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Society6 iPhone case update: They’re better now!


A year and a half ago, I sort of offhandedly mentioned in a post that I had bought an iPhone case from Society6, and that the quality was, to put it bluntly, complete crap. I ordered the case because I’d been contemplating (and am still contemplating — I like to contemplate) selling my own designs through their site, and I wanted to make sure the quality was good before proceeding. Reviewing products isn’t what I do here, but since I’m a self-obsessed blogger and therefore occasionally Instagram photos of my reflection in bathroom mirrors, I do get a fair amount of questions about my iPhone case. I don’t like to mislead anyone into thinking I recommend stuff just because it’s in my hands, so it seemed fair to me to post about my personal experience with this particular product.

Well, some folks got upset. One person accused me of working for a Society6 competitor (HAH!), and a bunch of Twitter accounts sprung up out of nowhere, having seemingly been created solely to tell me that I was wrong to have publicly “called out” a good company on my blog (despite the fact that I’ve said plenty of nice things about other products from Society6). It was pretty weird! A few days later, someone from Society6 emailed me and offered to send me a new case since the one I had was obviously defective. I said OK, they sent the new case…and…it was also complete crap.

Last month, I got a new iPhone. I went from a 4 to a 5, so I also needed to buy a new case. A couple of my friends told me that their more recently-purchased Society6 cases are good quality, so I decided to give them another shot. I was fully expecting to be horribly disappointed, so it was a very pleasant surprise to see that my friends are not liars and that the new cases are, indeed, MUCH better quality all around. I thought I’d take a few photos (with my new iPhone, naturally) to demonstrate the improvements.


See the difference in printing quality alone? The old case really looks like an inkjet print, and there was a crazy amount of stretching/distortion to the pattern where the printed film was wrapped around the case. The new case has a much richer, crisper print, and even though the design is still fading a bit where it reaches the front edges, it’s something I can live with — I suspect that issue wouldn’t even be noticeable on a lighter-colored case. Another problem I had with the old case was that the design could literally be scratched off with my fingernail. After a week of actual use, there were numerous areas where the print was chipped or peeling. Not so with the new case! I’ve tried to scratch the design off, and I can’t. Gone also are the super-sharp edges on the front of the case where it meets the screen. The plastic is noticeably smoother, slightly thicker/more rigid and much more durable all around.

Both the old and new cases are manufactured for Society6 by Case-Mate, by the way.


Inside the case is where things get wayyyyyy better. I was pretty shocked by the fact that the old case had NO shock absorption material inside whatsoever. It was literally just a cheap piece of flimsy plastic. The new case is lined with a layer of white silicone (you can see the Society6 logo embossed into it). It’s not thick enough to add bulk, which is nice, but it’s still additional protection for your phone — which, presumably, is why you’re putting a case on it in the first place (aside from looking cute). See the difference in thickness of the edge of the case, too? Again, not enough to add noticeable bulk, but the durability is greatly improved and the sharpness/gapping at the edge is eliminated.

Is $35 still too much for an iPhone case? Yeah, probably, but at least now I feel like the Society6 cases are nearly on par with the ones I like from Uncommon, which sell for the same price. I feel comfortable carrying my phone around in it, and I’d feel comfortable selling my own designs through Society6 as well — you know, if I ever finish contemplating.

✚ OLD case: Dawn Gardner, DG Aztec No.1 Monotone (now available as a new, improved case)
✚ NEW case: Domesticate, Mudcloth in bone on black


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  • Reply Maggie July 15, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    Oh good to know! I got a 5 a couple weeks ago and contemplated Society 6 cases but remembered your post and complaints from friends about them being crummy and the designs scratching off. I am also a butterfingers so some kind of internal padding is essential. I ended up with a boring black one from Amazon but maybe I’ll buy my phone a new outfit later this year.

  • Reply Natalie / Half Asleep Studio July 15, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    Good to know! It’s dumb that people went so berserk on you just for telling the truth. I still have a 4S and will for a long time – I’m kind of wondering if they upped the quality for all cases, or just the 5?

    • Anna @ D16 July 15, 2013 at 7:13 pm

      Natalie, the friends who told me about the improved quality have a 4 and a 4S, so it seems to be across the board.

