• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful case... for a while.

    • Written by from Chicago

    I bought this case about three months ago. It is of great build quality, and I'm proud to be sporting an Apple case, but I will echo the cons mentioned in many other reviews here. This case will become irreversibly filthy-looking in a disappointingly short time. The edges around my case, both front and back, have turned nearly black from cumulative skin oils and/or being "polished" while riding in my pocket. Also, this is apparently meant to be a "put it on and leave it on" case as it is very hard to remove. I had no problem with that, but beware if you are using a dock etc. I'm replacing it w/an aftermarket case because it looks terrible now, and I've been very careful/clean with it.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Liked it at first

    • Written by from Cheshire

    I liked the style of this case very much when I first got it, although it was really tough to get on and off. When I took it off it squeezed the buttons so hard my phone would try to shut off. It would also randomly turn up the volume and make the volume buttons stick. After having it for maybe less than 6 months, it's now just starting to fall apart. The leather cracked near the vibrate switch, so it's loose. Now it comes off too easily. I thought it was pretty expensive and I hoped it would last awhile, but i'm already in the market for a new one. Disappointed.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Ripley

    I thought these cases looked awesome when I first saw them so of course I wanted one and bought it for myself. Complete waste of money. I haven't even had it a month yet and the brown case looks so dirty. It is dirty around every single edge. I love the grip of the case and the fact that it was made of leather but I wished it looked new like when I first got it. Your only safe bet in getting this case is to GET THE BLACK ONE.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    poor case

    • Written by from Damansara

    i have bought this case three month ago and the color turns nice with the premium leather appearance but i am disappointed with it
    the case absorb dust and makes the phone dirty and filthy even after cleaning it does the same
    and after 3 month of using the case is broken at the headphone jack part
    the case itself is also can be easily scratch
    poor case with unreasonable price

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the look, does not stay clean

    • Written by from Traverse city

    Loved this for my white iPhone 5s but after just days of having it, all of the edges were filthy and there was no way of cleaning it. I would suggest apple selling a protectant for this case that comes with it or provide something to clean it with. Looks and feels great when it isn't dirty.

    0 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Do Not Buy in Blue!

    • Written by from Durham

    When I bought my iphone I bought the blue case with it. For a $40 case it was horrible! Within a week the leather looked dirty and scratched (even though I take good care of my phone) If you want to buy this case buy it in black, otherwise do NOT get it at all.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Only use this case for show.

    • Written by from richmond

    The case is very pretty and perfectly fitting for the iPhone, however this is NOT an every day protective case. This case should be worn only for show and occasions, not for the every day use. Unless you get a black case, the leather becomes worn very easily and can not be cleaned. When using a Magic Eraser, the darkening and wear of the leather becomes lighter and less visible, however after touching it, it will darken again. If you plan on getting this case, use with caution. I bought both the blue and beige variations, and both have become extremely worn and dirty within a few weeks.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the price

    • Written by from Victoria

    It pains me to leave this negative review... I'm only doing it to save someone else from spending the money on it.

    I have the blue one and it began to discolor terribly within a week. The blue dye in jeans rubs off onto the case which makes your case look like it's outlined in denim. It also gets very, very dirty very quickly with the dirt and oil from your hands. I've had it less than a month and it's absolutely filthy. It's practically brown and that's just from normal use.

    The leather is also starting to chip off. I'm not sure how that happens, but it does.

    I only gave it a two-star review because the phone does fit very snugly into the case and has not, and probably will not, fall out.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    perfect case with horrible brown color

    • Written by from Springfield Gardens

    the main problem is the brown color its start being very dirty look after one week
    it looks like an vintage case used for 100 year its really shame to have this quality

    but the great thing in the cover is perfectly fit to the iphone

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Fits great, looks terrible

    • Written by from Seattle

    This case does not hold up well. Three days after I got it, you could notice the wear. It looks dirty and ragged now after a couple of months. I normally love apple products, but this is sub par. Fit and feel is nice, but l am greatly disappointed overall.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good at first, bad after 3/4 months

    • Written by from POINTE-AUX-TREMBLES

    I purchased this case the day I got my iPhone (white). It really looked great at that time.
    I knew the look of the case would change with the usage of the phone, so it wasn't surprised when the leather started looking old. It looked great! BUT after 2/3 months of usage, it just started to look dirty.... What's the point of having such a neat looking iPhone in an ugly and dirty case.... Good case if you wish to spend around 40$ for 2/3 months....

