Sustainability Meets Scrutiny: Apple’s FineWoven iPhone Cases Draw Intense Criticism, Labeled ‘Categorically Terrible’
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) recently launched its FineWoven iPhone cases to offer sustainable alternatives, replacing the traditional leather ones. However, the innovative move has been met with widespread criticism from users and tech reviewers alike.
The newly introduced FineWoven cases have garnered a slew of negative reviews, with users citing susceptibility to scratches, dust accumulation, and a prematurely worn look.
Notable tech critics have joined the chorus of discontent.
Allison Johnson of The Verge labeled the case as “categorically terrible,” emphasizing its vulnerability to scuffs. Carrie Marshall from T3 compared the texture to “very fine felt” and dubbed it a “dust magnet,” while Patrick Holland of CNET observed “visible tradeoffs” like imprints from MagSafe charging.
Customer feedback platforms like Amazon reflect widespread dissatisfaction, with low ratings and concerns over durability and appearance dominating the conversation.
The complaints have extended to forums like Reddit
Users have openly expressed disappointment and questioned the faded look of Apple’s logo on the new cases.
Amidst the barrage of criticism, a handful of users have praised the “soft and velvety” feel of the cases. However, the overarching sentiment remains skepticism regarding the product’s long-term durability compared to its leather predecessors.
Apple, marketing the $60 FineWoven cases in five colors, has asserted that the cases are crafted from “durable microtwill” with 68% recycled material. The tech giant has yet to address the barrage of criticisms and concerns from the tech community and its user base. The wave of criticism comes as some fans have felt underwhelmed by the new iPhone 15 lineup.
This content was partially produced with the help of AI tools and was reviewed and published by Benzinga editors.