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Participating in the multi-billion dollar accessory industry yields substantial financial incentives for vendors that ready their cases by the time the next iPhone hits the market, but Twelve South has never been about the money alone.

That’s especially evident in the case (pun intended) of the latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models. Because the new phones represent a major departure from the established phone design and form factor, Twelve South has decided to take their time to get their premium BookBook case right for the bigger iPhones.

And it’s finally here. Introducing the BookBook for your iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

The result of their product design philosophy is the new BookBook for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, a premium leather case hand-distressed for a unique look which adds new features on top of the credit card and ID slots from BookBook editions for older iPhones.

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Unlike their recently-launched SurfacePad case that provides protection for your brand spanking new iPhone 6 without adding bulk and weight or concealing its design, BookBook is all about providing a versatile yet complete protection for your pricey pocket computer.

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Made from a hand-distressed leather, the case doubles as a wallet with compartments to store your credit cards, IDs and cash. Like other BookBooks, it looks very much like a Harry Potter spell book.

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Open the front cover to operate your handset, make and receive phone calls and interact with apps. Flip it out into a kickstand to prop up your device at an angle and enjoy your media, make and receive hands-free FaceTime calls, take group shouts with iOS 8 Camera’s self-timer function, turn your device into a handy bedtime alarm clock and so forth.

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Featuring a nice soft-touch shell inside the case that can be removed quickly from the wallet part, the BookBook makes it easy to use your device with a dashboard clip, workout armband or desktop charging stand.

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The wallet portion of the case has five pockets, or six in the case of the iPhone 6 Plus edition. “It’s the perfect wallet for today’s digital world, letting you pay with Apple Pay where available, or the old-fashioned way with cash – still welcome everywhere,” notes the firm.

Check out the promotional video below.

The BookBook for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus costs $60 a pop and can be purchased in black or brown leather. It’s currently available in limited quantity through the Twelve South webstore.

[Twelve South]

  • ready1take1

    Already bought one for a xmas present.

  • Tim

    Too bulky, like a real book

    • Jason Baroni

      I agree. It completely takes away the concept of having compact devices.

  • Chris Gilmore

    This is starting to answer my look for a case. But… I just don’t really like the whole “old Harry Potter book” look.

  • NotTheLysander

    Got me a Pad & Quill Bella Fino couple years back for my iPhone 5 and IMO it was way better than the Book Books I played with in the Apple store. Liked it better because it was less bulky with the “sticky back” which holds the phone in place, as opposed to the full plastic/wood inner case most of these “book style” cases have. It also felt less cheap, though not sure if Twelve South’s upgraded their stuff since. Had bad experiences with their Surface Pads, also for the iP5, falling apart on me after a couple weeks.

    Tempted to go with the same P&Q for my 6+, or maybe the Nodus Access case, which are basically the same thing. Just wish they came in non standard leather colors. Any chance you guys could review those cases for the i6’s?

    • Mark Kramer

      I prefer edge protection for my phone. I don’t like the sticky back which provides no protection.

  • Malcolm Hall

    Good because I bought the casemate wallet case and it fell apart in a month. BookBooks fall apart too but much longer at 12 months and if you complain at month 11 you get a free replacement. So a 2 year case that’s a wallet for $60 isn’t that bad.

  • john diaz

    The horror

  • Jonathan

    So, they want me to hold a brick to my face again?

    • Mark Kramer

      You’re already holding a brick to your face.

  • JulianZH

    Those book case are cheap on ebay.

  • Blip dude

    Ehh, rather go with the surface pad instead. I know I can make that thing hold 3 cards, simple, and yet $10 cheaper.

    • Mark Kramer

      And with fewer features.

      • Blip dude

        And that’s precisely why I prefer the surfacepad. As someone who prefers their phones naked (the iPhone 5 I had was named for 21 of 24 months), the surfacepad is something I can live with. I hate cases in general, period. If I wanted my phone thicker than it already is, there are plenty of cheap leather wallet cases on Amazon for $15. But even then, I’ll still pass because I just want simplicity or nudity (speaking about the phone of course).

  • singhay559

    Ugly a$$ $hit

  • Mark Kramer

    I’d like to see 12south place a flap between the cards and the phone’s screen. I don’t want the cards marring up the phone screen and I don’t want someone to be able to read my driver’s license number off my card while I have the phone up to my head.

  • Jamessmooth

    I did some research on this case (for iPhone 5/s) and I ultimately went with the luxury book from Pad & Quill. Reading reviews from different places, many people seemed to have issues with the quality of the book book. Fell apart much sooner than they expected. Didn’t see the same kinds of issues popping up with Pad & Quills products… I guess I’ll find out when the case arrives next week!

    • Jamessmooth

      The removable shell is quite intriguing though.

  • Andrew

    The case came first but I remembered this ad too and it made me laugh :p

  • Yujin

    This thing is a fatty. Sooooo thick. Won’t even fit into a pocket I bet.