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    love when I FIST got it.

    • Written by from San Antonio

    I want to love it but I had it for five days now and it's worn like if I had it for months and was careless it's way too sensitive. too sensitive. I have the beige wrong choose

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice case but get the black

    • Written by from Liberty Township

    This is a nice leather case but get the black. Got a yellow for my wife and brown for myself. Gets dirty quickly and impossible to clean. Have only had a couple of months and both are very stained. Tried a leather cleaner, no results.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the Feel - Insane that it doesn't work with Apple Pin Adapter

    • Written by from Rensselaer

    I love the feel of this case, and that it keeps my phone feeling light and it looks nice. It would be nice if it came in more color choices. Unfortunately, I'm debating whether or not I should keep using this case. My favorite iPhone accessory is my iHome charger/alarm clock/speaker. Unfortunately, since this "Apple" case only has a small cut out at the bottom, the "Apple" pin adapter will not fit with this case on the phone. It floors me that this wasn't taken into consideration with the design.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great feel and fit but hard to keep clean

    • Written by from Spring

    This case it's well crafted. Beautiful designed and fit perfect on my iPhone 5s. I bought the yellow one since my iPhone is black and want to add some color. It looked great, but within days it started to show signs of dirt and it's very hard to clean! I clean my hands often. But I don't want a case that every time that I want to use my phone, I have to protect the protector.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful, not quite there yet . . .

    • Written by from Ashland

    The texture of this leather case is nicely matte, you can grab and grip the iphone without it slipping out of your hand.

    The problem is the leather is not rigid enough to lay snugly against the sides of the phone. It gaps, allowing dust and stuff to wander in.

    Nice first try, Apple. I look forward to V2.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Houston

    Fits snug and well on the phone, and feels nice in your hand, but the FIRST time I had to take the case off my phone the interior plastic broke between the volume down button and the front of the case. Now the phone doesn't line up correctly inside the case. Don't waste $40 on a case that may break the first time you need to take it off.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    5s case broken after less than 3 months, flimsy bottom

    • Written by from Hoboken

    Iphone 5S Gold 64GB, 5S Blue Case, first minute it went onsale.

    At first the case is very snug and feels great.The sides of the case start to turn black and worn over time.

    But once you start taking it on and off the pleather begins to weaken. The area at the bottom of the case where the headphone jack-speaker-lighting port will break eventually. Its too thin to withstand the pressure of putting on and removing the case.

    Now its past the return time - hopefully an Apple Store can help.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced Dirt Magnet

    • Written by from Toronto

    If you want this case you need to buy shoe polish. Sure it's thin stylish and sleek at first but not even 4 days out of the package on my new iphone, this case is already dirty I can only imagine what it would look like in a month after being in my pocket or a desk never mind putting your phone down wherever you go it will pick up all dirt. Oh yeah and good luck of you actually need it for protection. This case disentegrates on contact with the ground.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone 5S brown case...

    • Written by from islamorada

    ...embodies ambivalence, at best!

    The brown case is most similar to what has been traditionally referred to as "British Tan"; it most assuredly not brown.

    The snugness and texture are great; but, there are mechanical issues concerning the charger cord and port fit due to added thickness.

    The leather is not sealed, so it quickly becomes indelibly soiled.

    Sadly, Apple missed the mark-- the leather quality and color durability are lacking; charging is difficult due to design and compatibly of case and phone port.

    1 of 1 people found this useful