• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    The Perfect Case, with One Small Problem

    • Written by from Stafford

    After being an Otterbox user for quite some time, I grew frustrated with the fact that they always end up stretched out (Commuter series) or cracked, generally breaking down after a year or so of wear and tear.

    When Apple finally released a leather case, I was excited. I switched over from a Spigen SlimArmor case I had been using to this.

    This case is slim, protects your screen when laid flat, and has a great look at feel that isn't gaudy (in black, at least).

    The only thing I don't like is that the headphone slot does not accommodate the cord for my Bose earbuds. The plug for my earbuds is just slightly too big :(

    Otherwise a great case. Definitely recommend it, but if you use your phone a lot for music/radio on your commute, check to make sure your earbuds fit the slot if they aren't first party Apple earbuds.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    perfect for 1 day and then :(

    • Written by from Tulsa

    I really really REALLY want to love this case! i wanted the leather look and was looking for the case to age a little to be able to have that rough or old leather look that just looks super classy. Instead after 2 days of use the corners turned black and the leather dye started to come off. the case was never in my jean pockets or anything and i tried to take care of it as much as possible. Super disappointed :( I went to the apple store to see if they knew how to take care of the product to clean it and further protect it to avoid the black edges but all they said was "well there is nothing we can do. We don't know why is like this but i guess you can bring the box and return it if you want".

    APPLE should have informed the customer of this issue or "side effect" so customer know what they are getting into. also maybe be a little more informed about it at the stored wouldn't harm. Still love Apple products but ill stick to the electronics and that's it.To be a company that is known for their SUPERIOR DIFFERENCE MAKING PRODUCTS this time they fell way short.

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  • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality

    • Written by from MIAMI

    Looks great for 1 week , apple should stop selling this product !

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    1 month later - The best iPhone case I've found

    • Written by from San Antonio

    I'll start off by saying that I've had this case in the color brown for about a month now. What I look for when case shopping are three different things: quality/fit, design, and protection. In my opinion, apple hit the head on all of these. The phone case is made out of leather, so yes, you're going to have to take care of it differently than a plastic case. After 1 month of use, the case has started to get a nice patina around the edges that will hopefully continue to cover the rest of the case. Yes the color has changed, and yes the edges are darker, but it is LEATHER and in my opinion, this is what gives leather character. If this is a problem for you, but a plastic case. Second, the fit is perfect. It is snug on the phone but is not impossible to get off like others have mentioned. With that said, if you plan on removing the case all the time, this isn't for you. If you're like me, and remove the case once every couple months, you will likely appreciate the fit as I do. Lastly, the design is perfect. It is thin, light, and offers the protection you need with out turning your phone into an armored brick. The edge is slightly raised above the screen to protect it when dropped, and the leather will likely absorb more impact than a piece of plastic. The cut out for the charger and speaker are done with precision, and the buttons are fully protected and accessible at the same time. So with this said, in my opinion apple nailed this. It's not for everyone, and especially not for those who do not like the natural characteristics of leather. To those I say, go buy a plastic case instead.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    last for 1 week clean

    • Written by from El paso

    the leather gets dirty very quickly, i basicly trow it away one week after i got it and my wife did the same with the brown and beige color... i tryed the red

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful, then quickly a disappointment

    • Written by from CINCINNATI

    This brown leather case at first looked great and complimented the slate gray iPhone 5s beautifully. But, after a couple of months of carrying in my front pocket the brown leather looks dirty and dingy. The edges are a dreadful dark color. I have not found a good way to clean it. My previous Belkin leather case I used on my 4 for four years still looks as good as the day I bought it. I am so disappointed in this case and will take it back to an Apple store to try to get a refund.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Truly amazing

    • Written by from Bangalore

    This is probably one of the best cases I have used .The ports,the holes are precision cut and suite the elegance of the iphone .The feel of the case is so premium and especially the case shows a hint of the gold diamond cut chamfer .Yes the case does get dirty but I have used it for a month but I used a leather cleaner and it somehow removed the dirt and my case looks like new again .This case is meticulously designed just like the iphone !!!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautifully Crafted

    • Written by from South Vienna

    The main point I would like to address is the issue of wear on this case. A lot of people are complaining of discoloration and it wearing too quickly. From my perspective, the case is rather gaudy when you first open it, and it only looks good after some wear. The light weird brown that it starts out as, turns into this beautiful shade of dark, almost shiny, brown. Akin to an Indiana Jones satchel. I wish mine would wear more quickly!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great lightweight case

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    This is a nice lightweight case that fits the phone snugly and looks beautiful! The leather is soft and wears in nicely. Some of the other reviews complain about the cases getting dirty but I mean that's gonna happen from everyday use. Big fan of this product!

    1 of 2 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Case!

    • Written by from Boca del rio

    I bought the (RED), it really looks nice, but after 1 week the leather is so dirty. Save your money and get another case.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Feel, Poor Durability

    • Written by from Thornhill

    I bought the saddle brown case in October and loved the look and feel. I don't mind the tight fit like some of the reviewers, however, the material gets very dirty in a short period of time. For this price, I would expect the case to be able to last longer. My guess is the black case is the best option with leather.

    It is clear Apple is not doing a lot of basic testing on their accessories which is really disappointing. I will go back to the more reliable aftermarket cases.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    dont buy the brown one

    • Written by from Mogadore

    after about a month the edges and sides are becoming black and it will not come off. I have tried water, soap, laundry soap, leather cleaner, rubbing alcohol etc...... so, unless you like the 'used' look do not buy this in brown

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Fit Perfect Case

    • Written by from Inver Grove Heights

    I don't understand most of these reviews....the brown leather case is a classy choice. It fits perfectly and snug. All the openings are in just the right locations and because the case is thin it does not add to the width of the phone just like it should be. It does rise up a little from the front screen which is what it should do when resting the phone face down on a table or desk to protect the screen. I have never removed mine since first installing it, I could see that the edges might get loose if you are constantly taking it on and off but you should not need to. The leather ages just like leather should, you can take a soft dish towel with a little water to clean it up by rubbing gently on the surface, it will dry and be clean. All of the ports are cut open exactly in the right place so I don't know why people are reporting issues there. This works for me perfectly and I like the look and feel of the quality of the leather. Get one!

    6 of 8 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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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Recommended case

    • Written by from Jakarta

    I purchase this case in pattaya when i have business trip to bangkok. I am realy satisfied with this case, looks exclusive, fell that my iphone keep light rather than i used others, and fitted into the iphone.

    Unfortunateky I could not have it in my home country. i have to fly to another nearest country to have it.

    Indonesia have very limited variabt of iphone/apple accesories.

    Recommended to have it.

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