• 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.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Bury

    I got a brown case in September for my new iPhone. I was hoping for a stylish leather look but never expected it will look so dirty and generally worn out just in 2 weeks. Top of the case turned black. It's a total disappointment. Wish I took it back to Apple Store but had no time do it during the first four weeks of a purchase. There is no point to take my case back now. No way I am buying another case of Apple. Even if you decide to get one, go for a black case. Hopefully it will look butter.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best case I've had yet, and most expensive too!

    • Written by from Cutler Bay

    Absolutely love this case. Needed some convincing from my mother to get this particular case, and seeing other cases on sale for $15-$20 made the decision even harder, considering this case is $40. Decided to go with black for my white 5S, and I am so glad I did, since many other people with cases that are brown, yellow, etc. are seeing dirt and wear after a week or less. This case feels amazing in the hand, much different from a hard plastic or soft plastic. Love the leather smell too. Was very snug as first, but after a week of taking the case off the phone, it breaks in a little bit. Now it's not so tough removing. Still snug though. I like cases that don't add much bulk and weight, and this case is light but rigid, and thin yet protective. This is not a case for butterfingers. I would recommend this case for individuals who don't drop their phone very often, or hate seeing their phone get busted but do not want a big monstrosity suffocating their phone. Very sleek, slim, and sweet. Inside is soft and fuzzy microfiber? Maybe suede? Anyway, this case is well worth $40 as long as it's not going to be abused. Buttons are firmer to press, can't use 30-pin adapter with case on, many headphones and auxiliary cords will not fit, and the silence switch hole can be hard to flip if you have big fingers. I do like how the front edge of the case has a lip so the front doesn't come into contact with surface areas, and the case leaves a rim of aluminum visible, making the phone in case more aesthetically pleasing. Similar to luxury sports cars, this case has some trade-offs to replace functionality with beauty. For example, the holes for the charge cord and auxiliary port are small and not accommodating because it adds strength to the bottom of the case, making it more rigid. If Apple were to open up the bottom of the case, there would be a band of leather around the rim, and it would tear off or be loose. Not pleasing to the eye. Nice design on this case Apple, you nailed it!

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the price

    • Written by from Victoria

    It pains me to leave this negative review... I'm only doing it to save someone else from spending the money on it.

    I have the blue one and it began to discolor terribly within a week. The blue dye in jeans rubs off onto the case which makes your case look like it's outlined in denim. It also gets very, very dirty very quickly with the dirt and oil from your hands. I've had it less than a month and it's absolutely filthy. It's practically brown and that's just from normal use.

    The leather is also starting to chip off. I'm not sure how that happens, but it does.

    I only gave it a two-star review because the phone does fit very snugly into the case and has not, and probably will not, fall out.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    perfect case with horrible brown color

    • Written by from Springfield Gardens

    the main problem is the brown color its start being very dirty look after one week
    it looks like an vintage case used for 100 year its really shame to have this quality

    but the great thing in the cover is perfectly fit to the iphone

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Fits great, looks terrible

    • Written by from Seattle

    This case does not hold up well. Three days after I got it, you could notice the wear. It looks dirty and ragged now after a couple of months. I normally love apple products, but this is sub par. Fit and feel is nice, but l am greatly disappointed overall.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I don't know if I should buy?

    • Written by from Chadds Ford

    Most reviews say that after a month the case gets worn and old looking is that really true and if it is is it only for certain colors which in my case i would choose brown but overall it seems good!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Black on 5s since phone release day

    • Written by from East Aurora

    High grade aniline leather.
    Fabulous hand, as expected in high end leather goods.
    Beautifully crafted on a hard shell skeleton.
    Fully lined.
    Fits snug like hand in glove, not easily removed, very doable but not easy, then why should a quality case pop on and off.
    At $39. the case in an excellent buy; it is also one of a kind.
    On a 1-10 it's a 10 on all aspects.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad product

    • Written by from FORT MYERS

    Ready to ditch what once looked very nice . First week it looked just great ( blue leather) after a month the edges turned black and the Apple logo completely dissapeared , what happened to quality control ? Wish I could return this product and get my money back .Choose something else ...

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst product ever

    • Written by from Manizales

    I purchased this case 3 days ago and today it was already damaged. With a careful usage i gave my new iPhone 5s and it's case, only with the rub of my pocket, the case got really ugly and it looks like I had it for years. I really don't recommend it to anyone and I hope that apple takes them away of their catalogues.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 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....

