• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I really like this case, easy to keep good looking with a little work.

    • Written by from Stafford

    Okay, I'll start off by saying I'm not lazy, and I'm aware of proper leather maintenance.
    If your willing to put a little work into it this case can stay looking brand new.

    I like the feel of the case, it does feel stronger than I would have thought. It fits very snuggly around only the corners of your device. If you are using a screen protecter it won't be affected by this case.

    Which leads me to my next point, the dust factor. This case does allow a slight amount of dust to fall into it. That bothers me more because the case is so snug, it isn't easy to take your phone out and clean the dirt and build up of "Life's grime"

    I would get this case for someone as a birthday present, or similar.

    It could have used a bit better conditioning before it came to me, but that's to be expected in leather of this quality. It's not top shelve leather people. You are getting what you pay for.

    I've conditioned it myself with raw (unprocessed, unrefined) shea butter. It did wonders for the texture. Also, the fibers reject oils from my hand better now. So it doesn't discolor as frequently. I clean it much less now to get it back to new condition.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not the greatest

    • Written by from Portland

    Where to start? This leather case is only a month old and most of the borders are starting to peel, even though I take great care of it. The texture of the leather is dull and it's getting worse by the minute. The case is really hard to get off the phone. I can't even use my own headphones cause it won't fit trough this case, and it only would fit the apple ones which I can't use cause they keep falling off my ears. So I actually need to remove the case if I want to hear music or a video, which is an impossible task considering how hard it is to get off. I just gave up the torture with this case and bought a $5 case online.
    For the quality, this item is extremely over priced at $39. My new $5 case it's much much much better. Do not recommend this product.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Brown Iphone 5s case

    • Written by from manassas

    I had wanted this case for a while since the debut of Iphone 5s cases, but I am disappointed in how difficult it becomes to take off the case of the phone. If this wasn't an issue than I would rate 5 stars so because of this flaw I am giving this case a 3 stars.

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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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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    beautiful but not practical

    • Written by from Saint Louis

    This is my absolute favorite case I've ever found, sleek, goes all the way around the edges, (which is hard to find in a stylish case), comes in amazing colors, awesome quality, suede lined! With one huge but, I bought the blue and it became dirty/showed dirt, so quickly. I've tried gently using leather cleaners, even just a slightly damp cloth, hasn't worked. I am so bummed because I love the look so much. I may try the tan, probably best bet in terms of dirt problem. If you are super careful with where you put/handling your iphone, go for it!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Worth it

    • Written by from san francisco

    Very beautiful case. Fits great; iPhone still remains thin. But, i bought a beige and a red case. BOTH, with 2 days use looked like 2 years use, especially the beige. Scratches very easily, the corners get black just by rubbing your finger tip.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AWESOME Case!

    • Written by from Merrickville

    I'm so glad Apple is making iPhone cases again. I ordered the red one for my new white iPhone 5S and it looks awesome. It's snug and thin, the feel of the grain is fantastic. It looks stunning! Very pleased!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Case - Definitely Recommended

    • Written by from Princeton

    So I went for the the black color after reading reviews that say the other colors get dirty (they do), and I'm extremely happy with it. I've had it for a week, and so far it has a very professional look to it and perfectly fits the iPhone. This case looks like it belongs. Also, on the black, wear and tear is not even visible! Looks amazing with my Space Grey. I gave this a 4 star rating because 1. the price is a little high, but you get Apple quality (the best), and 2. this case is not made like an Otterbox. It will protect against everyday drops but nothing too fancy. I already dropped it twice and nothing happend. So it's not bad.

  • 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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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stay Away from the Light Brown one

    • Written by from BROOKLYN

    So i bought the Light Brown one and it started fading color and the edges turned dark brown. Looked dirty like oil stains only after 3 days of having it . I returned it. :(

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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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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fit is great. Color/wear is awful

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Bought this attractive case for my new gold phone. It looked great for about 24 hours. After a day of storing it in my jeans pocket the edges of the case all took on a dark greay from the denim so the case looked worn and dirty, not patina, just grimy. Very dissappointing.

    I bought a hard leather case elsewhere and do not have the same problem.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not protect, Wears easily

    • Written by from Vancouver

    I dropped my phone on flat tile, the frame of my phone was dented and the screen popped out.. my phone is screwed. It doesn't protect, the phone falls out of the case when dropped. The quality isn't so great, the leather is already scraping off, and looks dirty. my case is 1 month old. This case is overpriced and does not protect as well as the rubber TPU ones found on ebay.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Only use this case for show.

    • Written by from richmond

    The case is very pretty and perfectly fitting for the iPhone, however this is NOT an every day protective case. This case should be worn only for show and occasions, not for the every day use. Unless you get a black case, the leather becomes worn very easily and can not be cleaned. When using a Magic Eraser, the darkening and wear of the leather becomes lighter and less visible, however after touching it, it will darken again. If you plan on getting this case, use with caution. I bought both the blue and beige variations, and both have become extremely worn and dirty within a few weeks.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It's okay but I wouldn't buy it again

    • Written by from Fort Collins

    The Good: Case feels great; very slim; very light; leather is unique and I like how it ages, getting darker on the edges. I haven't dropped the phone yet (and I rarely do anyway) but I get the impression this case will protect it well enough. Best part is def the "feel" of the thing.

    The Bad: Sides bow out slightly and this shouldn't happen with a case this pricey. Not very easy to remove and I'm thinking it won't be long before the leather gets marked up from doing this. Headphone jack is a bit on the small side

    In the end, I should have paid more attention to user reviews than bloggers and avoided this case. Oh well. I have a feeling in a few months I'll need a new case and it won't be this one. No immediate need to replace though - it's staying on till it dies. Go check out the switch easy numbers before you buy this in any case...

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not up to Apple standards!

    • Written by from Perrysburgi

    I am very disappointed in this case. Although it is pretty and sleek when it comes out of the package, the material is terrible and looked horrible within a few days. My sister purchased the same case and experienced the same problem as I did. The edges become incredibly worn and it constantly looks dirty. Not worth the money.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality case

    • Written by from Plymouth

    Slim and easy to remove

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • 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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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best case

    • Written by from maldon

    I have the brown case and although it gets dirty and the leather bruises this is part of a vintage character that I like my phone to go fro! The case fits amazingly around the handset and keeps the phone slim whilst still protecting the phone! I strongly recommend this phone case! If you don't want the vintage look go for the black one as that makes the phone look real executive! And doesn't have the dirt problem! But of you want a nice vintage feel go for the brown one.

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