7/7+ silicone cases

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  1. gui0312 macrumors 6502

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    anyone have any pics of the camelia or azure cases on a black/jet black iPhone 7/7+? Wanted to see the real life pic vs stock photos. Thanks!
     
  2. Arcontia macrumors regular

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    I wish I could help you out here, but truth is at least in my humble opinion, both colours are too girly for me as a male to consider buying. That brown /beige one fares better but I also feel its really forgettable / too close to one of the many forgotten 6s colours. There was even an article somewhere a really obscure one where a female author praised the pastel colour schemes and how they give girls more choice now but anyways

    Azure is more of a bubble-gum ice-cream / soft blue when you see it in real life. Camellia is more like somewhere between red and pink, like a Pink Lady Apple.

    You can also see the cases for yourself in real life at a demo in an Apple Store - if you'd like (I pass by on my way to/from work) I can take pics of the demo cases on my phone with my iPad sometime if you're that keen!
     
  3. gui0312 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the reply! Yeah I think they might be way to pastel looking for me (guy here). I might opt for the product red with my jet black. I'm tired of just black cases. Thanks again though!
     
  4. Arcontia macrumors regular

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    Well, I've got an irl pic of Azure. As you can see it's vastly different compared with the stock photo, will definitely appeal to a good range of people (just not me):

    IMO it doesn't really look that great with JB, the new beige one does though!

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  5. heyyitssusan macrumors 65816

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    The Azure looks really nice. I've got the gold 7 and wanting to get one of the new colors, but not sure which one. Thoughts on which one you'd think look the best?
     
  6. Arcontia, May 9, 2017
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    Arcontia macrumors regular

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    I really want to say Ocean Blue but that ones no longer available. Thats my main case. It strikes a balance between being a dark shade to match with the Black colour of the phone but is also extremely vivid and eye-catching. - https://i.ytimg.com/vi/9B_s7QO6zCk/hqdefault.jpg

    Cocoa is also an extremely unique and interesting colour (and I'm sure popular too) but that also went down the toilet into Apple history, RIP. Just why do you introduce such nice colours and take them away when the 7 is still the flagship? Bit of a dick move if u ask me - pic of Cocoa on Black https://imgur.com/a/NZ2zb#zznbQwE


    EDIT - oh look I misread, I thought you had the black phone, nope, you have gold, so I'd recommend really any of the three new colours - it looks like Apple designed all 3 new colours to work better with the white faced iPhone. White also works, as does Sea Blue in particular (unless they also discontinued that one)
     
  7. heyyitssusan macrumors 65816

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    Wow, ocean blue is unavailable? I have it now and I love it, glad I got it when I did. I think cocoa will look great with the gold as well. Hope that doesn't get discontinued.
     
  8. Arcontia macrumors regular

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    You should be, you officially have a vintage iPhone case that you now probably could sell for a high price on eBay but i wouldnt do that, hold onto it. ;)

    It depends what country you live in on stock, but generally in all countries now except the UK, you can't get the Ocean Blue outright from Apple anymore, an Apple Customer Service rep. online here in Aus told me when said I wanted to buy another one for someone...'Its been withdrawn from sale and production has stopped. Your best bet is to look for one at an independent retailer quickly because once they run out they won't get anymore' and welp, I can't find one anymore out there in the public or even on eBay . :) Bad move. It's obvious it was a popular colour because it sold out quickly and Apple respond by discontinuing it.

    Also, I see Sea Blue Silicone as of very recently has also been discontinued too almost world-wide - interestingly for the standard 7 too in the US.

    As for Cocoa, in the US its still fine, Australia, nope, exact same thing with Ocean Blue. Real shame tbh, I actually think the Fall 2016 collection of colours are beautiful compared to the Spring 2017 ones which are all too pastel-like and favour those with white-faced iPhones / girls that have whievever colour. You're one though so I'm happy for you. :) If you feel like trying something new, I reckon Camellia would look really good on the gold phone, the gold and orangey red (with the white front) would strike a nice contrast. If not, and you live in the US, Cocoa can still be ordered online.......for now.
     
  9. heyyitssusan macrumors 65816

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    I just checked on Apple.com (I live in the US) ocean blue is still available, however Sea Blue shows 'sold out' so that might mean it's getting discontinued too. Sad. Well guess I better snag cocoa while it's still available.
     
  10. QueenTyrone macrumors 6502

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    That just means it's sold out, does it have an in Stock date? Oh it doesn't yeah, that means it must have sold the least. Bummer
     
  11. heyyitssusan macrumors 65816

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    I know right, such a beautiful color. I was wanting to grab one but was debating between that and cocoa, and now azure. Wondering if there's going to be newer colors in addition to the three that just got released last month.
     
  12. Arcontia macrumors regular

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    I've confirmed with an Apple Rep what does "Sold Out" actually mean, and they told me it really means the product has been discontinued - because otherwise it would have a ship by date, albeit just an extended date. Instead it just lists "sold out". You can expect the colour to be removed off the website soon. In fact they told me how it actually works is once they run out of stock online with an old colour, then it's not restocked anymore because it's 'out of season'.

    If you like Sea Blue, hurry quick to Target or Best Buy, that's probably your best bet because once they run out they won't receive anymore.

    As for Cocoa - well there's no word on when it'll run out, what I am positively sure about however though is once the next iPHone comes out, the existing product will be basically dumbed down to only 3 or 4 colours of choice - the same thing happened with the 6s cases when the 7 was new, while the new phones were the ones that got the new colours.

