• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    GREAT - FOR THE FIRST DAY!

    • Written by from Ringwood

    The analine leather iPhone 5S case (mine's red) looks great when you first put it onto your phone. Feels really good too - oops don't touch it too much you might get finger marks on it. By day 5 those finger marks (and my labour averse hands are as clean as a surgeon's) will start to be leaving black marks on the case, which over the next few weeks will gradually turn the beautiful bright analine leather into something that looks it has been left on the street for 5 years.

    Apple do warm that the case will show use - kind of like a pair of pre-faded jeans- but the phone case will look really bad within a month,

    Its a pity as the leather feels nice - I just wish Apple had a way of keeping it new looking.

    PS: Don't try to clean it, including with leather cleaner. It doesn't work.

    Avoid.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Big disappointment

    • Written by from Athens

    Got this case as a christmas gift. After almost 50 days of normal use (at home, in my pockets, in the car, at work), the edges turn to black and the case is full of dirt. No more shinny red leather.
    Perfect fit and great protection for the iPhone but not a quality product overall.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Color quickly fades

    • Written by from Oslo

    Looks great for a few days, but then becomes dirty and the edges go blackish. Trying to wash it made it worse. Get the black one if you want it to last more than a week while looking nice.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Soon looks worn

    • Written by from YEOVIL

    Case looked fab when new, but only a few weeks later the red edges & corners of the case have turned black & dirty looking. It seems like the red colour wears off. Not a good purchase in this colour. If you want to buy this case I would recommend you buy a black one as that will probably not look shabby quickly like the bright colours do.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Short life, expected better quality for the price

    • Written by from Hong Kong

    My red leather case is just one year old and has lost most of the color and is now of a dark shade of red, fill of black spots. The material doesn't develop a nice used look with time, just looks dirty and unappealing and the small pieces that go around the cable docks are broken. If you still want one of these cases get the black one, as at least won't look as bad after a few months of use.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    an awesome looking case for about 4-5 days

    • Written by from Stockholm

    Initially the case looks stunning. However, the lifetime of the leather finish is horrid and you feel cheated considering the price tag. If it was a 3rd party cheap thing from a flea market for 3$, it would be a different story. This is marketed as a premium case from Apple themselves. They should feel ashamed to put their logo on this. Avoid this product and spend your money on some other case.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Casing

    • Written by from Bukit Mertajam

    Nice leather !

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks great...for a couple weeks

    • Written by from Overland Park

    I was so excited to get this pricey, beautiful case. It rapidly got dirty and was embarrassing to use. Come on Apple, you can do better for the price of this product!

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Used for 9 months everyday, overall very happy

    • Written by from Ridgmont

    It soon showed the dirt making it look old, in addition to this the leather ripped at the corner very early on. However the case has a very soft inside so my phone is still in top condition. The down fall of this product is that it is very expensive to not receive a screen protector, however it has provided unbeatable protection for my phone.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone 5s Case - (PRODUCT) Red

    • Written by from Clifford Township

    I just got this case in the mail today. When I opened the packaging, I really liked the leather feel. It felt very sturdy. My iPhone 5s fits very snug in the case, and my phone won't get scratched while being installed, because the case is leather on the outside and microfiber lined on the inside. I like how the case comes up above the screen. That gives the case a lay on the table design and optimal protection during drops on the screen. The ports for the headphone jack, microphone, lightning connector, and the speaker line up exactly with the iPhone 5s's ports. I have no problems with the headphone jack and the lightning connector because I use Apple's Earpods, wich come free with the iPhone 5s, and I use the Lightning Adapter that comes with the iPhone 5s, but people that use headphones with bigger connectors, or use Lightning connectors that do not come with your iPhone might have problems fitting your conectors in the case, or not be able to use the case while using the connectors. Otherwise, good job Apple!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful case.

    • Written by from Toledo

    Everything from Apple has a lot of though put into it, so of course it's going to be very high quality and fit in with their own product like magic. Highly recommended for any Apple fanboy, or really anybody that wants a well matching protective case for their iPhone.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    needs some redesign

    • Written by from Olympia

    The pluses: The case fits snuggly, feels soft and has a low profile. It's product red.
    The minuses: When the case gets dirty, it's hard to clean. But more importantly, the bottom cutout for the power isn't big enough. The cable that came with my phone fits just fine but many adapters don't fit inside the cutout. Two Apple products that don't work with this case are the adapter to convert an iPhone 4 adapter to iPhone 5 (I had to buy the one with a short cable, which was more expensive) and the phone adapter for my new Audi. Other third party adapters don't work as well.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality after months of day to day use.

