Fans of LifeProof will have to wait a little longer for an iPhone 5 case.
In a recent email, according to MacRumors, CEO Gary Rayner said the company was working hard to get the LifeProof Frē to customers:
We know you love your iPhone 5 and want a case that lets you take it everywhere without worrying about drops, scratches, daily living or the elements.
Our goal is for you to have your LifeProof Frē case as soon as possible, however, Apple does not share any information prior to their official announcement. We have an army of engineers working 24/7 on three continents, racing to get the case delivered.
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.
The good news is that Rayner said cases will be shipping to customers within a month. Prospective buyers can signup to be notified when the LifeProof Frē is available.
The redesigned case looks very nice, and iPhone 5 users who have patience should be in for a treat when it finally ships. If you haven’t heard about LifeProof, take a look at our review of the company’s case for the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4.