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dstew201

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Jan 6, 2016
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I ordered a finewoven case but will most likely return it. Hopefully a lot of people return them so Apple gets the message that they shouldn’t have done away with the leather cases. I also ordered andar camel tan leather so will probably just go with it.
Oh that tan leather should be nice! I went with Nomad’s leather folio, but Andar was on my list too.
 

JPack

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Mar 27, 2017
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If you took a knife to the leather case I bet it would look similar to the fine woven he tore up in that video. Are they worth $60? No, but they aren't that bad.

The leather cases aren’t padded like the fabric ones. That’s the whole point of the video. It’s not bad enough Apple switched to a cheaper material, they made the fabric thin as paper.
 

Nozuka

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Jul 3, 2012
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Will be interesting to see how this works out for Apple. I guess we will see in 1-2 years if this switch was a success. (Meaning, if they stick with this material)
Margins on cases are crazy high. It is not a business they want to go backwards.
 

JPack

macrumors G4
Mar 27, 2017
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Will be interesting to see how this works out for Apple. I guess we will see in 1-2 years if this switch was a success. (Meaning, if they stick with this material)
Margins on cases are crazy high. It is not a business they want to go backwards.

Apple probably looked at their polishing cloth sales and figured, if people are dumb enough to pay $19 for a small square of fabric, they could quadruple their case margins if they switched from leather to fabric.
 
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Jared G.K.

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Jul 23, 2023
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There are other videos showing that these cases show wear after the slightest touch already.
While leather cases develop a patina over time (which often makes them look even better), these new garbage Apple cases might just look tattered after a short while.
Thank God, there are plenty of other fish in the sea, producing beautiful and durable leather cases.
 

bmustaf

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Jul 6, 2007
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But but... they are carbon NEUTRAL, guys! Doesn't knowing that just give you the warm fuzzies and inspire you to support Apple's shareholders save the environment?
Nailed it! If leather was good for the P&L, they'd have a sleek video touting the benefits and twisting the reality to make you feel so good about the green washing all the way to the checkout!
 

ProfessionalFan

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Sep 29, 2016
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Your profile picture make me read every thing you say with Octavia's tone and expression. And I like that Mother Nature is not having it with FW ! 😂
Mother Nature wants the environment to thrive, she wants to survive for billions of years more. She knows that a crap product like FW will only make people seek other alternatives that may endanger her. She is selfish, but wise.
 
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