• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Complete waste of money!

    • Written by from Bloomington

    The leather brown color looked great for about a month. Then it became dirty and discolored. When I tried to clean it with plain water the leather finish came off in spots and now it is plain ugly. What a waste of money. Certainly not up to Apple's usual quality control and standards.

    Dave

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very pleased...

    • Written by from Waycross

    To be honest I had reservations about this case as the lip that runs around the bezel of the case was not very substantial in reviews that I watched on YouTube. After receiving the case I am so much more than pleased with it. The lip actually goes a little farther than I expected and WOW is all I can say when it comes to looks and fit. I have had an iPhone from the 4s and up and have used many cases but this BY FAR is my favorite and exclusive case now. I don't know why Apple didn't make them from the get go. The leather provides a bit of a tacky feel which is very nice in the hand it provides moderate grip with a still smooth and a bit of a tactile feel to it. The fit is needless to say like a glove, once on, the lip that raises just above the tampered edge of the phone sits about a 64th of an inch away from the metal bezel so you get a very custom fit look. The camera cut out is EXACT which, on other cases too me at least, has been the clunkier part of the 3rd party case. ALL IN ALL AN OUTSTANDING FEEL AND LOOK WITH GOOD PROTECTION! My new favorite case.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 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.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really ugly and dirty after only a week

    • Written by from Atherton

    Plenty of bad reviews so I won't spend a lot of time. Bottom line, doesn't hold up to the standard I expected and just plain ugly after minimal use.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it but more colors please.

    • Written by from Anchorage

    I want to protect my phone, but I do not like the bulkiness or feel of most cases. I love this leather case (red), it fits tight to my iPhone 5S, and feels great, and provides moderate protection. It is not waterproof; however, if you use your phone in the outdoor elements, but otherwise wonderful for everyday use. I request that Apple makes these in more desirable colors that match the new I phone 5S, such as in silver, gold, or most particularly in in dark purple or burgundy; the most sought after color by most women. The same request I have for iPad covers. Please make them in purple!

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, but not for Headphones

    • Written by from Oakville

    Looks great, feels comfortable, fits snugly, but is really hard to use any other type of headphone jack other than Apple's because of the small hole allowing access.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I really love this case

    • Written by from WESTLAKE VILLAGE

    I purchased the black case as the lighter colored cases appear to get dirty fairly quickly. (my wife has a blue one) I actually purchased it for my iPhone 5 and it fit perfectly. The buttons were in place and there were no issues whatsoever. I usually hate cases but this one feels really nice in the hand. It has that suave leather feel and, for the first time ever, I would prefer to have the case on my phone. I have used my last two iPhones naked. It's nice to see Apple making a case with attention to materials. It seems insane to me now that someone would cover their glass/aluminum phone with a hunk of plastic... I would recommend this product.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth $40.00

    • Written by from Atlanta

    I got this case 4 weeks ago for my iPhone 5S in Black color. It looked great first 2 weeks but after that, it started to get scratches, to catch dirt & oil marks. It also looks old as the leather looks very dull after few weeks.There are many designer ware cases available for less than $40 & they work better than this case. The value of this case is not worth the price.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I wish I could love it!

    • Written by from Norwalk

    The case(s) made by Apple are sleek, and fit very comfortably on the new iPhone. Overall, I love then feel and look of the case. The downfall? It get's dirty within seconds! This case does not hold it's value at all. I really want to love this product, as I love the look, but it gets dirty very easily and at the end of the day is not worth the money unfortunately. See the other reviews, dirty - too fast.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just purchased Brown case for 5s

    • Written by from Melville

    I purchased this case for my new iPhone 5s. It is outstanding. I had originally purchased a heavy-duty, thick, rubberized case. But it took away from the style of the phone and the elegance of Apple's design.

    The installation was a snap, literally. My phone slid right in and the case surrounded the phone like a glove. It's thin, it provides for an excellent tactile feel and grip. It offers excellent protection for the rear, sides, top and bottom, and prevents the glass touchscreen from coming in direct contact with a surface, such as a countertop, when laid downward.

    In regard to accessory fit, I've found even my oversized, aftermarket "lighted" lightning cable fits, as do my after market "L" shaped headphone plugs. There is no need to worry about your headphones not fitting, in my personal opinion. I've had every version of iPhone since the 3G and I've used dozens of different cases. They all have their pros and cons.

