How’s the XR clear case holding up?

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  1. roccobladr macrumors 6502

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    To those who have had the Apple clear case for their iPhone XR since launch , how has it been holding up? Any signs of yellowing? Leaving any scratches? How’s the dust build up been?
     
  2. psycho3764 macrumors newbie

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    I’m curious as well. Been holding off on purchasing until I hear it holds up better than my $10 Spigen.
     
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  5. Cryates macrumors 68020

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    Mine cracked in the corner the first time I took it off. Scratches are very minimal, but damn this thing is an absolute dust magnet if you pocket your phone regularly.
     
  6. glenthompson macrumors 68000

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    Mine is doing fine but the back always looks greasy from my fingers. Just wiped it off and tapped it with my fingertip. Left a perfect fingerprint on it. I purchased it so I would have protection from day one. On previous phones I used a Rhinoshield bumper case. No dust or crud under the cover. Only had it off a couple of times. Usually carry it in jeans front pocket.
     
  7. roccobladr thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Dust on the outside I presume? Any issues with dust getting underneath and stuck to the phone itself?
     
  8. Cryates macrumors 68020

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    I meant dust on the inside. It gets caked up all around the inside edges of the case in my experience.
     
  9. titans1127 macrumors 6502a

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    I've only had mine for 2 days but I really like it despite the reviews I have read since the case came out. Mind you I had a $25 Apple gift card so I only paid about $18 out of pocket. Case is nice and tight. Buttons while aren't clicky, are still responsive to me and not mushy at all. Fingerprint magnet for sure but that doesn't bother me at all.

    Only regret by having this case is not buying one of the colored XR's, I went with black. Would have loved to have gotten either the red or white. Both would have looked really slick with this case on it.
     
  10. Cladster Suspended

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    I tried the Caudabe Lucid Clear as was less than half of Apple case price here, looks great and smudges are not too bad, fits tight and buttons good but its just so slippery, worse than no case.

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  11. kecinzer macrumors regular

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    I bought mine few days ago with some discount. I'm very disappointed. Case is very big and magnet for any type of dust from inside. After one day caring it in my pocket its full of dust and other stuff from my pocket :). Its also very slippery almost like without case. It's very hard, so removing it from phone is very hard thing and I'm curious that I crack it or my phone. Only one positive is that it's clear so I can see my productRED color :).

    The best case I ever have is one from our local company - Lemory Leather Case. But it's not transparent. https://www.lemory.cz/products/obal-air-pro-iphone-xr-kozeny?variant=13489509335101
     
  12. roccobladr thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I actually bit the bullet and got an open-box excellent Apple XR clear case the other day. It’s only been a couple of days so I cant comment on the durability over time, but I’d agree that it is slick to hold, but extremely comfortable in my opinion. The fit is really tight which was important to me. Dust isn’t getting under the case, but does build up around it and it is definitely a finger print magnet.

    This makes me really wish they made a leather or silicone case for the XR, but I guess this will do for now.

    i’ll update this as time goes on.
     
  13. roccobladr thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Just an update...after a week I started getting the bubbles on the back and an insane amount of finger prints. Decided to return it.

    I really loved the fit of the case and otherwise would have been great but really not worth the money, though I haven’t found anything to be as slim and fit as great.
     
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    Mine arrived today, but think I’ll be sending it back as it fits nicely but it’s also not worth the money.

    Ordered myself a Mujjo leather case for the same money.
     
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    That's the case i have settled on now.
     
  17. roccobladr thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How does it fit compared to the Apple clear case? Is it as thin?
     
  18. Cladster Suspended

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    I never got the apple case, it's hardly bigger than the Caudabe Sheath so it is ok, much thinner than the OB Statement Moderne i have too.
     
  19. PatrycjaKozdra macrumors member

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    I had a clear case for my previous iPhone 7 and it started to yellow by the half year mark. I emailed the company and they said there is no way around the yellowing of cases as all plastics that are clear will oxidize.
     
  20. thadoggfather macrumors G4

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    Polycarbonate shouldn’t yellow

    Tpu or thermal poly urethane I think it’s called, will. Only thing that should yellow if anything is the buttons

    The shell shouldn’t. People who have said they’ve had the case for 2 months haven’t hasn’t any issues
     
  21. Nhwhazup macrumors 68020

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    This is true but most decent companies will send a replacement case.
     
  22. kecinzer macrumors regular

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    So slim? It's biggest case that I have for XR!
    Apple clear case is definetely not thin. Its very big and fat! I don't have any other case that is that big.
     
  23. roccobladr thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have small hands and it fit really well in them. If not the thinness of the case, it must but the design making it very comfortable to hold in one hand.
    What case do you use?
     
  24. kecinzer macrumors regular

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    I have few cases, but the best for me is this - https://www.lemory.cz/products/obal-air-pro-iphone-xr-kozeny thinnest leather case :). I have it with my own designed engraving.
    But it's not transparent, so I cant see my stunning RED color :)). That's why I bought also Apple clear case.
     
  25. PatrycjaKozdra macrumors member

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    You are definitely right, the back side was polycarbonate but the entire sides are usually polyurethane so that it absorbs the fall. The entire sides were yellow.
     

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