• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced and underwhelming

    • Written by from Little Elm

    If you can get past the steep cost of this case, you will be initially impressed by the firm grip of the shell and soft feel of the leather.

    Within weeks, though, the flaws will start to show up. I have the brown version of the case, and within the first month it was already getting discolored by dirt and smudges from normal daily use.

    A year later, this case has become fully useless due to the fact that it has a very loose grip on my phone at this point. The phone slips out and the buttons are rarely flush against the phone's counterpart.

    The case held up well to drops and damage, but it is functionally unusable now.

    2 of 2 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

    Spend your money on black or elsewhere.

    • Written by from Overland Park

    This is a beautiful, well fitting case. Until you use it very long and the leather gets very dirty. I was extremely disappointed in the way it looked within a month, and there's no cleaning it! Come on Apple, you can do better for a $500.00 phone!

    3 of 16 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

    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

    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


    • Written by from Sewickley

    The case was nice when I first got it. Just 2 weeks later though, any color besides black will get extremely DIRTY and change color if you use your phone daily (like everyone does). Also be careful when taking case on and off as you could break the skeleton.

    10 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Bad

    • Written by from Dubai

    from first fall my cover got scratched, second fall my screen broke

    2 of 23 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.

    4 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great until it Cracked!

    • Written by from Allston

    When I first got this case, I really enjoyed it . The fit was perfect and it wasn't too bulky to keep in my pocket. However, this case lacks durability. My case cracked near the headphone jack and the charging port. Also, I am not rough with my phone (never broken one), so it was pretty disappointing to have this $40 case fail so early. Buyer beware.

    7 of 11 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

  • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful case but fell apart after a month

    • Written by from Ann Arbor

    Just keeping it in jeans pockets started to wear the case down after just a month. The coloring got discolored and wasn't usable after a few months. Can't recommend this case due to lack of durability.

    11 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just a cosmetic case, won't protect first fall

    • Written by from Mesquite

    I've always tried to remain loyal to brands that deliver the goods. That's what I loved and purchased Apple products in the first place: same brand of hardware, operating system and even software (iWork, instead of OfficeMac). I even own Time Capsule and Apple TV and never download anything away from my iTunes.
    So when an apple case came out, I immediately added it for my new iPhone 5c. BIG MISTAKE...three days later, as I walked out of the car, the phone fell of my lap, a fall that was bound to happen sooner or later, as it had dozens of times on my 4s, and despite the brand new green case properly installed, the screen completely cracked.
    Apple claims their case doesn't guarantee against falls, but this was a normal, short fall, accidental and the fact that three other brand of cases on my previous iPhone 3, 3s, 4 and 4s had done a better job prove that this cae is not worth the money.

    12 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Gets so dirty and doesn't clean or wipe off well

    • Written by from Fair Oaks

    I have the light blue one and it gets dirty and won't clean off. It's nice and thin but I hate that it always looks dirty. Light colored leather is a bad idea for iPhones.

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    doesn't last long

    • Written by from Austin

    I really loved this case for the first couple days, and I reeeeally wanted to keep loving it. but only a few days into it grease stains started to show up (and my hands are particularly dry) and now the case looks gross. it looked absolutely beautiful when I bought it and felt amazing to use but now it's just a waste.

    14 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    leather stains & discolors within days

    • Written by from Frisco

    Don't buy. I tried two different colors and they both were stained and discolored within days. In my case, it was primarily from them being in my blue jean pocket. That's all it took. Unless you are keeping this in a color-neutral pocket (i.e. jacket pocket) ALL THE TIME, you are going to be sorely disappointed. It's too bad because this is by far the nicest looking case.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Incredible but lacks durability

    • Written by from Bath

    I love this case and I really like how it looks with my space gray iPhone 5s, it feels nice to hold and it seems to be rigid. However, the case will be badly damaged if it falls on a hard surface. My phone fell from my pocket to the ground and it now shows tears in the leather. I have used the case for a little more than a week but because of the fall it seems as if it had been used for a year. I would only recommend this case if you treat your belongings very carefully.

    9 of 15 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

    Fades very easily

    • Written by from Asheboro

    This is one of the best fitting cases for the iPhone 5s. Yes. It feels amazing in your hand the leather is super soft which I love, but I also bought it bc it's pretty, which only lasted...not even 2 days. I got the blue color and it already looks dull n a bit dirty I keep it in pocket inside my purse all by its self just to avoid this exact thing I don't like a dirty case. the type of leather it's made of its like a dust magnet. So disappointed :( I loved the case but its pretty color didn't last. This case will only be best in color black. I will be returning it tomorrow. Not worth $40

    5 of 8 people found this useful