• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad case - it tears!

    • Written by from Harris

    My 1 month old case has just tore. The case has a weak point next to the protuberance that covers the volume buttons of the iphone. When I was taking the iphone out of the case, it tore in this weak point (no, I didn't use too much force, or bended it too much, and I think this was the 5th or 6th time I took the iphone out of the case). Don't waste your money.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    How can i clean my case

    • Written by from Seattle

    I bought a Beige leather case for my iphone 5s because i love the colour beige! it unfortunately got dirty in no time due to the nature of my work working in the garage and getting greasy palms etc.
    Is there a way to clean my leather case? with what chemical and what type of cloth???

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful cases!

    • Written by from South Saint Paul

    Over time it will look like my best leather jackets...worn and tattered! Thanks Apple! Great product!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Headphone and Aux Cords will not fit!!!

    • Written by from Marshalltown

    Headphone and Aux Cords are not fitting in this case. I like the touch of case but am surprised with the fact that apple can have such a bad quality controls. On top ppl in customer service have no idea about the problem even if it is marked in reviews.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice case, but needs to be darker

    • Written by from Bowmanville

    The colour of the brown case is more like "moccasin". It shows wear and dirt on the corners a bit. If it was a darker brown, it would be 5 stars. I've had mine for 2 months. I definitely would not recommend any of the lighter pastel colours. Black would not have the problem.

    The case itself is great. Light, thin, good grip, nice thin lip to protect the front so you can put it face-down on a table.

    Some people say it is hard to remove the case, but it is not too bad. Just pop the bottom out first. You do have to pry the phone out a bit after that, and it usually trips the silence-ringer switch, but it is good to know that the phone won't fall out of the case on its own.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent!

    • Written by from Woodstock

    I have the brown case on a black face 5s, this is a perfect fitting case! I've had it for about a month and it is starting to get that rich patina look on the contact areas so it's starting to look like a real nice leather...

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very nice case, but expensive for what you get

    • Written by from Calgary

    I just finished using this case (Red one) for one month (and overseas for 14 days). I read all the reviews prior to buying it and the biggest fear was the case would show 'wear" very quickly. I used the phone as my primary camera on my trip, so it was in/out of my pocket each day many times a day (on the plane, train, bus). So I think this is about as much usage per day as possible.

    The first two weeks while at home, it stayed very clean and fresh. I drive at home and use it very lightly. After my trip, it looked like it was "well used". The color changed to a deep red (rather than bright red). There were many marks on the edges surrounding the face. The back had slight discoloration for parts that were dirtier (I cleaned the case each day with a towel). Apple's description on the box does say the product will change color as it is used (I don't have the exact text in front of me), so this was expected.

    Only slight concern was the leather was slightly pulling away around the top of the black ring that surrounds the camera lens. I took it to Apple store after my trip and the rep was nice enough to change it for me. This is when looking at a new case beside the used case that it was super obvious with the changes in color/wear.

    I would have given 3 stars for the product overall, but since the rep changed it for me, I gave it 4 stars. If the price was a bit lower, I would give it 5 stars.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but not great

    • Written by from Greenville

    This case has a good fit with the 5s and has managed numerous drops with no damage. However, the red color began to show signs of fading immediately. The black case below the leather shows through the red leather. If I had to purchase again, I would buy the black so the faded color would not be so apparent.

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  • 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....

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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple does it again

    • Written by from fridley

    I honestly don't see why everyone seems to dislike this product, I'm a Marine and I get dirty everyday. I purchased the brown case seven days ago and it's still in perfect condition, even though I've dropped it twice. Like many proponents of this case have stated it's very soft, smooth, looks great, and what you would expect from apple products.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone face cracked - this offers very little protection

    • Written by from NEW YORK

    Buyer beware!

    I have had iPhones since the 3G came out and have never cracked the face. After only a couple weeks or so of having this case, the phone took a small tumble and the phone cracked. Such a bummer!

    I have had iPhones for a long time and had so many drops, I have lost count. This case didn't hold the phone in, so when it fell, the edge hit the floor and the screen cracked. Truly, this case does not provide protection.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    so disappointing

    • Written by from Toronto

    I have this case in brown and have been using it for about a month now. The edges are totally worn down and it looks filthy. Super annoying that the headphone jack cannot be accessed with the case on. Such a poor design. The quality is really not there. Overpriced and poorly thought out.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rip Off!! Very bad cover for the price

    • Written by from Chandler

    This looked good just for a week. I use the phone very delicately. Just by the end of first week the leather turned black with all kinds of marks and it looks like a piece of junk. Please do not buy it.

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  • 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.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't get anything but black- colors get dirty quickly

    • Written by from Calgary

    I bought the Red version as I love red. After a couple weeks I noticed the backside getting black (especially the edges). I am a neat freak and clean my hands all the time. The leather is nice if you don't touch it. Not sure if putting a leather protectant on it would help either. For me, it's too late, you can't even clean the case as the color will come off but not the dirt. Not sure if all leather cases regardless of it being Apple made will be any different. Very dissapointed- hopefully it is something this is covered under my iPhone AppleCare warranty. Going for black the next time.

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  • 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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