Is this a genuine Apple case


DragosB.

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Because it has a strange smell and the box looks less premium than a 7+ leather case box.
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NikkoTuason

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The quality of the box is very questionable, but the info and printing look genuine. Does it feel the same as your 7+’s case?
 
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DragosB.

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Thanks all for your answers. I went today to an Apple partner and they showed me an original one to compare with mine and turns out that mine is fake.
 

DragosB.

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The box was made with los cost materials, the Apple logo from the original case was a little bit deeper on the original one, the text from interior case is more legible on the original one and the interior material has a darker color on the fake one.
 

Motionblurrr

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Yup, I was right.

I once bought an "authentic" Apple leather case for my old 6 Plus on Amazon for about $16 (this was last year btw). The box was spot on, the interior looked identical and even the creases/stamping of the interior microfiber/leather split was exact. But I knew it was fake by how it felt and wore in later on--it stained differently, the leather felt weird at times depending on humidity and the apple logo was very faint and not as embossed as an original in photos. I also noticed tiny things like one speaker hole would be slightly covered by one of the bottom corners.

It was scary close in comparison--the only way I found out was later on but I just said screw it. This time, I bought a real one at Best Buy for my 8 Plus. It was expensive but I KNOW it's real and as time goes by the leather is a joy to feel and use and definitely has a more authentic feel of leather weathering.

Be careful, even I almost got fooled.
 
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