Tuesday, September 14, 2021

SAFE WALLET 12 Family for iPhone 12


for iPhone 1312 & 11 Models 

We are working on SAFE WALLET models for the entire iPhone 13 family which we believe will be backwards compatible with the iPhone 12 family models. If you scroll down the page about 6 inches you will see a graphic that shows our future roadmap which includes ETA for all SAFE WALLET 13 & 12 models.

After watching the Apple iPhone 13 Keynote (seen above) and doing research I discovered the following facts:

All iPhone 13 model cases are the exact same width and height as the 12 models, but are slightly thicker at 7.65MM v. 7.4MM. This is 0.25MM (1/4 of a Millimeter) or .0149 inches thicker (1/64th of an inch thicker).

Another critical measurement is the height and width of the camera turret, which appears to be larger on the 13. 

Making A Hybrid Case

We are working on studying the changes and believe we can make a hybrid iPhone 13 SAFE WALLET family that will be 100% backwards compatible with ALL the iPhone 12 models. In other words, our upcoming SAFE WALLET 13 models should fit perfectly and work with all iPhone 12 models.

We have been working on an all-new SHATTERPROOF 4th generation (Series 4) BulletTrain SAFE WALLET which is essentially indestructible (in the real world) and plan to have all-new models which will be made in the U.S.A. begin selling by the end of October 2021. Below is a graphic that shows our estimated rollout schedule for all the new SAFE WALLET models:

Background Note from Jake

My name is Jake. I am the designer of the BulletTrain SAFE Wallet. I am offering this completely candid and transparent update so past, present and future customers can understand our upcoming roadmap. 

We started making SAFE WALLET models in China in 2014, which was a complete communication nightmare! So-much-so, most of the time it felt like trying to drink water from a fire-hose! I wanted to make SAFE WALLET models in the United States, but the cost of tooling and production was dramatically more expensive, removing it as a realistic option. The great news is we found a great manufacturing partner in the U.S. Over the course of the past year we moved our production from China to the United States which was extremely challenging, and we are now dialing-in our manufacturing in the U.S. and everything is much better!. 

Over the course of making the first three generations of SAFE WALLET models we learned so much, but struggled to keep-up with Apple's grueling yearly roll-out schedule of new iPhone models. We had so many challenges with working with China which included severe communication breakdown as well as increased production and shipping costs and President Trump's 28% Tariff made it very difficult, but we kept going anyway. Also, COVID didn't help either.

Things got so challenging, we never even came out with SAFE WALLET models for the iPhone 11 family as we struggled to perfect the design of the SAFE WALLET. We have been working on our 4th generation of SAFE WALLET models which are the first to be completely BulletProof in the sense they are essentially unbreakable. So not only will the SAFE WALLET protect your iPhone perfectly, but will also protect itself from almost any damage in the real world. 

As of late September 2021 we have made production prototypes for our SAFE WALLET 12 Pro Max which are amazing and have given us absolute proof-of-concept (Production Prototype of SAFE WALLET 12 Pro Max is pictured below). We even have had a group of BulletTrain customers beta-testing the newest prototypes and they love them and can't wait to get the full production spec models!!! 

Our all-new 4th generation of SAFE WALLET model is revolutionary for many reasons and is designated as the "BulletProof Series" and we expect to begin shipping them in limited numbers for the iPhone 12 & 13 Pro Max model around October 2021 (Only initially in the color of Stealth Black, then additional colors will come a few months later). Above and below are photos of our T-1 injection-molded production prototype looking super-sharp!

In the photo above and below we see the BulletTrain SAFE WALLET for iPhone 12 Pro Max standing upright in portrait with its built-in 'MagicStand' portrait dock feature which allows you to charge the phone using a MagSafe charger (Not pictured). The new hollow-core wallet door design now features dual tapered ramps for making installing your cards super-easy and smooth. Also, we made the BulletTrain SAFE WALLET logo and the Made In U.S.A. branding on the face of the door super low-key so it is almost invisible, as we believe our iconic design personifies and embodies our trademark BulletTrain brand...

In the two photos below we see the BulletTrain SAFE WALLET 12 Pro Max standing up on a flat surface in landscape video watching mode which is ultra-stable.

