Apple leather case protect X?

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  1. Brandonjr36 macrumors 68000

    Brandonjr36

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    Love the Apple leather cases I had one for my 7. Will they protect the X from getting scratched up? The only thing I hate about them is the bottom is exposed.
     
  2. boltjames macrumors 601

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    Yes, the Apple leather case for the iPhone X is fantastic, it's just as protective as the one you've used in the past for the 7 which I find to be more than acceptable considering it's quality and thinness.
     
  3. Chrisd999 macrumors newbie

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    Agree. I love the way it protects the camera bump. I loved it on the 7+ and it’s even better on the X. I would use this case or no case at all.
     
  4. Brandonjr36 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks guys. I’m just a little more careful with this phone cause it’s quite a bit more expensive and I plan to keep it for awhile lol
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    The only thing I don’t understand is why Apple left the bottom exposed.
     
  5. boltjames macrumors 601

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    We all say that, but after a month it becomes just another iPhone and you forget how much it cost.
     
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  8. Brandonjr36 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yeah I kinda like that color and the midnight blue one.
     
  9. jimbo1mcm macrumors 68000

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    Had the Apple black leather case on my X but recently have been using a Totalee case. It is super light and has a leather feel on the back. Definitely can tell the difference in weight.
     
  10. boltjames macrumors 601

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    Yeah, but you need patience for the patina to kick in and in its new state it looks awkward.

    What's your patina level?
     
  11. Cogsworth macrumors 6502

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    Apple left the bottom open specifically so that the case will be compatible with all docks and cables. I have been using Apple leather cases for years and have never had any wear or damage on the "exposed" bottom of the phone, even on a Jet Black 7 Plus.
     
  12. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Apples leather cases as expensive as they are, really are very premium. I think they do an excellent job in protecting the device and form fitting is near perfect compared to some third parties.
     
  13. bushman4 macrumors 68020

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    Apple leather case is attractive and protective. It has a small lip in front which may prevent damage in case of a Face down fall. The case is not slippery and is well designed
     
  14. newellj macrumors 604

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    I could quote any post here but this one's great. I have been using them since the iPhone 6. I've had a Jet Black (known to be, by a big margin, the most fragile finish Apple has ever put on an iPhone) in an Apple leather case since I bought it 15 months ago and it's still essentially perfect. No scratching under the case - because the case FITS CORRECTLY. The leather is protective enough for my use (I don't work in the building or automobile trades ;) ) and it provides a nice grip. If you don't need heroic protection, I think the Apple leather case is a great choice.
     
  15. democracyrules macrumors 6502a

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    Apple cases do not adequately protect the phone when it is accidentally dropped especially from the height above the waist. They are nice but they are not protective enough against impact and high level drop.
     
  16. Chrisd999 macrumors newbie

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    That may be true. That’s why I’m using the Apple leather case + Apple Care. I think I’m plenty covered.
     
  17. kingston73 macrumors 6502a

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    Are you saying this from experience or just your opinion? I ask because it's very hard to find actual "i dropped my phone" stories from people with the leather case.
     
  18. Brandonjr36 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Now I will say when I had my 7 I had one and dropped it once on some rocks and it did have a minor dent in the back after that.
     
  19. newellj macrumors 604

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    Depends a lot on what it lands on. Carpet has been fine, I can tell you from experience. Stone/tile is a problem. Hardwood, I would be worried.
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    I actually have dropped phones in Apple leather cases, but only on carpet. Actually, that's not quite true. I've dropped it on the train, which has a linoleum floor, and that's always been fine, too. But I have learned, the hard way, that a minimal case like this does not make a safe bet over hard surfaces.
     
  20. got556 macrumors 6502

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    Man I never take pics of the patina afterwards lol. Damn shame. But on my 6S, 7, and 7+ they all looked wonderful. X case I just got the other day so it's that plasticky, slick, brown look for now. Can't wait for it to wear in.
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    I dropped my 7+ in it's leather case from about 5 feet onto concrete. Actually, my son was playing in the back and kicked the soccer ball and I didn't see it...knocked the phone right out of my hand. Just ripped the leather a bit on the edges.
     
  21. barkomatic macrumors 601

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    I have the saddle brown leather case for my X and so far I have only dropped it once from about 4 feet onto a wood floor. There was no damage and no cosmetic blemishes. If I dropped it on gravel or some other uneven surface it's likely there would be little scratches on exposed portions depending on how it fell. Regardless, I think Apple's cases are a good balance between protection and still allowing some design elements of the phone to show. I've got Applecare for catastrophic damage.

    The case itself gets a little scratched from my fingernails (they are clipped short!) but they rub out after a day or so.
     
  22. Brandonjr36 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Sweet just got mine about 30 mins ago. I love it. I got the red one on my spacegrey.
     
  23. singjai macrumors member

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    Had it on my 6 for 2.5 years and bought it again for my X. Considering I dropped my phone every other day and never use a screen protector, it held up fine.

    It's inevitable to not get scratches/nicks with the bottom exposed, nor should it matter if you're planning on keeping your phone for a while. Those nicks won't hinder the performance of the phone and since you're keeping it for a long time, resale value won't be as high regardless.
     
  24. Brandonjr36 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Well I never no what I’m gonna do next year lol. If they drastically change things I may sell this one and buy a new one. So I want to keep it scratch/damage free. I’m just hoping the little edges on the bottom will keep it from getting scratched.
     

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