Originally Posted by BigServer1
What I don't understand is why they didn't buy a company a year or two ago and integrate all this and really get ready for it.
They bought 3 companies: Placebase, Poly9 and C3 Technologies. Unfortunately, it looks like they put too much weight on the functionality (in particular the 3D), and not enough on the underlying data. Hopefully they'll spend a few quid licencing some good local data from around the world.
As the discussion has moved towards cases, I'm a Lifeproof man myself. They haven't released their case for the 5 yet (and at this point, they have only released cases for Apple products), but I've had one for my 4S since late last year. At the time of purchase, it was the slimmest ruggedised case, and also the only one that was waterproof. Really appreciated it when I was snowboarding.