Rumors surrounding the upcoming iPhone 15 series have been circulating for some time now. With the launch event scheduled for September 13th, we are eagerly awaiting to see which rumors turn out to be true. One particular claim that has caught our attention is the speculation that Apple will not be offering leather cases for the iPhone 15 series. Recent rumors suggest that the company has made an environmentally conscious decision and opted for a leather substitute with a woven-style design for their upcoming cases.
Various leaks shared on social media seem to support this idea. Uncle Pan, a source known for accurate leaks in the past, described the new woven case in a Weibo post. Similar leaks with matching information were also shared on X by users DuanRui and MajinBu, as reported by 9to5Mac.
It’s important to note that the images posted by these sources may not depict the final official color options provided by Apple for the iPhone 15 cases. However, they do claim to represent the new material that the company will be using, which appears to be an “imitation leather” material.
From the images, it is clear that the cases have a texture that is quite different from traditional leather. It remains to be seen how easy it will be to clean and maintain these cases compared to genuine leather. Leather cases have always been known for their durability, ease of cleaning, and aging well. While artificial materials may be more environmentally friendly, their durability remains a question mark.
Aside from the potential change in materials for the cases, the iPhone 15 series is rumored to introduce new color options and abandon the Lightning port in favor of USB-C. Furthermore, it is speculated that the iconic Mute Switch will be removed from the iPhone Pro and iPhone Pro Max models, being replaced by the rumored Action button which could offer additional functionalities beyond just silencing the phone.
As we eagerly await the official launch of the iPhone 15 series, it’s exciting to see what Apple has in store for us. Stay tuned for more updates on this highly anticipated device.