Can't decide between leather and silicone

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  1. susan12369 macrumors 6502

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    Any suggestions? I like the feel of both of them, just can't decide. I've never used an Apple case before, so have no experience with how they are over time. I've read a bunch of the posts here, so have seen some issues with leather darkening and looking drastically different over time, silicone being a dust magnet, etc.

    Is one more protective than the other? Look better over time than the other? IMG_9106.JPG
     
  2. thatJohann macrumors 6502a

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    I think the one on the right looks nicer, if that helps.
     
  3. jhearty99 macrumors 6502

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    Protection wise, its going to be basically the same. The leather will rip/scratch much easier than the silicone if dropped. I've had the black leather case on my iPhone 6 for the last year and just bought the saddle brown leather case for my 6s. The feel and look of the leather case is much nicer than the silicone in my opinion.
     
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    The one on the right is the silicone one.
     
  6. satinsilverem2 macrumors 6502

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    Go with the leather one because the silicone ones tend to peel after a while. At least that was the case with the earlier ones.
     
  7. Prabas macrumors 6502a

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    For bright colors - silicone, unless you plan on keeping your phone in a purse or something, where it won't get dirty.

    You can google 'used apple leather cases' you'll see how it looks after some time. It ain't pretty.
     
  8. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    The leather one will be a mess in a couple of weeks. The red one I had for my 5 went ugly. If I was to get another leather case it would have to be black or dark blue.
     
  9. susan12369 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok, decision made - googled and didn't like what I saw! Especially the darkened edges and corners. Looks like the leather one is going back to BestBuy, hopefully they'll take it back even though the box was opened.
     
  10. troubleonline macrumors 6502a

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    Yep the silicon is much brighter and cheerier!
     
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    Stay classic and professional. Go with leather.
     
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  15. puma1552 macrumors 601

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    silicone. i had leather until my wife got silicone and the silicone was just way nicer IMO. Also I never had any issues with peeling or dust collection. Silicone was a snugger fit too, and the sides of the inside were lined with microfiber, unlike the leather, which wasnt.
     
  16. chhhrrriiisss macrumors 6502a

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    I LOVED my silicone case until it started pealing. I have the saddle brown case for my 6s+ tomorrow.
     
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    I really want the saddle leather case but am concerned it'll clash too much with the black bezel. Do you have a space grey phone? If so, what do you think of the brown/black combo?
     
  18. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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    I used my co-workers space gray iPhone 6 to compare. I think it looks really nice once it starts to patina a bit.

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    space gray iPhone 6 in saddle brown leather by Robert, on Flickr

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    space gray iPhone 6 in saddle brown leather by Robert, on Flickr

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    space gray iPhone 6 in saddle brown leather by Robert, on Flickr

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    space gray iPhone 6 in saddle brown leather by Robert, on Flickr
     
  19. ZombiePete macrumors 68020

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    Cool, thanks for doing that. Yeah, it does look a lot better than I thought it might; I can't believe how nice the leather looks and of course it ages really well to my eye so I think I'm going to go ahead and get it.
     
  20. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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    no problem. I showed my co-worker her phone with my case and she also liked it but said it's too expensive for her liking. she likes those cheap TPU cases. to each their own. I think SG looks really nice.
     
  21. chhhrrriiisss macrumors 6502a

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    Does the Leather case get less slippery with use?
     
  22. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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    yes, mine has. mine wasn't AS slippery when it was brand new but has gotten a good grip to it after a week.
     
  23. SuperSnake2012, Sep 24, 2015
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    I like the way saddle brown looks... kind of looks like a football.
     
  24. chhhrrriiisss macrumors 6502a

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    I just want mine to look like yours already. So I started using it on my 6+ until tomorrow when my s comes.
     
  25. Will22 macrumors 65816

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    You can't compare the red leather to the other leathers because during the production of them whatever they do to the red leather they take the bit of leather feel the other colour leathers had a **** it in the bin. The red leather feels like a really bad fake or as they like to call it now vegan leather or as my wife described it as cardboard. The other leather that feels the same as the red is the soft pink one and enforce you ask yes I have had/have all the different colours but not the new ones.
     

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