OtterBox has launched the first third-party iPhone 12 cases that officially support Apple’s new MagSafe accessory system, with the company debuting in Figura, Aneu and Symmetry Series Plus covers for the new phones today.
According to OtterBox, the company is the “exclusive third-party case provider for the introduction of the advanced MagSafe system” – which makes it sound like these will be the only official MagSafe cases outside of Apple’s own that you will be able to get, at least for now.
The Figura Series cases are the simplest, at $ 49.95, and offer a basic plastic case with colorful watercolor designs. The Aneu Series cases (also $ 49.95) add grippy rubber edges and textured material to the rest of the case. Both of these models are available for iPhone 1
The Symmetry Series Plus cases – which are sold only on the OtterBox website and cost $ 59.95 – add a “silver-based additive that continuously 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 money by turning to a third-party option. But at least there is a little more variety beyond Apple’s silicone and clear plastic bag choices.
All three OtterBox case models are compatible with Apple’s MagSafe standard, which means they can be easily attached to the phone and support Apple’s MagSafe wireless chargers, even when the case is attached.