Apple iPhone silicone case: How well does it hold up after four months?

Over a year ago, I told you Apple’s silicone iPhone cases, the worst products on its shelves. Friends bought them to iPhone 6 horror story silicone which has a tragic skin condition, with the grease as a Waffle House napkin. Occasionally, I saw the evidence myself.

In June, though, I picked one with newer versions in iPhone X, immediately wanted to take it home. So grippy,! So slim,! My own popular third-party case brick by comparison.

Per the iPhone refreshes culminate the XS, a few months away, resolves makes my primary case for iPhone 8 Plus. Having been with a subject line is where the little hells everyday life report back is with the results. This is with a branded Apple product, after all, deserving Macworld’s full attention.

However, the honeymoon apart from getting over, love in still. Thus with another iPhone XS Max, where the garbage Apple’s silicone cases are there in the past, is the new ones are worthy on their backs.

Slim pickings

The first iPhone silicone sturdy profile continues attracting me today. It allows the phone slipping my pocket effortlessly. This is due to naked which is getting though enough protection diminishing any fears accidentally drop in the act.

Apple iPhone Xs Max Silicone case (product) red

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The case a “micro velour” keeps your iPhone safer from scratches.

The third party companies make thin cases, where a few others with a good job. So to note a fact the case cling to the hardware, almost feels as much a part of the device where the old plastic cases for the iPhone 5c.

The buttons hence align perfectly the case wraps around the iPhone XS Max camera a width to spare. Thus one sees think fits so well little tight, not sure taking off the case often anyway.

Apple iPhone Xs Max Silicone case

The thinner might be a gentle lip around the edge, protrudes far enough keeps the $329 OLED display kisses the pavement in a tumble. Other cases achieve greater ditching the lip, its presence where the Apple keeps well being of our wallets in mind more we sometimes give it a credit for.

Apple iPhone Silicone case iPhone Xs Max Leif Johnson/IDG

Thus tiny bit padding seen around the screen is a giant difference dropping your phone. I admire the silicone case doing a good job protecting my phone ceaseless and clumsiness with my everyday life.

I drop my phone like Scrillex drops the bass. I toss the $1,100 device though it was a year-old Newsweek from a dentist’s office. I accidentally slam walking down hallways with silicone’s case’s perfect thickness and bounciness shrugged off most of the pain throwing way.

Hold on tight

Thus Macworld readers thus have a bit thing for leather, surprised finding myself preferred leather counterpart. Apple’s leather iPhone cases look great, with a feeling touch too slippery for my tastes, feeling just right. It is grippy, but without the military-style with some competitors. it is smooth but not slick, not a case to worry dropping it pull from my pocket. Thus the great miss trying out rivals from other brands.

The silicone rubbery material, not as immune nicks the scratches of those rivals, which shows up less frequently have imagined. Four months after buying my case for the iPhone 7 Plus—numerous hikes and constant uses with an urban setting—still looks relatively new.

Apple iPhone Silicone case buttons Leif Johnson/IDG

The silicone thus still has a noticeable tendency to pick up lint but is never severe.

As for grease? Thus, once as said, used a phone which grabs pizza parlours and gobbling quesadillas with seedy taco joints, more besides run a cloth over the case which makes the stains go away. I am confident enough says recently bought the (Product) Red silicone case is for my iPhone XS Max and resilient where there is a black one for the iPhone 8 Plus. With a good sign suggestive of Apple, learns to deal with smudges where the Apple’s lightly coloured cases.

The only true weak spot with the absence of lip bottom of the display makes it more comfortable, does a swipe-up gesture on the thumb on iPhone X or XS, displays not protected with the pavement after fall. Considering a normal shoddy luck with many adventures in phone drops, have the chances of happening which is minimal. This is something keep in mind.

Apple iPhone Silicone case bottom Leif Johnson/IDG

Thus there is iPhone 8 Plus, the missing “lip” making more convenient reach the home button.

Making the case

Yes, costing $39 a plenty of alternatives where the same thing cost less. Having thus said so far is though where a few of them fit in iPhone perfectly. This hence is then where none manages to deliver perfect blend with grittiness and smoothness. Thus, the casework, on a construction site, believed four months enough proves last the full lifespan of the phone under normal stress.

Apple iPhone silicone case camera hole Leif Johnson/IDG

Unlike the iPhone XS Max version, the iPhone 8 Plus version, hence allows the camera was a little breathing room.

Perhaps the thing looks pretty is where the leather version, admires the subtle Apple logo fits over the buttons with a precision rarely seen in other cases. Thus slimness allows enjoying elegancy parts of Apple’s design with the full risk of dropping an unprotected device.

After all these months later, one still wants taking it home.