Why Apple Stopped Making Leather Cases


Apple’s leather cases have been around since the iPhone 5s in 2013. They became popular among users who wanted something more premium and durable than Apple’s silicon cases. But despite their popularity, they’ve been discontinued. Along with every leather product Apple has offered.

So why is this? Well, Apple cited environmental reasons for the change. Saying, “Leather is a popular material for accessories, but it has a significant carbon footprint, to reduce our impact, we will no longer use leather in any new Apple product, including watchbands, and that starts today.”