If you’ve perused the wall of iPhone accessories at your local Apple Store, you know that cases aren’t just for protecting the handset anymore. Some of them have built-in batteries or flashlights, and some even feature built-in knives.

The case we’re talking about today is also multi-functional. It’s called the Apple Worm, and in addition to protecting your iPhone, it features a built-in Lightning cable that will allow you to charge the device and doubles as a stand…


The Apple Worm is billed as the “most portable multifunction case in the world” for the iPhone 5, 5s and 5c. It’s of the slip-on variety, made out of polycarbonate and high performance polyurethane, and measures in at just 3mm thick.

The included Lightning cable can both charge and sync your device. And thanks to a locking mechanism on the back of the case, it doubles as a makeshift kickstand. It doesn’t say that it’s MFi certified, but the maker claims it uses an authorized Lightning chip for iOS 7 compatibility.

Unfortunately, the Apple Worm isn’t available for purchase yet. It’s finished, but the creators have taken to Indiegogo to raise money for mass production. If you’d like to help, $21 gets you on the pre-order list for an iPhone 5, 5s case.

I’ll admit, the case looks a bit cheap looking, and I’m hoping that the final production version won’t have that URL on the Lightning plug. But that being said, this is one of the better solutions I’ve seen for toting around a USB cable.

  • Ricky

    It looks cheap because it’s Chinese

    • Greensprout

      the iPhone is made in China.

      • Cameron Chao

        this case is made and designed by Chinese, the iPhone is just made.

      • Greensprout

        How do you know that?
        Also it’s not what the OP said either.
        He commented it was cheap because it’s Chinese.

      • Cameron Chao

        you tried to make a point saying the iPhone is made in China, it doesnt prove anything, made in and designed in is totally different, Apple just uses cheap labor to assemble the parts in China, usually products designed and assembled in China are truly inferior in terms of quality to its US/European counterpart.

      • Greensprout

        How do you know where the case was designed?
        The parts Apple use aren’t EU/US either making them Chinese. That’s my point.

      • Cameron Chao

        Most of Apples internals come from Korea or Taiwan, if im not wrong. Im sure about 100% of the parts of this case comes from China, including the design team.

      • Greensprout

        OK, provide citation.

      • Anonomous.TECH.man

        Oppo is an example. Oh and xinomi

      • Tom

        Dsigned in California. Assembled in China.

      • Decent

        Dsigned in China. Assembled in China.Thanks!

      • JoJo

        No, it is assembled in china, big difference.

      • Hussain Alsanona

        You’re wrong dude all iDevices are “Designed in California assembled in China”. They aren’t made in China.

    • Daniel Eliasson

      that is cause youre a faggot

  • Cameron Chao

    genius idea

    • hkgsulphate

      lol I couldn’t find the buy button

      • ConduciveMammal

        That’s because it’s not for sake yet. It says that in the article

      • chumawumba


    • Decent

      We can send it without any logo as our contributors’s needs.

      BTW, the perk above $1000.00, custom-made is available for you!

      • Cameron Chao

        Most people, including myself, cant afford a $1000 case, but good to hear you are using the lightning cable with approved chip, i might get one for my iphone 5.

      • Hyr3m

        For 1k you get 65 custom cases (I’m guessing you customize it once and get 65 identical ones). That’s <15.40$ each. You can resell the "limited edition" cases on e**y for 20$ each and you'll make about 300$ or for 25$ and you'll make about 600$.

      • Decent

        Agree with u. We are supplier for brand operators and retailers. In the future, the price of this case will be over $40,if you will earn about $1600.

      • Decent

        65 sets “Apple Worm”, you can choose the model depend on your needs.

  • momerathe

    now that’s genuinely useful.

  • Palmer Paul

    There’s no lip to protect your phone from drops on its face. The number one priority of a case is to protect your phone first, form and features come after.

    • Cameron Chao

      i think theres a tiny amount of lip, about 1mm, usually thats enough to protect the screen from damage.

  • chumawumba

    Looks like a case with a dick.

  • Derrick Smith

    Lack of functionality,the phone charges upside down????? The case it’s self is to cheap,ccable added is a great idea. Think it needs more work.

  • Decent

    “APPLE WORM” sell website in Indiegogo.