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Armor Series is Otterbox’s Toughest iPhone Case Yet

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Otterbox, the case manufacturer known for making tough smartphone cases is about to release what it calls “the toughest case we’ve ever built” for the iPhone.

That case is the new Armor Series for iPhone. The new case uses a thermal plastic shell and a “medical grade stainless steel latch” to protect the iPhone from dust, water, drops, and crushes. The case covers the entire device, though users can still get at the ports when needed, and it still works for phone calls.

The teaser site for the Armor Series features a countdown clock for the case’s release date, June 24. The teaser page offers no price for the case however. The Defender Series, the current top-of-the-line model of iPhone cases from Otterbox, starts at $49.95 for the solid color versions, and we can’t imagine the Armor Series costing too much more than that.

The new case is perfectly timed for summer, but a bit late in the iPhone 4/4S life cycle. We know Apple will release a new phone sometime this year, and it will likely feature a brand new design. For that reason, early adopters who plan on upgrading might not want to pick up the Armor Series unless they plan on putting their iPhones in some tough scrapes this summer.

Given Apple’s recent history, we do still have at least another two years of the iPhone 4S, and many 4/4S users are still on contracts they’re unwilling to break. Those users might find the Otterbox Armor Series, or any other durable iPhone case, a worthwhile investment.

Shawn is a tech junkie who spends most of his time reading and writing about it. You can follow him on Twitter, @shawn_i.

8 Comments

  1. Smiley

    07/11/2012 at 8:55 pm

    When does the armor series case become avaliable for purchase and what is the cost?

    • Shelby Cook

      08/01/2012 at 7:15 pm

      Target says that the new case will cost around 75 dollars but an unknown date, sorry but i would go to a target near you and stay up to date because they usually have an apple tech. there to help costumers. The awesome thing this is that they actually care about your apple product purchases and give you great information. My mom and I are getting a cheap case at the moment until the armor series comes out. But i know that target will get a shipment soon enough!! Hope this helped yo.

    • Shelby Cook

      08/01/2012 at 7:15 pm

      Target says that the new case will cost around 75 dollars but an unknown date, sorry but i would go to a target near you and stay up to date because they usually have an apple tech. there to help costumers. The awesome thing this is that they actually care about your apple product purchases and give you great information. My mom and I are getting a cheap case at the moment until the armor series comes out. But i know that target will get a shipment soon enough!! Hope this helped you.

  2. Zack

    08/07/2012 at 3:26 pm

    No it doesnt have a count down clock I’ve been to that page many times

  3. JBK

    08/17/2012 at 2:40 pm

    Any new information?

  4. Greg

    09/27/2012 at 12:30 pm

    are they going to make it for the i phone 5

    • Josh Smith

      09/27/2012 at 12:39 pm

      They ran into issues, so I think the whole line is on hold while they get it fixed.

  5. Chukwuma Okoroji

    01/15/2013 at 3:05 pm

    I got an email from OtterBox that it comes out February 22

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