Seriously, third-party case makers, where are you?!

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by BeyondtheTech, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020

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    We've had the entire teardown of the iPhone 4 by Gizmodo, with multiple leaks, photos, videos, part suppliers handling iPhone 4-related stuff.

    All the major case companies, Belkin, Marware, Griffin, Case-Mate, etc., had all the time in the world to put something together. They know the exact dimensions, they know the shape.

    Yet, many of us are on the eve of receiving our iPhone 4's, all of these manufacturers have their iPhone 4-related products listed as "coming soon," "out of stock," and "unavailable." Seriously, what's the matter with them?

    Are they prohibited from selling their products until Apple releases the iPhone 4? Doesn't any of these companies want to have the advantage of being first to market?

    I don't want to waste $2-3 for some thin sloppy silicone coming from China on an eBay auction in 2-3 weeks.

    I'd hate to do this to Apple, but I think I'll just buy their bumper case and swap it out or return it in a week's time. I'd rather just go with something, but these manufacturers are giving us nothing.

    Belkin: http://www.belkin.com/ipod/iphone4/
    Marware: http://www.marware.com/products/iPhone-4
    Griffin Technology: http://www.griffintechnology.com/device_types/iphone/devices/iphone4
    Case-Mate: http://www.case-mate.com/iPhone-4-Cases/iPhone-4-Cases.asp
    Speck: Won't bother, THEY HAVE NOTHING ON iPHONE 4!
    Incipio: http://www.myincipio.com/iphone-4-cases/
     
  2. looksandletters macrumors newbie

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    I bought a case and screen protector from handhelditems.com. It shipped on Friday, I should have it before Thursday.
     
  3. JayDude132 macrumors 6502

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  4. 8mpg macrumors regular

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    Im probably going with the Marware case or the Incipio feather. I too wish they were selling BEFORE the phone that way we can have it and put it into a case right out of a box.
     
  5. dfnj123 macrumors 6502a

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    It can be somewhat difficult to make quality cases when you don't even have the device itself :p
     
  6. kangaralph macrumors member

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    Marwar ships until July 1st [Called Them] and Belkin ships out Late June[called them too]
     
  7. OneMike macrumors 603

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    I think that is the issue. They don't have the product yet so you're not gonna see tons of them yet.
     
  8. SheepNutz macrumors 6502a

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    I'm hoping that incase comes out with something nice.
     
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  11. kr00k322 macrumors 6502

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    A few of those Incipio cases look pretty cool! The HardCandy cases as well.
     
  12. Farfooz macrumors member

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    i bought a zagg today, been pretty satisfied with invisible shields since forever, best product in my opinion to cover the phone, not the screen though
     
  13. labman macrumors 604

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    Personally I am liking the Hard Candy Bubble cases allot they are different! :cool:
     
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  15. Derald Lary macrumors member

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    My favorite is Piel Frama. I have had one of their cases on each of my first three iPhones. Take a look at the one for the iPhone 4, it is the imagnum. Mine will arrive in 20 days.

    http://www.pielframa.com/
     
  16. kr00k322 macrumors 6502

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    That's the one I've been looking to get but I would like to buy it in a store since it's $9 for them to ship it to me. Hopefully the Apple Store will have them sometime soon.
     
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  18. herdinoh macrumors regular

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    ???

    Yes. they do have the list for iphone 4 cases. however, all product are not available at this time. Did you read OP' thread?:confused:




     
  19. roland.g macrumors 603

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    What's the difference between the Belkin Shield Micra and their Grip Vue?
     
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  21. Rob587 macrumors 6502a

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    Great!... the ugliest cases on the planet are shipping now. lol :p
     
  22. BeyondtheTech thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Screw it, I took a leap to my local Best Buy and grabbed a Griffin Reveal. Nice and simple, protects the rear glass from the inevitable scratching. $25.

    I'm gonna post a pic with my little addition/customization to it. I think you guys might like it.
     
  23. GameraFan macrumors regular

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    Does it come with a front screen protector?
     
  24. CJisohsocool macrumors 6502

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    Are those like the casemate gelli and incipio npg? Where its like some kinda rubber plastic hybrid and it'll slip right into your pocket without catching on everything like regular silicon cases?... or is it just a silicon case lol?
     

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