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The best iPhone SE cases

Looking for a case for your iPhone SE or iPhone 5S? You’ve come to the right place. Here is a selection of wonderful cases and covers that will protect your smartphone’s delicate glass and aluminium frame.

If you want to keep your iPhone SE[1] in pristine condition, you’ll want to invest in a case to protect it from scratches – or worse.

Here’s a selection of great cases that’ll protect your new iPhone SE’s delicate glass and aluminium frame. Plus, they’ll also fit the iPhone 5S[2] and iPhone 5. Whether your priority is style, protection or price, you’ll find something to suit here.

Apple iPhone SE Leather Case

The iPhone SE has an official case made by Apple itself.

It comes in black and a gorgeous Midnight Blue, and is made with tanned leather and soft microfibre. As can be expected, the Apple-made case fits the iPhone SE perfectly, and is wonderfully slim and light. Next >>

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The iPhone SE has an official case made by Apple itself.

It comes in black and a gorgeous Midnight Blue, and is made with tanned leather and soft microfibre. As can be expected, the Apple-made case fits the iPhone SE perfectly, and is wonderfully slim and light.

Twelve South BookBook for iPhone SE

No iPhone case roundup is complete these days without the BookBook. It’s by no means the slimmest or cheapest option, but the hand-stitched leather cover looks and smells wonderful.

The BookBook has room inside for four credit cards, but its downfall is that it doesn’t have a clasp to keep it shut. It’ll also take a bit of breaking in but any scuffs and marks will only add to the lovely aged tome look.

Twelve South SurfacePad for iPhone SE

Another option from Twelve South is the SurfacePad, which is designed for people who don’t really want a case at all but know they need to protect their iPhone. The SurfacePad sticks to the back of the phone and wraps around to the front to protect the front and back, but not the right-hand side, top or bottom.

The Napa leather cover adds minimal weight and bulk, and even doubles as a stand so you can watch videos or use FaceTime.

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jimmyCASE iPhone SE wallet case

jimmyCASE make excellent quality slimline wallet cases for iPhone, including the SE. The elastic is very high quality and will last for ages, and with a huge choice of colours, there’s one for everyone.

It’s a great way to ditch your wallet without making your phone a huge brick with the traditional flip wallet case.

Casetify iPhone SE range

Casetify is a reasonably new brand but it’s rapidly becoming a front-runner in the iPhone cases market. There are hundreds of designs to choose from, and the vast majority allow the colour of your iPhone to shine through too. In addition, you’ll find the option to design your own iPhone SE case, so you can add photos of your family, friends of favourite celebrities if you so desire.

Snakehive leather shell for iPhone SE

This neat shell case from Snakehive allows you to carry two cards on the back of your phone will keeping the screen free.

It’s perfect if you like the idea of a folio wallet case but don’t want the flap on the front. It comes in brown[3] or black[4] leather and is now on sale for GBP9.95, reduced from GBP12.95. If you’re in the US, Snakehive does offer free international shipping.

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tech21 evo Mesh case for iPhone SE

The Tech21 Evo Mesh case boasts the company’s FlexShock system, a segmented, rubberised bumper that will absorb the shock if you drop your phone. It’s available in clear and black, though a light pink version is available for GBP24.95 when you buy directly from Tech21[5]. US shoppers can also find the pink version on Amazon for £15.90[6].

The case has a semi-opaque back to allow the colour of your phone to shine through.

Belkin Clear View case for iPhone SE

The iPhone SE comes in a stunning new Rose Gold colour in addition to the Gold, Silver and Space Grey options, all of which look amazing, so not everyone will want to cover that colour up. The Belkin View is a good option to solve that issue while still offering protection to your sparkly new phone. The outer rubber bumper design comes in several colours, and is paired with a transparent back to let your iPhone’s colour shine through.

This case is out of stock in the US, though you can keep an eye on the Belkin store using the link above.

Otterbox Symmetry Cover Case for iPhone SE

Perfect for the clumsier iPhone owners, the Otterbox Symmetry offers extra durability with a dual material construction that doesn’t add too much bulk. This case is available in a few different colours on Amazon[7], so you should be able to find a shade that suits you.

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Soconic Power Bank Charger for iPhone 5/5S/SE

This powerful case not only protects your beloved phone but also juices it up, which means you can use it worry-free in every way possible.

The case is designed to prevent short-circuiting or overheating, and takes about 4 hours to recharge. It comes with an LED light indicator which lets you know how much battery power you’ve used from the case. We also like that it comes with a screen protector.

Another neat feature is the built-in stand, which lets you prop the phone up.

