What Are They Going To Name The iPhone 6?

One of the things we like to pass around the office are our best ideas for names for the new iPhone 6. Like most people we’re pretty sure that Apple will ditching the iPhone 5 for iPhone 6. That much is fairly obvious from their past naming styles. But with iPhone 6 rumors swirling all over, and most rumors pointing to two different sizes of iPhone 6, what are they going to name these new models?

Apple’s Classic Naming Style – iPhone 6S

As one of the largest companies in the world Apple doesn’t like to rock the boat with their branding. They typically go with a letter after the number and they usually like to repeat ones they previously used. That means we’re most likely to be seeing cases for a new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S in the future. Apple has used the “S” twice before and with two models of new iPhones it could provide an easy way to tell them apart.

New World Apple – iPhone 6C

Always one to replay a successful act Apple may go for the same divide between the iPhone 6 devices that they used with the iPhone 5. Namely that means one of the devices, likely the smaller of the two rumored sizes, will be the iPhone 6C while the other device may be just the iPhone 6 or become the iPhone 6S. The C hasn’t been as great of a seller for Apple as they might have hoped so they may be trying to reclaim some lost magic from previous versions and skip the idea of the iPhone 6C entirely.

Crossover Appeal – iPhone Nano & iPhone Pro

Never thought you’d see the phrase iPhone Nano? What about iPhone 6 Nano? Well you just might! If you haven’t gotten the drift already we think Apple will reuse something they used before and that might be a naming convention from a previous device. The two most popular Apple devices that have had additional versioning in their name have been the iPod Nano and the Macbook Pro. There’s an outside shot Apple tries to tie in a little crossover naming appeal by going with the iPhone 6 Pro, the larger one, and the iPhone 6 Nano, the now “smaller” size of iPhone

Crazy Ideas

There have been a lot of… unusual… rumors being throw about for some ideas for names so we though we’d get them out there. The most popular of the crazy ideas is the iPhone 6X or iPhone 6L. We’re definitely not 100% behind but we though we should throw it out there just because we all know Apple is known for being so eXtreme. Some of the other ones have been the iPhone Tiny, iPhone Giant, and the iPhone OS. We’re not convinced on any of those crazy ones but we’ll keep you posted when we know more

Custom Samsung Galaxy S5 Cases Are Here!

Case Monkey is happy to announce the release of our new custom Samsung Galaxy S5 cases! With some of the greatest specs of any phone on the market the S5 is one of the most popular phones out today. Case Monkey is one of the first places that you can design your own and create your own Galaxy S5 case. These are definitely a sweet deal; to celebrate the recent launch we’ve put these Samsung Galaxy S5 cases on sale! Here are a few sample Galaxy S5 case designs we made during our testing; what kind of Galaxy S5 case can you make? Click here to design your own Galaxy S5 case!

The S5 is an amazing phone; if you have one you know how good it is. It is by far the nicest of all the Galaxy S series phones and blows away a lot of competition including a lot of the older iPhone models. Definitely recommended as an upgrade if you have your phone upgrade coming up for your plan. Once you’re holding one you know it needs one of these cases. This Galaxy S5 Thinshield is the perfect balance of protection and sleek style without being bulky. This easy snap-on one-piece hard-shell fits perfectly snug and is barely noticeable in your pocket. The hard plastic is very durable and can protect the phone from common drops or falls. The custom design is printed across the entire back of the case, from edge to edge, professionally in high quality, and the color of the un-printed areas are solid black.

Click here to make a custom Galaxy S5 case!

New Samsung Galaxy S5 Case Designs

Case-Monkey Cases – What’s the Difference?

We get asked frequently what the difference is between all of the cases that we offer. Case-Monkey.com is a phone and table hub that connects you with multiple brands of iPhone cases, Galaxy cases, iPad cases, and more. We sample and test out all new cases that we offer on our website. Some are glossy, some are more protective, some print edge to edge, etc. Sometimes it is hard to see the differences online, so we have explained them in more detail below.

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Thinshield Cases

Our Coveroo Thinshield Snap-On cases are different than most of our cases in that they have a matte finish instead of a glossy finish like most of our other cases. The Thinshield case is one piece and snaps onto the back of the phone. The main difference about the design of these cases is that the image prints on the flat back side of the case only. The sides around the case are black. The Thinshield case is slightly thicker than our standard Snap on cases. These cases take between 6-11 days to process and ship.

