iChair Case For iPhone 4 Comes With *Rear* Screen Protector


iChair CEO Vindi Sedey with his new iPhone 4 case, which features screen protectors for both the front and rear screens.

LAS VEGAS, CES 2011 — The new iChair case for the iPhone 4 comes with a screen protector for both the front and rear screens.

The case includes two transparent screen protectors, front and rear, even though the case itself protects the rear screen. The idea, of course, is to protect the iPhone’s glass back from the case itself.

“Our customers were asking for it because of the Glassgate issue,” explained CEO Vindi Sedey. “We had to have it.”

Glassgate is the debatable issue of trapped dirt scratching or shattering the iPhone 4’s back when used with slide-on cases. The issue doesn’t seem to be real, but Apple is wary of it and has suspended sales of slide-on cases in its stores.

iChair is a new company based out of Dallas, launching its line of iPhone and iPad cases at CES. The iChair features an integrated stand built into the case that functions in both portrait and landscape mode. The cases are slim and well-made — and go the extra mile in protection.

Report Finds Big Increase in iPhone 4 Damage, But Inconclusive About Glassgate


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Following up on our story about Glassgate last week, an iPhone insurance company says the iPhone 4 is significantly more prone to damage than the previous model. But it also found little evidence that Glassgate is a widespread problem.