1. John Yester's Avatar
    Thought you were only using Lifeproof?

    I'm still planning on getting one! Best Buy didn't have red when I went to get one. I'll probably hit the local Apple Store.
    03-10-2014 08:38 AM
  2. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    That's strange that you've had that issue with all three. Mine fits perfectly and I switch cases often, so it definitely gets its on/off mileage.
    Not just mine either...my wife's brown leather case, and the guy who actually swapped out one of my red cases for a black one (he said his would be on the verge of coming out of the case at times). I love the way they look, but if I'm going to use a case, it needs to stay put.
    03-10-2014 09:06 AM
  3. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Not just mine either...my wife's brown leather case, and the guy who actually swapped out one of my red cases for a black one (he said his would be on the verge of coming out of the case at times). I love the way they look, but if I'm going to use a case, it needs to stay put.
    I agree that a case needs to stay put, but my red Apple leather case is still really tight. I can hold it loosely by the edges upside down and it doesn't budge at all. I still have an audible "pop" sound on three of the four corners when I take the case off.
    03-10-2014 09:50 AM
  4. JakePleasants's Avatar
    Not just mine either...my wife's brown leather case, and the guy who actually swapped out one of my red cases for a black one (he said his would be on the verge of coming out of the case at times). I love the way they look, but if I'm going to use a case, it needs to stay put.
    That sucks, wish you could get a decent one so you could actually enjoy it.
    03-10-2014 12:12 PM
  5. parker5011's Avatar


    This is how my case looks after about 5 months. Still love it but def has the "worn" look.


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    03-10-2014 01:45 PM
  6. Speedygi's Avatar
    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/11/ury7eju9.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/11/tu8asa3u.jpg

    This is how my case looks after about 5 months. Still love it but def has the "worn" look.


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    I had no idea it could become that worn...I wonder how it will look a year from purchase date...It might become a black case...haha
    Last edited by Speedygi; 03-11-2014 at 10:28 AM.
    03-10-2014 05:31 PM
  7. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/11/ury7eju9.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/11/tu8asa3u.jpg

    This is how my case looks after about 5 months. Still love it but def has the "worn" look.


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    Mine looks about like that as well.
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    03-10-2014 05:47 PM
  8. finn5975's Avatar
    Mine looked like that after a little over a month. I didn't use any polish or sealants. I imagine my black version would show the same look if it wasn't, well, black. Miss the red a lot but I know myself and I won't go through the necessary steps to try and preserve the original look of the case.
    03-10-2014 06:19 PM
  9. Speedygi's Avatar
    Mine looked like that after a little over a month. I didn't use any polish or sealants. I imagine my black version would show the same look if it wasn't, well, black. Miss the red a lot but I know myself and I won't go through the necessary steps to try and preserve the original look of the case.
    I think I like the case enough to force myself to care for it...for the next few months at least...
    03-10-2014 11:26 PM
  10. JakePleasants's Avatar
    Mine looks about like that as well.
    Mine looked like that after a little over a month. I didn't use any polish or sealants. I imagine my black version would show the same look if it wasn't, well, black. Miss the red a lot but I know myself and I won't go through the necessary steps to try and preserve the original look of the case.
    Wow, I guess mine is the sole survivor. I don't take care of it any differently than I do any of my other cases, though. What do you guys do for work? And are the spots something on top of the red or where the red has worn off from friction? I'd assume the latter, but obviously I don't know for sure.
    03-10-2014 11:56 PM
  11. finn5975's Avatar
    Wow, I guess mine is the sole survivor. I don't take care of it any differently than I do any of my other cases, though. What do you guys do for work? And are the spots something on top of the red or where the red has worn off from friction? I'd assume the latter, but obviously I don't know for sure.
    I'm a CPA so it could have a bit to do with work since I'm handling a lot of papers with ink. I also handle my phone while I'm at my Crossfit gym. The leather itself is not worn on my case. It's purely dirt baked into the leather.
    The broad back of the case is a darker red from aging and I'm cool with that. But the edges on mine looked filthy.
    03-11-2014 06:30 AM
  12. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I'm a CPA so it could have a bit to do with work since I'm handling a lot of papers with ink. I also handle my phone while I'm at my Crossfit gym. The leather itself is not worn on my case. It's purely dirt baked into the leather.
    The broad back of the case is a darker red from aging and I'm cool with that. But the edges on mine looked filthy.
    Agreed. I assume mine is just dirt. I also use the phone while on my elliptical machine.
    03-11-2014 08:12 AM
  13. EggoEspada's Avatar
    One man's classy is another man's filthy lol
    But darn did I ever love the look of that case. That's it I'm getting another one.

