1. Garz's Avatar
    I went with ocean blue silicone for my matte black i7. Got it in the mail yesterday. It's sharp.
    09-14-2016 05:55 PM
  2. Craig's Avatar
    For those who have / use the leather (& I guess the silicone as well) how does the bottom of the phone "fare"?

    I'm thinking about maybe getting a leather case, but curious about how the bottom of the phone looks after a few months. Usually, I get tech 21 or spigen cases, but would like to try an official case.
    The bottom of the phone? OR -- The bottom of the case?

    I had the leather case on my 5S and there was no change to the bottom of the phone in or out of the case.

    The case itself would depend on how you use it. I normally kept mine in my pocket or pouch. So the case stayed pristine.
    09-14-2016 05:58 PM
  3. Rainwater50's Avatar
    The bottom of the phone? OR -- The bottom of the case?

    I had the leather case on my 5S and there was no change to the bottom of the phone in or out of the case.

    The case itself would depend on how you use it. I normally kept mine in my pocket or pouch. So the case stayed pristine.
    Thanks, I was wondering about the bottom of the phone. The exposed bottom gave me pause, because I was curious about scratches, etc. (But I usually just keep it in my pocket when not in use, so I'm thinking I will be OK!)

    I hear they are easy to take on / take off, so that was one of the other reasons I was interested. More variety!
    09-14-2016 06:15 PM
  4. Craig's Avatar
    Thanks, I was wondering about the bottom of the phone. The exposed bottom gave me pause, because I was curious about scratches, etc. (But I usually just keep it in my pocket when not in use, so I'm thinking I will be OK!)

    I hear they are easy to take on / take off, so that was one of the other reasons I was interested. More variety!
    Was easy for the 5S, but with the 6 I went with Speck... so I don't know with the rounded edges. I would assume it's still easy. It's really a well built case. The new metallic buttons is a very nice touch. Mine arrived today, but I left it in the office, still in the package. I have not seen it yet.
    09-14-2016 08:26 PM
  5. BenitoC's Avatar
    I've used the Apple Leather cases for my iPhone 6 for the past two years and my iPhone's bottom edge is pristine. As long as you are careful with inserting the lightning cable and don't scratch the phone while putting it in, you should be fine.
    09-15-2016 07:04 AM
  6. TheLegoJoker's Avatar
    I'm another fan of the leather cases. First discovered them when looking for an iPhone 6 case, then bought a black and a brown plus size case for the 6 plus and 6s plus I got later. Now I'm spoiled and won't use any other cases.
    They are surprisingly protective for how low profile they are, too. My 6s plus took a few chest high spills onto concrete and the only damage was to the case.
    09-15-2016 05:10 PM
  7. jaleelhamid's Avatar
    I have dry hands the silicon hurts my hand
    09-15-2016 07:58 PM
  8. wilber1's Avatar
    I use the Apple leather case (my favorite) on my 6s however also like the Evutec Karbon - very slim and made from Karbon materials and covers bottom of phone nicely .
    09-16-2016 08:34 AM
  9. tigerinexile's Avatar
    Went with a stone silicone for a black 7.

    The leather case for my 6s Plus didn't wear well.
    09-16-2016 09:21 AM
  10. DarkKnight08's Avatar
    I went with stone gray leather for my 7. Always had black leather in the past.
    09-16-2016 11:26 AM
  11. Garz's Avatar


    Ocean blue silicone.
    09-16-2016 04:12 PM
  12. jaleelhamid's Avatar
    I love the silicone but on dry hands they really hurt
    09-16-2016 04:16 PM
  13. donawalt's Avatar
    I have tried both, I prefer Silicone over Leather for these reasons:
    1. As someone posted, the Leather gets dinged with little scratches very easily. In a month or two it looked almost ratty and I am VERY careful with my phone. The Silicone looks perfect.
    2. The leather is slick to the feel, the Silicone has a tension that is the opposite of slick (hard to explain). In the winter I keep my phone in my shirt pocket and I was worried it would easily slide out - which it could. The silicone tension keeps it in the shirt pocket.
    3. The new black Silicone looks AMAZING on the black matte iPhone 7! Visualize this - a black oreo cookie with a thin layer of dark chocolate (not milk chocolate - the picture has to be accurate :-) ) on it.
    4. Silicone $10 cheaper. NOt a big del for an expensive phone protector, but just fyi.
    09-17-2016 07:45 AM
  14. C6TX6's Avatar
    I prefer the feel of the leather. Tried silicone once and hated it. Yes it is grippy but it also feels yucky like the sticky floors at the movie theater! And if you put it a pocket good luck getting it out without standing up!

    With water I'd be more concerned about the fuzzy liner that protects your phone's finish. That needs time to dry out and if left wet you could get some funky stuff growing in there. And any time you start dealing with microbes, you get acids and other nasties that can degrade the finish of your phone. IP does not cover chemical attack.

    TPU cases like Spigen and Diztronic (my preference) are best if used around water. Just remember if you use your phone at the beach and it gets sand on it, remove the case immediately and blow or use a dust can to remove the grains. NEVER use your hand or any kind of cloth. Unless you like scratches. They may not be deep but they will show any time your phone is under a bright light or in the sun.

    And those kind so scratches, however so subtle, are like a sliver of metal or glass in your foot you cannot see. But every time you take a step you are painfully reminded they are there. At least a splinter can be pulled out.
    09-17-2016 07:50 AM
  15. eyecrispy's Avatar
    I love the grip of the silicone but it catches lint and that drives me bonkers. Leather looks more refined. I went with leather for now but I may change my mind. Fickle.
    09-17-2016 07:54 AM
  16. BenitoC's Avatar
    I went with black leather for the black 7 and a black and a saddle brown leather for the 7 Plus. The saddle brown is beautiful.
    09-17-2016 09:29 AM
  17. Hectorius's Avatar
    Lol you are going to regret taking it to the shower. Very dumb move.
    09-17-2016 10:45 AM
  18. jaleelhamid's Avatar
    Lol you are going to regret taking it to the shower. Very dumb move.
    Taking the silicone or leather case in the shower?
    09-18-2016 12:19 PM
  19. Garz's Avatar
    Lol you are going to regret taking it to the shower. Very dumb move.
    You really should quote your replies.
    09-18-2016 12:31 PM
  20. guinnkevinr's Avatar
    I really like the leather but could only find the silicone when I picked up my phone. I got the black one and actually really like it. Feels a little better and softer in the hand. The black on black really looks good!
    09-18-2016 01:10 PM
  21. bakron1's Avatar
    I prefer the leather one myself, just bought a new brown one for my gold iPhone 7.
    09-18-2016 08:03 PM
  22. eyecrispy's Avatar
    I landed on the grey leather, but now I'm thinking I like the totally blacked out look. May swap it for the black leather.
    09-18-2016 09:12 PM
  23. Dwood1970's Avatar
    I landed on the grey leather, but now I'm thinking I like the totally blacked out look. May swap it for the black leather.


    Black case, Matte Black phone.
    09-18-2016 09:23 PM
  24. Dwood1970's Avatar
    I prefer the leather one myself, just bought a new brown one for my gold iPhone 7.
    I bet that looks pretty sweet.
    09-18-2016 09:27 PM
  25. eyecrispy's Avatar
    So beautiful. So tempting.
    09-18-2016 09:32 PM
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