  • Reply allison July 15, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    so strange that people got angry with you for telling the truth… if anything, that would make me trust someone more when it comes to recommending products. oh well.

    the new case looks great! i may have to give them a second chance… 🙂

    • Anna @ D16 July 15, 2013 at 9:10 pm

      There will always be people who are convinced no opinions are formed without financial gain — fortunately, not many of them come around here anymore. I guess they got bored. 😉

  • Reply Cristina July 15, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    This is very good to know! My friend Marwa created this one a while back and I’ve been meaning to refresh my case. I don’t remember it being this price the first time around, but I’m certainly willing to pay the extra cash for a higher quality piece. Cool beanies!

    • Anna @ D16 July 15, 2013 at 9:51 pm

      They were $35 (plus shipping) when I bought my first case, so the price didn’t go up with the quality increase.

  • Reply Christine July 15, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    I bought one of their cases for my 5 shortly after getting the phone almost a year ago and I’ve never been that impressed. It’s the prettiest case I’ve had, but it provides an almost negative level of protection. I know it’s not JUST the case’s fault, but the tiniest speck of anything ever will work its way into the edges and wreck the metal sides of the phone, while the exposed parts on the top and bottom (the parts I was originally the most worried about..) are completely fine.

    I never had a Society6 case before this one so I don’t know what the quality was like before, but I feel like they’re still purely decorative.

    • Anna @ D16 July 15, 2013 at 10:38 pm

      Oh, really? That’s interesting — I wonder if they actually offer less protection now?! I must say, even though the previous case I had was sharp, cracked, flimsy and peeling, my phone (the 4, which I am giving to my mother) is still in perfect condition despite having used a cruddy case for a year and a half. The metal edges still look like they did three years ago when the phone was brand new.

      Thanks for sharing your experience. I will definitely check on the condition of my phone going forward, and update this post if my opinion changes!

  • Reply Lisa July 16, 2013 at 12:47 am

    I have one of the new style Society6 iPhone cases for my 4. The design is holding up well, but the thin parts of the case next to the volume buttons and above the camera cracked and broke within a few months. Between it breaking and getting charged a ton of duty on their “free” shipping to Canada, I am disappointed in what ended up being a fairly expensive case.

    • Anna @ D16 July 16, 2013 at 10:27 am

      Oh, that’s a bummer. 🙁 My friends have both had their cases for months now and they’re holding up fine, so hopefully mine will as well.

      I hear you on the duty fees — that’s why I rarely order anything from Scandinavia. The VAT charges often wind up doubling the cost of the goods.

  • Reply Sarah M July 16, 2013 at 1:16 am

    I’m happy to hear that the cases have improved–I experienced the same shoddy quality of my Society 6 case that I ordered 2 years ago when I got my 4S. It actually broke in multiple places within a month of using it–I sent a complaint to customer service and received a replacement free of charge, but over time the image/design started peeling away (just like in your photos), so it wasn’t much better than the first one. That, and the lack of actual protection the case provided was disappointing, especially for the cost. I guess that’s the price you pay for something that looks cool/unique? (Not that I think that should be true!) I don’t have plans to upgrade my iPhone yet, and so I wonder if they have also improved the 4S cases to include shock absorption like the 5? …I really would like to go back to a more unique case than my utilitarian (but protective) Belkin case…

    • Anna @ D16 July 16, 2013 at 10:25 am

      Sarah, I asked Jen and Ilenia (the two friends who told me about the improved case quality), and they have a 4S and a 4 respectively, so I think it’s probably safe to assume that the improved quality is across the board. Their product info page does state that the cases have silicone liners, which they definitely did NOT before:

  • Reply Tiffany M. Smith July 16, 2013 at 2:12 am

    Those tweets and other PR counterattacks you’ve received are likely from Society 6’s employees. They might just let it pass if it were some unpopular blogger. Anyway, it’s great that the company knows how to take criticism, however grudgingly, and actually improve their product.

    • Anna @ D16 July 16, 2013 at 9:47 am

      I wasn’t sure if the “counterattacks” were from Society6 employees (that just seems like a really, really bad PR move, but what do I know…) or if they were perhaps from an artist who sells through them, but it was pretty weird and creepy. It did bother me in a way that I was offered a replacement case as a result of the blog post — especially since someone else had commented that they also were disappointed in the quality but were denied a replacement because of company policy. You shouldn’t need to have a visible blog or a bunch of Twitter followers in order to get good customer service.

      But yes, I do imagine that I wasn’t the only person who complained about the quality, so it’s nice to know they listened.