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Snap On Cases

A majority of our cases are the Case-Monkey brand Snap On cases. These cases feature a shiny, high gloss finish. They are slightly thinner than the Thinshield cases. One major different between these cases and the Thinshield case is that the Snap On cases print from edge to edge, including the sides. Text does not always print well on the sides, but your image can be extended from edge to edge with text on the flat part of the case. Most of these cases are $24.95 and ship within 24-48 hours.

We offer a second Snap On case for the iPhone 5 made by Frydaze. These cases are very similar to the Case-Monkey brand Snap On Case but have an oval shaped hole for the camera space instead of the more square shaped hole. They are glossy and have a similar thickness.

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Tough Cases

Our last type of case is the Tough case. These cases have a similar glossy shell like the Snap On case, but the Tough case includes an inner silicon lining for extra protection. This lining borders the front of the phone the absorbs shock if the case is dropped. The case is still slim but offers another level of extra protection.

Click here to browse all of our Apple friendly cases, and click here to view our Samsung friendly products.

Apple Announces the new iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, and new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C cases!

Earlier today Apple made a huge announcement and told the world they’ll be releasing the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C in the next few weeks. These two new iPhones from Apple are both huge leaps forward in pricing and hardware and the specs Apple released earlier today proves that they’ve still got it. The rollout of the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C will happen fairly quickly so expect to see these phones on the street soon; Apple even removed the old iPhone 5 link on their website in favor of new pages for the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C.

The big news for us here at Case Monkey for the iPhone 5S was not just the new processor but rather that our current iPhone 5 cases are fully compatible with the iPhone 5S! If you are planning on designing your own iPhone 5S case then you can choose any one of our many iPhone 5 cases and it will fit your iPhone 5S perfectly. The new metallic casing for the iPhone 5S is definitely going to need some protection from scratches. If you look at your current iPhone 5 you can image what those scratches and marks would look like on a gold case. Yikes. One of the most interesting parts of this big iPhone 5S announcement was the pricing and options for Apple’s cases. We definitely appreciate a great iPhone case here at Case Monkey which is why we’re happy to offer high quality iPhone 5S cases cheaper than Apple. Here are some links to a few of our iPhone 5S cases in “case” you want to make one for your new iPhone 5S:

iPhone 5S Kickstand Case
iPhone 5S Snap On Case
iPhone 5S Tough Case
iPhone 5S Thinshield

The debut of the iPhone 5C was a big winner here at the office. New colors, reduced pricing, and a small head nod to the customization and personalization with the new iPhone 5C cases. We’re excited for the $99 price point and can’t wait to get our hands on the plastic casing used by Apple. If previous plastic casings are any indicator the iPhone 5C will definitely require an exterior iPhone 5C case because of heavy scratching during normal wear and tear. Unfortunately Apple did change the specs on the iPhone 5C from the specs on the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S so we will have to go back to the drawing board and work hard to get new custom iPhone 5C cases available. We’re looking forward to seeing what you make when you design your own iPhone 5C case. Of course we’ll keep you posted on any updates and will do a full release of our custom iPhone 5C cases when they are available.

What an exciting day!

Get Ready to Design Your Own iPhone 5S Case: Latest iPhone Revealed This Fall

The tech blog affiliated with the Wall Street Journal, AllThingsD, has reported that Apple will be unveiling the latest iPhone on September 10th, 2013.   Just as Apple is prepping for this so called “release date”, we are over here prepping for whatever new phone they announce so you will be able to design your own iPhone 5S case.  Apple has yet to make any of their own announcements about this release date, but AllThingsD has been fairly accurate in releasing reports about inside Apple information in the past.  If Apple continues with their usual pattern releasing the iPhone 5 on September 2012 and the iPhone 4S on October 2011, then they should be right on track to releasing their newest iPhone this fall.

