This year's silicone case

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Enrodrehern1, Sep 24, 2016.

  1. Enrodrehern1 macrumors newbie

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    Does the silicone case for the iPhone 7 feel different than previous years. I bought one for the 7 and it feels more slippery, less... "silicone"?? Is it just me??

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  2. StaceyBink macrumors newbie

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    My new case feels the same as the one I had for the 6s.
     
  3. Eric5273 macrumors 6502a

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    I never had the previous one, but from what I have read, it seems there were too many complaints about the old one attracting dust, so I think they made it a little less sticky.
     
  4. pojo1806 macrumors 68000

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    I can confirm the old one was a dust magnet, I stopped using it after about a week because of this.
     
  5. Daranx macrumors regular

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    I've got both the 6S and 7 versions of the Apple Smart Battery case (white and black respectively) and can definitely tell the difference in feel for both of them. The 6S version is slightly more grippy but tacky (lint magnet) whilst the 7 version is more slick and slightly less grippy. I can imagine it being a challenge to find the best compromise in texture.
     
  6. xDKP macrumors 65816

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    I just got the black silicone case for the iPhone 7 this morning – had the leather version for my 6S so can’t compare the old silicone to the new, but the must say it has really surprised me a lot. Actually bought it to be more water durable compared to the leather (sweat when running - recording video/pictures around water/snowboarding) but the quality feels awesome!
     
  7. Texh49 macrumors member

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    I bought the Spigen Liquid Armor case for $12 off amazon and the quality is amazing. Great grip and no issues. Picked it up for gym use etc and the Apple Leather for daily use.
     
  8. vanimal macrumors 6502a

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    I had a the silicone for my 6s+ now have it for my 7+. It absolutely feels better and less tacky. Slides in and out of my pocket awesome. Feels smooth in the hand & adds just enough grip. I prefer the silicone over the leather for some reasons people above me noted.
     
  9. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    The new one seems to have a 'powdered' coating. But as time goes one, it begins to break down and becomes more tacky feeling. I've had my for 13 days now and its definitely starting to break it. More grippy/tacky. Its very similar to my 6s case now.
     
  10. vanimal macrumors 6502a

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    Ahh if that's the case, that stinks. I still prefer the silicone to the leather. I have the midnight blue currently on my matte black 7+. I still enjoyed my 6s+ case.

    Oddly I don't like any other silicone cases other manufacturers makes. Something about apples though...
     
  11. i hate phones macrumors 6502a

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    Never had the old one, but I bought and returned the silicone case for the 7. It was a complete dog hair magnet. If its better than the previous version, I can't imagine how bad it used to be :eek:
     
  12. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    I like it because it seems to hold up better. If it gets dirty, you can clean it with a magic eraser, just like the watch bands. The silicone bumpers for the iPhone 4 were horrible. They have really improved the silicone they use.
     
  13. Enrodrehern1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Mlrollin that's exactly what I figured it was going to happen. That the powder was going to wear off and honestly I prefer for it to be like the 6s silicone, very grippy.
     
  14. Talkingtoaster macrumors regular

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    Its totally different to the 6s one, too smooth and slippery, almost 'silky'. My 7 JB is super grippy, in this case its like soap... really disappointing. Took it back.
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    You have the non JB 7 im betting?
     
  15. Subwaymac macrumors regular

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    Just smear some obenaufs on the leather. It won't show wear either
     
  16. xDKP macrumors 65816

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    Not sure I get what you mean? In a case your jet black phone feels exactly the same as a rose gold or matte black phone feels like?

    I'm very happy with this Apple silicone cover for both looks and feel
     
  17. Talkingtoaster macrumors regular

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    Do you have a JB? its super grippy. My 6s is slippy, when I put it in last years S case, it was SUPER grippy. The JB is grippy, in the silicone case its slippy as hell
     

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