iPhone X Folio Case as Wallet Replacement, and Going Cashless and Carrying Less

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by rhyzome, Mar 30, 2018.

  1. rhyzome macrumors regular

    Apr 2, 2012
    Anyone use the iPhone X leather Folio case to help them carry _less_?

    How practical is it? Can it fit in a pocket easily even with 3-4 cards?

    Anyone have experieces trying to use this case to help them go cashless?

    Does the Folio case with the phone and Apple pay, etc make a good wallet replacement?
  2. Vermifuge macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2009
    The card slot is a terrible layout.... At a minimum i need my ID, and at least 1 credit card and one debit card. it's just not practical.

    In the end i settled with the Berkley Folio with detachable phone case... the leather is not as premium but i like the fictionality better,
  3. saltd macrumors 6502a


    Aug 1, 2010
    If you decide on a folio case, don’t waste your dough on the official Apple one. There are better options.
  4. aj11fan, Apr 3, 2018
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2018

    aj11fan macrumors newbie

    May 11, 2009
    I purchased my black folio from Best Buy. What I did was I priced matched amazon @ $50. Couldn't pass that up.

    As far as practicality, for me, I like it. License/bank card, couple bills, and I'm set. Opposite hand for talking; not a

    hassle at all. The leather feels different from my black leather case. Feels softer and more plush the more I use it.

    Would I have the same review @ $100? Probably not because I would never purchase it. But at $50, all positive reviews.

    Even at that, it will not replace my wallet for good. Hope this helps.
  5. pedregosa macrumors regular

    Mar 31, 2010
    I like the Apple folio case. I keep two cards, my driver's license and a $20 bill. If I get change from the $20, I try not to put the smaller bills in there. The $20 bill is just there for cash emergencies. The bottom of the case did begin to fray a bit after 4-5 months, with the plastic ribbing becoming detached at the bottom of the spine. But the Apple Store replaced it today with a new one with no hassle. So, yes, a nice case. But a bit pricey.
  6. BackTwoMac macrumors member

    Feb 26, 2012
    I'd like to suggest an alternative:


    Steeper than you might want to pay. But great quality and a great warranty (I think 25 years on the leather). Holds I think 4-5 cards + transparent ID card slot and a compartment for cash. I carry it in my back pocket, and I'm a woman--my pockets are not large. If you need the profile to be super slim, this may not be for you. But I find it reasonable for the functions it serves in one package. Also, it can be used with or without the detachable inner case to reduce the profile a bit.
  7. AJsAWiz, Apr 10, 2018
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2018

    AJsAWiz macrumors 68040


    Jun 28, 2007
    Perhaps I've been looking in all of the wrong places but I haven't seen one I like (quality wise with smart cover and slots). So, I'm ordering the new red portfolio from Apple. If I find a better alternative I can always take the Apple one back.
    --- Post Merged, Apr 10, 2018 ---
    Wow! you did well. I couldn't find that price anywhere (maybe an Amazon Lightening Deal?).
    --- Post Merged, Apr 10, 2018 ---
    That's nice to know. I just ordered one.

    Update 4/11/18
    Just got my Apple (red) folio case for my iPhone X. I LOVE it! It fits my needs to at "T". Yes, it was a bit expensive but for me it was worth the "cost of admission". The quality was "Apple Standard". Don't get me wrong. I would have been thrilled to get it for less than $100 but in this case I think I got what I paid for.
  8. ascender macrumors 68020

    Dec 8, 2005
    I’m going to give this one a go as I’ve got used to leaving my cards behind thanks to contactless being available everywhere in the U.K. now - I pretty much use Apple Pay for everything.... And then there was an outage with it on Friday which was a PITA, so this seems like the perfect way to always have a card or two on me for emergencies.

    Should also give the screen a bit more protection when it’s lying around or in pockets etc.

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