New Phone or Enhanced Version

It is possible that the new release could be called the iPhone 6, but it is more likely to be the iPhone 5S.  It has been speculated that this new product will maintain the same design as the current iPhone 5, but with some general upgrades.  It is believed that this new product will be more of the same metal, plastic, and glass material that makes up all the older versions of the iPhone.  As great as the new phone may be, it sounds like it’s still going to need the same protection.  Luckily we will make it just as easy to design your own iPhone 5S case as with any of our other cases. Some of the differences that the iPhone 5S are likely to have will be a faster processor, an extended battery life, and an improved camera with a dual LED flash.  The biggest difference that the iPhone 5S will have, that the iPhone 5 does not have, is rumored to be a fingerprint sensor to unlock the phone.

This new model will run with the latest iOS 7, which Apple announced would be released in the Fall 2013. This operating system will include new typography, a new color palette, and re-designed icons. Other smart-phones entering the market against Apple, such as the Samsung Galaxy, has put a bit of a dent in the iPhone sales so hopefully the iPhone 5S will meet the many expectations of consumers.

Start to Design Your Own iPhone 5S Case

Just as with the other top phone brands, we will be getting cases ready for whatever new product Apple has to offer.  We want you to be able to protect your phone as soon as you get it.  With only one month away, you may want to start  to design your own iPhone 5S case.

iPhone 6 Could Be Released Along with a Cheaper Plastic iPhone

Plastic iPhone Rumors Confirmed in China Factory Investigative Report

Rumors are flying around the internet today with talk of a new low-cost iPhone model that may be in development by Apple.  With the long awaited iPhone 6 seemingly around the corner with most sources speculating that September will be the new iPhone announcement from Apple, this leak of a new low cost iPhone may also be on deck to be unveiled at the same time.

Cheap iPhone Leak Source: China-Based Apple Manufacturer

The news hit many blogs today, including reputable tech blogs such as Tech Crunch article here: Plastic Casing For Apple’s Low-Cost iPhone Gets Confirmed In A Supplier Responsibility Investigation.

The article describes an Apple manufacturer in China that was being investigated by under-cover reporters for China Labor Watch who were documenting working conditions in the factory, and stumbled upon the production of a lightweight, plastic casing for the phone itself, rather than the traditional metal and glass. This, like many leaks about upcoming Apple products, is information right from the source of Apple’s own Chinese based manufacturing, that echoes some previous rumors about Apple developing a new, cheaper iPhone that could reach much further into the lower end of the market compared to the higher costs of iPhone 5, and what will be most likely typical pricing for the yet-to-be-announced iPhone 5 or iPhone 5S.

On page 11 of the 62-page report, Pegatron is documented assembling phones and tablets for Apple, and is quoted:

“Its assembled products include iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, and low-priced plastic iPhones.”

And also in the report, quote:

“Today’s work is to paste protective film on the iPhone’s plastic back cover to prevent it from being scratched on assembly lines. This iPhone model with a plastic cover will soon be released on the market by Apple […] The new cell phone has not yet been put into mass production, so quantity is not as important.”

Is This Apple’s Response to the Samsung Galaxy?

With the Samsung Galaxy line of phones on the rise in popularity and gaining more and more market share in the race to capture the world’s billions of new smartphone users that will join the mobile revolution, it makes sense for Apple to respond to the popularity of the Galaxy phones with a product that also has a lightweight plastic construction and can be sold at a much lower price point.  The low cost of the Samsung line, like many Android phone options, is a big part of why these phones have been able to sell very well and gain back much of the market share that Apple grabbed with massive success of the revolutionary smart phone.  Internationally this is a big sale point for consumers who can’t quite afford the premium Apple products.

Custom Cases for iPhone 6, iPhone 5S, and a new Low Cost iPhone with Case Monkey

Rest assured that we will keep a close watch on the new Apple iPhone 6, iPhone 5S, Low-Cost iphone, or any other new iPhone rumors that are piling up and leaking great new sneak peaks into the upcoming Apple devices.  As soon as the specs are available, we’ll be adding cases from our top phone case brands and partners so you can create a custom iphone case for the new phones as soon as possible.  If the new low cost iPhone does in fact come with a ligher, more fragile plastic outer shell, then protective cases will be even more necessary to protect against drops, falls, or other scratches, bumps and bruises.

Design Your Own iPhone Case Before It Even Hits Stores with Case Monkey!