This case is not available in the US, though US visitors can find a very similar version on Amazon for £15.50[8].

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References

  1. ^ iPhone SE rumours (www.techadvisor.co.uk)
  2. ^ iPhone 5S review (www.techadvisor.co.uk)
  3. ^ Dark Tan Leather Shell Case – Apple iPhone 5/5S/SE (www.snakehive.co.uk)
  4. ^ Black Leather Shell Case – Apple iPhone 5/5S/SE (www.snakehive.co.uk)
  5. ^ Evo Mesh (www.tech21.com)
  6. ^ Tech21 Evo Mesh Case for iPhone SE (www.amazon.com)
  7. ^ OtterBox Symmetry Case for iPhone 5/5s/SE (www.amazon.co.uk)
  8. ^ iPhone 5 / 5S / 5C / SE Battery Case (www.amazon.com)
  9. ^ Monster Hunter: World Review – New vs Experienced Players (www.techadvisor.co.uk)
  10. ^ Leeds United asks supporters to help redesign the football club’s crest after massive backlash (www.digitalartsonline.co.uk)
  11. ^ How to use the Photos app for Mac (www.macworld.co.uk)
  12. ^ Les meilleures tablettes pour enfants (2018) (www.techadvisor.fr)

12 cities to get superfast gigabit broadband via Vodafone by 2021




Vodafone’s deal will make it a rival of BT Openreach, which runs UK’s broadband infrastructure.Photograph: Frederico Gambarini/EPAVodafone[1]

12 cities to get superfast gigabit broadband via Vodafone by 2021

Company signs a ?500m deal to lay out fibre-optic networks connecting 1m homes as it aims at 5G services

Vodafone has struck a ?500m deal to bring next-generation gigabit speed broadband[2] to a dozen UK cities, enabling hospitals to send CT scan images in seconds and consumers to download 4k quality movies in minutes rather than hours. The company has struck a deal with CityFibre, the publicly listed company, to take fibre optic lines to 1m homes by 2021, with an option to extend to 5m homes by 2025, covering 20% of the UK broadband market.
While few consumers and businesses currently need gigabit speeds, of up to 1,000Mbps, it is likely to become the norm in the coming years.

It would be 50 times faster than standard UK broadband and three times quicker than the fastest option currently available from BT. Fibre networks will be needed to provide the back-end data shifting muscle for next generation 5G mobile networks[3] and the internet of things – including fully automated homes, driverless cars and “smart” manufacturing. The cities where full-fibre networks will be rolled out have yet to be named but are likely to be locations such as Peterborough, Milton Keynes, Leeds and Edinburgh, where CityFibre has already been focusing.

Construction is due to start in 2018 with the first customers expected to be connected before the end of that year. The government has referred to full-fibre networks as the “gold standard” internet infrastructure.
Ofcom points out that with the boom in streaming and downloading video, fuelled by services such as Netflix, Amazon and YouTube, home broadband data usage has grown at a rate of 36% a year.

“Organisations such as schools, hospitals and GP surgeries, will get these speeds for the first time,” said Nick Jeffrey, Vodafone’s UK chief executive. “The UK has fallen far behind the rest of the world, trapped by the limited choice available on [existing] networks. Only with gigabit fibre will the UK be able to deliver 5G services.”
Jeffrey cited examples of the benefits of high-speed internet: a two gigabyte CT scan sent between hospitals could be done in 40 seconds, compared with the average 14 minutes now.

A five gigabyte virtual reality game would take 1.7 minutes to download, compared to 34 minutes now. And a 4K movie would download in 33 minutes, instead of 11 hours.
In the move Vodafone would take on BT’s Openreach, which runs the UK broadband infrastructure that rivals such as Sky and TalkTalk use, and Virgin Media, which runs its own network.
[4]

Vodafone will have exclusive rights to market the new networks during construction phase, guaranteeing to take on 20% of customers, with CityFibre eventually looking to allow rivals to sell packages to consumers using its network.
“With this commitment from Vodafone we have a partner with whom we can transform the digital capabilities of millions of homes and businesses,” said Greg Mesch, chief executive of CityFibre. “This is a major step forward in delivering gigabit Britain.” Shares in CityFibre, which in July raised ?200m to fund building fibre networks, soared more than 25% following the announcement of the deal.

If Vodafone’s deal with CityFibre is extended to cover 5m households it will achieve 50% of the government’s target of full fibre to 10m homes and businesses. The partners said they will know in a “year or two” which cities beyond the first 12 will be targeted next.
Openreach has been in talks with operators including Vodafone and Sky to deliver on the government’s call for more full fibre.

