Why are Apple Store peeps pushing Tech 21 cases for the 7?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by unobtainium, Sep 16, 2016.

  1. unobtainium macrumors 68000

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    Has anyone else noticed this? It's the first thing they mention when you buy -- I would've thought they would promote their own cases. Odd.
     
  2. Bubble99 macrumors 6502

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    I'm not sure what your question is here.

    Are you asking about getting case for new iPhone 7? If so there are many cases you can get online.

    Or are you asking that Apple is trying to sale you their own case for iPhone 7?
     
  3. TheRealAlex macrumors 65816

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    More than likely it's Tech 21 who is giving kickbacks to the Reps just at the store you visited Tech 21 has been caught red handed before giving kick backs under the table to store reps. Very likely it's just your store not all Apple stores and not highly approved of. Tech 21 just wants market share.
     
  4. unobtainium thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Makes sense. I saw every one of the reps pushing the Tech 21 cases on people. Really shady.
     
  5. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    They couldn't pay me to put one of those ugly thick things on my phone
     
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    Interesting and kind of sad. While Tech21 might be ugly, their bumpers have saved my 5, 6 and 6s from drops many times. If I upgrade to a 7+ down the road, I'll most likely get another one and I don't need a rep's help for that.
     
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  9. whsbuss macrumors 68040

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    Got the Tech21 Check in white.clear for my silver 7plus from BB today. I too used the Mesh one for Apple for my 6 and it is great. The new one protects for 9.9 ft drop.
     
  10. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68030

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    Any more info on them getting caught before?
     
  11. gorkt macrumors 6502

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    The tech 21 cases are the only cases I will buy for my teens phones. I got one for my daughter when she got her first phone in 2013, and she dropped her phone more times than I can count, never broke. I was able to pass the same phone on to my son. The tech 21 is special because it uses a dilatant plastic material that absorbs stresses in a unique way.
     
  12. nycxaxez macrumors member

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    When I bought my 6s Plus last year, the Apple rep encouraged me to go for the Tech 21 Evo Mesh Sport case. I actually loved the soft rubber feeling that it had, but couldn't stand the discoloration that happened over the next few months. Brand new, the clear/white case looked great, but it ended up a nasty yellow/gray. So I'm glad I was convinced to buy it because it offered really good protection, but I won't buy another Tech 21 case until they figure out a way to deal with the discoloration.
     
  13. alice.c macrumors newbie

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    I cracked my screen with tech 21 evo. the case is a bit too lose imo. the case get separated upon impact in my past experience
     
  14. whsbuss macrumors 68040

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    All I can say is the latest EVO Check in white fits very good on my 7plus. In fact the best way to take it off ia at the bottom corners. The top corners are much more tight than before. Got one for me and one for the wife.
     
  15. comptr macrumors 65816

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    I bought the same case for my Jet Black 7+ it looks nice and you can mostly see all of the Jet Black too plus it has a nice grip on the sides, so it makes it easy to hold.
     
  16. Pug72 macrumors 6502a

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    I have used the Tech21 Evo Wallet on my 6, 6S Plus and now I have one waiting for the arrival of my 7 Plus this week.

    I love the Wallet's all round protection so I don't have to baby my phone at work.

    It will go in a Spigen Liquid Crystal at weekends.


    Not too keen on the changed design on the Evo Wallet this time around. It doesn't fold into a stand which was quite useful at times. And the cover is removable too with a spare section to fill the gap left at the back. Won't be needing to do that.

    One more thing I'm not liking about this gen of Wallet is that the bottom holes for speaker and lightning port are much bigger and show a small amount of the bottom back of the phone. Don't see the logic there.


    Will use it and see how it goes, but may be on the lookout for a similar product that does the job better.
     
  17. DallasManic Suspended

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    the wallet did not use a real leather , that is why i quite
     
  18. Pug72 macrumors 6502a

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  19. Flyers12 macrumors newbie

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    I used to work at an Apple store and we always got the question, "So what's the best case you have in this store?" For a lot of us, we always recommended the tech 21s because honestly the selection was never great and out of all the cases it did seem the most protective from my own personal experience and dropping phones. However, style wise I would always recommend the Apple cases with a caveat that they were a bit thinner and less bulky then most tech 21 cases and theoretically be less protective.

    We never got really anything special for selling certain products, but a lot of times they would give us discounts to try it out and in return we actually have something to talk about it when people talk to us. So more than likely there was a huge discount and the employees have first hand experience with the product. In the end, I still bought my cases online because I never liked the cases unless they were the Apple ones.
     
  20. pojo1806 macrumors 68000

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    When I returned my Apple Leather case I heard an Apple rep recommending Tech 21 cases to a woman buying an iPhone 7, he didn't even suggest Apple cases... I didn't think much of it at the time though...
     
  21. rainafterthesun macrumors 6502

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    You're 10000000000% wrong on this

    More then likely they're tired of folks going in to clog up their Genius Bar with cracked screens.

    No case out there protects the iPhone better.
     
  22. phobos512 macrumors regular

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    Apple has a marketing deal with Tech 21, it's quite obvious. What cases were in the Apple Store online and app at the time you could preorder? Apple Silicone, Apple Leather and various Tech 21 cases. It's nothing nefarious. It's not a conspiracy. And it isn't "shady." It's business, which many lay-people seem to not understand.
     
  23. jdsmitty10 macrumors member

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    I found mine to be too loose on my 6 as well. I would find a corner off the phone after pulling it out of my pocket a lot. The buttons were too hard to press too. I did like the case but didn't repeat buy for my 7. Got a $9.99 ringke fusion and it fits 10 times better and has a lot easier buttons to press.
     
  24. highertechnology macrumors 6502

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    What's interesting is is that the representative at the Apple Store offered me a FREE case for my wait being a bit longer than usual and they pushed tech 21. I asked for an Apple leather case and they said "definitely".
     
  25. pdxmatts macrumors 65816

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    My clear/white Evo Check case for my 6S+ took a year to start to turn a yellowish patina on the sides, but sooner for my kids phones that hold them all day and take them in and out of their jeans. I went to Tech 21's website and filled out a warranty claim, sent them photos and a copy of my receipt and they sent me out new ones the next day. They have very good customer service and will not hesitate to replace it for you. So, I will be sticking with Tech 21.
     

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