  • Reply Sarah July 16, 2013 at 5:12 am

    I had the same exact experience some years ago, complete with getting a second case because the first one was of disappointing quality and the second one was’t better one bit. Good to know, they improved this much, thanks for the info Anna!

  • Reply Mel July 16, 2013 at 5:56 am

    Ah, thank you Anna, good to know! I appreciate the update and your honest opinions, always.

  • Reply Kellee July 16, 2013 at 8:28 am

    Thanks for writing this, Anna – it’s so timely too, as I’ve also been contemplating selling my illustration work on Society6 and have been reading reviews this week of users experiences. (I know I have doubts about something when I’m more interested in reading users bad experiences than their good ones).

    I remember reading your first piece about the Society6-bought phone case and how completely useful it was – a lot of fellow illustrators had started using them, mainly I guess as it’s less expensive than printing stuff yourself and trying to sell it via your own website, the irony being that most of them couldn’t afford to buy any of the products first (me included) to test out what their customers would get, so reading posts like yours is SO helpful, as we know it’s coming from a trusted source.

    I’m still not sure whether I want to sell on Society6 – it would surely be the most cost-effective thing for me to do (not to mention the marketplace aspect of selling on a site like that) but I still have concerns.

    Anyway, that was a longwinded way of saying thanks for the update. 🙂

    • Anna @ D16 July 16, 2013 at 9:58 am

      Kellee, yeah, I definitely go back and forth on whether Society6 is a good option for me. I definitely do NOT have the time or resources to handle printing and shipping, that much I know. Speaking generally, I think Society6 (and sites like that — I’m sure there are others) are probably best for artists and designers who aren’t trying to make a living off of selling reproductions, but are still interested in making an affordable product available to people who might want it. I don’t think it’s a way for an artist to successfully run a sustainable business. This is just where I fall though — I make my living entirely by designing book covers, and I’ve managed to monetize my blog just enough that it pays for itself in terms of time spent and the cost of hosting, etc. If I sell through a site like Society6, it will really just be because I like the idea of getting some of my stuff out there and into people’s homes, but I can’t handle the production required on my own.

      I do like that Society6 does not artists to make every design available on every format, though, and that they allow for variations of color, placement, etc. that are specific to the application. After all, not everything looks good on a tote bag. 😉

  • Reply Judi July 16, 2013 at 8:48 am

    Great case…but my comment’s about the last photo! Full frontal portrait! Now that’s brave. You inspire me…maybe I’ll finally put a photo of me on the blog.

  • Reply jaclyn July 16, 2013 at 9:28 am

    Oh man, Society 6…..Happy for you that your phone case is better now but after ordering a (not cheap) art print framed for my husband’s 30th birthday that was embarrassingly terrible quality, I don’t think I’ll be patronizing them any longer.

    Good for you for keepin’ honest on the good and the bad!

    • Anna @ D16 July 16, 2013 at 9:42 am

      Jaclyn, I wonder if that could have been a result of a poor quality digital file having been supplied by the artist? I’ve ordered numerous (I’d guess 15-20) prints at various sizes from Society6 over the last couple of years, and I’ve been very impressed by the quality every time. That’s why I was so surprised by the poor quality of the first case, since it seemed so out of line with the rest of their product line.

      Did you contact them about the poor quality? Did they refund your money or offer you a replacement?

    • jaclyn pacheco July 17, 2013 at 9:26 am

      It wasn’t the print that was poor quality, it was the framing job. I actually had to doctor the back of the frame up with some washi tape because the backer board didn’t stay in place and 2 corners of the frame weren’t abutted tightly so the frame hung crooked.

      I told my husband that I wanted to exchange it but he insisted it was “fine”. I think he felt bad about how bad I felt about the poor quality (which he never denied so I know I wasn’t just being overly critical! LOL)

      I suppose that’s the risk you take in online purchases and in anything really because I’m sure there are things that I am totally satisfied with but others wouldn’t be. C’est la vie!

    • Anna @ D16 July 17, 2013 at 10:26 am

      Oh wow! I have never ordered anything framed from Society6, but now I’m thinking I should just to see if your experience was a fluke. I would really hate for someone to buy something with my design on/in it and be unhappy with the quality, which is why I’ve hesitated for so long before proceeding with Society6. That’s a chance you take with outsourcing production, unfortunately.

      Thanks for sharing this, Jaclyn! I’d honestly never considered the quality of the framing services before.

