I’ve always picked up the white silicone case, the red reminded me why – it’s a lint magnet.
Let’s put the lint aside for a moment. Personally I like the red with midnight green combination but ultimately I sent it back and opted for a black leather case.
The texture on the silicone isn’t my favourite, especially when it wears but it does add a texture that grips to most surfaces.
So if you’re looking for a case with a lot of grip that doesn’t add a lot of bulk this may be for you.
There are two major drawbacks though.
First is the amount of fluff and debris that these cases pick up in day to day use. Even just in and out of my pocket it’s a case I’m having to constantly brush off.
Second drawback for me is durability. This was too new to test but in the past the bottom exposed section of the case tends to wear away at the edges leaving the plastic showing underneath.
My advice on the official Apple silicone case is to pick up a third party one at a third of the price. You really are paying for the Apple logo for this one. With the leather cases I feel the quality and finish justify some of the cost but with the silicone I just don’t see their worth.
I’ve been using the black leather case now for over a week and to my surprise it’s stayed on most of this time. I’ve taken it off a few times and I think I now prefer the grip it adds.
Now it’s had a week to develop some patina and grip to the texture it’s actually pretty great. I originally started with yellow but after seeing how dirty it was going to patina I decided on the black. I think it blends in with the darker toned iPhone 11 models really well.
The buttons are easy to use and open bottom means I’m not frustrated with plugging cables into my iPhone.
I think it is on the pricey side but in terms of quality it’s up there with the best third party cases I’ve tested.
Do you use the leather case?
I don’t wear my Apple Watch every day but when come back to it I always miss my leather band that I have on my mechanical watch (hirsch leather band).
Now they don’t make an Apple Watch band and the one that Apple sells I like are over £300! So I’m on the hunt for one. Amazon is full of cheap ones but I’m looking for something from a reputable company.
Any suggestions? Nomad maybe is the closest I’ve seen.
I’ve been testing a few different cases this time and whilst I don’t usually use one I like to have one on standby for trips out where I’m intending on taking a lot of photos. I’ve posted images of the yellow case now it’s time for the official Apple black leather.
Very stealthy look here, might be my favourite combo this time around.
It’s inevitable but with a bright leather case it’ll wear dirty rather than looking like patina on say the saddle brown case. I decided to send this one back and pick up black instead. I don’t use a case 100% of the time so I think I’ll go for a stealthy setup this year with my midnight green iPhone.
Took delivery of the iPhone 11 Pro Apple Leather case, looks really nice but wow what camera bump is bigger than I expected. Be interesting to see how this one ages over time.
After admiring the patina built up on my Apple cases I thought I’d put out a post to show you how they age over tine.
First up a Bright case (bright orange, sadly discontinued)
Here’s saddle brown