iPhone 6 cases already up for preorder

The cases from accessory maker Spigen are based on early specs for the expected 4.7-inch version of Apple's next iPhone.

spigen-iphone6-cases.jpg
Screenshot by Lance Whitney/CNET

Prospective iPhone 6 buyers can already preorder cases even though the phone hasn't yet been announced.

Korean mobile case and accessory maker Spigen has unveiled a dedicated product page touting its iPhone 6 cases with rendered images illustrating how the cases themselves would fit snugly into Apple's next iPhone. Spigen said it based the look of the iPhone 6 on leaked data to help it create the renders seen on its page.

Reports have been flying that Apple will announce a 4.7-inch iPhone, upping the display size from the current 4 inches. A recent report from Recode said that Apple will unveil the iPhone 6 at a media event on September 9.

The company is also rumored to launch a 5.5-inch iPhone, but reports are sketchy as to whether that version will be ready for takeoff this year. Either way, with the current consumer craze for big-screened phones, Apple needs to bump up the display of its flagship phone to lure in consumers, win back market share, and stay competitive with Android rivals.

The cases displayed by Spigen are specifically designed for the 4.7-inch iPhone with four different variants: two thin-fit cases selling for $15 each, an ultra-hybrid going for $25, and a tough armor edition costing $35. Each case is available in a variety of colors. Spigen also tried to cook up some audience excitement about the next iPhone or iPhones via the following blurb:

The iPhone 6 could be the largest iPhone launch ever. With smartphones increasing in size, so have consumers demand for an iPhone with a larger screen. The iPhone 6 is here to answer that demand. It is all but assured that Apple will launch a 4.7 inch iPhone 6 this September. However, the more elusive 5.5 inch iPhone 6 is still mostly a mystery. Due to leaked data, we have a good idea of what the iPhone 6 will look like and we've included renders of what we believe to be some of the more accurate ones. Bigger but thinner and lighter are you excited about the new iPhone 6?

The product page also offers some older videos in which Spigen is able to cleanly fit its cases onto early dummy units of the iPhone 6. Still, iPhone 6 buyers may want to err on the side of caution and hold off on ordering any case until the actual phone hits the market.

A spokeswoman for Apple declined CNET News' request to comment on the Spigen cases.

Update, 7:33 a.m. PT: Adds Apple declining to comment.

(Via GSMArena)

 

Join the discussion

Conversation powered by Livefyre

Show Comments Hide Comments