• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ill conceived design

    • Written by from Falkirk

    Don't bother if you're hoping to use a dock - the case doesn't allow anything other than the supplies lightning cable to get anywhere near its privates! So if you have an expensive dock
    and don't want the harassment of having to take the phone in and out the case every evening them ignore this product - high time the big brains at Apple realise we want a case that allows the use of third party docks.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Tan leather

    • Written by from London

    I havenot thrown my tan leather case as it looks so grubby and worn, it was 5 months old. I have bought a clear plastic one and am much happier. The only positive to buying this leather case is that your phone will look so old and grubby that if you get mugged the thief will think you have an old phone so wont touch it. It will however look stunning when new, so if you want to buy one every 2 months then you are fine.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Leather changes colour

    • Written by from LEEDS

    Excellent quality and nice looking when new but leather starts to change colour on corners. Had to be returned after 2 months as looked scruffy.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't last, poor quality, no care.

    • Written by from ABBOTS LANGLEY

    Lovely looking case but I received mine for Christmas and its already looking tired and battered. The blue leather has become worn on the edges and the overall vibrancy of the color has faded.
    I tried to take it back to the Apple Store and they put it down to wear and tear, which I am not very happy about at all!
    The example I keep using goes like this, how long would you expect a leather wallet to last? In and out of your pocket daily, you would be annoyed if you didn't get a year out of it before it was looking worn or had marks. Well at £34.99, this case is more expensive than some leather wallets on the market but has lasted 45 days.
    Apple, I expect better.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fabulous but needs a little protection

    • Written by from Windermere

    OK, those who disrespect the fabulous Apple iPhone 5S case, first, wash your hands, secondly, clean your clothes, it's not indestructible, you need to be a clean person and now here's the big secret, when you buy one, don't use it until you have sprayed it with a decent quality leather protection spray, for example the one you can buy in the Clarks shoes store, give it a spray all over with that, treat it nicely and it will keep almost brand new.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Gets so dirty

    • Written by from Fareham

    Good quality feel, but gets so dirty. Thought it might just be me until I bumped into someone with exactly the same issue. Disappointing

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice for a few days..

    • Written by from Keswick

    I really liked these new cases for the iPhone 5s however they dont last very long at all.. I have had my phone just under a week it is already starting to wear and appear scruffy and dirty.
    Disappointment!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Flaw

    • Written by from London

    Bought one for me and the missus.

    Problems:

    1) does not fit into any docks. Case has to be removed. If you have to do this several times a day, it is VERY annoying.

    We have an old iPhone 4s charger in the house which has the lightning adapter on it. This also doesn't work with the case. UGH!

    2) Because of the flush fit, it is impossible to remove the case without creasing the leather and leaving a permanent mark on it.

    Been using apple products for 15 years and been very happy with them until now.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Won't Last Long

    • Written by from Amersham

    This is a really nice case for protecting the iphone with a nice lip to protect the screen should it be placed face down. Unfortunately the leather has not lasted more than a couple of weeks with heavy wear on all edges of the case. When considering the price don't buy this the new sharp look just it won't last!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy. Disappointing.

    • Written by from Poole

    At first I loved this case, best one I've had for a long time.
    However after a little less than two weeks the case is practically ruined! The leather wears and gets dirty extremely quickly. I'd recommend this case, but don't get a coloured one. Unless that dirty leather hipster look is for you!

    PS. Don't buy this case if you plan on taking it off anytime soon, once its on the phone it is very difficult to remove!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    shame it picks up marks so easily

    • Written by from kingsbury

    lovely case purchased for my wife, looks really nice on the white phone. Be aware though and in fairness it's noted on the small print on the packaging that the leather will pick up colour from jeans etc which does really spoil the look, it would have been a good idea for the leather to be sealed with a coat of scotch guard or water proofer to stop this happening.

    Due to this only giving it 2 stars, but 5 stars for the black one.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great... but far too expensive

    • Written by from Ossett

    beautiful fit, adequate protection, massively overpriced

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Really good product

    • Written by from Bourne

    I bought one of these for my iPhone thinking as it was Apple it would be good quality. I was not disappointed. It fits great, looks good and really does feel nice in your hand.

    I understand where people are coming from, the cut outs are small and if you have any 3rd party accessories then they may not fit, I haven't so it's not a problem for me.

    Also, I agree that it starts to look rough after a few days, I don't know what people expect though, it's coloured leather and being genuine leather it's not going to stay looking brand new. I don't know what people expect Apple to do, breed some super cow with extra tough skin. I kinda like it looking 'distressed'! How long do bright coloured sneakers look brand new for, this thing is held in a grubby hand rubbing in the pocket of coloured jeans etc all day , of course it will affect it.

    The only reason I did not give it 5* is the price.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good idea but poor product

    • Written by from Penryn

    I bought this expensive case with my iphone 5s as I wanted a good quality case for it. Both me and my partner bought one each so I have seen that the product quality does vary. My partners one fits the phone well and the buttons are easy to access. Unfortunately my case is extremely difficult to put on and off and I struggle to press the buttons around the side.

    Although we both have different functionality from the case, both cases (after a week or so) started to look really grubby and not as at all the standard you would expect from apple. The colour has really faded.

    Overall, the product feels nice to hold but it's pot luck as to how functional you will find it and they will start to look old and worn very quickly if you go for a colour other than black. I will definitely be changing the cover.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    'Form Fitting and Filthy'

    • Written by from HOVE

    Typical show of hands from Apple - fit's perfectly, feels great and looks superb. Be under no illusion whatsoever, this case will look older than your granny's gran after about a week. If you can handle that then you've got a 'must have' case - mine is so filthy that you can hardly see the Apple logo on the back and I work in a hospital so wash my hands somewhere in the region of 50 times per day. Think wisely - if you have OCD about keeping your devices new looking, stay well away....

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great case - will damage easily though I'm sure

    • Written by from Bingham

    Ordered one of these, (black) to go with my new 5S. Case arrived, and as per other reviews, it fits very very snugly to the phone. So much so, that if I ever want to get it off, it will be tough. However, not sure why I would be wanting to take it off, its a case. I'm not normally one for cases on my phone, I like the aesthetic of the naked iphone, however, I figured that I really should put some kind of protection on it. I wanted a minimal, no fuss look, and so this case appeared ideal. I was concerned about the bulk, but shouldnt have worried, its absolutely fine.

    However, and this is where my initial hesitation about the leather case does hold true. Fine leather marks very easily, particularly when you're taking it in and out of your pocket multiple times per day. I do find myself being more careful when getting it out and putting it away in my pocket - should I have to worry about that when using a phone? There is one, very slight, mark on the back of mine already, obviously where the leather was caught, perhaps by a key, not sure.....Its a shame, but I bought the case knowing the leather would mark, and would test it for ageing, before buying another.

    Ask me in a couple of months if I'm still so keen on it. Although, at the moment, concerns aside, its a great case, and yes, I'd recommend it. Be prepared for it not to stay pristine though.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 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!!

  • 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.

  • 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.