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DukeDevlin

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Hello,

This is the debate of a lifetime concerning me. I plan to get the iPhone 12 Pro Max by Christmas, and I'm still hesitating about which protection model to choose (compromise between elegance and protection): Should I banish silicone? In my head, silicone hangs in jeans pockets, deforms over time and above all is a real nest of dust. Is this really the case? What do you think about it? Is the apple silicone case a dust magnet? Thank you.
 

blairh

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Hello,

This is the debate of a lifetime concerning me. I plan to get the iPhone 12 Pro Max by Christmas, and I'm still hesitating about which protection model to choose (compromise between elegance and protection): Should I banish silicone? In my head, silicone hangs in jeans pockets, deforms over time and above all is a real nest of dust. Is this really the case? What do you think about it? Is the apple silicone case a dust magnet? Thank you.
I bought the Apple 12 PM silicone case yesterday. Yes it attracts lint, but personally I don't feel it's at a rate that it bothers me. I'm also partial to silicone cases in general. I think they feel so much better than leather in hand. I can remove the case from my jeans pocket with no issues. I always felt this was an overrated point honestly.

The good news is that you can return the case if you don't like it.
 
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shr631

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I bought the Apple 12 PM silicone case yesterday. Yes it attracts lint, but personally I don't feel it's at a rate that it bothers me. I'm also partial to silicone cases in general. I think they feel so much better than leather in hand. I can remove the case from my jeans pocket with no issues. I always felt this was an overrated point honestly.

The good news is that you can return the case if you don't like it.
Agreed. I wear slim fit and regular pants and jeans. I’ve had a little friction here and there but never close to considering it enough of an issue to reconsider the case material.
 

DukeDevlin

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May 12, 2020
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So for you the magnet lint is not totally true? My doubt are on this aspect. I love get my phone clean so I’m bother about dust.
 

nrvous1

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The lint attraction only occurs for the first several days (or so) of use. Afterward, it really shouldn’t be a problem.
Exactly. I had the black silicone on my 12 since launch and used it for about 3 weeks. Lint was not a problem after a few days of using it. It was a nice case. I still have it, I just don’t use it. My return expiration date is 01/16/2021 at Best Buy.
 
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Seth Matthews

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Yes. I have the plum for my work phone. Lint magnet all the way. Days, weeks, months later does not help. Still a lint magnet...not quite sure why people say the lint stops after a few days...not true in my experience.
 
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