Apple Leather Cases - Patina Proud Photos

vine-boating

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Not yet, had mine for about 2 weeks with almost daily use. Swap to my Ryan London case once in a while but trying to use the electric blue one to see how the patina comes out.
How does Ryan London leather case compare to the official Apple ones?
There are £20 cheaper but are they good quality?
 

s2k_esoj

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Feb 12, 2019
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The grain on this case is stunning! Looks awesome.
Thanks, it’s one of the main reasons why I like Forest Green and Product Red because they are the ones that only have that pebbly texture. It almost seems like Apple uses a whole different hide of leather for those 2 colors.
 

nrvous1

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Very nice. This is one colour I have not tried personally. Albeit, I have purchased that colour before, for a friend. Her last name is Green. So, yeah :)
Same here. That’s the only color I haven’t tried yet. I might give it a shot, but my saddle brown is starting to show some signs of wear so I may just stick with it until the 12 is launched.
 

nekron99

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Jan 17, 2020
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Thanks, it’s one of the main reasons why I like Forest Green and Product Red because they are the ones that only have that pebbly texture. It almost seems like Apple uses a whole different hide of leather for those 2 colors.
They may well be different proportions of pebbled-vs-smooth leather among the various colors, but it’s definitely not 100%: my FG and my mother’s PR are butter-smooth, while my daughter’s FG is pebbled—but not as pebbly as the one above.

Too bad I’m not going out in public or I’d go to the Apple Store and open a bunch of boxes to survey the grain variations ...
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I want to say thanks to this group for making me wear a case! I haaaaate cases and have spent like $500 in recent years on various screen repairs due to dropping the sexy naked phone. I still hate the bulk of the Apple leather case, but I keep it on so I invest in that patina! Nice psychological trick 🤣 you guys!
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Damn, can I really not un-merge posts? They’re two distinct topics :-/
 
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ritmomundo

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Jan 12, 2011
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So I’ve been using something a little different the last 4 months, since retiring my Forest Green case.

It's a skin/wrap from Slickwraps made from thick full-grain Horween leather. It doesn't really provide any protection though, just grip, as it only covers the back, and the sides of the phone are completely exposed.. but I like it. And it's gotten a lot of compliments. :p

About 5 days old:



Today, about 4 months later:
Not an Apple case, but here’s an 8-ish month patina update on my Slickwraps skin

 

ritmomundo

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Yeah it does look awesome. They still make the leather skins, but not in the saddle brown.
That one's actually different, it's a leather textured vinyl wrap. Mine was from the natural series, which I believe they discontinued last year unfortunately.
 

Jacob_116

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Nov 19, 2019
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what's the best colour to get? I know that sounds like a stupid question but leather ages differently and some look really horrible. Black?
The darker the color the less obvious the patina is. The black, blue and forest green will age the best. The saddle brown looks amazing over time. The yellow, red and taupe (if they still have that) tend to age poorly imo
 
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