Since their release earlier this month, Apple’s latest FineWoven cases for iPhone 15 models have faced ongoing criticism. Customers and various media outlets have expressed concerns about the fabric exterior’s susceptibility to scratches and stains. These negative reviews were summarized last week, and complaints continue to emerge.
Apple iPhone 15 Pro FineWoven Case with MagSafe - Pacific Blue
In a recent blog post on 512 Pixels, Stephen Hackett, co-founder of Relay FM, shared an image of his FineWoven case with a misaligned USB-C port cutout. This misalignment exposed the pentalobe screw on the right side of the USB-C port, leading to Hackett’s surprise at what he considered a surprising level of sloppiness from Apple.
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max FineWoven Case with MagSafe - Black
He wrote, “It’s one thing for these cases to be a letdown in terms of material, but this is a level of sloppiness that genuinely surprises me from Apple… I know not every example out there is as bad as mine, but the vibes around this case aren’t good.”
Apple iPhone 15 FineWoven Case with MagSafe - Pacific Blue
Some social media users suggested that the USB-C cutout might appear misaligned due to the angle of the photo. However, others responded with straight-on photos of the FineWoven case displaying the same issue. While not all cases exhibit this problem, multiple customers seem to be affected.
Apple iPhone 15 Plus FineWoven Case with MagSafe - Black
Apple characterizes FineWoven as a “durable micro-twill” material composed of 68% post-consumer recycled polyester. The company touts the material’s significantly lower carbon footprint compared to leather. Earlier this month, Apple announced its decision to no longer use leather in any new products or accessories, aligning with its environmental responsibility initiatives.
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The extent of the negative feedback concerning the new FineWoven cases is challenging to gauge precisely, but it appears that the material has garnered significant unpopularity thus far. We have reached out to Apple for comment and will provide updates if we receive a response.