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Apr 12, 2001

Apple recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of the iMac G3, and to mark the occasion, Spigen has created a line of fun cases for the iPhone X that have been designed in homage to the candy-colored iMacs that restored Apple's reputation and revenue streams while also establishing the company as a force to be reckoned with.

Spigen's new Classic C1 cases are available in a selection of shades designed to match the original colors of the first iMacs, like Bondi Blue, Ruby, Sage, and Graphite. Spigen is launching its new case lineup via an Indiegogo project with prices starting as low as $18.


Spigen sent MacRumors its Classic C1 case lineup ahead of the launch of the Indiegogo project, and we can confirm that these combine the protection Spigen is known for with a whimsical interpretation of classic Apple designs.


Each Classic C1 case actually consists of three components. There's an inner silver shell that's made of a soft, flexible material that fits right onto the iPhone. It features iMac-style chip and battery designs, with a cutout that lets the Apple logo of the iPhone shine through.


The inner shell pairs with a two-piece outer shell that's made of a translucent plastic, which snaps right onto the iPhone. Because it's see through, the outer shell allows the design of the inner shell to peek out, giving the case a 3D iMac-style look that's quite attractive and a must have for fans of classic iMac designs.


Spigen paid quite a bit of attention to detail with these cases, and there are even detailed iMac-like design elements included in the inside of the case.

Because this is a multi-layer case, it's thicker than some of the cases that Spigen offers, but it provides an attractive iMac design that pairs with solid protection. The softer inner component paired with the hard plastic exterior will keep the iPhone safe from mild drops, scratches, and other damage.


The inner silver case provides a nice lip around the display for protection when it's face down, and the bottom offers protection while still leaving ports accessible. The case also covers the volume and side buttons with the exception of the mute switch, but it does not impede button usage.


Spigen is also offering another case based on a classic design -- the original iPhone. Available alongside a C1 case, the Classic One offers a simple silver and black design that turns the iPhone X into something resembling the first iPhone. This case is simpler than the C1 with just a single layer and no intricate design elements, but it will be ideal for those who want a sleek design.


Super early bird Indiegogo backers can order a Classic C1 case for just $18, and when those are gone, prices will go up to $22 and then $25. If Spigen gets enough orders, additional colors will be unlocked, including Grape and Blueberry.

Spigen plans to begin shipping out the Classic C1 cases to backers in June.

Update: Spigen's Indiegogo campaign raised more than $100,000 from backers, and as a result, and due to demand, Spigen is now going to make its Classic C1 iMac cases available for the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus.

Article Link: Spigen Launches New iPhone X Cases Inspired by Classic Apple Designs [Updated]


macrumors 603
Aug 4, 2011
I really dig the ‘Classic One’ case. Id bite for $18. But I dont see it standalone.

Guess they really needed to sell those other ugly ones.


macrumors 65816
Aug 9, 2013
The colors are nice. The inner shell with fake chips is just awful and ruins the whole thing. The Apple cut out on the original iPhone case is terrible as well.

I don’t see how this is “attractive” in any way.
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macrumors 603
May 6, 2008
Pretty cool idea to emulate the old colorful iMac's back in the day. If only I didn't hate cases on my phone though.
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macrumors Nehalem
Jul 12, 2016
Not sure when I see these cases, that I don’t actually envision they replicate the candy colored iMacs at all. Interesting idea though.


macrumors 68000
Sep 16, 2014
When the new Macs came out back then the whole world of fashion was rocked. Yes it looks old and dated now, as do most things from 20 years ago. The problem is that Apple's current products also look old and dated now too.

It's been a long time since Apple wowed us. Amazon seems to have taken the lead now.


macrumors 68030
Jun 19, 2010
Pittsburgh PA
I'm not gonna lie, I almost bought the multipack. I just settled on the 2G/Bondi Blue G3 combo pack.

Not only is this a wave of nostalgia for when I first really started interacting with 'modern' Macs (my high school graphic design class had PowerMac G3s), but also for when Spigen used to make fun colored cases (the Slim Armor series for the 5 and 5S).
Amazon seems to have taken the lead now.

What exactly has Amazon designed that stands out? A circling blue ring doesn't exactly make people stop in their tracks in this day and age when you can get anything with blue LEDs in it.
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macrumors 68000
Sep 16, 2014
What exactly has Amazon designed that stands out? A circling blue ring doesn't exactly make people stop in their tracks in this day and age when you can get anything with blue LEDs in it.

Do you work for Xerox?


macrumors 6502a
Feb 4, 2012
Definitely buying to get that classic Apple look. Been really wanting a case that represented the original iPhone.


macrumors regular
Jul 21, 2011
I love it! I haven't enjoyed Apple's minimal designs lately - this reminds me of when they were fun and unique.

Apple have fallen into a minimalism trap. After a while it's just kinda ... dull, featureless and drab. And all they can do to make it less dull is to keep making it thinner, and that's at the point (some would say long past) that it's interfering with really necessary functionality.

It's time to go the other way. It's time to go Baroque! Perhaps even a bit Rococo! ;-)

Am loving these phone cases too. I have a Spigen for my SE and really like it; shame I can't get one in bondi blue though...
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