Apple Silicon and Leather case for iPhone 6S / 6S Plus vs those for iPhone 6 / 6 Plus. Differences?

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  1. RamGuy macrumors 6502a

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    Have anyone gotten their hands on the "new" Apple Silicon and Leather cases for the new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus and been able to compare them with their iPhone 6 and 6 Plus counterparts?

    According to Apple these are "all-new cases", but does that resolve in new coating and finishes or are they just referring to them being slightly altered in order to fit the slightly thicker bodies of the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus better compared to the previous ones?


    I have nothing bad to say about the Silicon Case for iPhone 6 Plus, I've been using Apple's blue Silicon Cover for months now and I do love the fit and finish and the simple fact that improves the grip a whole lot. The Apple Leather Case for iPhone 6 Plus on the other hand felt surprisingly bad.. I did go with a midnight-blue Leather Case to begin with and replaced it with a blue Silicon one after a short period simply due to the overall lack of quality from the leather case. It feels more like some kind of sudo wrapped thin cardboard than it feels like leather if you ask me...


    Judging by the high-resolution photos on Apple.com it does look like the leather cases are of another finish compared to the previous ones. Looks more like the finish of the ones for iPhone 5 / 5S.



    Have anyone made an comparison yet?
     
  2. hArrisburger macrumors regular

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    Great question. It does appear that the Apple Logo might be shaded darker? Or is that just great photography?
     
  3. Orangeman13 macrumors regular

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    I noticed this too - especially on the red and orange colors
     
  4. mkasu macrumors member

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    I wondered too.

    I preordered 6S+ but I don't have a 6+, so I'm in race for a case. I noticed that a 6S+ leather case costs 59 Euro in Apple Store (Germany), but the old remainder 6+ leather cases in third party stores went down to 39-45 Euro. I wondered if I should go with that low price for almost identical "old model" or whether the 6S+ ones are worth it in terms of quality.
     
  5. Cnasty macrumors 68020

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    The moment I saw the saddle brown color for the 6+ leather case I jumped on it. It looks beautiful and I am a big fan of brown leather and the way it patinas (if thats a word).

    I am the opposite. I have 3 apple silicon cases and I didn't care for the rubbery like texture when holding my phone but loved the way the midnight blue leather wore down and felt very good and minimal on my 6+.
     
  6. AE14 macrumors 65816

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    Interesting you say that...I have read that the cases are different leathers. Do not know if that is accurate or not
     
  7. mkasu macrumors member

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    Interesting..

    I'm not so interested in the new colours, as I will probably buy black in either case. But if the leather and general production quality is considered higher in the 6S+ one...

    So you got both a leather one for 6+ and 6S+ in different colours? Despite the colour, could you give a comparison in terms of leather quality?
     
  8. Cnasty macrumors 68020

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    Yes. I had the midnight blue for my 6+ and ordered the saddle brown for the 6s+. I do not have it shipped as of yet so I cannot compare the 2.
     
  9. map1978 macrumors 68020

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    I can say the new midnight blue silicone case doesn't pick up lint like my last year "black" silicone case did

    Very happy with this new case
     
  10. Will22 macrumors 65816

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    Don't forget that the leather cases for the 6/6+ were different as well depending on what colour you went for. Black, navy and brown felt nice but the red and soft pink felt horrible.

    See the difference in leather between my red and navy leather. image.jpg
     
  11. mcmanus7 macrumors 6502a

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    Went in store and one of the employees said nope the 6/6+ cases wont fit...

    Yet online for the Canadian Apple store if you filter cases for the 6 they show the 6S leather and silicone.

    Bestbuy canada also lists the same cases for the 6 and 6S. The 6+ and 6s+ might be a different story as they do have bigger changes in dimensions.
     
  12. Will22 macrumors 65816

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    That wil be one of the many(what we call over here) dipshits in the Apple stores that doesn't know their job.
     
  13. engelke2010 macrumors 6502a

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    I ordered the red silicone for my upcoming 6S+. It should be arriving tomorrow through UPS. I'll see how it fits my 6+. I'm not surprised Apple said that the 6/6+ cases "wouldn't fit" the 6s/6s+.
     
  14. richard371 macrumors 68000

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    Received the midnight blue leather for the 6S. Its significantly lighter blue then the 6 version. Its slippery as S***. I tried it on my 6 and the buttons are very hard to press. I don't like it at all. I really hope the 6 case works fine on the 6S.
     
  15. MacGurl111 macrumors 65816

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    I got the brown one and it's beautiful. :) I was going to use it for a few days and then return it. I'm going to keep it. It feels different than my soft pink one for the 6plus.
     
  16. mcmanus7 macrumors 6502a

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    Thought I'd mention that I purchased the 6 midnight blue case. Fits perfect on my 6S!
     
  17. glowrider macrumors regular

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    I bought two midnight blue cases for my rose gold 6s plus. One leather and one silicon. The leather feels cheap like the old 5 series leather and is bulky yet tight, so I kept the silicon which is great as usual.

    For my rose gold 6s I went with the midnight blue in leather as its not as offensive on the smaller size.

    Previously I had white silicone on my 6 and 6+ both space gray.

    Waiting on a Caudabe veil and a Caseology envoy case.
     
  18. Korican100 macrumors 6502a

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    i had the Black leather on my 6, so i went to bestbuy and purchased the Black leather 6 plus case, for my 6S plus.
    Fit perfectly. I was concerned, but i said I could return it if it didn't so hey. I'm glad I took the chance, because it fits perfect.
     
  19. mkasu macrumors member

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    Did the same. I actually got the black 6+ leather case in a clearance sale for half the price. Very happy with it so far.
     
  20. ghsNick macrumors 68020

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    I got the Saddle Brown for the Space Grey 6 Plus, so far so good.

    I always go black case but I wanted to switch it up and the Saddle Brown looks great and should wear well.
     
  21. MacGurl111 macrumors 65816

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    My leather case came in the mail with a slight scratch. Doesn't bother me too much. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  22. jiholl macrumors member

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    I got the new silicone case in Midnight Blue...the color is very nice...I have the lighter blue one from last year for a 6...there is a difference...the apple logo on the back....on the old 6 case, the logo is indented...you can rest your finger "in" it...on the new one...it is NOT indented...mostly flat...you can feel the edges of the apple logo but it is not "cut out"...not a big deal of course...just pointing out the difference...it is a little slippery for silicone...but a very nice case.
     
  23. creativedogmedia macrumors 65816

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    I can tell you from personal experience that the 6 leather case does not fit the 6s like it should. The outer ridges of the case are almost flush with the face of the phone making it virtually unprotected when laying face down. The 6s in the 6s case sits a bit more recessed and is therefore better protected.
     
  24. Sean006 macrumors 6502

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    Did the same thing. I was going to take my space grey back for white silver with the saddle brown. But bought the saddle brown case and I actually like it on the space grey. Just wanted to change things up this year. It looks really good on SG
     
  25. ghsNick macrumors 68020

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    Plus, I've always been a fan of black bezels too.

    I'm purposely trying to get that patina to appear haha
     

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