• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks bad after only a few weeks

    • Written by from BLOOMINGTON

    I hate to make a negative review, because I LOVE APPLE, but this case is not up to normal apple standards. I purchased this case several weeks ago at the Apple Store. I originally loved the case, and the feel of it against the 5S was perfect. However, after only about 2 weeks, the case started to look very worn. The sides started to "rub off", and the color has faded immensely. In addition, the area where you plug the phone in, broke. I have never experienced case issues like this before, and after only 2 weeks, I really regret the purchase. I am very good with my phone, never have any chips, repairs, etc, and my cases always look new, but this one is another story, ugh! Save your money, don't purchase.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from СПб

    I purchased brown case for my white iphone and it looked just great initially. It fits phone really nice. But only after a couple of days, the case began to lose it's color. Then, dark scuffs have appeared. Now, only after three weeks after purchase it looks just horrible, as if I was using it for years! Just incredible, how apple managed to get this thing to wear off so quickly. Very disappointed.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Beware of the poor quality leather!

    • Written by from Palo Alto

    Everything people are saying about this case is true. Yes, the fit and feel are great. But the leather is poor quality, with a finish which shockingly bad quality, and which absorbs oil and stains easily. In areas where the leather is formed (edges, buttons, etc) it stains into a hideous color, no matter how clean you keep it. Mine was a mess after just a week.

    If you are going to buy this, buy the black one. At least read the reviews first. This is probably the worst apple product I have ever purchased. Consider yourself warned.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Brown case

    • Written by from Peoria

    More than I expected, certainly is elegant while bring durable. The perfect match for the iPhone. If you are the rugged type, I recommend the lifeproof. For the home, office etc, this case is perfect!

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    My most favorite iphone case

    • Written by from Virginia Beach

    I have had so many different iphone cases and this one is by far the best and my favorite. The case fits snug which I have found most don't. I like that its leather because who doesn't love the smell of leather?!?! The case is very slim and doesn't add much weight to the phone. I have had many people compliment my case and mine is black, which doesn't stick out but people noticing how slim and nice the case is speaks for itself. You can't go wrong with this leather case. Just a word of warning... if you get any other color other than black the leather will wear just like leather does. So discoloration my happen to the lighter colored cases.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Do Not Buy!

    • Written by from Knoxville

    I loved this case when I first got it. The brown looks great with the "Space Grey" 5S. It's been barely 3 weeks and now it's so dirty and the edges are fading and the leather is wearing. It looks awful! My phone is either in my pocket or on the night stand so "wear and tear" doesn't really apply. I've tried to clean it but it's not coming off. My wife got a different color and hers looks awful too. I'm returning them ASAP! Do not purchase these!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Luling

    The case fits really well. It is not hard to take off, although it does require a little bit of effort. The case comes in super clean and over time it changes color. It is supposed to do this, but it can look bad between when its new and how it is supposed to look after it changes color.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awsome Case

    • Written by from Ocala

    Beautiful case, slim, great fit and a smooth leather finish. I have the gold iPhone so I purchased the brown case and they look stunning together. This is another great design by Apple and finally a case worthy of the iPhone.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    simplicity is beauty

    • Written by from Navsari

    awesome , hard and dashing case for iPhone 5S

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Wish I could keep it but it's just not practical

    • Written by from Auckland

    1. Using the sleep button on the top of the case seems to be quite the battle!
    2. Getting the phone in and out of the case took the good part of 2-3 minutes.
    3. Couldn't use the Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter from my AUX cable in my car with this case! So that meant Apple created a case for their own product, that couldn't match with their simple adapter, that I paid almost $50NZ for.
    4. The headphone jack. Well... Simply put, unless you use the iPhone headphones, it's game over. No other headphones I tried fit.
    All in all, for $59.00NZ, I felt I was ripped off, so today I phoned apple and got a full refund.
    In the end, I'm happy I at least gave it a go, and yes, I still love Apple, but guys, please recall these cases and redesign them!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Case - BUT gets dirty fast

    • Written by from Pottstown

    These leather cases from Apple are very nice and fit the iPhone 5s nice and tightly without bulking it up hardly at all. The deal breaker for me is the blue one I purchased got grubby and dirty looking after about a week. The black one would probably be a better choice if you don't want your case looking dirty after using it for a short time.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks Great....At First

    • Written by from Yale

    Nice Case. Holds tight to iPhone. Nice, soft interior to protect iPhone from scratches. BUT Only looks good for about One Week before the case turns to dark brown from normal handling! Will look dirty for the rest of it's lifetime. Grime is Impossible to clean from leather! Not Impressed how fast it looked OLD AND DIRTY!! (so much for my $40!) Will not buy again.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy a brown one

    • Written by from Mickleover

    I have rated the case 3 as I have had a brown one (1star) a black one (5star). The brown one just looks dirty if you keep it in your jeans pocket. You cannot clean it.
    The black one is just great and better feel than brown. No marks or dark edges making it look dirty.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    One of my all-time favorite cases.

    • Written by from Tallahassee

    Fits like a glove and provides adequate protection in a minimal form factor. The case will pick up dirt (depending on the color), which gives it a worn look and, to me, adds character. It wears like leather should.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No grip

    • Written by from Hay River

    The leather case is too soft. It slides out of my fingers. I prefer to have some slight grip. I put this case in a drawer a week after I got it.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice case but... not compatible with many accessories

    • Written by from Oak Park

    Up front, I really like the case. It fits well, is comfortable in my hand, is thin and looks great. My issue is that it inhibits using many accessories that require a Lightning plug. For instance, the case needs to be removed to use Apple's own Lightning-to-30 PIN adaptor (so that you don't have to trash all your old cables); otherwise, you can't insert the Lightning plug far enough. Same goes for many audio systems and compatible radios, including Bose, Sony and iHome. The hole surrounding the Lightning port needs to be changed.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dirty, grimy, oily, cannot clean

    • Written by from RANCHO CORDOVA

    This case looks nice & fits great, but the leather soaks up oils from your skin, dirty and grim and dies in your jeans. After one week it feels like a dirty shirt collar. Too bad they don't also sell a product to get the "ring" out of your dirty Apple case! After - week i was grossed out to touch it. Tried leather clean, no avil.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Case

    • Written by from Leesville

    I bought this case for my iPhone 5 and I'm very pleased. The blue color is beautiful, the case is snug, the interior lining is soft and protective, and the leather texture feels great in the hand.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A beautiful combination

    • Written by from Louisville

    I received both my silver iPhone 5s and black aniline leather case in late September.

    The combination is beautiful IMO. The case is handsome and feels warm in the hand. The combination is extremely thin. The leather of the case is wearing handsomely.

    Complaining about the difficulty of removing the case is nitpicking IMO. I rarely find the need to remove the case, and it takes no more than 10 seconds to do so in any event.

    I cannot speak to the durability and long-term appearance of any other color.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Great Falls

    After 2 weeks the edges are like dirt magnet, so dissapointed

    6 of 6 people found this useful