• 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Discolor and eventually, break.

    • Written by from SUGAR LAND

    I have purchased two of theses cases. I bought a red one and a brown one, both of which have changed colors around the edges. Also, one of the cases broke near the charging port.

    5 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Garden Grove

    I just bought my second case. I made the mistake of buying the nice baby blue case when I first got my iPhone 5S. I'm an extremely clean person and yet, somehow, the case became dirty within a few days. The case itself is pretty sturdy, although if you drop your phone hard, the leather will scrape off. The case fits tightly onto the phone which I like because I've had cases that bounce right off when the phone is dropped. My second case is black and I've had it for two weeks with no problems. It doesn't look dirty on black and I haven't dropped it yet so no wear and tear. This case is overly priced but it does look sleek. I am in the middle about this one. I guess if you have the extra money, then go ahead and buy this case. I've gotten many compliments on the look (thin and sleek) and feel (smooth touch) of the case.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cannot use on Lightning to 30-pin Adapter (0.2 m)

    • Written by from Singapore

    I'm very surprise the case cannot use the Lightning to 30-pin Adapter (0.2 m) cable to charge

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Couple of spots.

    • Written by

    This is the best case that I would spend for $40. The only two complaints that I have for this case is basically dirt spots everywhere. If I were to keep the case on for at least 3 days, there would be spots on the back of my iPhone 5s that I didn't put on. The second dirt spot I would find is near the camera. There is always something in the camera shaped hole for the iPhone. I would have to take the case off and wipe the camera off a little. But overall, it's still an "ok" approved case for me.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Look, Problem with On/Off Button

    • Written by from College Station

    Looks and feels great but I'm really disappointed with the design around the on/off button. I'm having to mash the on/off button repeatedly 2 or more times for it to work. I recommend holding off on purchasing this case until Apple redesigns it.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Minot

    The case to me seems cheaply designed...it does have a nice leather finish but something feels off. When I took it out of the package I thought it felt very flimsy and light...not something I feel will protect my phone significantly.

    Also the black case in the picture the apple has a slight grey tone...however when I got mine it was all black and the apple just blends in....deceiving and I'm quite disappointed with that as I think it'd stick out more as an apple case and not a random one.

    3 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice and Solid

    • Written by from Rosemead

    Highly recommend this case for your new iphone5s

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This case's microphone grill doesn't match iPhone's microphone grill

    • Written by from Sunnyside

    Purchased this from Apple store September 2013 to protect my 5S. I started getting complaints the other side couldn’t hear me, but I only need to move it slightly to improve it so I didn’t pay much attention. I was recently cleaning the case & phone and I noticed the grill of the two don't match... I went to the store and the genius shrugged and asked if I wanted to buy another one that had an open bottom instead of one with a grill.

    She said I couldn't return the official one because the return by date had passed ... which that generally makes sense - how was I to know an accessory made by Apple wouldn't match the product it's sold to be compatible with that product?

    4 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not compatible with most 3rd party Accys

    • Written by from Chicago

    This one star is for how I use the product. If I used only Apple accessories, I'd probably give it a 4-5 star review..but I use Bose headphones and with the exception of syncing my phone, I use Amazon Basics cords to charge my phone. This case does not allow you to use either. The holes are cut to use the Apple earbuds and lightning cables. I liked the case, the fit wasn't perfect, but it was good and it looks good. Will be returning.

    4 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    premium feel, flawed design

    • Written by from San Diego

    I owned this case from oct 2013-june 2014.

    The case is high quality and the soft smooth leather feels very satisfying in hand. It is also a pretty durable I have had high velocity drops that leave marks on the case but no damage to my phone.

    The problem with this case is its design, I dropped my phone while trying to pull it out of my pocket. It fell from waist high onto concrete. Because it landed flat (face down) the lower corner of the phone dislodged from the case and made contact with the concrete resulting in a shattered screen. I have dropped my phone numerous times before, but because it landed flat, this was the time it broke.

    At 40 dollars each I dont think its unreasonable to expect this case to actually protect your phone from drops. It will protect your phone from MOST drops but that isnt good enough.

    2 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Third party headphones

    • Written by from Georgetown

    I've never been a fan of ear buds since they are prone to fall out and because the wires are so easily tangled. So, I've always preferred using standard headband style headsets. Unfortunately, the hole for the headphone jack on this case is so small that the plug on my headphones won't fit. I had to remove the case and buy a third party version with a bigger opening for the jack.

    5 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    New phone please

    • Written by from georgetown

    I purchased my iPhone 5S, and the black leather case. I have had the case on since day one and never have taken it off. I dropped it the other day and it shattered the entire phone. The security of your phone in this case is horrible. The quality and feel is excellent. I will not be buying this case again. The purpose of the case is to protect it, not break it. Very disappointed in this product.

    6 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A waste of money!

    • Written by from HAUPPAUGE

    Purchased five of these cases for five new gold iPhone 5s' in October 2013 for their protection. This iPhone case is an example of form over function. The case complements the iPhone's slimness. However the case provides no effective protection for accidental drops and is not durable. One phone was dropped on its edge while getting out of a car and the glass shattered thereby necessitating the purchase of a new replacement phone. The case does not have enough cushion or bulk to absorb the impact of even short drops. In addition the cases are not durable. Less than a month after purchase three of the cases have a ripped/broken edge by the opening of the silent/ring button opening. For $39.00 there are a lot better cases on the market. I've never been so disappointed by an Apple product!

    5 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great case if you liked your new iPhone scratched.

    • Written by from orlando

    As a proud owner of all things Apple, i decided to go ahead and get the iPhone 5s case for my brand new iPhone 5s. You would think that all issues with other cases would seem to have have diminished for Apple, the designers of the phone forged this case, well that is what i thought, unfortunately i was incorrect. After only a few weeks of owning the case and having it sponsored on my beautiful iPhone i took it off to clean it with the microfiber cloth that had came with my macbook pro retina display. As i was cleaning i noticed little "specs" that appeared to be dirt surrounding the camera and flash area, i proceed to gently wipe them but nothing came off, its sad to say my new iPhones appearance has been soiled due to apples over priced, defective case.

    8 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from GRAPEVINE

    the case is awesome

    10 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks nice, not functional

    • Written by from Lexington

    The case sure does look nice. However a case should do more than look nice. It should protect the phone. If you drop your phone with this case the screen will crack and then you can pay the fee to replace the phone. Looks are not everything, go for a case that actually protects your investment.

    4 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely disappointed

    • Written by from Yule

    The case is very slim and smooth to the touch, however it has zero protection! I dropped it while sitting down and the phone fell completely out of the case and was damaged on the corner. Not even a week later, it fell from an end table and once again the phone fell out of the case, this time shattering my screen. Save your money and just enjoy the design of the phone itself, because a case is pointless like this. Very disappointed with apple on this one.

    6 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks nice, but that's about it

    • Written by from NEW YORK

    This is a nice looking case, fits well, prevents scratches, keeps your phone from feeling bulky, etc.

    But just bear in mind that if you drop your phone, your screen WILL crack and you WILL spend another $250 on your phone to have it repaired.

    3 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The Most Terrible Case EVER!!

    • Written by from istanbul

    İ bought this case 2 weeks ago and it chafe itself every day past and i didn't drop it or scratch it, i want refund or new case, don't buy this case if you are not rich, it is only money trap apple made a big shame

    6 of 21 people found this useful