The fourth-generation SAFE WALLET features a MagicStand locking cleat channel that allows the user to stand-up the case in 2 different landscape positions for watching video content using any kind of card that fits in the hollow-core wallet door. In the example below we see a credit card locked in landscape. If the user were to rotate the card 90 degrees from landscape to portrait it would increase the slant angle, which would be ideal if viewing from a lower trajectory. This design characteristic allows the SAFE WALLET to stand-up on any flat surface in an ultra stable manner.

At the end of July, 2021 we completed the first full production spec prototype for the SAFE WALLET 12 Pro Max which is pictured above and it is some kind of wonderful!!! I mean it is PURE MAGIC!!!! BulletTrain invented and patented the high-capacity stealth iPhone wallet case category and have always been the best wallet case. With the advent of the fourth generation SAFE WALLET we now make unequivocally the best smartphone case on earth!!!

This is the result of many thousands of hours of passionate research, design, engineering and listening carefully to invaluable customer-feedback. When you look at all the top-selling iPhone case brands, they make something like 50 different cases for each iPhone model!?!! At BulletTrain we only make 1 model that has ALL the best features a user could want!

Future Plans

I made the decision to dial-in and perfect our iPhone 12 Pro Max model before we make any other models, which has taken far longer than expected. Perfection is very challenging!?!!

We are hoping our designs for the SAFE WALLET 12 models which include the 12 Pro Max, 12 Pro, 12, and 12 Mini will be 100% forward-compatible with the iPhone 13 family of phones and from what I have seen with the Apple iPhone 13 Launch today it appears they will be 100% compatible.

Assuming the upcoming models are forward compatible, we plan to roll out the 13 Pro Max first in October in Stealth Black only. Then two months later rollout our iPhone 13/13 Pro and Mini models. 

Regarding making SAFE WALLET models for the iPhone 11 family, this is now up-in-the-air since we are so far behind the curve. Many customers write in saying they want a SAFE WALLET for their iPhone 11, and hopefully we will make such models. Assuming we do we would not expect to have them ready until February of 2020. I would say at this point there is a 50% chance we will make the SAFE WALLET models for the iPhone 11 family, and as soon as I know more will update this article.

Go Keyless

Tesla recently showed off their all-new refreshed 2021 Model S and X, which feature a wireless phone key which utilizes Bluetooth to unlock/lock and start the vehicle. 

I recently published a super-detailed review of the new Tesla Model S on TeslaMagazine.org which I highly recommend checking out. The image below shows the radically simplified interior of the new Model S Tesla.

My absolute favorite new James-Bond-like-feature in the new Model S and X is the incorporation of the keyless/fobless entry and driving by simply using your bluetooth enabled smartphone or a physical key card to drive. In the image below we see the PHONE KEY option running in the Tesla app on an iPhone in progress. That's right, just walk up to the car, open the door, sit down, and violĂ !!! Drive as if you have a key fob, or key card in your pocket with ONLY your smartphone...It could not be any easier or more friction-free than this...

The Tesla phone key not only allows you to unlock the doors, but also to drive the car!!! If you have a keyless front door lock on your home and at work you can now fulfill the dream of leaving home with ONLY a SAFE WALLET as your everyday carry. Talk about radically simplifying your life!!!

The Best iPhone Wallet Case

Is About To Get Even Better

So why name the 4th generation of SAFE WALLET 'The BulletProof Series'? In the past, the first 3 generations of SAFE WALLET were made with Polycarbonate which is hard plastic. The first and third generation (current) SAFE WALLET models featured TPU bumper systems. TPU is the acronym for Thermoplastic PolyUrethane.  

We are making the 4th Generation SAFE WALLET entirely from a proprietary TPU material we developed in-house which offers the following advantages:

  • Increased comfort and rubber-like grip with soft-touch feel coupled with increased abrasion resistance.
  • Superb impact strength which is completely SHATTERPROOF.
  • Unaffected by oil and grease and other solvents (examples: hand oils, moisturizers, sunblock)
  • Highly scratch resistant self-healing surface.

The BulletProof series ads features including ribbing on both sides which makes the SAFE WALLET even more grippy and slip-proof, while giving it a sportier vibe.

Upcoming SAFE WALLET 12 Mini pictured above and below


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