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Apple cases for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus – Review

 

Are the Apple cases any good? They’re not bad but they are expensive.


Watch the Apple cases for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Review on YouTube

Should you get the default Apple cases for the iPhone 6 or 6+? We’re usually a little hesitant to review a manufacturers default case but when we got our 6+, the only case that was available was the default Apple case so we had to get it. We do have to say that we’re pleasantly surprised with this case.

At Mobile Reviews Eh!, we base our reviews on actual usage so you’re not going to find a unbox review video here. We score our cases in the same manner to ensure that you get the best information after using it for a while. Since this Apple case was our goto case for Aaron’s 6+, it’s basically done everything Aaron’s used his iPad for. Like using it for recipes during cooking, the slo-mo camera for a couple of drop tests and the best part was finding out how scratch resistant the Silicone case actually is.

Now these Apple cases will offer very little protection but are well built and offers great accessibility to your iPhone 6. However, when it comes to handling, the silicone ones do handle better than the lester ones. Based on our time with the cases, we gave the Apple silicone case a score of 4.2 ehs out of 5 and the leather version 3.9 Ehs out of 5.


Apple Silicone Cases


“4.2


(out of 5)


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  • Price:

    $39-$45 USD

  • Pros:

    - Maintains the slimness of your iPhone 6/6 plus
    - Texture allows for decent 1-handed iPhone usage
    - Silicone backing is quite scratch resistant

  • Cons:

    - Very little extra protection
    - Expensive

  • Potential Problems:

    - None that we can find

  • DESIGN

  • Weight/Bulk/Install (4.5/5):

    - Doesn't add much to your iPhone 6 or 6 plus
    - Lightweight case

  • Build Quality (5/5):

    - Fits the iPhone 6 and 6 plus really well
    - Scratch resistant back is keeps the case looking new
    - Texture provides enough friction to use your device with one hand without making it a hassle to put into pockets

  • PROTECTION

  • General Protection (1.5/5):

    - The Apple Silicone Case will provide minimal protection in terms of shock and drop
    - Case extends a couple of mm's past the iPhone touchscreen so it will keep the face of the device off a flat surface
    - No screen protector included

  • FUNCTIONALITY

  • iPhone Functionality (5/5):

    - Able to access all buttons on the iPhone 6 and 6 plus
    - Able to use any sized headphones jacks and 3rd party lightning cables easily
    -

  • Screen Functionality (5/5):

    - Does not get in the way of accessing your iPhone 6 or 6 plus's screen


Apple Leather Cases


“3.9


(out of 5)


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  • Price:

    $49-$55 USD

  • Pros:

    - Maintains the slimness of your iPhone 6/6 plus

  • Cons:

    - Very little extra protection
    - Expensive

  • Potential Problems:

    - None that we can find

  • DESIGN

  • Weight/Bulk/Install (4.5/5):

    - Doesn't add much to your iPhone 6 or 6 plus
    - Lightweight case

  • Build Quality (5/5):

    - Fits the iPhone 6 and 6 plus really well
    - Back is prone to scratching more than the silicone version
    - Texture doesn't provide enough friction to use your device with one hand
    - Easy to move in/out of pockets

  • PROTECTION

  • General Protection (1.5/5):

    - The Apple Leather Case will provide minimal protection in terms of shock and drop
    - Case extends a couple of mm's past the iPhone touchscreen so it will keep the face of the device off a flat surface
    - No screen protector included

  • FUNCTIONALITY

  • iPhone Functionality (4.75/5):

    - Able to access all buttons on the iPhone 6 and 6 plus
    - The device is harder to handle when installed in the case
    -

  • Screen Functionality (5/5):

    - Does not get in the way of accessing your iPhone 6 or 6 plus's screen

 

Design – The silicone Apple case is scratch resistant? That’s a surprise

Apple Silicone Case ReviewWe’re very impressed with how scratch resistant the Silicone version of the case is. To see how scratch resistant a case is, we usually run the case along the ground in the office in the same spot and it will literally destroy some cases like the Spigen Tough Armor but the Apple case shows is fine. The only other case that survives like this is Tech 21 case.

For the silicone versions of the Apple cases for the iPhone 6, the texture of the case makes it much easier to use your iPhone 6 as well as the 6+ in one hand. So if you’re a one-handed iPhone afficiando, get this case. For the leather versions of the case, its much slipper in your hand and it scratches a little easier than the silicon version which is why the scores are a bit lower. A little ironic since the case that’s more expensive is going to increase the chance of your dropping your 1000 dollar device.

This case is one of the slimmest iPhone cases that we’ve reviewed. It fits tightly against the iPhone 6 and surprisingly feels quite solid. You’ll notice how solid the case is when you try to take it off which isn’t that difficult so if you’re looking for an case to take out without the bulk of a tough or protective iPhone case, this might the Apple cases might work for you.

Protection – Doesn’t add much protection to your iPhone 6 or 6 plus

In terms of protection, the Apple cases offer minimal drop and water protection. It might prevent the screen from shattering on a light drop but we don’t feel comfortable purposely dropping our iPhones in this case which is why it’s one of the lowest rated cases on our list.

For the screen, the edge of the case is extends a couple of mm’s off the screen so it will provide a bit of clearance for your iPhone if you’re putting it face first on a table. This edge is about as high as the edge of the Spigen Tough Armor and Tech 21 impactology cases.

Functionality – Accessing your iPhone in this case won’t be a problem

The Apple cases do not prevent you from accessing your iPhones touchscreen. Nothing gets in the way and given that these are Apple cases, we’d expect nothing less. Imagine the irony if an Apple cases got in the way of the functionality of an iPhone product. Jony Ives would probably go crazy.

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5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. William Harris

    April 25, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    Does the Apple Silicone Case for the iPhone 6/6 Plus attract lint and dirt while it’s in your pocket? Let me know because I really like this case but I wouldn’t enjoy a lot of lint on the back of the case.

    ~Peace
    William Harris

    • Aaron Ho

      April 25, 2015 at 10:50 pm

      We didn’t notice it much. It will but its not terrible.

    • Arthur

      March 27, 2017 at 3:33 pm

      After using for a year, I’v had no dirt issues on the case itself, only in the camera cutout, but that is normal for any case. My silicone case didn’t make it to a year though, due to a problem I just mentioned here (silicone layer came off)

  2. Arthur

    March 27, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    I’v had the silicone version for around a year. The silicone peeled completely off from taking in and out of my jeans, after the silicone came off the plastic surface below was so slippery it was unusable. Beware.

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