    But, by far, in my opinion, this is the classiest case Apple has ever released for the iPhone. I disagree with those who have commented that the case feels like "pleather." To me, it feels like high grade, well tanned, genuine leather, that will break in overtime. Many have commented about the case becoming overly dirty. I haven't found that to be the case. When I've gripped the case with grimy hands (after fixing a window) I did leave some greasy residue on the case, but it came right off with a soft wet sponge, using water, and nothing else. I do not know if the case is stain resistant. But, scotchgard, or other leather protectants, are always an option, for those who are using very light colored cases.

    Overall, this case brings a lot to the table. Highly recommended.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's supposed to get a "weathered" look

    • Written by from Holly Hill

    This is the exact case I was looking for. Light. Check. Sturdy. Check. Feels great in hand. Check. In reading the reviews the major complaints I see are that is is hard to remove. Solid Point. I don't remove my case very much at all so I see it as a positive, but if you do swap it out a lot, it is an issue.

    The other point is that it shows signed of aging too quickly. Of course it does. It says so right on the packaging. I'm actually looking forward to my case getting a nice weathered look like a favorite wallet. To each their own

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 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.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    BADQUALITY

    • Written by from astoria

    i was so excited when i bought the brown (gold) case leather for my iphone 5s gold,,looked so good ,,,i have now for 2 weeks or so,the side are getting faded,it looks so bad now the leather is becoming like kind dark brown or black, i really take good cares about my phone and where to put it. i tried to see if there is a warranty on it or something ,i love the color ,,,,,,but if you see it now ,it looks 2 years old ,,,a frined warned me before i went to buy it ,i bought it from best buy $45 with taxes,i am really mad ,,all my friends wanted to but the case,once they saw mine how it became,,,hopefully will be able to get replaced by a different color or get my money back ,,i bought from best buy

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 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.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Need another case to protect this case

    • Written by from Jonesboro

    Looks ok feels great and thats about it.
    Very expansive yes it will protect Your iphone
    But if you drop it on the floor its gonna look like
    a worn off jeans, threads will show it will look ugly
    so don't buy it unless you have lots of money and you
    Don't drop your phone often there are good alternative
    Case out there for half price.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    This is a truly awesome case with a slight problem.

    • Written by from New York

    First off, I truly live this case. It's definitely the best case I've ever had on an iPhone because it not only protects but it's also slim and very attractive. The only problem I see with it is that the leather doesn't seem to be sealed. This causes your case to get dirty and dingy VERY VERY easily specially if you're wearing blue denim and you like to slide your phone into your pockets. I'm on my second one because within 3 days of owning the first one it was already looking like I had owned it for a year! It picked up as much blue dye and little particles as it possibly could making it look completely disgusting. For the second case I had to get myself a leather sealer and applied 3 coats of it to the new case right out of the package and it truly made a difference, now the case doesn't pick anything up and the color stays looking clean and beautiful. I'm not sure why apple didn't seal the leather themselves because that would have made it a lot simpler for all of us.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very good looking case but..

    • Written by from Mississauga

    So i bought the brown leather case for my gold iPhone 5s and it looks really good together but when taking it out, its pretty hard to remove and leather would tear/rip from the case when removing. I dropped my phone from about 4 ft on the screen side my phone had no dents but my phone came off the case during impact and scuffed the bottom corner chamfered edge of my phone. I was so mad that it happened and also another thing when the phone came out of the case the edge of the phone scraped a tiny piece of the leather off. Luckily you can't really notice the scuff on the chamfered edge but still that shouldnt happen.

    Another thing about this case is the cost. I payed $50 including the tax and thats the most expensive case I've bought. I really liked the look of the case and thats what made me buy it but for something thats so delicate its not really worth it. Basically if you drop the case with your phone in it, chances are that the case will have a scuff thats very noticeable.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Case!

    • Written by from Wahiawa

    Love the case overall, love the fact that it has the microfiber inside which honestly is the first case for the iPhone that I've seen with this feature, the only downside to the Product (RED) case is that after a week of use in and out of my jean pockets it seemed to pick up the color of my jeans... Other than that, I would most definitely recommend this case... Maybe opt for a black one time...

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice case but not perfect.

    • Written by from State College

    The case looks absolutely lovely with the white iPhone. However, after several weeks of using it, the leather material starts to accumulate dirt on the surface and is impossible to clean even with leather cleaner. Otherwise, tight fit and provides good protection for the phone.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Please don't waste your money.

    • Written by from Hauppauge

    I dropped my 5S once from the height of my pocket with the case on, and the screen shattered. This case feels nice, but offers 0 screen protection. The leather also begins to wear and literally tear within the first few days. This $40 case ended up costing me $350 to replace my 5S. Buy a functional case.

    14 of 15 people found this useful