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    The Perfect Case, with One Small Problem

    • Written by from Stafford

    After being an Otterbox user for quite some time, I grew frustrated with the fact that they always end up stretched out (Commuter series) or cracked, generally breaking down after a year or so of wear and tear.

    When Apple finally released a leather case, I was excited. I switched over from a Spigen SlimArmor case I had been using to this.

    This case is slim, protects your screen when laid flat, and has a great look at feel that isn't gaudy (in black, at least).

    The only thing I don't like is that the headphone slot does not accommodate the cord for my Bose earbuds. The plug for my earbuds is just slightly too big :(

    Otherwise a great case. Definitely recommend it, but if you use your phone a lot for music/radio on your commute, check to make sure your earbuds fit the slot if they aren't first party Apple earbuds.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    perfect for 1 day and then :(

    • Written by from Tulsa

    I really really REALLY want to love this case! i wanted the leather look and was looking for the case to age a little to be able to have that rough or old leather look that just looks super classy. Instead after 2 days of use the corners turned black and the leather dye started to come off. the case was never in my jean pockets or anything and i tried to take care of it as much as possible. Super disappointed :( I went to the apple store to see if they knew how to take care of the product to clean it and further protect it to avoid the black edges but all they said was "well there is nothing we can do. We don't know why is like this but i guess you can bring the box and return it if you want".

    APPLE should have informed the customer of this issue or "side effect" so customer know what they are getting into. also maybe be a little more informed about it at the stored wouldn't harm. Still love Apple products but ill stick to the electronics and that's it.To be a company that is known for their SUPERIOR DIFFERENCE MAKING PRODUCTS this time they fell way short.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    love when I FIST got it.

    • Written by from San Antonio

    I want to love it but I had it for five days now and it's worn like if I had it for months and was careless it's way too sensitive. too sensitive. I have the beige wrong choose

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice case but get the black

    • Written by from Liberty Township

    This is a nice leather case but get the black. Got a yellow for my wife and brown for myself. Gets dirty quickly and impossible to clean. Have only had a couple of months and both are very stained. Tried a leather cleaner, no results.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality

    • Written by from MIAMI

    Looks great for 1 week , apple should stop selling this product !

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    1 month later - The best iPhone case I've found

    • Written by from San Antonio

    I'll start off by saying that I've had this case in the color brown for about a month now. What I look for when case shopping are three different things: quality/fit, design, and protection. In my opinion, apple hit the head on all of these. The phone case is made out of leather, so yes, you're going to have to take care of it differently than a plastic case. After 1 month of use, the case has started to get a nice patina around the edges that will hopefully continue to cover the rest of the case. Yes the color has changed, and yes the edges are darker, but it is LEATHER and in my opinion, this is what gives leather character. If this is a problem for you, but a plastic case. Second, the fit is perfect. It is snug on the phone but is not impossible to get off like others have mentioned. With that said, if you plan on removing the case all the time, this isn't for you. If you're like me, and remove the case once every couple months, you will likely appreciate the fit as I do. Lastly, the design is perfect. It is thin, light, and offers the protection you need with out turning your phone into an armored brick. The edge is slightly raised above the screen to protect it when dropped, and the leather will likely absorb more impact than a piece of plastic. The cut out for the charger and speaker are done with precision, and the buttons are fully protected and accessible at the same time. So with this said, in my opinion apple nailed this. It's not for everyone, and especially not for those who do not like the natural characteristics of leather. To those I say, go buy a plastic case instead.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    last for 1 week clean

    • Written by from El paso

    the leather gets dirty very quickly, i basicly trow it away one week after i got it and my wife did the same with the brown and beige color... i tryed the red

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful, then quickly a disappointment

    • Written by from CINCINNATI

    This brown leather case at first looked great and complimented the slate gray iPhone 5s beautifully. But, after a couple of months of carrying in my front pocket the brown leather looks dirty and dingy. The edges are a dreadful dark color. I have not found a good way to clean it. My previous Belkin leather case I used on my 4 for four years still looks as good as the day I bought it. I am so disappointed in this case and will take it back to an Apple store to try to get a refund.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Truly amazing

    • Written by from Bangalore

    This is probably one of the best cases I have used .The ports,the holes are precision cut and suite the elegance of the iphone .The feel of the case is so premium and especially the case shows a hint of the gold diamond cut chamfer .Yes the case does get dirty but I have used it for a month but I used a leather cleaner and it somehow removed the dirt and my case looks like new again .This case is meticulously designed just like the iphone !!!

    1 of 1 people found this useful