• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very nice case BUT

    • Written by from Stockton on tees

    I had two of these ... The problems are
    1) The plastic breaks around the charging point and thus it become ill fitting leading to
    2) The Holes intended for the mic dont match the ones in the case and thus the other party can't hear you while talking on the phone !!!!

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It does the job

    • Written by from Kidlington

    I bought this item in an Apple Store back in January 2014, it's now November 2014 and I have always kept the cover on my iPhone 5s. It does the job, successfully protected my phone two or three times when I dropped it accidentally. I was worried when I first bought it that the cover would show signs of wear or dirt too quickly, however I bought the colour black and after 8 months of using it I am still happy with the product. No issues with the power cable but I haven't used headphones so I'm unable to comment on that.
    Probably slightly overpriced for what it is.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality but expensive

    • Written by from London

    Good case, has a premium feel, fits very well obviously. Not bulky but does add some bulk to your phone, not much but you definitely know its there. It has a very small lip so offers some but degree of protection to the screen, but it's not for you if you want very good protection, suitable for just everyday scratches and wear and tear. It does have a microfibre internal lining so you won't be damaging your phone taking it in and out. Overall a good case but you are paying over the odds because it's made by Apple. Premium but expensive.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great looking but doesn't last

    • Written by from Livingston

    I have now had this case replaced twice. there is a thin metal frame contained within the case. it breaks very easily near to the headphone jack. When it breaks, the phone comes away from the case very easily as it is less tight around the phone. clear design flaw!

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice looking but doesn't offer much protection

    • Written by from Liverpool

    I had this case installed on my 5s for around 9 months.


    Nice, sleek and very well fitting. Port openings good size and not had any issues with any apple approved accessories.

    The look of the leather does change over time but I think the worn affect looks good. It keeps dust out and doesn't scratch the finish on the handset.


    The case doesn't offer much in the way of impact protection. It has saved the handset from drops on the sides/corners but I caught the back on the phone on the edge of a desk whilst in my jeans pocket which resulted in a dent in the aluminium casing.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Case BUT...

    • Written by from Castleford

    Love the case, protects the iPhone great and looks impressive BUT the hole for the charging cable is a real let down as its too small. the 30pin adapter wont fit so you have to remove the case (Fits that great that its hard to remove).

    If you are thing about getting this case do not but the 30 pin adapter but get the version with a cable.

    Great product but with serious issues for me. wish I never bought it.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Badly done Apple

    • Written by from HARPENDEN

    A fabulous case is very badly let down by its design, which is totally incompatible with other current Apple products for the same phone. The holes for earphones and the lightning are very small. I've tested a number of earphones currently on sale in Apple stores and some don't even fit through the hole in this case! Worse, the hole for the lightning connector will only accommodate the USB-to-lightning cable. With the case fitted, it is impossible to slot the phone onto a dock stand or to plug in Apple's own 30-pin to Lightning adapter.. If I didn't need to plug things in, I'd award 4 or 5 stars. As it happens, I do, so it's only 1 for the total lack of consistency in product design! I'm tempted to go back to Microsoft.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love Apple and will blindly follow them where ever they lead me.

    • Written by from Enfield

    I'd buy a case made out of old newspapers if it had Jonny Ive's seal of approval.

    More seriously, its a very nice case. I don't have any issues with the whole sizes and have a black version so can't complain about grubbiness. Would be nice if it cost less.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Kolding

    Bought the brown one and yes, it only takes a few days to see it's used. However over time it turns into patina like a leather jacket or so. So Day 1 it has this pristine look, after a while more rugged. Guess it's just the nature of leather.
    I'm impressed by the quality though. I often take it off to put the phone in desk and car chargers so my cover had been on and off I guess hundreds of times already. Still it snaps nicely back on every time.
    The fit is absolutely perfect and all buttons are easily accessible. What other people say on the holes for charger and headphones being too small I don't recognise at all. I've used different chargers, Apple and not, and different headphones and never worried about this. Plenty of room
    I'll get another if this one ever wears out.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Read This Review

    • Written by from Reading

    I wanted to wait until my first drop to write a review and let me set the scene, I was cycling in Spain on Sprocket 3 Gear 7, the fastest a bike could go. I heard my phone drop out my pocket and knew the potential danger of a broken phone was very high. When I ran off my bike to pick up the phone it was untouched, like I had just taken it out of my pocket and all thanks to this case. I have an iPhone 5 and the fall would have shattered it to pieces, if it wasn't for this case protecting it.

    The black leather case for my iPhone 5 fits amazingly, no loose parts and feels firm, it feels great in the hand and the leather is a delight to touch. All the buttons are easily pressed and there's no difficulty navigating the hardware, don't listen to people's reviews saying the lock button is hard to press as many iPhone 5 models had faulty power buttons and it may just be because of that, I find that the case makes buttons incredibly easy to press. As I use only Apple products for my iPhone, I have no problems charging or listening to music, but the holes only fit for Apple hardware and anything the same size or a fraction of a millimetre larger, so if you're a fan of car accessories it may not be for you.

    Overall this case has been godly to me. The soft leather acts as a cushion and absorbs energy from hitting the ground and makes it bounce, you would think a leather case has beauty and no brains, but it has both. Plastic cases are nothing compared. The leather adds second to no thickness and adds a better more secure feel to the iPhone, compared to other leather cases which tend to bulk more than anything. The case is great and I advise buying one, it'll look great on black and white models, a problem is that it conceals most of the phones design to compliment the cases, so if you're a fan of your gold plated 5s, you'll have to sacrifice the gold back plate being shown off.

