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!

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 :)

Apple iPhone 5S or Apple iPhone 6 or Both New iPhones?

Apple iPhone 5S and Apple iPhone 6 Rumors Heating Up

iPhone 5S iPhone 6 RumorsThe rumor mill around Apple’s new products follows the seasons: it starts to warm up now and starts getting really hot in the summer. As winter has thawed we are seeing reports an Apple iPhone 5S and an iPhone 6 are planned for later this year. How reliable are the rumors? Any iPhone 5S or iPhone 6 rumors will get better as the summer goes on. If past rumors are any indication we’ll likely be seeing a new iPhone later this year even if it is an iPhone 5S and not a full iPhone 6 release. With the iPhone’s brand recognition a yearly iterative release of a new model, full version or minor version, seems almost inevitable as it is guaranteed to generate sales and press.

Apple iPhone 5S

The iPhone 5S is currently rumored to have a new plastic casing instead of the aluminum casing it currently has. If it is anything like previous Apple plastic casing the iPhone 5S will likely need a protective case around it as the plastic maybe be lighter or more durable but also becomes noticeably scratched and worn over time. One advantage to Apple releasing an iPhone 5S as opposed to an iPhone 6 will be that an iPhone 5 case you have now will fit your a new iPhone 5S as previous “S” designs were simply enhanced versions of the previous model. As always with any Apple release there is no guarantee an iPhone 5S would have the same physical dimensions as the iPhone 5 but we’ll be on the lookout for any leaked iPhone 5S specs. While a June/July iPhone 5S release is rumored, and the leaks now fall in line with typical manufacturing lead times, it is still early in the rumor season and is too early to tell.

Apple iPhone 6

If Apple releases an iPhone 6 this year it could be big news. A radical change in the iPhone would definitely require a new case and rumors of an iPhone 6 have mostly been attached to rumors of the iPhone 5S. While we’d be excited to see a new iPhone 6 as a full model version increase usually heralds radical changes we’re not currently convinced the iPhone 6 rumors are as true as the iPhone 5S. Right now the smart money is on an iPhone 5S release this year but the fun money is hoping for a big release with an iPhone 6.

Apple iPhone 5S Cases and Apple iPhone 6 Cases

As always Case Monkey will let you design your own iPhone 5S case and design your own iPhone 6 case when they are released!