• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful case but doesn't last

    • Written by from San Jose

    I was very excited about the new 5S case when it first came out because it is one of the rare beautiful and classy case I've seen in a while. I got the beige one despite my husband warning me it will get dirty very quickly. Well, he was right. But not only that, the leather on all corners and edges of the case also started wearing out and loosing color after just one month of normal usage. Knowing that a smart phone is heavily used by any user on a day to day basis, Apple should make something more sturdy than this.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    it looks and feels grat but..

    • Written by from New York

    its gonna look old after 3 days. they shouldve used higher quality leather because it wears off really easily. too bad.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice design, Horrible function

    • Written by from Murray

    Why on Earth would Apple custom design an awesome case to fit the new 5s yet give it limits because of case design? The case is awesome until you try to plug anything into the bottom of it.
    When the case is on the phone:
    It will not dock onto anything.
    Cannot accept 30 pin to lightning adapter.
    Some headphones will not snap in all the way.
    Sound is dampened on speakerphone.
    Apple certainly blew it with this one. Stupid design. Need to open the bottom.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Fits awesome and Thin but discolors after a few weeks.

    • Written by from Baldwinsville

    It is still by far the best case for my iPhones I've had yet. It is very thin so I don't really realize it is there. The materials it is made with has a great feel to it but after normal wear, my red case, now has black edges. So I recommend if you get this case that you get the black one so its not noticeable. Other than that it is a pretty nice case.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    not as good as I imagine

    • Written by from Carlsbad

    Have it in red, It is really nice the color, the grip and texture but it's hard to take it off and the more important is that it's hard to keep it clean, only 5 days using it and the edges are grey because holding it. I expected more than what it is for the price.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Gets very dirty fast

    • Written by from Ewing

    I purchased a product red case on release date and now a little over a month later it looks like I've tossed it around in the mud

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    fits good but gets dirty easily

    • Written by from Toronto

    Don't get me wrong the case fits perfectly to your iphone 5s, but it gets really filthy dirty.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of $40 pass on this one!

    • Written by from North Babylon

    I was excited for the Apple brand case at first and once I was able to get it on I loved it. Then after only a few days in my pocket the case began to wear and the case looked scuffed and the beige color I bought had suddenly began to darken around the edges. I don't keep anything than my phone in my pocket. Definitely not the quality I expected and removing this case is very difficult. I thought I was breaking my phone, it's that hard. A waste of $40.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It's OK

    • Written by from Abingdon

    The case looks nice... However, it's very difficult to get in and out of the case. The edges already have a worn appearance.

    I bought the 5s to 30 prong adaptor so I could use old cords on the go; however, the adaptor doesn't fit while the phone is in its case. Same for the audio cable for the car; I can't use it while the phone is in this case. Stinks to have to take the phone out anytime I want to listen to music or charge...

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great look and feel

    • Written by from Savannah

    This case is extremely beautiful. The colors compliment the phone quite well. It fits very snug and the holes are cut precisely for the phone. It is also very comfortable. The leather is soft and fits nicely in the hand. The added width also makes it feel more stable in the hand. Though it is pricey, I am happy with this product. Probably not the best buy if you're clumsy though.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best case out there

    • Written by from Amherst

    I bought the black case to go with my "space gray" iPhone 5s, and it looks awesome.

    Pros:
    - snug fit
    - tight design
    - lay on the table design - about 2mm lip
    - soft, luxurious feel
    - provides the feeling of a naked phone

    Cons:
    - power button requires hard push
    - silent button difficult to reach
    - small lightning port
    - dirt, dust, etc. gets stuck around the front edges where the aluminum edge is visible
    - worried about damaging the leather. I'm not worried about the black being discolored, but I think daily use may cause minor abrasions

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very nice, but buyer beware!

    • Written by from FLEMINGTON

    I took a chance with a black Apple case even though a bit pricey, was impressed with it's leather feel, slimline design, snug fit and that all ports are accessible. I believe the purpose of a case is to protect the phone which this product does as far as the back, edges and corners are concerned. There is a small "lip" of protection for the screen when placing the iPhone carefully screen side down but if it is accidently dropped from pocket 3ft or so, chances are that if lands screen side down expect the phone to pop out and require a screen replacement.
    I have been an iPhone owner 3 times and every time I purchased a case and screen protector as I like to keep my products in "mint" condition. The first 2 I purchased a Contour Showcase (which I also have for my iPods) and every product I still own is in "mint" condition. This is even after running on a treadmill and my iPhone 4S falling hitting the treadmill and ricocheting into a machine behind me. Do not purchase this case if you wish to protect your iPhone from accidental drops as chances are you will be dropping more on the replacement of a screen.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks great but gets dirty very fast.

    • Written by from Maspeth

    I bought brown cover for my white iPhone 5s. It covers it very well and tight, when lay phone down on its face it doesn't touch the surface. The only and huge minus is how fast it gets dirty. I had to throw it away after a bit more than 2 months. I would say this cover and color it is great for someone who changes covers very often and the price does not matter.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    AUX hole is not cut right

    • Written by from Livermore

    At first when I bought the case I noticed that the AUX and speaker holes did not align right but I didn't care so much. But after awhile I got more and more annoyed by it. I am now frustrated with my purchase.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    What's all the whining about?

    • Written by from Sebastopol

    I love the brown leather case I bought when the 5s came out nearly a year ago. Sure it's aged. It has the look of a well-worn leather wallet or saddle. Very masculine! I love that. And the case protects the phone perfectly. I like it so much that I just bought another one as backup after reading the negative reviews here. I didn't want Apple to discontinue it and leave me without one. I get compliments on it all the time.

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  • 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.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone 5s leather case, red

    • Written by from Mount Laurel

    The case feels great and fits well. The buttons work, even though they are covered. As others have mentioned, the case looks filthy quickly. I keep mine in a pocket in my bag, so it is never out unless I am holding it and it still started to look nasty almost right away. I purchased it in October and have cleaned it with leather cleaner several times. It only looks just a tad better (still looks somewhat dirty after I clean it) but then gets nasty looking again right away. I think dirt just sticks to the material. So I spent the money and now I will be looking for a different case because this looks so bad.

    There is minimal if any protection to the screen because the sides jut out only maybe a millimeter.

    I wish Apple had a good case.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Vintage Charm

    • Written by from Golden Valley

    Love this case. When I first saw it in person, I thought the leather looked too orange and new, but was really hoping it would wear into more of a vintage leather look with time. I was right - it did! After 6 months of use, it's now a deep brown with even darker brown wear marks around the edges....like an old book or something. It also fits very snug and the leather provides enough shock absorption to protect it from falls. And I'm sure this is neither recommended nor guaranteed with this case, but I accidentally dropped it in a sink full of water once, and somehow the phone managed to survive with no issues. I think God intervened on that one though...

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    STUNNING BUT BECAREFUL

    • Written by from Leek

    This case is without a doubt, stunning but when I was using it the colour very quickly disappeared, now although I was careful and was aware of the warning from apple that the colour may change over time, I returned it back to the store and exchanged it for a black one, which was safe to say, much better! I wish apple had used to laminated plastic material instead that they used on the smartcovers for iPad.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Elegant

    • Written by from Fremont

    Showcases the phone beautifully, with out adding bulk. Protection wise, you cannot compare it with the Otterbox cases. Overtime the case will grow into the old, worn-out and beaten look of patina on leather. Perfect for those who likes vintage. But if you would like to keep the case looking new longer, spray on some leather protectant before using. Available at all shoe repair places.

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