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FineWoven Accessories May Get One Last Outing Before Apple Pulls Plug

Tuesday April 23, 2024 4:07 am PDT by
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. Last September, Apple stopped selling...
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Apple Reportedly Stops Production of FineWoven Accessories

Sunday April 21, 2024 6:03 am PDT by
Apple has stopped production of FineWoven accessories, according to the Apple leaker and prototype collector known as "Kosutami." 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...
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Apple Says 'Goodbye Leather' in New iPhone Ad Following Controversial Switch to 'FineWoven' Material

Tuesday April 16, 2024 7:22 am PDT by
Apple today shared a new iPhone ad called "Goodbye Leather" on its YouTube channel in the U.K., months after the company controversially switched from leather to a much-criticized "FineWoven" fabric material for accessories. Apple discontinuing leather accessories for environmental benefits was a noble aspiration, but FineWoven accessories have been very poorly received. Just days after the...
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Not-So-FineWoven iPhone Case 'Browning Like a Rotten Banana'

Monday February 26, 2024 4:56 am PST by
Apple's $59 FineWoven cases for iPhone 15 took heavy flak when they were released last September for being subpar compared to the leather Apple cases they replaced. Now, The Wall Street Journal columnist Joanna Stern has distilled customers' ire by sharing her own experience with the case after five months of use. Image credit: Joanna Stern From Stern's newsletter: There it is, everyone. My...
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Apple's FineWoven Cases for iPhone 15 Continue to Be Heavily Criticized

Monday September 25, 2023 12:05 pm PDT by
Apple's new FineWoven cases for iPhone 15 models have been heavily criticized since they were released earlier this month, with some customers and media outlets complaining about the fabric exterior being prone to scratches and stains. We recapped some of the negative feedback last week, and complaints have continued to surface. In a 512 Pixels blog post on Sunday, Relay FM co-founder...
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iFixit Gets Closer Look at Apple's Maligned FineWoven iPhone 15 Case With Teardown

Friday September 22, 2023 12:49 pm PDT by
Alongside the iPhone 15 and 15 Pro, Apple introduced a new case material called "FineWoven" as an alternative to leather, and unfortunately, it has not proven popular with some customers. Image of FineWoven case under microscope from iFixit Given the criticism of the FineWoven case, teardown site iFixit obtained one of the accessories and decided to take it apart to get a closer look....
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'Categorically Terrible,' and Other Early Reactions to Apple's New FineWoven Accessories

Thursday September 21, 2023 2:58 am PDT by
Apple has stopped selling leather accessories, and the company claims its "FineWoven" range of iPhone cases and accessories are overall more environmentally friendly. But in the court of public opinion, early reactions to Apple's alternative material choice appear to be trending towards the negative end of the spectrum. Image credit: Nilay Patel of The Verge Apple calls the new fabric option...