Openreach has said it will cost up to ?600m and costs will be footed by price rises for consumers.

o Follow Guardian Business on Twitter at @BusinessDesk[5], or sign up to the daily Business Today email here[6].

References

  1. ^ Vodafone (www.theguardian.com)
  2. ^ next-generation gigabit speed broadband (www.theguardian.com)
  3. ^ next generation 5G mobile networks (www.theguardian.com)
  4. ^ Vodafone (www.theguardian.com)
  5. ^ @BusinessDesk (twitter.com)
  6. ^ here (www.theguardian.com)

Vodafone to offer superfast gigabit broadband in 12 UK cities by 2021




Vodafone’s deal will make it a rival of BT Openreach, which runs UK’s broadband infrastructure.Photograph: Frederico Gambarini/EPAVodafone[1]

Vodafone to offer superfast gigabit broadband in 12 UK cities by 2021

Company signs a ?5m deal with CityFibre to lay out fibre optic networks connecting 1m homes as it aims at 5G services

Vodafone has struck a ?500m deal to bring next-generation gigabit speed broadband[2] to a dozen UK cities, enabling consumers to download 4k quality movies in minutes rather than hours and hospitals to send CT Scan images in seconds. Vodafone has struck a deal with CityFibre, the publicly-listed company, to build fibre optic lines to 1m homes by 2021 with an option to extend to 5 million homes by 2025, covering 20% of the UK broadband market.
[3] While few consumers and businesses need gigabit speeds now, up to 1000Mb, it is likely to become the norm in coming years.

It would be 50 times faster than standard UK broadband and three times quicker than the fastest option currently available from BT.
Fibre networks will be needed to provide the back-end data shifting muscle for next generation 5G mobile networks and the internet of things – from fully automated homes, driverless cars and “smart” manufacturing.[4] The cities where full fibre networks will be rolled out are yet to be named but are likely to be locations such as Peterborough, Milton Keynes, Leeds and Edinburgh where CityFibre has already been focusing .

Construction is due to start next year with the first customers expected to be connected before the end of 2018. The government has referred to full fibre networks as the “gold standard” internet infrastructure.
Ofcom points out that the boom in streaming and downloading video, fuelled by services such as Netflix, Amazon and YouTube, has seen home broadband data usage grow at a rate of 36% per year.

“Organisations such as schools, hospitals and GP surgeries will get these speeds for the first time,” said Nick Jeffrey, Vodafone UK chief executive. “The UK has fallen far behind the rest of the world, trapped by the limited choice available on [existing] networks. Only with gigabit fibre will the UK be able to deliver 5G services.”
Jeffrey cited examples of the benefits of high-speed internet: a two gigabyte CT scan sent between hospitals could be done in 40 seconds, compared with the average 14 minutes now.

A 5 gigabyte virtual reality game will take 1.7 minutes to download, compared to 34 minutes now. And a 4K movie will download in 33 minutes, instead of 11 hours it takes now.
The move will see Vodafone take on BT’s Openreach, which runs the UK’s broadband infrastructure that rivals such as Sky and TalkTalk, and Virgin Media, which runs its own network.

Vodafone will have exclusive rights to market the new networks during construction phase, guaranteeing to take on 20% of customers, with CityFibre eventually looking to allow rivals to sell packages to consumers using its network.
“With this commitment from Vodafone we have a partner with whom we can transform the digital capabilities of millions of homes and businesses,” said Greg Mesch, chief executive of CityFibre. “This is a major step forward in delivering gigabit Britain.” Shares in CityFibre, which in July raised ?200m to fund building fibre networks, soared more than 25% following the announcement of the deal.

If Vodafone’s deal with CityFibre is extended to cover 5m households it will achieve 50% of the government’s target of full fibre to 10m homes and businesses. The partners said they will know in a “year or two” which cities beyond the first 12 will be targeted next.
Openreach has been in talks with operators including Vodafone and Sky to deliver on the government’s call for more full fibre.

Openreach has said it will cost up to ?600m and costs will be footed by price rises for consumers.

o Follow Guardian Business on Twitter at @BusinessDesk[5], or sign up to the daily Business Today email here[6].

References

  1. ^ Vodafone (www.theguardian.com)
  2. ^ next-generation gigabit speed broadband (www.theguardian.com)
  3. ^ Vodafone (www.theguardian.com)
  4. ^ back-end data shifting muscle for next generation 5G mobile networks and the internet of things – from fully automated homes, driverless cars and “smart” manufacturing. (www.theguardian.com)
  5. ^ @BusinessDesk (twitter.com)
  6. ^ here (www.theguardian.com)