    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/09/he4edahy.jpg
    This is why I haven't gotten one for my 5s and Air. I'm finding a hard time justifying a case that's pretty costly considering the type of protection it offers (or lack-of), and one that gets dirty so quick. I probably won't have to worry about that so much with my iPad Air, but I know it'll turn to that pretty quick with my iPhone.
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    03-11-2014 08:48 AM
  14. finn5975's Avatar
    This is the best perspective I can give to my experience. While I understand the process of aging regarding leather, I hoped my case would retain the look it had on day one. The contrast it gave to my black 5S was beyond gorgeous. But the middle pic shows its condition at month 2.

    The black case as been on my phone for 3.5 months. It hides the dirt well. Wish it was red, but I'll take the boring with the look of cleanliness. Both cases have retained a very snug fit which is great. Almost too snug when it comes to removal.

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    03-11-2014 09:49 AM
  15. Speedygi's Avatar
    This is the best perspective I can give to my experience. While I understand the process of aging regarding leather, I hoped my case would retain the look it had on day one. The contrast it gave to my black 5S was beyond gorgeous. But the middle pic shows its condition at month 2.

    The black case as been on my phone for 3.5 months. It hides the dirt well. Wish it was red, but I'll take the boring with the look of cleanliness. Both cases have retained a very snug fit which is great. Almost too snug when it comes to removal.

    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/11/uvubevuz.jpg
    I agree.

    I actually saw that they put a disclaimer on the packaging of the red case, saying that the "color might be subject to changes," which is interesting.
    03-11-2014 10:30 AM
  16. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    I know, but it's the cross I bear as a germophobe. I don't get it dirty so just dabbing a spot off of it once with an alcohol swab won't hurt, because otherwise it sticks to the UV sanitizer, which was pretty much the best stocking-stuffer ever because I'm able to easily clean my phones whenever I want and know that it gets a full 360 degrees. My fellow germophobes will understand.
    You are more than welcome to clean your case as you like but when you see the alcohol dry a spot or pull the dye or oil out and make it less shiny than the rest - germophobe or not you will see but I hope it works for you even if you use it a little.
    03-11-2014 10:44 AM
  17. JakePleasants's Avatar
    I'm a CPA so it could have a bit to do with work since I'm handling a lot of papers with ink. I also handle my phone while I'm at my Crossfit gym. The leather itself is not worn on my case. It's purely dirt baked into the leather.
    The broad back of the case is a darker red from aging and I'm cool with that. But the edges on mine looked filthy.
    Agreed. I assume mine is just dirt. I also use the phone while on my elliptical machine.
    Gotcha. I agree that the aged red doesn't look bad at all, the compounded dirt is the issue.

    You are more than welcome to clean your case as you like but when you see the alcohol dry a spot or pull the dye or oil out and make it less shiny than the rest - germophobe or not you will see but I hope it works for you even if you use it a little.
    You're absolutely right, if you really scrub, it's definitely going to pull the dye out, but I tried my best to just dab until it came off. Luckily, it was just a small spot so it didn't take a lot of effort. I just try to keep my phone clean anyway though so that it doesn't become an issue.
    03-11-2014 12:22 PM
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