1. tdelfie03's Avatar
    I bought the apple leather case today and when I took it out of the box I noticed the bottom is open. I often keep my phone in my pocket and was wondering if the bottom of my phone will get scratched with it being open. Anyone else with the apple leather case have any problems with this?
    11-28-2015 05:31 PM
  2. dchandler's Avatar
    I been using the Apple leather cases for a couple of years now and never had a problem with the bottom of my phone getting scratches. I think you are safe. Congrats on your new case
    11-28-2015 06:10 PM
  3. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    I have an  silicone one and the bottom of my phone is still intact =)
    11-28-2015 06:11 PM
  4. TLD1's Avatar
    I'm with dchandler. I've used the leather Apple case on my iPhone 5, 5s, 6 & now 6s...and have had no issues with damage do to the open end. Of course, YMMV especially if you're rough with the phone or carry it in a pocket with keys/change...but you ought to be cool. My favorite case ever!
    11-28-2015 06:13 PM
  5. Aceroller's Avatar
    All good in the hood with an Apple leather case. No scratches.
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    11-28-2015 07:45 PM
  6. Blackcash's Avatar
    I am using the leather case. I don't have any scratches on the bottom, but carrying it in your pocket does make it susceptible to getting lint in the lightning port.
    robertk328 likes this.
    11-29-2015 08:22 AM
  7. robertk328's Avatar
    Apple leather user here too. No issues with the bottom. But I don't keep keys in that pocket it you don't either I'm sure you'll be fine!
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    11-29-2015 09:07 AM
  8. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    My only issue with the open bottom is with a drop. But that's my issue with the Apple cases in general. They're not the best for drop protection.
    11-29-2015 09:12 AM
  9. robertk328's Avatar
    Have dropped mine a few times with no issues. Not the best, sure, but the bottom is open though not fully unprotected. My phone doesn't touch my desk when set down on the bottom edge. There's leather that wraps around the corners that protects it.
    11-29-2015 09:41 AM
  10. C6TX6's Avatar
    It's fine. The best leather case was in fact the Kate Spade one which had full protection. HOWEVER, it had one fatal flaw. It was impossible to connect the lightning charger when the case was on the phone! This is one of the reasons Apple decided it was easier to have an open bottom on this type of case.

    If you want thin with full protection your best bet is a TPU. PowerJacket will get you fully enclosed protection that looks good with a rigid build but you practically need tools to take it off (just a strong grip actually) AND it will accumulate dust, some which is hard and abrasive that will grind into the finish with almost a pitting experience. This can be averted by weekly removal and cleaning but the case is difficult to install/remove that most leave it on until necessary to remove (i.e. sim card access) and they find the damage is done.
    11-29-2015 07:27 PM
  11. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    You really have nothing to worry about. I bought my leather case for my 6+ last February and there are no scratches or dents anywhere on the exposed area.

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    11-29-2015 08:00 PM
  12. auditman's Avatar
    Same here. Apple 6s with apple leather. No issues. D best case!
    11-30-2015 12:41 AM
  13. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    I've had zero problems with scratches on the bottom of the phone due to the open design of the case. I've used multiple silicone and leather cases ever since my iPhone 5.
    11-30-2015 12:49 AM
  14. Trooper27's Avatar
    I even have a cheap Apple leather knock off from ebay and all is well for me with my iPhone 6s Plus. You should be good.
    11-30-2015 12:32 PM
  15. SnapThrow's Avatar
    It's fine. The best leather case was in fact the Kate Spade one which had full protection. HOWEVER, it had one fatal flaw. It was impossible to connect the lightning charger when the case was on the phone! This is one of the reasons Apple decided it was easier to have an open bottom on this type of case.
    When Apple changed the bottom of their cases from the cutouts to the more "open" style we currently have IMO these became great cases and my goto ones for sure. Cutouts around the various ports potentially prevent cables and accessories from having enough space to connect and can be a huge problem.
    11-30-2015 02:02 PM
  16. tdelfie03's Avatar
    Thanks everybody for your experience! Puts my mind at ease some. I have to say I am loving this case!
    11-30-2015 04:59 PM
  17. Brooke5795's Avatar
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    No issues with mine being exposed either! No scratches or dents. Love the  leather cases. They're super great!
    01-28-2016 12:57 PM

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