New iPhone Leather Case

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Lionel Messi, Sep 13, 2016.

  1. Lionel Messi, Sep 13, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2016

    Lionel Messi macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2013
    Location:
    Barcelona, Spain
    #1
    I'm pretty sure some people did not notice the updated design of the iPhone 7/7 Plus Leather Case. There are now "machined aluminum buttons [that] match the finish of your iPhone case." Looks much better than the full leather case on the iPhone 6/6s. Apple's Leather Case is the most durable and nicest looking case (imo) I have ever used and this is from personal experience. I'm currently using a black iPhone 6 Plus case and have been for over 14 months. Dropped it many times and iPhone sustained no damage. Also what I love most is the microfibre lining on the inside which never scratched the back of my iPhone - 2 years later and the aluminum body is scratch-free apart from one tiny dent in the bottom. I'm glad I ordered this again for my 7 Plus. Just wanted to put this out there for those interested.

    Photos from Apple.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Defender2010 macrumors 68030

    Defender2010

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2010
    Location:
    England
    #2
    Thanks for this. I never noticed it. Certainly looks nice. Hope someone here gets the case so we can see real life photos.
     
  3. walds11 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    May 30, 2010
    Location:
    Philly, PA
    #3
    Yay, the metal buttons are back! Similar to the original bumpers. I have the brown leather case for my iPhone 6 and ordered the black leather case for my iPhone 7. Hopefully the metal buttons have some nice tactical feedback to them.
     
  4. lugworm macrumors 6502

    lugworm

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2011
    Location:
    UK
  5. Lionel Messi thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2013
    Location:
    Barcelona, Spain
    #5
    I'm getting it in black next week. Will post photos.
    --- Post Merged, Sep 13, 2016 ---
    True, but it is still offers great protection as I said in my original post.
     
  6. Floris macrumors 68020

    Floris

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2007
    Location:
    Netherlands
    #6
    omgosh, so pretty. That might be the next leather case, replacing the saddle brown i use now. Thanks for posting.
     
  7. Hansana macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2014
    #7
    Did anyone see the new buttons of the new leather case they have for the iPhone 7? Check out the screenshot below. [​IMG]
     
  8. CBillups1 macrumors 6502a

    CBillups1

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2008
    Location:
    Michigan
    #8
    Theoretically, couldn't you just use your iPhone 6 leather case (if you already own one)
     
  9. RedOrchestra Suspended

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2012
    #9

    They've changed the position and size of the camera just enough, I think, that the 6 case WON'T fit.
     
  10. Hansana macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2014
    #10
    No because on the 7 plus the cameras are different. Not sure about the 6 however
     
  11. satchow macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2011
  12. tkukoc macrumors 65816

    tkukoc

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2014
    Location:
    Wish I Was In Space!
    #12
    Yep yep, this is why I ordered the leather case this time around. I'm looking forward to this case.
     
  13. Newtons Apple Suspended

    Newtons Apple

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2014
    Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
    #13
    My black leather case for my 7 plus in on the truck for delivery today.

    It is just a temp case for me until Sedio gets their Surface case ready to ship.
     
  14. tpacowboy macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2011
    #14
    My iPhone 7 case arrived today - black leather. I have already requested a return and refund.

    There are markings on the back (I get that this happens with leather, but for £45 I am not prepared to settle for that). And the corners are all rippled.

    Neither of these were issues with my iPhone 6 black leather case 2 years ago.

    I also think the buttons look very plastic like and cheap.

    Photos attached. Hopefully this is just a one off, but thought I'd share in case.


    IMG_2452.JPG IMG_2447.JPG IMG_2453.JPG IMG_2450.JPG FullSizeRender (1).jpg
     
  15. Lionel Messi thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2013
    Location:
    Barcelona, Spain
    #15
    That's very worrying because I also ordered a black case for iPhone 7 Plus. Good thing you're returning it. I pray mine isn't the same so that I don't need return it too. My black iPhone 6 Plus case is also perfectly made without any markings or ripples in the inside nor outside.
     
  16. Sheboygan macrumors member

    Sheboygan

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2016
    Location:
    St Louis, USA
    #16
    tpacowboy- thanks for posting the pics. Yikes! I'd return it, too.

    Does it say where that was made? (one photo kind of looks like made in China is embossed)
     
  17. Newtons Apple Suspended

    Newtons Apple

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2014
    Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
    #17
    I do not thinks so. My black case just arrived and the buttons seem to be plastic.
    --- Post Merged, Sep 13, 2016 ---

    The corners on my previous cases were also rippled. I am betting they all are.
     
  18. HalfPintOfInnes macrumors newbie

    HalfPintOfInnes

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2016
    Location:
    Scotland, United Kingdom
    #18
    "And the machined aluminium buttons match the finish of your iPhone case."
     
  19. Jigga macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2009
    #19
    Curious how the Storm Gray case looks in person with a silver phone. I've been using my 6 midnight blue leather case since day 1 and it's been my favorite case ever.
     
  20. n1ghtrain macrumors member

    n1ghtrain

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2011
    #20
    I love your new hair color Leo..!
     
  21. Newtons Apple Suspended

    Newtons Apple

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2014
    Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
    #21
    Must be solid black aluminum all the way through as when cut with a knife, it is black plastic!

    Maybe looking at yourself too much in a mirror!
     
  22. HalfPintOfInnes macrumors newbie

    HalfPintOfInnes

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2016
    Location:
    Scotland, United Kingdom
    #22
    I took that directly from the product description from the Apple website. I don't own one myself, but when it says it's made of aluminium on the website, I'm pretty sure it's going to be made of aluminium.
     
  23. iBought macrumors member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2010
    #23
    I'm not as OCD as some people are about stuff like this. I think I will like this case.

    The real question is besides Black, what other colors look great with the Black phone? By this I mean over time, as leather wears, stains..etc.
     
  24. IconIc215 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2013
    #24

    Depends on what you like....I think the Saddle Brown (when aged) looks good. There are some pictures in one of these forums if you search.
     
  25. yanki01 macrumors 68040

    yanki01

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2009
    Location:
    Texas
    #25
    i've had the leather case on my iP6 for about 10 months so far, never have any issues with the bottom exposed. never understood the issue with it.
     

Share This Page