• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Bezel shows with this case

    • Written by from Holmdel

    When looking at the screen you can see the thin silver bezel around the phone when this case is on - something I regard as visually distracting. I purchased the space gray model specifically to avoid the white around the screen (with the white models) and now have this issue. When looking at it on the website the bezel does not show (all you see is the black screen and black case around it). This is a great form fitting case but would have preferred it covering the bezel.

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Stains easily, not grip-y enough, lousy purchase experience

    • Written by from New York

    I've owned this case (beige) for 24 hours. The case is decent, but there are a few key issues already:

    1) One of the key reasons I own a case is to protect the phone when I drop it, but this case does almost nothing to prevent drops in the first place. The leather does not have enough tack to keep it from sliding off surfaces or fall out of my hand.

    2) I've had the case for less than 24 hours, and already the leather corners are turning blue from being inside my jeans pocket. These jeans are almost a year old, have been washed plenty of times, and don't stain other items that I own. (I purchased a beige case, which obviously will stain more easily than a dark-colored case, but still.)

    3) I purchased this at the Apple store, and it was a lousy experience. There was no way to touch or feel the case without purchasing it first. I even asked an Apple salesperson, and they had no samples available. They suggested that I take it out of the packaging right when I was purchasing it, and if I didn't like it, return it right away. Absurd.

    This is not Apple's finest product.

    60 of 79 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    pretty but fragile

    • Written by from ASTORIA

    pros: it's really pretty and light. and of course with an Apple mark in the back, you can show off!

    cons: it's easily torn and got dirty. 1st scar made when I just took it out of the plastic case! and 2nd one happened on the side when I accidentally dropped my phone. So within 3 days I got this case, there are 2 scars made already... and my beige color got dirty easily...

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    I had to return it!

    • Written by from Dallas

    I wanted to be the big Apple Snob and buy the Apple case for my new 5S so I picked the brown color. I was very very happy with the case till I went home after my purchase. I did use the phone a few times in the that time and when I went home I noticed that the brown edges had started turning black. That was my first disappointment so I thought "this is easy and I will just get a black one" but this case is VERY difficult to take off and I almost scrached my brand new phone trying to take this off. I struggled with it for 20 mins before I could do it and then I took it right back the next day and did not buy another case. If you are charging me $40 for something that I can get for $15 somewhere else at least make it flawless. I am sad as I had REALLY liked the case.

    5 of 19 people found this useful