Apple Silicone Case - Colour fading/rubbing off?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by HalfPintOfInnes, Nov 19, 2016.

  1. HalfPintOfInnes macrumors newbie


    Sep 11, 2016
    Scotland, United Kingdom
    Bought this Apple Silicone Case last month to go onto my iPhone 7 Plus, but noticed that the "colour" is fading/rubbing off. Never experienced this with a Silicone Case before, just wondered if anyone else had this happen to theirs? The case I had for my iPhone 6/6S is still in perfect condition, so wondering why this one hasn't been as durable? If I took it to my local Apple Store do you think they would replace it? IMG_2252.JPG IMG_2245.JPG
  2. deep1 macrumors regular

    Mar 29, 2011
    Sorry I can't help much on this as mine is only few days old and no sign of any wear.

    Could i ask you if you see any scratchs/marks with case ? As i have never used any case and only started using as matte black is very slippery and i managed to scratch on bottom while taking out the case ( prob my fault).

    Just wanted to check as i prob will stop using case it if scratch iphone as i need to take out case often for sim change.
  3. BorderingOn macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2016
    BaseCamp Pro
    Yep, same here. Both iPhone and iPad. The matte finish is rubbing off. Not great quality for such a high price.
  4. Eric5273 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 12, 2009
    New Jersey
    I tried this case last month and returned it after a week. I play games on my iPhone, and I found that by gripping the phone intensely during gaming, the color of the case started to fade slightly where my fingers would grip the case. As a great alternative to this case, I ordered the Spigen Thin Fit, which is more of a rubberized polycarbonate, and I don't have any such problem. It doesn't provide as much protection as the Apple silicone case, but it's close. And best of all, it was only $10 on Amazon.
  5. cipher29 macrumors regular


    Mar 6, 2009
    Same here.. A month in with my 7 Plus black silicone case and all four corners are discolouring/losing the top layer of the case. Pretty disappointing from Apple.
  6. daijholt macrumors 65816


    Jun 14, 2013
    Wales, UK
    Saw this happen to my 6s battery case after a few months, but not to the extent you show here.
  7. RWil85 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 2, 2010
    Came here looking for a thread on this..

    Dropped $99 on the black smart case and it's already showing wear like this after only about two weeks..

    Beyond disappointed. Had it on my 6 for almost a year and nothing like that.
  8. GalaDaliGirl Suspended


    Sep 19, 2014
  9. arcturuz macrumors regular

    May 15, 2008
    The corners of my cocoa silicone case are rubbing off after around one month
  10. RWil85 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 2, 2010
    I'm sorry - but, isn't that unacceptable?

    I have the silicone smart battery case, my wife has a silicone case and I have a silicone Smart Cover/case for my iPad Pro. I have half the mind to return all of them.
  11. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5


    Nov 20, 2008
    Ventura County
    It is normal for the silicone to get 'shiny'. But if it starts to peel, its defective and Apple will replace it. I had a couple replaced with my 6s for peeling.
  12. hallidc macrumors 6502


    Sep 26, 2013
    Same thing is happening to my black silicon case for my 7+. One of the corners is beginning to shine. Not sure if they'd replace your case, but it never hurts to try. Least they could say is no
  13. arcturuz macrumors regular

    May 15, 2008
    i can live with it, the case is to protect the phone afterall

    now i'm not sure if my case is shiny or peeling

    looks more like shining to me now
  14. Will22 macrumors 65816


    Dec 4, 2011
    I'm going out on a limb here I know, but if it was peeling then would you not feel it? :rolleyes:
  15. Warcake macrumors regular

    May 20, 2013
    im thinking of getting this case. i dont care that the color rubs off, however im concerned that the grippy sticky feeling wears off(my reason for getting the case). has this happened to anyone yet
  16. heyyitssusan macrumors 65816

    Feb 9, 2014
    Nope, not at all. Actually the more you use it, the more grippy it gets with wear. Kind of like how the leather case wears over time, this is similar except once it wears it gets really grippy and I like that. I've had my case for about 1.5 months and no peeling or anything.

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