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iPhone 5/5s cases to fit iPhone SE; companies debut cases for iPhone SE + new iPad Pro

After Monday’s big iPhone SE reveal, Apple’s online store seems to be acknowledging that most 5/5s cases will work with the new SE. Cases that were once listed as being for iPhone 5/5s are now shown as compatible with 5/5s/SE. All of Speck’s existing iPhone 5/5s cases are compatible with the SE, and the company will make its CandyShell Clear ($35) case, pictured above, available in the new size starting in April. A number of other companies have debuted cases for Apple’s newest devices.

Grovemade’s walnut and maple wood cases ($89) for the new phone are available for pre-order for an introductory price of $71. The company is also offering wood and leather varieties for ($79) and a Wood Bumper ($39). The company said introductory prices will be available until shipping commences in the next two to four weeks, which seems to be Grovemade’s way of telling customers that its new cases may not be available until mid-April.

Urban Armor Gear doesn’t seem to have announced any new additions, but let customers know its line of 5/5s composite cases ($35) are compatible with the new SE, available in black, gray, red, blue and clear options. The company’s iPad Pro offering ($60) includes a holder for the Apple Pencil and an adjustable and detachable stand. The company’s press release says “the cover may be detached to allow for compatibility with Appleā€™s Smart Keyboard and Smart Cover,” leaving some questions as to how much disassembly is required to use the Apple accessories. The new case is available in black, blue and red.

Griffin confirms that its existing Survivor All-Terrain ($50), Survivor Slim ($40), Survivor Core ($30) and Reveal ($20) cases for iPhone 5/5s all fit the new SE.

Speck’s StyleFolio Pencil ($60) for the new iPad Pro, pictured above, gives users a form-fit holder to store the Apple Pencil and an inkwell station to stand the pencil up for easier access while the device is in use. Speck’s SmartShell Plus ($60) is a dual-layer case with a hard outer shell and soft interior, providing a little more protection against drops. It’s available in clear or black and compatible with Apple’s Smart Keyboard and Smart Cover.

Griffin is offering several case options for the new iPad Pro, starting with the Survivor Slim ($80). Available in black/blue, green/gray and black, the case is fully compatible with Apple’s Smart Keyboard via an opening on the side, and has a clip to hold the Apple Pencil. The Survivor All-Terrain ($80) has water-impermeable speaker ports at both the top and bottom of the case, and is designed to provide quality sound from all four speakers. That case is available in black/blue, green/white and black. The SnapBook + Keyboard ($100), available only in black, provides its own keyboard for the new device, connecting through Bluetooth and sliding out of the case for greater versatility. The plain Snapbook ($50) can function as a stand when opened and has an inner shell that pops out of the folio as a standalone, slim case when users want to travel light. Griffin’s last offering, the AirStrap 360 ($40), available only in black, has a built-in hand strap to aid in holding the device. Griffin lists the Survivor All-Terrain and Survivor Slim as available now and all the rest as “available soon.”


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