covers the lightning bolt and headphone jacks, but: for the headphone jack, there's a small hole (probably to make it easier to flip up) but it doesn't line up with the jack itself so when the earbuds are in, the rubber case puts pressure on the connector; the lightning bolt hole is so snug that only my OEM lightning bolt cable fits it (an inconvenience but not a deal-killer).

    I'm going to try it for another couple days but expect I'll return it within the 14 day grace period. In the meantime I'm looking at alternatives.
  23. bwsteg macrumors 6502

    Sep 25, 2012
    Queens NY
    Can you post some pics? I'd like to see how wide it is. Thanks
  24. IronWaffle macrumors 6502


    Otterbox Defender is ready for sale Iphone 6

    I would but I'm out of town with just the camera on my phone so the pictures probably wouldn't help.

    This video is of the 5, but it gives a good representation of how, uh, "sturdy" the case is. The new case is consistent with it aside from the obvious configuration changes to match the new device.

    Hope this helps... some.
  25. Imac Sam macrumors 6502

    Imac Sam

    Oct 9, 2011
    Harrisonburg, Virginia
    It is not ready for the Iphone6

    I agree with everyone of these points. I could of not said it better. Otterbox dropped the ball on this one.:(

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