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    I had both Apple leather case and silicon case before and they are both nice. Leather case give you more elegant feel but easy to scratched. Silicon case more durable and colorful.

    Here is the important part. Since iPhone 7 is water resistant, I guess I will bring it to shower with me or wash it when dirty. However, leather can't touch water or it will get damage easily. Silicon is ok with water, but the interior side is fabric and still gets wet, and also none silicon case color looks good on my matte black iPhone 7.

    So which option will you choose?
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    The best option will be the leather and remove the case before you shower
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    I prefer leather.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackie Ren View Post
    I had both Apple leather case and silicon case before and they are both nice. Leather case give you more elegant feel but easy to scratched. Silicon case more durable and colorful.

    Here is the important part. Since iPhone 7 is water resistant, I guess I will bring it to shower with me or wash it when dirty. However, leather can't touch water or it will get damage easily. Silicon is ok with water, but the interior side is fabric and still gets wet, and also none silicon case color looks good on my matte black iPhone 7.

    So which option will you choose?
    Ummm...why would you shower with your phone?

    (Hope that was sarcasm on your part, Jackie!)
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    Otherwise how can I enjoy the IP67 on my phone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackie Ren View Post
    Otherwise how can I enjoy the IP67 on my phone?
    Go out singing in the rain instead.

    I prefer the Apple leather cases myself. However, I don't like how the brighter colours age on the leather cases. I might get a brightly coloured silicon case in addition to a black leather case this time around.
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    Which color do you think looks good on matte black?
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    I always buy a leather Apple case for everyday use (this year "Storm Gray" for my matte black 7) and a silicone case (this year "Cocoa") for when exercising
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    Quote Originally Posted by SnapThrow View Post
    I always buy a leather Apple case for everyday use (this year "Storm Gray" for my matte black 7) and a silicone case (this year "Cocoa") for when exercising
    I am leaning toward the storm grey as well. I am not sure which silicone one I will be getting. Cocoa is an option but so is the blue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eyecrispy View Post
    I am leaning toward the storm grey as well. I am not sure which silicone one I will be getting. Cocoa is an option but so is the blue.
    The "Ocean Blue" silicone looks great, will probably end up getting that one too
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    Silicone only!
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    Silicon ocean blue or black leather, choose between these two. Which is the best choice? Doesn't make any sense to me to get both.
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    Go with the Silicone blue
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    I like the leather case, it feel good and looks premium.
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    It's all personal preference, of course...but I've had the black leather Apple Case on every iPhone I've had since the "5". I've tried other colors (red & tan), but they look gross after a while from the oil in your skin & daily grime...and the black color masks those dark spots. Although the leather is a bit slippery at first, with daily use it grows softer and hence more "grippy" over time. I've found no other case to have a better fit, higher quality & last as long. I'm sure I'll wind up with the same case on my 7 or 7+ if/when I upgrade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackie Ren View Post
    I had both Apple leather case and silicon case before and they are both nice. Leather case give you more elegant feel but easy to scratched. Silicon case more durable and colorful.

    Here is the important part. Since iPhone 7 is water resistant, I guess I will bring it to shower with me or wash it when dirty. However, leather can't touch water or it will get damage easily. Silicon is ok with water, but the interior side is fabric and still gets wet, and also none silicon case color looks good on my matte black iPhone 7.

    So which option will you choose?
    If you are serious about "shower with phone" won't the silicone case help trap moisture between the phone and the case? Could cause damage, bacterial growth, mold, etc.
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    yes,i guess the best choice is go for the black leather case and take it off before shower.
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    I love the apple leather cases but two downfalls; 1- you can't really clean it/sanitize it as the coloring will rub out and fades the more you do it, and 2- it does scratch easily.

    I love my apple silicone case; I go with the dark blue on my white/silver 6S Plus. You can wipe these down and clean them with ease and no damage to the product. I have however started to notice the edges are showing some wear. Doesn't feel different just looks it.
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    Oh, and taking your iPhone in the shower is ridiculous, even with it being water resistant. Dumb move if you ask me. I clean mine with Lysol/hospital sanitizing wipes and then windex w/ cloth after.
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    Can not go wrong with leather.
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    Leather Case for iPhone is better option.. VRS Design and Pad & Quill have few awesome leather cases
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    Don't get me wrong, I love the leather case... but I gotta ask, all you who recommend it over silicon, how do you guys clean it? Phones and their cases get DISGUSTING and without having a way to sanitize them with some wipes I just can't use them as my main case. Do you guys just not clean them??
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    I think it really depends on your use case. For example, I work in corporate america, so the leather looks more professional and since i'm no longer a spring chicken, it fits my age. On the other hand, I run a lot, so the silicone case fits that use case better since getting sweat all over a leather case is nasty. That's why I may get both. To each his own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nswenso View Post
    Don't get me wrong, I love the leather case... but I gotta ask, all you who recommend it over silicon, how do you guys clean it? Phones and their cases get DISGUSTING and without having a way to sanitize them with some wipes I just can't use them as my main case. Do you guys just not clean them??
    I use compressed air to blow it out from the inside and then use a Lysol wipe that has been wrung out a bit and give it a quick wipe down. I never had any color loss or staining. But I am careful to not use a soaking wet wipe. Just remove surface germs. My cases have never gotten visibly "dirty" as I also keep the phone in a pouch on top of the case or my pocket w/o anything else in the pocket. So just dust, lint, oils from my hand, etc.
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    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.
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