Alternatives to iPhone 7 Silicone Case?

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  1. ocanalix macrumors newbie

    ocanalix

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    Always had a bad experience with hard-shell cases and dust/dirt gathering below the plastic, scratching up the phone – so I thought the silicone case would be ideal.

    What I like about Apple's case:
    • Felt interior.
    • Minimal design.
    • No extra branding.
    • Good drop protection.
    What I don't like:
    • Bottom of phone seems exposed to drops.
    • The price.
    Any suggestions?

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  2. nutmac macrumors 68040

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    Don't get Apple's Silicone Case. They look and feel great new. But over time, the case will fall apart. I don't mean just few nicks here and there. It will literally split up and fall apart.

    In the past, Apple replaced the case at Apple Store. But starting with 6S, they stopped offering free replacement. So I will no longer patronize Apple's case.

    I am still researching, but I am leaning toward Caudabe Veil XT.
     
  3. willmtaylor, Sep 12, 2016
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    willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    So long as you're looking for a case that protects against scratches and nothing else.

    If you're looking for more protection from Caudabe, get The Sheath or better yet, The Synthesis.

    Me? I prefer the PlayProof by Evolutive Labs. Slim and bombproof.
     
  4. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    I completely agree, and had the exact same experiences. Not sure why they didn't just improve the actual case material/build-quality.

    I'm in the same boat .. I like the look and feel of the Apple case, but can't seem to find another substitute, since I'm not getting another Apple case.
     
  5. nutmac macrumors 68040

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    Yes, it's frustrating. I really love the feel of Silicone Case. Apple's Leather Case just does not feel as great to me, especially for vertical scrolling.
     
  6. ronincse macrumors regular

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    I would just like to point out that this happened to my wife's silicon case for her 6, both were bought same time at launch. Like 6 months ago when the case was just too bad and the silicon was really peeling off she called apple and they replaced it with over night shipping.

    Guess I can't speak for everyone's experience but they at least sometimes still replace them
     
  7. nutmac macrumors 68040

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    I had Numbers for iPhone 5. It too fell apart, although not as rapidly as Silicone Case. SwitchEasy has great replacement policy, however. They sent a brand new one no questions asked.
     
  8. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    Used for the 5. I forget why I swayed away, I think due to falling apart too.

    Have you tried for the 6?
     
  9. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Nope. I've only used Incipio NGP, Tech21 Evo Mesh, and Evolutive Labs' PlayProof.
     
  10. MichaelMidnight macrumors regular

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    The only two credible alternatives I can suggest are the Zugu (formerly called ZooGue) Social case and the Evolutive Labs' Solid Suit faux leather case. They don't have mock ups for the iPhone 7 yet but they were great for the 6s and 6s Plus.
     
  11. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Both great cases.
     

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