Revisiting Apple's MagSafe Leather Wallet After 3 Months of Usage

Back in November when Apple's MagSafe-compatible Leather Wallet first launched, MacRumors videographer Dan took a look at the accessory and ended up disliking it because of the weak magnetic connection.

Dan kept using the Leather Wallet despite its flaws, and after three months with the accessory, his opinion has changed and he wanted to share some new thoughts on it.


Rather than keeping the Leather Wallet attached to the iPhone at all times, Dan now uses it on a standalone basis, keeping it tucked in a pocket and attaching it to the ‌iPhone‌ only when necessary, which has worked out better for him.

Make sure to check out the video up above to watch Dan's full revised take on the Leather Wallet, and if you've been using the accessory, let us know in the comments below how you like it now that it's been available for a few months.

Top Rated Comments

MacStreamer Avatar
25 months ago
Everyone is entitled to spend their money however they like, but I do not see the appeal of spending $60 for a magnetic wallet that barely holds 3 cards. To me, that's a tremendous waste of money.
Score: 71 Votes (Like | Disagree)
swingerofbirch Avatar
25 months ago
Stockholm Syndrome
Score: 59 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ThaGoochiestMane Avatar
25 months ago
So now he's using the iPhone wallet as pretty much just a regular wallet?
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
swingerofbirch Avatar
25 months ago

Elaborate lol
Well it kind of sounds like a hostage video. He didn't like the wallet because it doesn't seem to do what it claimed to do. But he stayed with it for an additional three months and has learned to empathize with it despite it not fitting the number of cards he'd like and it not doing what it was advertised to do. He has found qualities about it he likes.

This was the case some say with hostages at a bank in Stockholm, Sweden who came to sympathize with their captors and refused to testify against them, which is where the term came from. It's actually a bit of a controversy because some say the hostages just didn't like the way they were treated by the police. Their captors disliked how obliging the hostages were because they said they were so agreeable it was impossible to kill them.

Anyhow, I meant it more as a joke regardless of the accuracy of the term.
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Glennmichael Avatar
25 months ago
One of my favourite iPhone accessories. Unlike all those initial reviews, the wallet never falls off. The leather quality is great.. mine still looks in great condition.

I already needed to switch from a bulky wallet to a slim wallet, and this was a perfect option for me. I definitely don’t need to carry more than an ID card, back up credit card and store card.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
contacos Avatar
25 months ago
I used double sided duct tape to make it more sticky on my iPhone. I realized I never have to take any of the cards out (ID and health insurance card) unless there is an accident or I get checked by the police anyway. I just carry them in the situation that it does happen.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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