    To conclude, my phone is like new after a 20mph drop on a concrete path, with only a little puncture in the leather which isn't even noticeable. You don't notice wear and tear on black leather which is handy as I get picky with that stuff. Overall the pros are great protection, grey style, great feel, great look, great fit. If you are worrying that you are sacrificing protection for looks, you're not (from my experience) and the speaker holes are precision drilled, no sound lost in or out. Cons are it can get dirty easy like normal leather if not treated and charging/auxiliary (headphone) ports are fitted for Apple accessories in mind only; buy the black case, no other, as the bright cases are notorious for showing dirt very easily.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Case (most of the time)

    • Written by from Dublin

    I've had this case for my iPhone 5 for over half a year now and it is really durable as well as stylish, fitting the phone perfectly. The only issue is when using headphones with a wide surrounding as the hole in the case is quite small and similarly for 30pin to lightning adapters, you have to remove the case to use them, though these occasions are rare so it is excellent overall..

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    looked good for one week.

    • Written by from Hailsham

    When buying my white iPhone 5s, I thought I would treat myself to a new case in red.
    When it turned up I was happy with it, fitted well, and looked good
    After two weeks it started to get dirty and the colour started to change.
    It has now broken where the charger plugs in and doesn't stay on the phone anymore.

    Would not recommend to anyone, It is also well over priced.
    much better cases for a fraction of the cost.

    Biggest disappointment from Apple so far.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Well made Poor material practicality

    • Written by from Stoke-on-Trent

    Out of all the cases ive had in the past (and there have been many) this is by far the one that fits and looks the best. However...the main fault with this product which can not be overlooked, is the ease and speed the leather becomes discoloured. I understand that it is 'real leather' which will discolour and change in appearance over time. But this is ridiculous. Within 2 weeks of purchasing the case it discoloured and looked grubby! and it was too expensive for me to just simply replace with a different case without getting my moneys worth from it. Apple need to address this or as a minimum reduce the price.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great case

    • Written by from Keighley

    A little pricy but I love it, a good leather feel and look great. However after a while it gets dirty and starts to become dull. Micro fibre lining prevents scratches on the back and the raised edges prevents easy scratches on the front. Headphone hole can be awkward for jacks with cables at right angels, fine for the apple ones. Couple drawbacks but all in all a brilliant case

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Thing of beauty

    • Written by from Newton aycliffe

    Ok first off this is not the most protective case you can buy but this should be obvious.
    What it is though is a very well made luxury case designed to keep your phone being marked by normal use and give light to medium protection in falls. As for screen protection the case does have a slight lip which will help a little in a fall or if you place your phone screen down. Theres a rather good demo of this case on a YouTube vid where the phone case protects the 5s up to a drop of 10 feet.

    I've had this case 2 months now and I use my phone a lot. It still looks almost new. I think this is down to it being the black case which doesn't discolour and the fact I treated it with a leather protection product (leder gris) and a final wipe with renapur. This is also what I do with my boots, shoes and leather jacket and it seems like a great combo for protecting leather. However I do think apple should of treated this leather during manufacture as it seems very natural and untreated on arrival.

    4 stars because it's very difficult to get the case off and I had to chose black really to make sure of colour durability.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply the best!

    • Written by from Espoo

    Simply the best cover I've had. And i've tried few. All of them have the same flaw, the case is not firm enough. All other cases make the phone feel cheap and like it needs some lubricate to not "squeel". Not this! This is excellent. It's like the cover and the iphone is one piece!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Case

    • Written by from Whitchurch

    In my opinion this case is great. I've had it since early December and it still looks and feels good. That is with everyday use. It protects my phone well and fits securely.
    I rate this case highly, but probably in Black because it doesn't show the dirt.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Wears out too fast

    • Written by from Dublin

    Wear and tear sign start appearing after few weeks of use. Shiny colours scrub away on the edges and case looks like ą0 years old leather case.

    Would never buy this again unless, perhaps, black one.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Edinburgh

    I was really apprehensive about ordering this case after reading the reviews - especially those where the buyers had difficulty charging the phone with the case o since the charger plug wouldn't fit into the phone. I'm not sure if this was a problem in the past which has now been rectified, or whether it's due to the odd faulty case, but my case is fine and I managed to plug the charger into the phone no problem (I used the normal charger with the lead that comes with the iPhone). So if you're worried about the charger not fitting, don't - I had no problem with mine.

    Some reviewers also pointed out that the lighter colours get dirty very quickly. I'd wanted to order one of the lighter ones and reading those reviews made me change my mind, so I ordered a black one instead. It looks lovely with my Silver iPhone 5s. It's real leather, fits better than any other case I've seen and looks very smart; it's pricey but IMHO worth it. So, all-in-all, thumbs up to the black-coloured case :-)

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive.. Maybe but so was my phone!

    • Written by from Westcliff on Sea

    After seeing a friends phone with the red case I wanted one. It's a real quality look for a classy phone. As much as I liked the weathered look of the coloured ones I like a black case. Hopefully there will be some weathering with the black case. The other bonus my rhino screen works nicely with this case. A happy customer

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