Apple Reportedly Stops Production of FineWoven Accessories

Apple has stopped production of FineWoven accessories, according to the Apple leaker and prototype collector known as "Kosutami."

iPhone 15 Pro FineWoven
In a post on X (formerly Twitter), Kosutami explained that Apple has stopped production of FineWoven accessories due to its poor durability. The company may move to another non-leather material for its premium accessories in the future.

Kosutami has revealed accurate information about FineWoven accessories in the past. The leaker unveiled Apple's plans to introduce new Apple Watch bands made of a "woven fabric material" over a month before they debuted, as well as matching iPhone cases. Kosutami also revealed the very first images of FineWoven accessories shortly before the event in which they were officially announced. MacRumors understands the source of this latest information regarding the cessation of production to be the same as these previous FineWoven rumors that were ultimately accurate, so it should be taken seriously until we know more.

Apple stopped selling leather accessories in September last year, replacing them with a more environmentally friendly "FineWoven" material that the company describes as "luxurious and durable microtwill" made from 68% post-consumer recycled polyester. FineWoven iPhone cases are priced at $59, MagSafe Wallets at $59, AirTag holders at $35, and Apple Watch bands at $99.

Accessories made of the material have been very poorly received by customers, citing poor durability and disappointing quality. FineWoven accessories in new color options were noticeably absent from Apple's spring refresh. If Apple has indeed stopped production of FineWoven accessories, it may be some time before the company's existing stock inventory begins to noticeably deplete.

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Top Rated Comments

sniffies Avatar
8 weeks ago
Finally, FineWoven is joining butterfly keyboards in the trash bin.
Score: 137 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macmyworld Avatar
8 weeks ago
Geez Apple. How about using leather? Oops, forgot that worked too well and you dumped it.
Score: 90 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mdnz Avatar
8 weeks ago
Still don't get it why people don't just buy a $10 cover from a third party that lasts the entire lifespan of the phone. Is the Apple logo on the back of the case that important?
Score: 84 Votes (Like | Disagree)
WiiDSmoker Avatar
8 weeks ago
Good. They are straight garbage and nothing but a huge money grab
Score: 77 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kjvmartin Avatar
8 weeks ago
Probably the only Apple product I've ever opened and very quickly returned in my 20+ years of owning Apple products.
Score: 67 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mdnz Avatar
8 weeks ago

entire lifespan? No matter which cover I buy I have to change it every year just from pretty normal wear and tear from getting it in and out of my jeans.
My Spigen one for my iPhone 11 Pro lasted 3 years before I got my 15 Pro, do you chew on them?
Score: 59 Votes (Like | Disagree)