LifeProof as a company, since its initial introduction, has gradually built and solidified an unmistakable name for what it markets and sells. The truth is, iOS devices, even though each has been developed and improved through the release of multiple generations, are terribly susceptible to stray liquids - water and other harmful substances can easily creep their way into a device and wreak ultimate havoc. For that reason, there's a large demand for protective cases with the ability to safeguard against water, and LifeProof has captured that market with its nearly-flawless offerings for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.
Water has been a notorious culprit behind the unfortunate demise of iOS devices. The vulnerability between an iPhone and any liquid is quite daunting, and many of us users have had firsthand experience involving an iPhone and a stray particle of liquid that managed to find its way into one of the device's accessible ports. While it's certainly not pleasant having your device wrecked, there are ways of safeguarding against water damage. One of the most highly anticipated waterproof companions is LifeProof's versatile frē case for the iPhone ($79.99).
LifeProof, the clever manufacturers behind the wildly popular iPhone case that proves to me foolproof, recently sent out an apologetic letter to its customers notifying them that the company's native iPhone 5 case is taking longer than anticipated to be designed and delivered to the public.
Used in conjunction with their case dedicated to the iPhone 4/4S as a whole, the Armband/Swimband from LifeProof ($49.99) takes the standard mount seen universally with all of their products and applies a wide velcro strap allowing you to easily stow your device on your arm whilst running, swimming or
The freedom to do whatever you please with your phone, though with some mental limitations, as you probably don't want to throw it around mindlessly, has been a successful endeavor dreamt and manufactured by LifeProof in the form of their slick LifeProof case for the iPhone 4/4S among other devices. Previously only available online and at Best Buy locations, the company has expanded their availability by partnering with multiple retailers around the country to offer you the same sleek, form-fitting case you'll instantly fall in love with once purchased.
Life is a inextricable jumble of accidents, failures, drops and whatnot that always have the potential to hinder your iPhone to some extent. While people prefer thin cases over bulkier ones, most in the recent past have been the latter by adding additional weight to your device but also protecting. LifeProof's iPhone 4/4S ($79.99) iteration of their popular line of cases aims to provide protection against many of the usual culprits that inflict damage while simultaneously providing that assurance in a sleek, form-fitted fashion.
For reasons yet to be determined, Apple has informed its vendors that, starting in May, they will no longer be carrying a number of screen protectors in their online and retail stores. This includes both stand-alone screen protectors and products which include screen protectors. The new policy includes clear, anti-glare, and mirrored film, which are not just popular iPhone accessories, but also a big seller for owners of the newer glass-screen laptops. In addition, Apple isn't just removing film protectors that cover the screen but also any film that protects areas such as the laptop palm area or the back side of the iPhone and iPod.
Albeit Square's credit card reader has garnered some attention, Verifone's competing credit card reader may be given the green light by Apple itself, as Apple has set aside space for it on its retail store shelves. Per The Unofficial Apple Weblog, Verifone will be selling its PAYware Mobile units from Apple Store locations come the end of March.
For users adopting the PAYware service, there's both an activation fee as well as a monthly fee on top of a per-payment charge, the reader itself taking up the iPhone's dock port.
While we were visiting the Square booth at Macworld, we noticed that they also had one of Apple's point of sale devices with them. When we asked how they got one, they told us that the device is actually made by a company called Infinite Peripherals. After some digging, we found that the company offers the unit for sale along with an SDK for creating apps to work with the device. It's not really a consumer-based device, but if you're a retailer looking to do POS using an iPod touch, you should definitely check out the Linea-Pro.
Apple has officially announced their Black Friday sale for November 27th at their online store. A previous rumor claimed the iPod touch would be on sale for at first an unknown price, and then for $178-$358 in a second rumor offering more prices. We'll have to wait until Friday to know for sure, but there's a pretty good chance the iPod touch will be on sale.