  • Reply Ashlee July 16, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Thank you so much for this post! A few weeks ago I blogged about how I was in desperate need of a new iPhone case since my Lilly Pulitzer one has been peeling like crazy. I’ve been looking into Society6 cases and wasn’t sure about the quality. It would be my worst nightmare to spend $35 for a case that was cheap and unprotective and wore down quickly. Since I’m a college student, purchases like iPhone cases are few and far between. I’m picky because I need to know I will be happy with it and that it will last for quite awhile. I’m so happy to hear the quality of the cases and have improved! I feel a bit better now about investing in one, but I’m still on the hunt.

    Thanks for sharing your honest opinions and showing us a detailed comparison! Also, your case is super cute!

  • Reply Ashley July 16, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    I remember when you posted that review and things just went haywire. So weird.

    The new Society 6 cases are wonderful! I have that same Dawn Gardner case for my iPhone 5, but in color. Love it.

  • Reply Michelle July 16, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    I trust and really value your opinion on things. You clearly take a lot of care over products you buy, things you make etc and it seems to me you have a very good eye for quality. So I thank you for this and many other posts which have looked at the quality & design of things. Your blog is a great resource & much appreciated.

  • Reply Katie Jewell July 17, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    I recently bought a case from Society6 for my new Iphone 5. I’ve had it for maybe a little over a week and have definitely NOT dropped it once. Yet, today, I took my phone out of the case to quickly clean it, and noticed my phone has scratches at all four corners where the case clips on.
    Have you had any problems like that with your case or past cases?

    • Anna @ D16 July 17, 2013 at 1:21 pm

      Katie, where are the scratches? On the metal or the glass? I just took my case off (I haven’t removed it since I got it about two weeks ago) to check for you, and I don’t see any marks at all. I didn’t have that problem with my old case, either. I should say that I really don’t ever remove my case, though — I took my old one off mayyyyybe once in a year and a half. Is it possible that the scratches are occurring when the case is being removed/replaced?

    • Katie Jewell July 17, 2013 at 5:53 pm

      The scratches are on the metal at the top and bottom. I never tried to remove the case before until today because I noticed dirt (or some substance like dirt) was stuck on the sides. The case was a little difficult to get off, so taking it off might have left scratches?
      They aren’t that extreme or anything, I just hope more don’t pop up! Thanks for checking for me 🙂

  • Reply Gaia July 17, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Oh good to know! I sell a few things on Society 6 and in general have been really happy with their print quality.
    However, I’ve recently heard of several artists getting their work ripped off, apparently from the Society 6 site, and then not really getting any support from them. So now I’m torn. They seem great, but that is crummy behavior…
    Kathy Weller’s story here:
    Curious to hear people’s thoughts.

    • Anna @ D16 July 17, 2013 at 3:38 pm

      I’ve heard plenty of similar stories about pretty much every online retailer (and offline retailer, for that matter), but the difference here is that it sounds like Kathy Weller believes the thief is actually using the high-res files. If that’s the case, then Society6 does indeed have a serious issue to deal with. I guess she’d have to order a physical product from the thief to know for sure, though, right? If they’re stealing and re-printing the low-res images, though, I’m not exactly sure what S6 could possibly do to prevent that. (It’s also possible that they’re not even selling any products at all, but are instead running a scam operation…)

      Marc Johns addressed some of this in the comments on his post about Society6 last year — I wonder if he’d consider doing an updated post about his personal experiences selling through the site:

    • Gaia July 17, 2013 at 6:55 pm

      Yeah at first I assumed it was the low res files and sort of shrugged, cause like you said, there’s nothing they can do about that. But if it was the high res files…Yikes. Good point about the scam operation– I didn’t even consider that!
      Thanks for the Marc Johns link– I’ll check it out.

    • Marc Johns December 4, 2013 at 3:05 pm

      Hi Anna,

      Nice review of the Society6 cases! I’ve had nothing but positive experiences selling through the site. I have sold over a thousand items (not bragging , just sayin’ I’ve had some experience!) and have never heard of anyone complaining about quality, so that’s pretty good. Although, to be fair, if they did have a complaint they would have gone straight to S6, not through me. I’ve never ordered a phone case myself, because I don’t own a smartphone 🙂 But my neighbour bought one, and the printing on his looks really really good. Personally I’ve been particularly impressed with the quality of the art prints.

