I’ve heard that the official case for the iPhone 15 Pro lineup is supposed to be a patchwork of these two materials. In place of the Leather Case. pic.twitter.com/TK84XFMBNe
— DuanRui (@duanrui1205) August 28, 2023
The images posted by these sources do not accurately depict the official color options that Apple will provide for the iPhone 15 cases. However, they claim to represent the new material the company will eventually use, which is some sort of “imitation leather” material.
As we can see from the images, the cases have a texture quite different from leather, and it looks like one that will be harder to maintain. Leather cases have proven their qualities over the years. They are easy to clean and age well. Artificial materials may be better for the environment, but we’ll need to see how durable they will be.
The iPhone 15 series is rumored to come with new color options and to ditch the Lightning port in favor of USB-C. The iconic Mute Switch is apparently also going away from the iPhone Pro and iPhone Pro Max, at least, and getting replaced by the rumored Action button, which could be customized to have other capabilities than just silencing the phone.