• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice case but not very practical

    • Written by from Goole

    Lovely case, great quality, good protection for a case of it's kind, HOWEVER, the hole in the case for the headphones and charging port are tiny. The charging port hole seems to refuse any cable I've tried other than the lightning to USB charging cable that came with the 5s. Other Apple cables (30-pin to Lightning adapter) don't fit, car charger cables bought from Apple Store also don't fit....very annoying !

    181 of 232 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive, but I like it

    • Written by from londonderry

    Fits Iphone 5 perfectly. Complements the phone itself. Clean, un-cluttered look.
    No negatives for me. I bought the black one.

    124 of 152 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice leather case - shame it gets dirty

    • Written by from DURHAM

    Good points:

    Easy access to all ports and buttons

    Fits perfectly

    Feels good in the hand

    Prevents slippage

    Protects the phone

    Bad points:

    I ordered the Brown version - after 1 week of normal usage the case is now dirty looking.

    Too expensive

    105 of 131 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy the light colours!

    • Written by from Hartlepool

    I bought the green/yellow case and it was terrible returned it after a week as it was totally impractical and looked very grubby indeed!

    That being said the feel of the leather is very good.

    All in all stay well clear for the cost, will look perished in no time

    25 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very nice case, the best I've ever seen - what a shame!!

    • Written by from STEVENAGE

    Let's be honest here, the finish on this case is fantastic! It's really thin but leather and fits like a glove. It works brilliantly!

    And here's the rub, I am so disappointed with it. It's just so nice, but I just simply can't use it.

    The only way to charge it is with a lightning USB cable.

    So now the Apple dock, Belkin dock, Bose SoundDock, BMW snap-in adapter and any other docking method I have pusrchased and was previously using for this great phone is basically USELESS unless I remove the case (which is a pain in the backside because it hugs the phone so well) because the fools who have designed this case didn't THINK that we may actually want to use any of the other products sold through the Apple store and made the hole at the base of the case too small.


    28 of 41 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice, but dirties easy

    • Written by from Glasgow

    Really nice looking case. Provides good protection to top and bottom as well as the sides. I bought the red one, and my main complaint is that within a month it is already looking worse for wear. The leather dirties really easily, especially at the corners and trying to scrub it off only makes it worse. My advice is to get the black one!

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks Good, Feels Good, but issues

    • Written by from Littleborough

    The case feels pretty good to hold. To be honest, it doesn't really feel like leather because it's hard, but it's nice to the touch.

    It fits really well - no issue of it falling off - but that's also a downside. The case is extremely tight - so much so it's actually very difficult to get off. This becomes a problem when you need to take the case off to fit the phone on a dock, or charge it using the 30-pin to Lightning Adaptor.

    The lock button is also very difficult to press - almost as though no-one at Apple actually tested the case. When you do manage to press it, there's almost no feedback.

    It also smells pretty foul when new - luckily that will wear off.

    16 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    good and bad

    • Written by from Sheffield

    5 stars for the look
    2 stars for the price
    1 star the durability of it i have had it for two weeks and the
    back of the case has worn out and lost its good look

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great case! BUT.....

    • Written by from Birmingham

    Really like the case, great in black for 5s. However at the same time a purchased a genuine 30pin to lightening adaptor. This along with many car,desk and power batteries will not fit when in the case.
    As the case fits so tight around the charging port the adaptor can't locate all the way, so even the genie adaptors don't fit.The normal charger cable is slim all the way to the cable but adaptors tend to have a plastic surround and that catches the case before its complete connected. The case does feel good as is the best slim case i have had, but Apple's own goal is not making sure it worked with their own adaptors....

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Black iPhone 5s Case. Useless as Hard to Remove

    • Written by from Birmingham

    I purchased the back case for my 5s. The Sleep/wake button doesn't even work properly have to press it hard. Also once your phone is in and you want to remove to try a different colour case, As I purchased a black and a Beige one for my Gold 5s. Its practically impossible to remove. I might try looking at other 3rd party cases than this Apples attempt. . Anyone who has ideas or suggestions on how to take the phone out once in please let me know also in the forums this has been picked up.

    12 of 18 people found this useful

  • 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!

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    People can't hear you, it gets dirty. Seriously Apple?

    • Written by from Reading

    You'd only buy a regular leather phone case for £35 because it's 'made' by apple, but quite disappointed cause:
    1. It gets really dirty after a couple of weeks
    2. People can't hear you - took me a while to dissever the problem was the phone case
    3. the bit near the charger hole has cut just from normal usage.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Case breaks easily at the bottom edge

    • Written by from Falkirk

    Mines also broken just below the home button above the lightening connector port. My son also bought one and his has also broken in the same way at the headphone socket.
    We weren't bending it through extreme angles, just enough to ease the phone out, and only had the phone in and out a few times - and you have to take it out of the case for some non-apple headphone jacks (e.g. external speakers).
    On the whole - not a happy customer and would have expected something better for the price.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't forget functionality Apple

    • Written by from Birmingham

    Great quality finish on this case. Good range of colours and extremely light adding little weight to the phone. All that doesn't really matter and I returned my tan case the following day. The headphone hole in the base of the case is not wide enough to accommodate the jack on my headphones and earphones. Bit of a fail situation for a £35.00 case. Have ended up buying a knomo sleeve which Apple no longer stock.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Case, Just don't buy a Light Colour

    • Written by from Chichester

    I purchased the Tan Leather case to compliment my new 5S, bit of a mistake, within 2 weeks the case is really grubby, and its nigh on impossible to clean. Light Coloured Leather isn't really suitable for constant handling, I should have known that before I bought it!
    All that aside, it is a nice case and is seemingly well made. Though, lets be honest, £35 is a bit steep, I just got caught up in the moment!

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from HARROGATE

    I bought this case in anticipation of my new iPhone 5S arriving. It looked nice when I got it and I thought, great. However, when I put it on my new phone and tried to listen to some music the headphones wouldn't fit in the slot. The case was physically stopping the headphones going near the hole. Very disappointing and now have to return.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The most incredible experience of my life

    • Written by from Chelmsford

    I have been literally crying for hours with deep emotion after coming to the conclusion this case is the most beautifully crafted leather outfit I have ever slipped on. It feels incredible to the touch and all the holes are there perfectly lined up and tantalisingly peeking out at me. The case is apologetically not plastic and words can't describe how I feel when I reach into my pocket on a wet dark night. Adding up all my invoices for all my other iPhone cases that I have bought since the original iPhone launch back in 2006 has come to a total of £7547.89p. Thank you Apple with all my heart for producing a perfect black leather case for much cheaper than that. You can't grumble at a £35 bargain. I recommend this case to anyone in the world. Even if you don't own an iPhone simply sell your old handset and buy an iPhone first. Then visit your local Apple store and buy this case, you will not be disappointed.

    34 of 64 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best iPhone Case I've Owned

    • Written by from Epping

    I've had a few cases for iPhone 5.

    The snap type cases seem the best to me. Obviously iPhone 5's finish is very fragile so protecting the edges and corners is essential.

    This Apple model is by the best fitting and thinnest snap case I've seen. It also has a cushioned inside so the phone doesn't get scratched by the case.

    11 of 18 people found this useful

  • 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.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy in red

    • Written by from Carshalton

    Poor design. Shows the dirt too easily. Very over-priced.

    4 of 5 people found this useful