• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Problem with Lightning to 30-pin Adapter

    • Written by from West Jordan

    I am totally disappointed that It does not fit the 30-pin adapter securely.I am surprised that they overlooked this in the design of the case. Is this a way apple wants us waste people's money? Otherwise, i love the feel and look of the new case.

  • 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.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks great but not durable

    • Written by from hartford

    It's a great looking case and thin. I've had mine only one week and the top part above the charger hole already cracked.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 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.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 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.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 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.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Iphone 5s brown leather case

    • Written by from mold

    Just 4 days old & only had light use as not even left the house, it's scuffed with dark marks that I can't clean out even with leather wipes. Very disappointed :(.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful case, but stains easily

    • Written by from Highland

    Love the design of the case. It's thin, protects, and feels great to hold. However, I returned mine after only 5 days because it was already stained from keeping it in my jeans pocket. The apple store employees told me that's just because it's leather, but leather wallets don't have this problem. I think black is the only case most people will be able to keep looking nice.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful case but…

    • Written by from Las Vegas

    I got the black leather case the same day I purchased my slate 5s on release day. The case is beautifully crafted giving the phone enough protection while enhancing the overall look and feel of the iPhone with leather. My gripe with this particular case is that it works with ZERO accessories Apple has made for the phone—that alone takes so much away from the pluses of getting this case. The 30-pin adapter wouldn't reach the port, the 30-pin cable adapter has a plug that has a bigger diameter than the Lightning port opening on the case, and the dock of course couldn't dock with the short dongle unable to reach the port securely—heck I even tried getting the dock for the 5c in hopes that the thicker 5c would have a dock that might work for a cased 5s—NOPE! Only the cable that came with the phone fits, and same goes for the headphones so buyer beware. It's too bad that such a beautifully design case also comes with a lot of hind-sighted design cues (what no one bothered thoroughly testing this product in real-world scenarios?). Unlike others that bought this leather case and is plagued with leather degradation or staining issues, I have none of that (caveat: I take care of my stuff with OCD-like care). What I do have is a beautiful case that doesn't work with any peripheral or adapter, 3rd party or not, and that to me should be cause for alarm for Apple since it is a sign of them not being thorough like everyone perceives them to be. Design should never forget function and it never has to be either or.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 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.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Careful with color selection.

    • Written by from Dunlap

    I purchased the brown leather case for my iPhone 5s. After a couple of weeks of wear and use, the case is turning a dark and tainted color brown. I would highly recommend the black case. Other than the color, the case fits like a glove and protects your iPhone investment very well.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Use & tear

    • Written by from New York

    This product looks and feels great but it starts to show signs of wear and tear in about 5-6 days.
    the beige gets dirty quick, and the leather stars to show signs of damaging.

    worst thing: will not work with the lighting to 3pin converter. i still use my old iphone charger with the converter at times and i have to remove my cover all the time.
    its a real pain

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design cracked between headphone jack and case

    • Written by from Chilliwack

    This case is a joke..had case for 2 weeks and it tore between the headphone jack and the edge. Bought a genuine apple 30 pin to lightning adapter and the case has to come off to use the adapter. Very frustrating due to the fact I am buying genuine apple products that don't work together. Very disappointed.

    35 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    BRING BACK THE NAPA LEATHER!!!

    • Written by from Long Beach

    I love the look and feel of this case, and I was looking forward to purchasing it for my iPhone 5 the moment it was announced. The wear however, is terrible. After only a few weeks of use, the case looks dirty, and the brown color is already starting to wear off around the edges. I expected much more from an apple product.

    They should bring back the old napa leather used on the old iPod classic case by apple 7 years ago. Those were $99 but worth every penny!

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT BUY

    • Written by from Allentown

    I cannot believe that Apple put out this and it passed anytype of Quality Audit.
    You cannot have this case on the phone and insert BOSE headphone jack through this into the jack, except the 'APPLE' headphones.

    How is that possible?

    15 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love my case

    • Written by from Onalaska

    The case has worked very well for me and my wife. I have the black and she has the yellow.There was an issue with the power button the first day but it sorted its self out after a day. I think the leather just needed worked out. My AUX cords all fit and have never had any problems with head phones.
    The only issue is the yellow started to look dirty after a week or so. Took a leather wipe to it and it cleaned up just fine. My wife loves her's and so do I. Thank you apple.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Light & protective case

    • Written by from CASHMERE

    I like this case a lot. It doesn't add much to the weight or dimensions of the phone, but the edges are raised just enough to protect the front when laying face down. The phone with this case is pleasant to hold and has enough grippiness to hold in hand more securely. I've already dropped my phone onto our concrete drvieway from a 4-foot height (trying to juggle too many things)--no damage to the phone! Some slight scuffs in 2 corners of the case. Although I have the light blue version, it still looks good. I'd buy this one again!

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great look and feel

    • Written by from Savannah

    This case is extremely beautiful. The colors compliment the phone quite well. It fits very snug and the holes are cut precisely for the phone. It is also very comfortable. The leather is soft and fits nicely in the hand. The added width also makes it feel more stable in the hand. Though it is pricey, I am happy with this product. Probably not the best buy if you're clumsy though.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a fan

    • Written by from Wellington

    I loved the light feel of the case at first, but the corners started to rip within a couple days. I then noticed how dirty it became in such a short time.

    The kicker, my phone is now damaged after one drop. I have owned iPhones for years and have always been satisfied with how the cases I have protect my phone. That is after all why we have cases...right?? I'll be the first to admit that I drop my phone quite a bit, but that is why I get sturdy cases. I figured a case that Apple specifically makes for the phone would be just that, but I guess I was wrong.

    I would recommend looking for a different case.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awsome

    • Written by from aldan

    Best case and very easy to clean. Had it over a month already.

    1 of 3 people found this useful