      As for artwork getting ripped off, I have a hard time imagining that a site visitor could get access to high-res files. And if they’re using low-res files, well the thief could be grabbing them from your blog, your Flickr account, etc. My work gets ripped off all the time. I keep finding cushions from China printed with my work popping up on Etsy. It’s a constant battle, but I wouldn’t blame Society6.

      Has anyone bought their new tote bags or mugs? I’d like to know how they turn out.

  • Reply PhillyLass July 18, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Thanks for the updated product info. I, for one, appreciate an informed and honest opinion. BTW, have you seen this rug?
    I saw it featured in a design sponge post and thought of you.

    • Anna @ D16 July 18, 2013 at 10:31 am

      I have, yes! It’s awesome. 🙂

  • Reply Jaime - Design Milk July 18, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    YAY! I am SO GLAD you gave them another chance. S6 has been a long-time partner of Design Milk so it’s awesome to hear that you are happy with the quality. I say that because I know how picky (in a good way) you are about quality so this actually feels like a big relief!

  • Reply Serenity July 18, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    Those accusations about you because of your negative opinion of a product are insane! but they also kind of crack me up. You are one of a handful of bloggers whose opinion of products I seriously value *because* of your honesty. Glad you’re not the type to be intimidated by mean tweets!

  • Reply Kate (@shoegirlinDE) July 22, 2013 at 9:51 am

    I really appreciate your honesty! It’s a shame that some others do not. You turned me onto Uncommon cases and frankly, I’ve never had a better phone case in my life. Keep telling it like it is because your readers are listening!

  • Reply mimy December 4, 2013 at 7:17 am

    hello there sorry for spamming(but i did check the not a spammer button), but i am really new to the society6! do you mind promoting me a little? 😀 and for the love of all Mimi’s out there 😀

  • Reply Aly December 20, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Do the new cases wrap around the front edges or protect th at all? I’m debating buying one, but I want it to have edge protection cause I drop my phone a lot.

    • Anna @ D16 December 22, 2013 at 4:00 pm

      Aly, the edge is slightly raised above the edge of the phone, but it doesn’t wrap around. It will protect the front edges, but if your phone gets a lot of abuse I’d go with something else.

  • Reply Jackie February 16, 2014 at 1:10 am

    I’m debating buying a Society6 case as well. From your pictures, it doesn’t seem like the case covers the top and bottom of the phone at all – could you confirm/deny? I’d just like to be sure before ordering. Obviously, no one plans on dropping their phone, but I’d hate to drop mine and get a dent on it because I was ordering blind. Thanks!

    • Anna @ D16 February 16, 2014 at 12:49 pm

      Jackie, here’s a photo of the case showing the top and bottom—someone else asked me the same thing on Twitter recently. 🙂

      iphone case

    • Jackie February 16, 2014 at 11:47 pm

      Hmm, the openness of the case concerns me a little. It seems like it would make sense for the top to at least be covered up to the on/off button. Thank you for the pictures! They’re really helpful. 🙂

    • Anna @ D16 February 17, 2014 at 12:17 am

      I’m not particularly hard on my phones (between my previous phone and the current one I’ve maybe had 3 or 4 dropping incidents, none of them remarkable), but I’ve been using S6 cases for more than a year now and haven’t had any issues or damage. I think it really depends on what kind of phone-handler you are when it comes to choosing a case—there are some seriously heavy duty ones out there for people who need them. 🙂

  • Reply Chrissy February 28, 2014 at 4:35 am

    Phew! Thanks so much for the review!
    Like you, I’ve been on the fence for a while about Society 6.
    Few reasons – I began making my own prints & cushions, then began outsourcing locally (at great expense), but now I’m in a position where I don’t have time for the additional ordering and packaging process, so I’m now looking into manufacture.
    Being in Australia, I wasn’t sure if it was worth setting up a US-based shop that will take a while to ship to my local customers!
    But your blog post here has helped set my mind at ease.
    It’s not the 100% perfect solution for me, but for now, it’s the best I can find to suit my needs and market.
    Thanks for the honest and detailed review!
    Now, to get off that fence …
    Chrissy x

  • Reply Amy Brewster December 1, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    My new iPhone 6 case is cracked at every edge after only 6 weeks. 🙁 Very flimsy, although the art is cute. Maybe the narrow design of the new phone makes them bend too much & crack. Never again…

    • Anna @ D16 December 1, 2014 at 5:55 pm

      Oh no! I’m sorry to hear that, Amy. I’ve had the same two S6 cases on my iPhone 5 for the past year and a half, and they’re both still in great shape…so maybe it does have something to do with the iPhone 6 design. 🙁 That’s such a bummer.