    On the other hand. If the 7s is real and it retains the exact same dimensions and cutouts as the 7, then there's no reason why we can't buy those ones with whatever creative colours Apple has in mind for it. :)
     
  13. Dino F, May 10, 2017
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    .....I've always been a fan of blue cases myself (have the midnight blue silicone and leather cases for my iPhone 7), however, I've gotta say, that Cocoa colour in your pic (which is 'Sold Out' in the online store in the U.K., but strangely, IS in stock on Amazon UK?!?!), looks absolutely stunning with the black iPhone 7.

    For me, it would be a difficult choice between these 2 (I have the matt black iPhone 7):

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  14. Arcontia macrumors regular

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    The midnight blue is a classic! Started out as a 6s silicone colour, now it's available literally everywhere...iPhone silicone, iPad silicone, Apple Watch bands... it is a nice colour.

    Oh man that is a tough choice, I just browsed the UK Apple Store and as of now, Ocean Blue HAS been withdrawn from sale! Wasn't like that a few weeks ago, but when you see the dreaded "Sold Out", then yeah it's pretty much GG :( yeah amazon has it because it's an independent retailer - meaning, get it fast because once it runs out they won't get anymore because Apple stopped production of the Autumn 2016 colours. Which is a shame because those ones were all creative, new and original (looking at you, Sea Blue Ocean Blue, Cocoa). Unlike the recent new ones which are really just clones of old 6s colours....yawn

    Anyways, you already have midnight blue. Maybe ocean blue might be a little bit too similar as it's also a "blue"? Cocoa is indeed beautiful in its own way, it does have a very chocolate look to it that I really like. It's definitely very autumn themed, it reminds me of dead leaves on the ground! I'd be stuck too making a choice. Maybe see if your local Apple Store still has a demo?

    In any case, here's another photo I just took of my 7+ in Ocean Blue, it is really my favourite Apple-accessory colour. You will definitely not regret that one if you choose it :)

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  15. gui0312 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm really in between the white and the cocoa. I have the Jet Black 7 plus. The white, I've seen in person on JB and it looks really nice, I like black and white stuff. However, that cocoa color on the JB looks stunning as well... decisions, decisions...
     
  16. Arcontia macrumors regular

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    Well, white is another "classic"; meaning it'll always be available, and for any Current apple product. iPhone 6s Silicone, 7 Silicone, iPad Pro Silicone, Sport Watch band... etc. But yes, i had one as a 'trial' for two weeks (then returned) on my old 6s and it did look good.

    It also depends where do you live. If its in the US, Cocoa can still be found easily, however in many other parts of the world Apple has officially discontinued that one in line with their Spring 2017 collection. Here in Australia e.g., its virtually impossible (I'm serious) to find a new one out there in retail. Same thing with Ocean Blue and Sea Blue. I'd edge more towards that one for its uniqueness and exclusivity, but each to their own :)
     
  17. Dino F macrumors 68020

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    How dark is the Cocoa colour in real life??

    Only reason I ask is that, in this pic, it looks quite light in colour (the last case at the back, in the rack):

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    ..if its really this colour, I would not like it.

    However, on Apple's website and also Amazon it looks quite dark:

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    ....if it is THIS colour, then I WOULD like it!!!

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  18. Arcontia macrumors regular

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    Lmao Dino LOL that isn't cocoa that's the new spring colour called Pebble, a lazy forgettable clone of the existing Stone colour (guess why no one talks about it!)

    THIS is Cocoa in real life (credit to whoever the images belong to these are from google images):

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  19. Dino F macrumors 68020

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    ...DOH - I didn't realize...!!!!! :oops::oops::p Thanks for pointing that out!!

    That Cocoa still looks gorgeous - might have to just pull the plug and get that one from Amazon....!
     
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    Except Pebble is a couple shades darker than Stone
     
  21. Arcontia macrumors regular

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    Except here are the two colours and let's say, cover my eyes then show me the two below, I wouldn't be able to tell which is which because they are that similar - why do you think everyone (look at OP eg) here has been talking about Azure and Camellia? And on other forums too actually? Because they forgot Pebble exists because "Stone" has been in circulation since the iPhone 6s, which btw, also had "Antique White" which was also very close

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    It's dissapointing. This third color could have been another nicely spring themed colour, like maybe a lighter/medium shade of green we've never had before. Or maybe even saddle brown silicone?

    Instead we have a lazy rehashed clone, (and the same thing goes for Taupe leather which seems to be based off 6s Rose Grey) I mean if you like it I'm very happy for you but it does seem like a bit of a wasted opportunity when you consider how extensive and original the previous collection of iPhone 7 colours was (many of which are no longer for sale)
     
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    Get over it.
     
  23. Arcontia macrumors regular

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    I'm well over it - perfectly fine, simply saving another $59 by sticking with good old Ocean Blue :)
     
  24. Arcontia macrumors regular

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    Had an extremely pleasant surprise today when I was in a Myers (Aussie department store) that I had never been to. And they had the iPhone 7 / 7 Plus cases on CLEARANCE! Was such a pleasant surprise, for silicone they only had a black, few whites and midnight blue left, so grabbed the last black silicone case on the rack with a sweet 50% discount. :) This shade, so I hear, succeeds the Charcoal Grey that was there for the 6s, damn, I'm really satisfied with this, it just pairs up so nicely with Jet Black!

    Hmm, shame, it appears to be the only iPhone 7 case colour that was never released for the iPad Pro 9.7 , ah well!

    Beautiful. So much stealth!

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    Thats not the cocoa it's the leather case in taupe

    In that pic the Have the Silicone Azure, Sapphire leather, Silicone Camelia, leather Berry, Silicone Pebble then Taupe in leather.
     

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