Check our Homepage and our Blog for news of the new cases as soon as we release them.  Sometimes, we’re even able to open up designs for the new phone before it’s released, so that you might even be able to get your custom designed case ready for your next iPhone on Day 1!  Thanks to manufacturing leaks like this one and many, many more, we’ll quickly as possible launch our support to design-your-own iPhone 6 case (or 5S, or Light, or Air, or whatever they will name them)!

Design Your Own iPhone Case:

Design your own case here with the button below. As soon as we release custom iPhone 6 Case designs, you’ll find them with the same button:

Design Your Own iPhone Case

Check back soon for more updates on the new iPhone :)

Custom Samsung Galaxy Cases Are Here!

Samsung Galaxy S4 Case (Create Your Own)After many requests, we’re happy to say that we now have new Samsung Galaxy Cases ready to customize!

Just like all Case Monkey cases, you can create your own Samsung Galaxy S3 case OR Samsung Galaxy S4 case online in minutes.

Cases Printed EDGE to EDGE, Even on the Sides!

Unlike the past cases, this line is a White and glossy hard polycarbonate plastic shell that is printed around EVERY inch!  From edge to edge, your print covers the whole case, even on the sides, top, and bottom, and looks GREAT!

Super Glossy Case Material = Graphics That Last

Samsung Galaxy S4 Case (Create Your Own)Aside from looking great with your custom design printed from edge to edge, this material is great for a number of reasons.  For one, your custom design will not fade, chip, or peel off.  The ink is UNDER the gloss, so this protects the image for the life of the case.

White Glossy Base Color = Vibrant Custom Images

The white base color helps your image stay bright and vibrant instead of a matte black base color which will always print a little darker.

Slim Fit Snap On Galaxy Cases

With the snap-on cases, the slim fit is already a nice thin profile and not bulky at all, and this material is super light.  After a few days you won’t even feel the case in your hand anymore.

Extra Protection with New Tough Cases

Samsung Galaxy S3 Tough Case (Create Your Own)For extra protection, check out our newest additon, the “Tough Case”.  These cases are just what they sound like – and they’re ready to withstand some bumps, drops, and falls.  With a shock absorbing inner rubber liner, it can withstand a lot more abuse than the slimmer Snap-On cases.

Make Your Own Samsung Galaxy Case

Check out what Samsung Galaxy Cases we have now (Galaxy S3 / Galaxy S4), and design your own awesome custom galaxy cases today!  Check back soon, as we’ll be adding cases for more Samsung devices soon.  If you would like to request a case we don’t have, simply contact us directly by email and we’ll do our best to add it soon.

Now let the creative juices flow!

Create a Samsung Galaxy Case Now

iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS Cases Are In! Create Your Own Today and Make Yours New Again

Make Your iPhone 3G Look Just the Way You Want

Create Your Own iPhone 3 Case online and make your iPhone new again!  Every iPhone 3 looks the same, more or less, but a custom iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS case has a unique style every time.  Put anything on it – your logo, your name, great pictures you’ve snapped of good memories, or just go crazy with colors!  The possibilities of what you could rock as your iPhone style are endless, and tons of unique cases are being made every day!

The Slider Case is Protection with Style

The Slider Case is a great protective two-piece case that slides together to enclose your iPhone.  The case is durable but not too bulky, and still fits great in any pocket.  This is well equipped to protect from common drops on the street or anywhere a corner could hit and crack the screen of a “naked” iPhone.

Check Out What People Are Designing

Take a look at our user gallery to get some ideas of what people are making – it’s always changing, so check back frequently for new content and new ideas!   Remember that every case in the gallery is usable to create your own designs from it as well, just click any design’s “customize” or “reload” button to open it up and save your own versions.  When you finish a design, simply check or uncheck the option in Step 4 to show your design in the gallery or keep it private to just you.

User’s Public iPhone Case Design Gallery

Create Yours Today!

You can create, save, and share unlimited designs for free, and you can buy the ones you love and we’ll professionally print your awesome design and ship it right to your door.  Click the button below to get started!

Create a Custom iPhone 3G or 3GS Case

Create Your Own Custom iPhone 5 Case

The Custom iPhone 5 Cases are in!

Create Your Own!

