LifeProof has sent a note to customers notifying them that the company's iPhone 5 waterproof case is taking a little longer to finish than had been planned. LifeProof CEO Gary Rayner said in an email that the company has an "army of engineers working 24/7 on three continents" to get the case into customers hands.

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You may be asking, "Why is LifeProof not yet on the market when other protective cases are?" The answer is simple: LifeProof is the only everyday case that’s water proof, dirt proof, snow proof and shock proof − which means we won’t design a product with gaping holes over the camera, microphones and speakers just to rush a case out the door. Without these protections, other case makers avoid any technical complexity in getting their cases ready.

At LifeProof, we make a promise to our customers to deliver the best case possible, even if it means our case takes a little longer to get to you.

Additionally, all LifeProof cases need to pass thorough independent lab testing to meet Military Standards for shock and impact protection, and for IP-68 water, dirt, and snow protection. Our team is working with total dedication and urgency because we believe this is worth getting right.

Rayner expects to ship the first LifeProof Frē case for the iPhone 5 within the next month. Interested customers can sign up to be notified when the case finally goes on sale.

Top Rated Comments

unknownperson Avatar
154 months ago
These cases are damn ugly, it's like clothing a porn star!
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ouimetnick Avatar
154 months ago
Lifeproof cases are for who live active style. My friend bikes 50-100 miles on the weekend. In Florida especially during raining season. Life proof is a saver if you are on a long bike ride.

Life proof is not for everyone.

Ask your doctor is LifeProof is right for you.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
icecrystal23 Avatar
154 months ago
I don't think they were announcing a delay.. they were just giving people a much-needed update on their progress.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Pakaku Avatar
154 months ago
These cases are damn ugly, it's like clothing a porn star!

In this context, it's like giving a porn-star protective equipment in a construction zone. Can't have your porn when she/he is dead. Unless you're into that sort of thing... :eek:
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
aneftp Avatar
154 months ago
Lifeproof cases are for who live active style. My friend bikes 50-100 miles on the weekend. In Florida especially during raining season. Life proof is a saver if you are on a long bike ride.

Life proof is not for everyone.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mrxak Avatar
154 months ago
I don't need to scuba dive, and I'm not wrestling bears in the woods, but I do like using my iPhone in the shower for music and the occasional email, and I drop my iPhone a few times a month. My 4S case has held up quite well over the last year to situations that would cause any other case to fail. The LifeProof case isn't perfect, but it's far better than any other cases I've come across, and lets me do more with my phone, worry-free. I've had none of the audio or mic issues people sometimes complain about. I've used Siri to create reminders in the shower with the water running, on occasion. The screen protector aspect could use some improvement, but doesn't degrade the use of the iPhone, so I'm not sure it's really worth bringing up. I personally like the looks of the case. Clean and functional like the iPhone inside.

One reason I'm glad to be on the S cycle is that if the phone design doesn't change, cases are ready on release day. As long as Apple makes the iPhone 7th gen with the same body, and LifeProof has cases for the 6th gen out by then, I'll be happy.

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As stated in LinkedIn, 51-200 employees. That's a pretty small "army" of engineers.
They're not building a space shuttle.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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