• 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.

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    So many problems

    • Written by from Schwenksville

    I am surprised and disappointed in the execution of this case. First of all, FORGET about getting a color other than black, unless you like a dirty-looking case. Even the brown had blue jean stains and fingerprint stains on it within 2 days, and I am a tidy, OCD type female. The leather is so matte and absorbent and fragile that it absorbs any and every thing in its environment, and it tears so easily. Don't put it in your jeans pocket, or near anything sharp. The case does fit very well, provides a non-slip surface, and protects the corners, so I give it 2 stars for that.

    In the end, I am not giving it 2 stars because it gets dirty. Buyer beware, and some folks don't care about that. I am giving it 2 stars because it cripples the phone!!! I have tried no less than 4 different adapters, and nothing will fit in the bottom of the case except Apple's lighting power cord. If you have a car that uses USB (which you do, because no manufacturer has transitioned to lightning) you will not be able to charge your phone or play music unless you take the darn case off. And it ain't easy to take off.

    Third, and this is major.....your headset jack may not work properly I have ultimate ears headphones with a standard 3.5mm jack, and because the leather case has such a TINY opening, and because the leather is on the thick side, it won't plug quite the whole way in. It plugs in enough to play music, but it's slightly out and the headset controls (pause, play, volume up/down, answer call) will not work!!) I almost called Ultimate ears to request a replacement because I thought my headphones were broken, until I plugged them into my computer and they worked fine. I took a look at the bottom of my iPhone and realized it wouldn't plug in the whole way because of the case.

    This case is WAY overpriced. It's thin and flimsy, with a very thin covering of tissue-paper like leather that picks up every stain possible. But it is inexcusable to me that Apple would design a case that doesn't work with a variety of headphones, and that doesn't work with any adapter, even their OWN!! Particularly when they just changed the form factor a year ago and there are so many devices and vehicles that use USB. I feel this is a sign of poor design to come...

    Well that, and the release of the new Pages and Maverick.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    For a very spesific selection of users.

    • Written by from Istanbul

    I like to use my Apple products with Apple accessories therefore I bought this case yesterday and I'm using ever since. First impressions: It fits your iPhone 5&5s perfectly and If you ONLY use Apple earpods and stock lightning cable they also fit in nicely but for other products like docks etc. even Apple's own products are not competible. But for someone like me who doesnt use any other products and docks It is usefull and the leather is really quality made but if you use lighter colors prepare to dirt marks thats why I bought black one. I am really happy with it.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Okay

    • Written by from Louisville

    It's an okay case and it looks good with the phone but I've only had it for a week and a half and it's already wearing and tearing. For the price I paid for it, it wasn't worth it.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Does the job, wears quickly, very overpriced

    • Written by from Chicago

    I recall the days of the 4 and 4S and Apple made bumpers designed for the phones. Perfect! This year I was excited to see the same thing. However, it's been 10 days and my brown leather Apple case that cost over $40 incl. tax is showing extensive signs of wear, mainly from being in and out of a pocket. It looks quite dirty now, and though it's protected the phone from a small fall, the buttons aren't clicking as well anymore, and the leather is starting to peel away which looks terrible. Thankfully I bought it at Verizon, so I'll return it for a refund.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice...but..

    • Written by from salt Spring Island

    I bought the Red one, very nice case other than the fact it gets dirty easy (or shows the dirt I should say) and wont clean off....looks grubby, and I am not a person to subject my phone to dirty conditions etc....

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    DON'T USE MAGIC ERASERS

    • Written by from Exeter

    WHATEVER YOU DO NEVER USE MAGIC ERASERS ON THIS CASE IT WILL PULL OUT ALL OF THE DYE USE A LEATHER CLEANER INSTEAD

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Started to rip in the first week

    • Written by from Charlotte

    I got this case in NYC and in the first week it started to tare. I tried to return it and they said sorry. Do NOT BUY THIS CASE!

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the look, but ends up dirty very fast

    • Written by from Austin

    I bought the red leather case, really love it but only after having it a week the sides are wearing down and it looks really dirty. It not a glossy leather so its hard to clean. Wouldn't order again. Already looking for a new case

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Ignore the bad reviews

    • Written by from Homewood

    Do you like your phone to have a sleek and classy look? If you do, you will love the new leather case in BLACK. I've owned dozens of cases and this one is by far the best one that I've ever owned. If you don't like it you can take it back. Apple will allow you to exchange if you aren't happy, but I promise you will love it. Why put a cheap, plastic, rubber, ugly case on a $700 phone? It feels great, looks even better, and from what I've seen, it protects the phone as it is intended to do.

    If you have OCD and cannot stand for something to get a spot of dirt, I would suggest you get black. I can only laugh at the reviews that complain about this case getting dirty. Did these people really believe that something light colored and leather would not get dirty? Have they ever heard of wiping something clean with a slightly damp wash cloth?? Good grief some people will b!tzh, moan, and complain about anything

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    looks great but not practical

    • Written by from WEST HARTFORD

    Looks great but really annoying that you have to remove the case when you want to put it in a dock or connect to a speaker. Really though apple would have thought it through better. Disappointed!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best I've seen

    • Written by from East rockaway

    What's so good about this case is that you can see the aluminum bezel and it won't fall off the phone. Also smooth leather and good weight. Best case I've ever had for the iphone

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Luxury comes with a price

    • Written by from Miami

    Great feel and good protection i drop the phone a couple of time and no damage.
    The leather is a bit ruff in one of the corner but is just that you cant expect from leather it would not old on for ever ... that is the beauty of it ads personality.
    i have a black one and is looking and feeling great i think i bought it the day that came out.
    no tears the phone is in and out my pocket !
    i would defently buy an other one once this one goes.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just right

    • Written by from MILLINGTON

    Nice feel, buttons work as though connected. Easy on easy off when need to. Always felt a need for a case because of the slippery feel and to protect against scratches for resale value. this case does that and more.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Snug, classy, and effective

    • Written by from Arlington

    This thing works great. It is very sleek and classy. snug too, and the buttons work great.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent quality - but it is leather

    • Written by from THORNTON-CLEVELEYS

    As stated on the packaging "This case appearance will change over time", and that is certainly the "case".

    As other have mentioned the case fits in perfectly and is a tight feature which is great, everything is aligned including the Apple logo and even the speaker holes.

    I personally think the brown really compliments the white/gold and fits in well with my brown leather wallet. Although several people have told me the brown looks horrible and disliked it - I guess it's just personal opinion.

    It's quality you'd expect from Apple, but as I've mentioned it does wear easily - but I still think it's worth the price.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Feels Great But Too Difficult to Use

    • Written by from Chapel Hill

    This case is stylish when new, looks good and feels great in the hand. Unfortunately, the cons very nearly outweigh the pros of this case. I have the Product Red case, and it is a dirt magnet. After only one week it started to look pretty bad. It cleans OK, but you will be doing this a lot if you want it to look good. Also, the holes on the bottom are too small. The lightning connector hole is OK with the lightning cable that came with my iPhone, but Apple's own 30-pin to lightning adapter cable (20 cm long one) has to be forced through. It works, but after using the phone in this case with the the adapter and the docking connectors in our cars a few times the leather around the hole is scuffed and frayed. The headphone hole won't work with any headphones I have other than the Earpods that came with the phone. My wife has Speck case without any of these problems with the bottom connecting accessories. Hopefully Apple will learn from this and the next leather case will be an improvement, but if I had it to do over again, I don't think I would buy this version 1.0 case.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    black leather 5s case (A+++)

    • Written by from Griffin

    I bought this case on Oct 13, 2013 and love it no cons just pros.

    buy the black one

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