You can now customize a Coveroo Thinshield right here at Case Monkey and we’ll have it shipped to your door. We’re getting great feedback so far that the printing looks great and the case is a nice size for your pocket (not too bulky like a lot of new cases out there).

It’s really easy!

Just use our easy-to-use web app to create your own Custom iPhone 5 Case. You can create, save, and share unlimited designs for free!

Once you’ve designed your own custom iPhone case in your own style, you’re ready to rock with your custom iPhone case!

iPhone 4 and 4s

If you’re still using iPhone 4 or 4s, don’t worry, you can create a Custom iPhone 4 Case here.

Have Fun!

Most importantly, have fun with it! Case Monkey is all about design freedom, so make anything you want and have some fun with your design.  Express yourself. :)

Apple Announced iPhone5 – Lighter, Faster, Thinner, Stronger Camera

As anticipated, Apple announced the new iPhone 5 today, Sept 12, 2012 at 10am. Check out the features below, and try out your own custom case designs right here.

The New iPhone 5 will be available to purchase from Apple stores on September 21st, 2012, and promises to be Lighter, Faster, Thinner, with a Stronger Camera. (yay)

iPhone 5 announced by Apple todayMuch like late night male-enhancement commercials, the new phone promises to be a huge improvement in performance and size. ;) The price of the iPhone 5 will be the same as the 4s – $199 for the 16GB version.  There will also be 32Gb and 60Gb versions available.  Current iPhone users can download the new mobile software platform – iOS 6 – 2 days earlier on Sept 19th.

You can pre-order the iPhone 5 starting on September 14th.

iPhone 5 Features:

  • Bigger:  4″ screen is much larger
    • The whole phone is Taller to make room for it.
    • 1136 x 640 pixel display
    • Retina Display (326 pixels per inch)
    • Less Glare in the screen
    • 44% more color saturation than the iPhone 4
    • Snap pictures while recording video
  • Lighter: 20% lighter than iPhone 4s
  • Faster:  New Processor
  • Thinner:  18% thinner than the iPhone4s (7.6mm thick)
  • Stronger Camera:
    • Panoramic photographs
    • Can take a 28 MegaPixel photo with panorama
    • 8 MP regular photos
    • Improved for low-light
    • 1080p Video (HD Quality)
    • 25% smaller
    • 720p front-facing camera
  • Video Chat Anywhere:  FaceTime works on 3G networks with iOS6, without WiFi.
  • Metal Body:  Made entirely from Aluminum and Glass
  • New Connector:  A new 30 pin “Lightning” connector is smaller (80% smaller!)
  • Facebook integrated – make status updates with Siri
  • Siri Improvements (iOS6)
  • New and improved ear-bud headphones

The only real negative about the new sleek pocket-computer is that the power chord  / connector at the bottom is a different size, rendering all old wires, phone chargers, car chargers, iPod docks, etc unusable without a new adapter for the Lightning protocol.  The nice thing is that the connector is reversible, so you can plug it in much easier in the dark / without being able to see which way the plug goes.  Apple will offer an adapter for the original size connector to work with the new “Lightning” plug.

Our iPhone 5 Cases Will Fit!

Our previous assumptions from over a month ago about the 4″ screen size, the larger and thinner aluminmum body – all true – thanks to so many leaks including a leak of the actual engineering diagram of the body. For the hundreds of people that have already created an iPhone case design, it looks like the design will fit properly with the right proportions! We’ll have them available for purchase as soon as the phone dimensions are released.

Old Apps

For old Apps sized for the original size screen, there will be black borders on each side, kind of like watching regular TV on an HDTV.  It will take some time for apps to be released updated for both screen sizes.

iTunes & iPhone 4

A new version of iTunes is said to be deployed in late October, as well.  The iPhone 4 will now be free with a two-year contract and the iPhone 4S will drop to $99.

Design Your Own iPhone5 Case Now!

You can pre-design your own custom iPhone 5 cases right here on Case Monkey! Walk out of the Apple Store in style with a custom case design of your own, and watch as the line of onlookers stare at your rad new phone!

Create Your Own iPhone 5 Case Design »

We’ll be looking at everyone’s custom case designs to pick out a couple of the coolest ones to feature right on our homepage, so make some cool stuff! Have fun :-D