Does the CandyShell Still Flake?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Austin M., Jan 9, 2011.

  1. Austin M. macrumors 6502a

    Austin M.

    Jul 29, 2010
    Hey guys,

    I was wondering if the 3rd revision of tbe CandyShell still flakes?or if anyone that has very recently bought one still flakes?
  2. mantic macrumors 6502a

    Mar 30, 2007
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    I'd say yes.
  3. i3igsmooth5769 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 28, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    I got a candyshell flip about a week ago and so far so good, but I do see the potential for it to flake. The silicone
    Material is very similar to an eraser, so I wouldn't count on any improvements in that area.
  4. mpossoff macrumors 68020

    Mar 21, 2010
    Mine hasn't flaked so far. I had issues before 2 times.
  5. rapaleeman macrumors 6502

    Sep 15, 2010
    The newer ones still flake if rubbed against a lot.

    The thing is though that it goes away after a couple of days. Truly people blew the flaking out of control and so now it is the "worst thing ever". Even the first series of iPhone 4 Candyshells didn't flake that much.

    I currently have 3 Candyshells right now. The oldest one is a Black one I got back in August. While it looks really scratched up due to the terrible scratching that is really the only negative of the case, it literally flaked for a couple of days after I started using it. After about a week total time, it stopped flaking and has stayed the same since then. The grey material still looks grey.

    This case has been through hell too. I have dropped it numerous times, slid it across a street (not on purpose), and just treated it bad. My iPhone still looks great coming out of it and I still use the case. Any issues with the rubber portion of the case is due to me dropping it.

    I have used a ton of cases since I got my new iPhone 4 and this has been my go to case and will prbably continue to be it for the life of my phone. I have a couple other colors to switch it up (a white one and a cotton candy one) but prefer the black since with the speck logo on the back it mirrors the look of a nake iPhone 4 pretty well.

    Awesome protection, pretty light weight, and despite the scratches which is a problem, it still looks pretty good for a heavily used case. The only other case I have that has been through as much abuse is my Otterbox.
  6. weisjt macrumors 6502a


    Dec 8, 2010
    Southern Pines, North Carolina
    the flaking on mine wasnt bad when it started i just rubbed on it for a day or two and it stopped, it did make the rubber have a little bit of a faded look to it that i didnt like
  7. Jumpman2033 macrumors regular

    Jun 27, 2010
    still flakes, but i still like it better than any other case out there.

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