    • Written by from Toronto

    Most of these reviews are written a couple days or weeks after the customer has bought the product. I've owned the case for 8 months. My case has actually broken apart inside the leather at the headphone and lightning connector jack at the bottom of the phone and as a result the case will come off by itself inside my pocket. When I took it to the Apple Store they told me that it's normal wear and tear and that they wouldn't exchange it. Bottom line don't try to take the case off at all after you put it on or you will bend the material at the headphone and lightning connector jack and eventually break it. I would be fine with that if this was a $10 case but we're talking about Apple's Official case for $50 after taxes. Not impressed by the quality.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not safe enough

    • Written by from LONGVIEW

    I bought this case when I purchased my iPhone 5S. It looks really nice from all angles. I especially like the feel of the case in my hand-very smooth. Although, the edges of the case are flushed with the phone so the phone's screen could still easily crack if dropped at the right angle, which is what happened to mine. Luckily, I had a glass screen protector so the phone itself was unharmed. If you're prone to dropping your phone, I wouldn't recommend this product.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Gets Dirty to Easily!

    • Written by from Lewisville

    I loved this case in the beginning, the bright red looked great with my gold iphone but, soon after having the case on, the sides began to get discolored and black. This case is VERY HARD to keep clean. The color does fade a little with wear also. I like the sleek feel it puts on my phone but I definitely would not recommend the red or any lighter color case to anyone!

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone 5/s Leather Case.

    • Written by from Las Vegas

    I think everyone forgets that leather wears to have a certain "used" or "broken in" look similar to how baseball gloves get after years of use. Isn't that what makes leather so nice? I am completely satisfied with the case. Suede inside helps prevent fine scratching to the phone. Great fit and I love the look the leather has after it has been handled and picks up the oils and sweat from your hands. That is the point of leather...as it ages with wear it looks better...If you want a case that will always look pristine, buy a plastic type of case...Common sense!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DOES NOT PROTECT PHONE! Don't buy!

    • Written by from Gilbert

    I loved the case at first. Super slimming, and nice to touch. However, after about 2 months of having this case on I dropped my phone (WITH THE CASE ON) and the entire front screen shattered. It wasn't from a high height, I was only holding it, and I had dropped it on my kitchen floor. I was so upset. I figured buying a case from Apple would ensure the safety of my phone, but that wasn't the case! (no pun intended) I wish the guy who sold it to me at Verizon would have clarified it didn't offer much protection. If you ever have the risk of dropping your phone I absolutely discourage buying this phone case!

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I wise i could give it NO stars....

    • Written by from Sydney

    Just like everyone else here in the 1 star camp, i went with the best looking colour, yellow. Which is was for a week. After only living in my jeans pocket or in my hand when i used it, it still didn't last a week. I even went as far as using leather protector on it before putting the phone in it. Granted its the best slim case, and looks good for that first 150 odd hrs, but thats it. Now you can't say Apple doesn't have a R&D dept to find the best material to use for this case, so i can only think they've gone crazy with the idea of selling expensive items that don't last, so to make more $$.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Red Dye wears off and looks dirty...Go with Black.

    • Written by from Columbia

    We have the Black and the Red. The Red looks as if it is dirty and gets that way fast. I tried to clean it with leather cleaner and determined it is not dirt that makes it look that way. It is the Red dye rubbing off and the base is black. Go with the Black...it never looks dirty and has held up quite well.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good protection

    • Written by from Cheras

    I fell in love with this casing when I first saw it, it's pretty attractive and a lil' expensive. Finally decided to get it after awhile,but after using it for 3 days I realized the edge of the case gets dark.
    It's pretty hard to take care of this leather casing I was pretty upset because the casing doesn't look nice and attractive anymore as it's getting darker and darker.

    There was once, I dropped my phone on the road, screen facing downwards on the road. Surprisingly, nothing happened to my phone. No crack and all. Just the edge of my casing has a lil scratch on it, it's quite obvious but it's bearable for sight seeing.
    I think I fell in love with this case again as I will not change any other casings anymore, btw was surprised because I didn't knew this casing has such protection.

    Worth buying afterall! I am having a red one now, planning to get a black one because even if its dirty, it's not obvious.