LifeProof developing waterproof cases for iPhone 5s and 5c

Lifeproof developing iphone 5s and 5c waterproof case

It seems like LifeProof will be reinventing the wheel when it comes to waterproof cases for the iPhone 5s and 5c. After announcing the new iPhones on September 10th, LifeProof posted the above tweet about creating custom fit solutions for fre/nuud models for the 5s and 5c. Obviously, they quickly made a determination that they would have to go back to the drawing board. Likely, the 5s will borrow heavily from existing fre/nuud models but the 5c will be a brand new case to to the thickness difference (9mm 5c, 7.6mm 5s)

One can only speculate as to what is driving the redesign for the 5s (since it is the exact same size as the 5), but the fingerprint scanning touchsensor might be an unsolved issue. Not sure how LifeProof will be able to incorporate that functionality with a waterproof layer of plastic on top. If they can’t include it, how will they spin that into their marketing?

No updates yet on development, design or release dates.
 
Update: Fre and Nuud cases released for iPhone 5, 5c, 5s