Apple leather case dust magnet

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by mrklaw, Nov 10, 2017.

  1. mrklaw macrumors 68020

    Jan 29, 2008
    i don’t know how it does it, but the Apple leather case is amazingly good at sucking up dust and lint in your pocket and piling it up like a snow drift along the front lip of the case.

    I haven’t seen clear TPU cases do that even with a pronounce lip. What special magic do Apple use to make them do this?
  2. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    The only advice I can offer here, is try to clean out your pockets the best you can before you put your case inside your pocket. I have had very little issues with lint gathering on my leather cases.
  3. mrklaw thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jan 29, 2008
    Which I’d understand but I don’t see the same issue on other cases. I’ve had a ringke fusion on most of the week just fine, then yesterday I switched to the leather case and it’s full of dust. Just seems odd

    And that phone pocket only ever has my phone in it - nothing else goes in there so I’m not sure what I could do to reduce lint/dust
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    What you could try, is turn your pocket inside out and use a lint roller that would collect any debris inside the pocket. That's the only thing I can suggest to you.
  5. BrettApple macrumors 65816


    Apr 3, 2010
    Heart of the midwest
    Mine does the same thing. Had it on for just over a year. I just clean it out once a week by taking the phone out and blowing it off and wiping it away, works fine for me. It's just pocket lint from my jeans and stuff. I think it's like that because of the design, with the low lip there not covering the bottom and the microfiber on the inside holds it in.

    TPU cases usually don't have a microfiber lining to hold stuff in so that's probably why you don't see it on those. Plus most cover the bottom as well. On the other hand I have a Jet Black iPhone 7 and the microfiber has kept particles that sneak in, in place. Thus keeping it from getting scratched up by small bits of dirt/rock etc moving around on the back like I've seen with some cases. So it's a tradeoff I'll take. Except I have a dent in the lighting port where the case doesn't cover it, but oh well. Just luck of the draw on that one, all the drops that have hit the corners or gone face down have caused zero damage to the phone and only taken bits of leather off the case.
  6. MichaelMidnight macrumors 6502


    Feb 20, 2008
    Los Angeles
    'Tis weird. I, too, have seen my Apple Silicone case attract lint like crazy and only my phone and wallet adorns said pocket. Oddly enough, when I put in a Speck Presidio Grip, it too grabs lint at an amazing pace. Though my plastic clear case and another TPU doesn't attract as much. Not sure what's causing this. Didn't see this much with my 7 Plus with similar cases.
  7. eoren1 macrumors 6502

    Aug 17, 2007
    Totally! I wasn’t crazy about the Apple leather case and got a Sena. That front lip has stayed clean and clear of dust.
  8. Ralfi macrumors 68030


    Dec 22, 2016
    Hmm so the Silicone's biggest flaw is also one that 'features' on the leather?

    The Silicone is really looking the more attractive option, as it should be easier to clean with a damp cloth.
  9. mrklaw thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jan 29, 2008
    Is the silicon less grippy than the earlier cases? I found when I had one on my 6s+ it would make it difficult to put in/remove from my pockets

    Do apple stores have open stock of the silicon/leather cases you can try on for looks and how they feel in the hand? Or is it a crap shoot?
  10. Daranx macrumors regular


    Sep 16, 2016
    I've never gotten used to the apple silicon cases, they always seem a bit greasy/slippery to me despite hearing everyone else say it's grippy. Maybe it's my natural skin oils causing it lol.

    My local apple store has each case in all the colours available to try on, may not be the case for all stores but I'm sure they have it.
  11. Sheza macrumors 68000


    Aug 14, 2010
    Cambridge, UK
    RE: The silicone case, I can't speak for the X yet, but on the iPhone 7 it was really slippery for about a week, like really felt like it was slowly sliding down your hands as you held your phone...

    ...but after a week or two of use, it becomes really grippy. I can hold it at extreme angles on two fingers and it's not going anywhere.

    The only downside of Silicone is you don't get the clicks metal buttons of the leather, and the material also wears down quite quickly to a smoother, even grippier, material.

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