      Have you tried contacting Society6? I’ve had very good response from their customer service—never had a problem doing an exchange.

    • Amy December 1, 2014 at 8:23 pm

      It has been TWO HOURS, yes, 2 hours & I just received a FULL refund including shipping, for my cracked case. If my cute, but flimsy case had to crack everywhere, at least I got very wonderful (and did I mention INSTANT) response from Society 6. I would like to say, I didn’t even ask for a refund, only posted here. So thank you to you and to Society 6 customer service for treating me wonderfully. I will probably be a future customer because of this awesome response. (Although maybe not for phone cases!)

    • Anna @ D16 December 1, 2014 at 9:46 pm

      Whoa! Amy, I swear I had NOTHING to do with that response. That’s pretty cool. 🙂

      Glad the outcome was good, even if the case wasn’t what you’d hoped.

  • Reply Stef Morin December 17, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    I know this review is about a year old but I just bought an Ipod Touch case from them and it’s absolute shit. No shock abosrbing, cheap dingy plastic, and it doesn’t even fit right. The plastic doesn’t even go up around the front fully, all my corners are exposed, and it’s cracked (I’ve had it a week) . I’m waiting on a response for them as I want a refund. I’ve order other stuff from them before like mugs and bags but the cases are super not worth it.

    • Anna @ D16 December 17, 2014 at 1:29 pm

      Hi Stef, unfortunately I don’t have any experience with iPod touch cases so I can’t speak to that, but here’s hoping their customer service gets back to you soon and resolves the situation!

  • Reply Corbin Henry December 21, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    I found this article just now, and I was surprised at the negative reviews of the Society6 cases. I’ve designed and sold a lot of them for S6 and haven’t had a single one returned. Either they got improved cases or I’ve been lucky to have happy customers. Thanks to all for your honest reviews! To those who have had a bad experience with Society6, as a designer, I’m very disappointed that you did. If I can lend my support to you, please feel free to contact me. Best wishes to you all!

  • Reply Yi Lin T January 29, 2015 at 2:05 am

    Why didn’t I see this post of yours earlier! I just received mine and I must say that I’m pretty disappointed with it. The quality is awful considering the price and it looks so flimsy. I know it’s to support artists and all, which was the only reason I bought mine there apart from liking the design, but I’m pretty disappointed.

  • Reply Marylyn January 30, 2015 at 9:20 am

    Thank you for this post. I have been looking at a case and of course I was a little hesitant due to potential disappointment. The fact that they are improving on the quality makes me very reassured.

  • Reply Nastassia June 9, 2015 at 12:58 am

    I just received my iphone 6 case from them and I am so disappointed. I purchased a case with the image “Oro Marble” and it is so blurry. Its a very low quality image! I just sent them an email, I hope I get my money back!

    • Anna @ D16 June 9, 2015 at 10:08 am

      Nastassia, I’m guessing that’s probably the fault of the person who uploaded the art to their shop (that’s not my design). Because shop owners are in control of supplying/uploading the art, there’s no way to prevent someone from using low-quality images. FWIW, I’ve ordered 5 of my own designs on iPhone cases from Society6, and they’ve all been totally crisp-looking…but I’m using maximum-quality images when I upload to my shop. Sellers are given those guidelines when they join, but unfortunately people don’t always follow instructions.

      I’m sure Society6 will refund your money or let you choose a new case! They actually mention the issue you have specifically in their customer service info:
      http://society6.com/help#-JIpp_RVVinWZIpt4Y5J (“I received a product with low resolution artwork.”)

  • Reply Ash November 11, 2015 at 5:05 am

    Hi! Just like Stef Morin up there, I was given an iPod Touch 5 Case as a gift and it eventually cracked — around the think part near the camera at the back. I’ve had this case for about nine months (used it for a total of three-four months since I switched cases in between) before it cracked. I’ve been studying Casemate’s design and its a very thin shell with the camera hole providing a thin surface at the top that is easy to crack. There are some other cases (not Society6 though) that has a rounder design around the camera (like a side-view tear drop) that seems to provide a sturdier and more durable design that wouldn’t let the case crack, I believe. Seems like we have to wait till Society6 and casemate update their products. :<

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