Apple’s FineWoven case for iPhone 15 continues to be heavily criticized

Apple’s new FineWoven cases for the iPhone 15 models have been heavily criticized since their release earlier this month, with some customers and media outlets complaining that the fabric exterior is prone to scratches and stains. We reviewed some of the negative feedback last week and the complaints continue to surface.

iPhone 15 Pro FineWoven
one in 512 pixels In a blog post on Sunday, Relay FM co-founder Stephen Hackett shared a photo of his FineWoven case with a misaligned USB-C port cutout, resulting in the pentalobe screw on the right side of the USB-C port being partially exposed .

He wrote, “It’s one thing for these cases to be disappointing in terms of the content, but it’s a level of laxity that really surprises me on Apple’s part.” “I know not every example is as bad as mine, but the atmosphere around this issue is not good.”

FineWoven USB C Cutout

Photo: Stephen Hackett

On social media, some users claimed that the USB-C cutout is simply misaligned due to the angle at which the photo was taken, but other users responded straight pictures Finewoven case with same issue. This is not a problem in all cases, but many customers appear to be affected.

Other than this, parker ortolani And macrumors Editor Hartley Charlton Photos of FineWoven cases with visible damage were shared on display at Apple Stores. An anonymous, alleged Apple Store employee Similarly mentioned X, earlier in a post on Twitter.

Apple describes FineWoven as a “sustainable micro-twill” material made from 68% post-consumer recycled polyester, and says the material has a significantly lower carbon footprint than leather. Earlier this month, Apple announced that it would no longer use leather in any new products or accessories as part of its environmental responsibility efforts.

It’s hard to gauge just how negative the reaction has been to the new FineWoven cases, but the material is certainly proving quite unpopular so far. We’ve contacted Apple for comment, and will update this story if we hear back.

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