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Apple’s iPhone 15 series may not get the official leather case

Good thing there are plenty of great third-party options.

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Apple’s iPhone 15 series is all set to be unveiled this September, according to the most recent leaks, likely to be a pre-recorded event like last year’s. 

iPhone 15 leaks paint a positive image of Apple’s upcoming smartphone, including the addition of USB-C, Action Button on the Pro variants, and more.

However, the latest report is slightly less positive, indicating Apple might discontinue its iconic leather iPhone case with the iPhone 15 series. 

No Apple leather case for the iPhone 15?

Multiple leakers and industry insiders have claimed that Apple plans to discontinue its iconic leather iPhone case, and now 9to5Mac is also reporting the same. However, at the moment, it is not clear why Apple is stopping the iPhone leather case line.

Apple’s iPhone leather case ranges between $59 and $129, and it’s pretty popular among iPhone fans since the leather case was first introduced in 2013 with the iPhone 5s. They’re even some of the best iPhone 14 cases you can buy today.

The tanned leather iPhone cases with soft microfiber lining have been a staple for iPhone users and are considered the most premium first-party phone cases since their launch.

Down the road, Apple even added MagSafe charging to the cases with the launch of the iPhone 12, as a part of its attempt to create a MagSafe accessories ecosystem. We speculate that Apple may introduce an even more premium case in its place.

That said, it is quite possible that Apple is taking the eco-friendly route and stopping leather case production as it has a giant carbon footprint.

Over the years, the company has eliminated chargers and other accessories in the name of saving the environment, and leather is far from eco-friendly.  

It could be the actual reason, or Apple could use this reason to justify discontinuing the leather case while introducing a more expensive case for the iPhone 15 series made from a different material.

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Saurav loves writing and tech. So, after engineering, he didn't look back and embarked on a journey to become a tech writer. Saurav has worked for various tech websites across the globe. Saurav has recently joined Know Techie and is proud to be a part of it.

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