We’ve got new models of the Apple Watch, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6 Plus, as well as an updated iPad Mini 4. For those of us who will be upgrading, an important question is whether or not our existing accessories like cases and stands will fit the new models. Accessory maker Twelve South has issued an update that talks about what they already know, and what they’re waiting to find out after they have the new devices in their hands.
The HiRise for Apple Watch
Good news on the smartwatch front, because the specifics of the device haven’t changed. Twelve South confirms that the HiRise for Apple Watch will work just fine with the new models, and even supports the new Nightstand mode in watchOS 2. Brent Dirks wrote that the HiRise for Apple Watch is “built for functionality and durability,” so it’s good to know the accessory isn’t outdated by the new models and features.
Twelve South’s iPhone charging docks
Just like the stand for Apple Watch, Twelve South’s HiRise and HiRise Deluxe for iPhone will work to elevate your iOS device while also accomodating most cases and shells. The stand also works with iPad Air and iPad mini, and Twelve South confirms that it will work just fine with the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Brent Dirks praised the stand as being “a well-made and beautiful companion to any desk.”
A razor thin leather cover for your iPHone
SurfacePad, which Bryan Wolfe described as offering little protection but being great “if you’re looking for a case that looks beautiful,” will also continue to work perfectly with your iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus. A minimalist case, it still has dual card slots for your charge card and identification.
What about BookBook for iPhone?
Twelve South said they expect the BookBook case will be compatible with both the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus, but they’re reserving judgment until they’ve actually tested the new devices in the accessory. I certainly hope so, because the case, as Bryan Wolfe explained, offers lots of features and “looks marvelous.”
Options for the iPad mini
Finally, many of Twelve South’s accessories for the iPad mini will work just fine with the fourth-generation tablet. The BookBook Travel Journal, Compass, PlugBug World Travel Charger, and HoverBar are all confirmed to be compatible with the new devices.
It’s awesome to see Twelve South being so proactive in announcing compatibility with the latest devices. They could just say, “Nope, buy the latest one,” but instead care about their customers getting the most use out of the products.