The iPhone 5 is finally here, and for some of you, it’ll surely be in your hands before long. The new design is quite snazzy, and although it’s not as delicate as the iPhone 4S, it does still needs protection, of course. Thankfully, many iPhone accessory manufacturers have already announced their new designs, and we’ve rounded up the early cases for you here. Bloggers for one of our sister sites, Apple Tell, will be adding more details and photos of other iPhone 5 cases as they cross the wire. Plenty here to get you started, though.

Hard Candy Cases

Hard Candy Cases will offer an entirely new design of cases for the entirely new iPhone 5.

Hard Candy iPhone 5 cases

ShockDrop cases for the iPhone 5 have designs that are simply superior to other smartphone cases on the market. The most ruggedized cases start and end with the protection and the fit. Hard Candy, however, takes it to a whole new level with clever but simple additions.


Musubo is launching its popular Retro case for iPhone 5 in black, red, blue, white and silver. The case provides dual layer protection and precision fit, and features a classic ’50s microphone design.

Musubo iPhone 5 cases

Showcase your passion for music with its imaginative design.


As part of the launch of the 3DPCase by Sculpteo app, Sculpteo will enable people to customize and order an iPhone 5 case from the 3DPCase by Sculpteo app.

iPhone 5 Sculpteo

Each unique iPhone case will be printed with the date and time it’s ordered—that info will be marked on the inside of the case. In other words, people who order them on September 12 will have something of a unique conversation starter: a case that’ll be one of the first-ever ordered on the day the iPhone 5 was launched.


The SGP GLAS.t Series screen protector is made from a chemically reinforced glass that maintains perfect image clarity while protecting your phone’s screen from scratches and external shock.

SGP GLASt for iPhone 5

Thanks to the anti-shatter film, excessive impacts may cause the glass to crack, but it will not shatter; that makes it safer to use than other glass products.

Waterfield Designs

Waterfield Designs has announced that its iPhone 4 case line has been custom fitted for iPhone 5 (with one new model on the way). This includes the iPhone 5 Wallet, the iPhone Smart Case, the iPhone Suede Jacket, the iPhone Hint and the iPhone travel case.

iPhone 5 Waterfield Designs

You’ll find an iPhone case for nearly every style and need.


X-Doria, a leading maker of fashion-forward accessories for mobile lifestyles, has just announced its iPhone 5 cases: ShieldDashVenueEngage FormCubitKick and Defense Series.

iPhone 5 X-Doria

All X-Doria cases provide a stylish and functional design, while keeping your device protected at all times.

Kirk Hiner, for Technology Tell


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