• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very nice, but buyer beware!

    • Written by from FLEMINGTON

    I took a chance with a black Apple case even though a bit pricey, was impressed with it's leather feel, slimline design, snug fit and that all ports are accessible. I believe the purpose of a case is to protect the phone which this product does as far as the back, edges and corners are concerned. There is a small "lip" of protection for the screen when placing the iPhone carefully screen side down but if it is accidently dropped from pocket 3ft or so, chances are that if lands screen side down expect the phone to pop out and require a screen replacement.
    I have been an iPhone owner 3 times and every time I purchased a case and screen protector as I like to keep my products in "mint" condition. The first 2 I purchased a Contour Showcase (which I also have for my iPods) and every product I still own is in "mint" condition. This is even after running on a treadmill and my iPhone 4S falling hitting the treadmill and ricocheting into a machine behind me. Do not purchase this case if you wish to protect your iPhone from accidental drops as chances are you will be dropping more on the replacement of a screen.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Case and Good Looking

    • Written by from Astoria

    I try to make objective reviews. I've had it for a month and it looks just like the day I bought it. I don't baby it but I keep it clean and don't abuse my phone. Many people complain it gets dirty and changes color. There's been very slight minimal darkening around the edges if you examinine it under a lamp, but the leather feels great and still looks great. The case weighs nothing. Fits my Klipsh 3.5mm jack and I love it.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from New York

    the look is amazing but the durability is awful my cover started to change its look after only 3 days of daily usage... i really can't understand how can apple produce a very fragile "Protective" product.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Total disappointment

    • Written by from Toledo

    I've had my case for almost 7 months now and by the 5th month the "worn leather" effect looks disgusting. It downright looks dirty and cheap. It's hard to believe it's "worthy" of an Apple Logo. As it has provided me with protection, it's started to peel in the corners revealing the plastic material underneath. I'll never waste my money on leather Apple branded case again.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Happy with case, just one annoyance...

    • Written by from Traralgon East

    I've been using my black leather case for about 10 months now. It's probably the best color to get because it hides any dirty marks. Like all leather products it requires a little care from time to time. I use a leather cleaner and conditioner every few months to keep it looking good. My complaint it my Audio Technica ATH-M50 headphones don't fit with the case on. The plug is too wide but the workaround was to buy a 3.5mm adapter so it fits. It does look a bit long and silly though. If that wasn't an issue I'd give it 5 stars.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it, but does soil easy

    • Written by from Mt. Vernon

    I have the brown case on a white iPhone. It does soil pretty easy BUT The White pencil eraser works like magic. Rub it lightly and the case looks like new.

    This case fits better than any of the other 10 cases I have. Very slim and looks like it belongs.bon the phone. Love it!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Buenos Aires

    I read all the reviews, and, i thought that no one of those tell nothing about how to clean up the brown case. well, USE A WHITE PENCIL RUBBER!!! 99 cents, and the case will be as good as new. great case, i love it.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best case I’ve ever had

    • Written by from Dubbo

    The case is light and slim exactly what you want for your iPhone. It doesn’t add any bulk and the slight lip above the screen creates perfect protection. the colour begins to fade in places which only added a rugged effect to the case which I’ve had many compliments on. I would definitely recommend!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wouldn't recommend to anyone!!

    • Written by from Peterborough

    I bought this case a while back and within a week, the colour had come off and the leather was peeling, I contacted my nearest apple store and they sent out a replacement the next day which I received in good time! However, the exact same happened with the new case! I've got both a blue and brown case and for £35, the quality is appalling! I am not happy at all and wouldn't recommend anyone to purchase this case when much cheaper and better alternatives are available!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It's ludicrous! This cover needs a cover to keep it clean!!!

    • Written by from Reading

    The case is a dirt magnet.
    I should have done my research first before getting ripped off this way!!

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    PERFECT iPhone 5s Case

    • Written by from Pago Pago

    I purchased a brown leather case. Feels great. Perfect fit. Light weight. Soft inner lining. Protects the phone all around when it drops, even the front. Well designed to contact the outer front rim of the casing before hitting the screen upon a drop or placement on a flat surface. Just a bit disappointed with the color beginning to fade along the edges. Soon going to turn from brown to black. A great buy.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    A 5 star review until recently

    • Written by from Dollar

    I have the brown leather case and have absolutely loved it for the bast 8 months. Strongly advised it to all my mates who have asked as i adored it. Until last month. The case no longer fits securely on the iPhone, I dont know if its stretched because its leather, but it now slides off very easily. I did not think this was a big problem though until I accidentally dropped it. It was a small drop onto concrete, however, it was face down. Picked it up thinking nothing of it as it happened all the time and the case had always protected it, but then after turning it over I saw that the screen was completely smashed and the phone was pretty much out of the case. Was not impressed, rest of the phone doesn't have a scratch on it due to the micro-fiber on the inside of the case and the case is beautiful, however, now I have a iPhone with a smashed screen and I need to pay £140 to get the screen replaced by Apple due to their own product not lasting.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Dirt and Patina aren't the same thing

    • Written by from Toronto

    This case fits and feels great and really enhances the design of the phone, but I'll likely be returning it.

    I bought the tobacco color because I thought it would age richly like a nice wallet, but this aniline leather doesn't behave as expected. After four short days of careful use it looks filthy and tired, not patinated and 'broken-in'. I've tried leather cleaner/conditioner and it has little effect. Disappointing.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Superb protection

    • Written by from San Antonio

    I bought this case because it looked good and was light and thin. I dropped my iphone from 20ft up on a ladder and thought my phone would be destroyed. However it still works fine thanks to the case. The case was destroyed and the glass screen was separated from the metal frame, but the apple store put it back in place and still works great!

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not well made

    • Written by from High River

    Case is falling apart after 2 months of light use. The iPhone 5s edges are quickly cutting through the leather on all corners. I didn't expect a rugged case but it looks like trash and it's barely been used.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Sydney

    The case fits your phone perfectly and looks great for about 5 days and then it looks like it's been thrown into mud. I am returning this case
    For a black one. I am very disappointed with apple for this whole line of cases yes it should weather and age but not within a week!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Would not recommend

    • Written by from Hemel Hempstead

    Pro - It fits well.

    Cons - Looks horrible after a weeks use. 6 months in my brown case is black all the way around and marked everywhere else. I'm a clean person but its ruined.

    I've tried leather/suede cleaner but doesn't help. Such a shame.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dirty dirty and more dirty

    • Written by from Aventura

    I've been using it for a couple of weeks and it looks like 3 years used..... SO EXPENSIVE to be like this. I mean, $30 for 10 days?? C'mon dudes..

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    extremely expensive for poor quality

    • Written by from Bruxelles

    It becomes dirty after a few weeks. Also hard to remove it without damaging it. Very poor quality and quite expensive.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Case

    • Written by from Washington

    I read the reviews and decided to go ahead and purchase the brown leather case for my white iphone. I really like the way that it looks.

    It's a case, so there are sometimes compromises in that it does not work exactly the way that it used to. Some 3rd party lightning ports don't work, which is a bummer.

    The case also ages because it's made of leather. Some people really don't like that. It's not clear the case is going to save your phone if you run it over with a mack tuck, but then again, how often are you really in that situation?

    But all in all, the case fits the phone PERFECTLY, maintaining a very slim profile. I got this case to cover up all the nicks and scratches a year and a half of use can cause, and it does a great job. The case also makes my phone soft, which is a nice touch. So, I give it 4 stars for being a solid case. Sure, it's got flaws - but no case is perfect.

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