A new video has been making the rounds over the weekend which shows off a pretty clever concept, and I figured it was worth sharing. As most of you probably know, when Apple released their line of colorful iPhone 5c devices, they were accompanied by new Apple-made cases which were also very colorful and featured a bunch of holes on the back so that your iPhone 5c's color could show through with the color of the case.

Well, the circles cut out of the back of the case sure did look like the classic board game Connect Four, and developer Bytesize Systems took that idea and ran with it with an app called Flipcase [$1.99]. Basically, you take the official iPhone 5c case and put it on the front of your device, so it covers the screen. Then fire up Flipcase and play a game of Connect Four against the AI or locally with a friend via pass-n-play. Tapping the parts of the screen that show through the holes in the case is how you'll place your chips, as demonstrated in this video.

Now, you don't technically have to have an iPhone 5c just to play this, as you can cram the case onto other models of the iPhone. Heck, you don't even need the case at all as you can pretty much just imagine where the boundaries are on the screen and can play the game just fine that way. But where's the fun in that? Flipcase is really just a neat idea using an accessory in an unintentional way, and since the game is completely free to download there's no reason not to check it out for yourself.

  • cobbyco

    THIS is innovation.

  • ODMay

    This dude just made his iPhone (5c) case more worthy.

  • Eidaven

    That's actually kind of clever. I still think those cases are hideous though.

  • NOEN

    Isn't there a labyrinth iPhone case out too?

  • clompah

    And not optimized for 5 in screens

  • clompah

    4 in not five

  • nini

    Eh, feel like I saw it coming.

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  • rewyan

    I wouldn't be surprised if Apple is behind this. Especially with the device restriction thing.

    The only thing that makes me doubt my whacko theory is that the game would be advertised far more if Apple had something to do with it.

  • 21tigermike

    So they are taunting Apple with this game, and Apple accepted the app? Hilarious.

  • flashbackflip

    Great idea and thank you for finding it!