Apple’s new iPhones are not yet official, but cases for them are already up for pre-order. Apple is expected to announce three new iPhones tomorrow, but the case maker Nodus is already allowing users to pre-order cases for the new iPhones, including iPhone XS Max cases.
How Nodus’ Shell Case is different from others
On Sept. 12, Apple is expected to launch three new iPhones: the 5.8-inch iPhone XS, 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max and 6.1-inch iPhone 9. Nodus is using two of these three names for the new iPhones. However, the iPhone XS Max cases are listed as being for the iPhone XS Plus instead.
Nodus has launched two types of cases: the Access Case III, which is a folio case, and the classic Shell Case II. Both cases are hand-crafted and made from ethically-produced Italian vegetarian leather, which gives them a distinctive look compared to other standard leather cases.
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Nodus’ flagship, the Shell Case, looks amazing. It uses a shock absorbing polycarbonate core and “ultra-responsive covered leather buttons” and features a slim profile to fit your iPhone perfectly. The case maker has also given it a raised lip to keep your iPhone screen from being scratched when lying flat.
Additionally, the case comes with built-in magnetic shielding to allow you to dock your iPhone anywhere. This magnetic shielding, referred to as Micro Dock III (also available for purchase separately), includes an adhesive strip which can be used to attach the iPhone to any surface. Such a feature can also be seen as an effective replacement for car mounts.
Nodus is offering four color options for the Shell Case II: Ebony Black, Taupe Grey, Chestnut Brown and Dark Teal. The case is fully compatible with the Qi Wireless Charging standard.
“Pre-order now and take advantage of the current early adopter price of £39.99,” the case maker said.
Access Case III offers full protection
The Access Case III is equally attractive and features smooth leather and a vertical pocket microfiber lining. The inner utility pocket can be used for up to three credit or debit cards. The case uses Nodus’ micro-suction technology to connect an iPhone to the folio without using clips, adhesives or cradles. Such technology keeps the phone safe.
“Millions of microscopic suction cups grip to the back of the iPhone with incredible strength, unlike a glue the Micro Suction pad can be attached and removed time and time again while leaving no residue,” Nodus says.
Compared to other similar cases, this folio is somewhat slimmer, while overall, the case is bigger than the iPhone itself to ensure that the phone’s body is not exposed. The case supports Qi charging and is available in Chestnut Brown, Ebony Black, Dark Teal and Taupe Grey.
Interested users can pre-order both cases. The case maker is promising free shipping worldwide on orders above $30. Users also get $5 off by signing up for the Nodus newsletter. Both cases are covered under a two-year “manufacturer’s warranty against material and manufacturing defects when used under normal conditions and for the purpose intended.”
iPhone 9 and iPhone XS Max cases
Nordus is not the only manufacturer to have up come up with new iPhone cases even before the release of the new iPhones. Walmart has also reportedly stocked iPhone 9 and iPhone XS Max cases. One Reddit user claims to have snapped photos of the iPhone 9 and iPhone XS Max cases at Walmart. The Reddit user found no cases for the iPhone XS but noted that the iPhone 9 and iPhone XS Max cases at Walmart were not up for sale or pre-order yet.
Both cases appear bigger than the cases for earlier iPhones, supporting the claim that they are for the new iPhones. The iPhone 9 is expected to feature a 6.1-inch display, while the iPhone XS Max will likely have a 6.5-inch display. Both the iPhone 9 and iPhone XS Max cases that were reportedly seen at Walmart carry vertical cutouts for the rear camera. There are speculations that the iPhone 9 will get a single-lens main camera, while the bigger model could feature a dual-lens rear camera.