FineWoven Accessories May Get One Last Outing Before Apple Pulls Plug

Over the weekend, Apple leaker and prototype collector Kosutami claimed that Apple has decided to halt production of FiveWoven accessories over durability concerns. In a further update, the leaker has now suggested we might yet see one more round of FineWoven products in a season of new colors before Apple finally says farewell to the material for good.

iPhone 15 Pro FineWoven feature
Last September, Apple stopped selling genuine leather accessories in favor of a more environmentally friendly "FineWoven" material. The company describes FineWoven as "luxurious and durable microtwill," and sells FineWoven iPhone cases at $59, MagSafe Wallets at $59, AirTag holders at $35, and Apple Watch bands at $99.

Many customers consider FineWoven products to be subpar compared to the leather Apple cases they replaced, and claim that the fabric is prone to scratches, stains, and discoloration. If today's update is correct, Apple may have to brace itself for more unhappy FineWoven customers.

Kosutami is known for revealing accurate information about FineWoven accessories in the past, so their latest claim should not be discounted. FineWoven accessories in new color options were absent from Apple's spring refresh, so perhaps their swan song could come in September when Apple releases the iPhone 16 lineup.

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StuBeck Avatar
8 weeks ago
Its somewhat ironic that their push to save the environment has hurt the environment more by designing, producing, and shipping products that no one seems to have wanted.

We know this wasn't about saving the environment though, if it was, they would have kept the same design as the previous phones so people didn't need to buy a new case. That would have been the best way to save the environment.
Score: 31 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rjruiz2 Avatar
8 weeks ago
90% return rate.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MrWeenus Avatar
8 weeks ago
Laugh all you want, but I've had my FineWoven case since November and have never had a problem with it. It still looks the same as it was brand new - minus the normal hand oil/whatever that's on it, which I clean regularly using soap and a toothbrush.

I would buy one again. I definitely prefer them over the silicone cases.

To each their own.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
transpo1 Avatar
8 weeks ago
Stop selling them Apple— these are hurting your brand.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
FloridaScrubJay Avatar
8 weeks ago
These products are not in my future. Not ‘luxurious’ or ‘durable’.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JosephAW Avatar
8 weeks ago
They will sell tens of dozens of them :rolleyes:
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)