If you’re a human being living on planet Earth you have a better chance of finding a mobile phone than you do of finding a toilet. A recent study conducted by the U.N. found that 6 billion people on the planet have access to mobile phones, while only 4.5 billion people have access to toilets.
It’s fair to assume that mobile phones are doing pretty well for themselves.
And while people are running around chasing iPhone 5s, it’s easy to miss the corresponding amount of iPhone 5 cases being created. Unlike the devices they cover though, the iPhone 5 cases don’t look, feel or cost anywhere near the same as each other. Differentiation is the name of the game, and the astounding variety available today indicates an awful lot of players.
Much of the pride that comes with owning a device like that can be attributed to the sleek, beautiful design around it. And yet, that same sleek, beautiful design is shared by everyone else on the planet who owns the phone. For people to enjoy any level of cosmetic personalization, they usually have to turn to their iPhone 5 cases.
As a result, the producers of iPhone 5 cases have churned out hundreds of different types of covers that can broadly be split into three categories.
These iPhone 5 cases have clearly been built for the kind of people who expect to be rolling under bulldozers in the near future. Large, bulky and capable of protection from all angles, these cases usually serve the kind of person who doesn’t want to compromise their outdoor activities to save their precious phone.
Many of these iPhone 5 cases come with in-built additional batteries that can increase battery life by as much as 3 hours. Whether this is to justify the additional weight and volume of the device, or it’s simply a feature to add value to the customer’s experience, one thing’s for sure: these cases are for the hard core users.
Did you ever get the feeling your iPhone 5 doesn’t look enough like a bunny rabbit? Well, a whole lot of consumers (presumably female and young) consumers did. And now the iPhone 5 Cases market is flooded with a whole range of purely cosmetic accessories that can add big floppy ears, legs and arms to your device.
Aside from limbs though, there are a host of different stylistic options that include a recent fad of iPhone 5 cases that look like they’re actually delicious plates of sushi.
For many consumers, the selection of styles and designs available on the market just aren’t good enough. Fortunately for them, they don’t really need to be limited by what’s being manufactured. They can just get the design or image of their choice printed on the back of their iPhone 5 cases.
Whether it’s a picture of mum or some particularly cool graffiti, consumers can be their own creative director and select what goes on the back.
So for the lucky few who have access to both iPhone 5 cases and toilets: it’s worth appreciating some of the stranger statistics we’re a part of. Until we get all caught up reading iPhone 6 reviews.