OtterBox has launched the first third-party iPhone 12 cases that officially support Apple’s new MagSafe accessory system, with the company debuting with its Figura, Aneu and Symmetry Series Plus cases for the new phones today.
According to OtterBox, the company is the “exclusive third-party provider for the introduction of the advanced MagSafe system” – making it sound like these will be the only official MagSafe cases outside of Apple’s own that you can get, at least for now .
The Figura Series cases are the simplest for $ 49.95 and offer a basic plastic case with colorful watercolor-style designs. The Aneu Series cases (also $ 49.95) add gripping rubber edges and textured material to the rest of the case. Both of these models are available for the iPhone 1
The Symmetry Series Plus cases – which only sell on the OtterBox website and cost $ 59.95 – add a “silver-based additive that constantly blocks microbial growth” and OtterBox’s Drop Plus protection, which the company claims is rated at “three times as many drops” as a military standard. ”
OtterBox’s pricing is more or less identical to Apple’s own cases, which cost $ 49, so you do not really save any money by turning to a third-party option. But at least there’s a little more variety beyond Apple’s silicone and clear plastic choices.
All three OtterBox case models are compatible with Apple’s MagSafe standard, which means they can easily clamp onto your phone and support Apple’s MagSafe wireless chargers, even when the case is mounted.