• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nothing Tops This One

    • Written by from Union City

    I have gone through several iPhone 5 cases from other name brands that just never seemed to satisfy what I was looking for. I either found cases that were super light and thin but they did not cover or protect the chamfered edges. If I found one that covered the chamfered edges, it was too bulky and/or hid the beauty of iPhone. I picked up this guy in black the day I got the 5s and I was absolutely amazed at the amount of protection it offers for those of us who do not abuse our precious iPhones. It covers the chamfered edges beautifully while still allowing the chamfers to glisten and it is so light weight yet incredibly durable. Also, its made of leather so the quality is definitely there. Good job Apple for finally giving us a case that is worth every penny!

    22 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs some more work

    • Written by from Fremont

    These cases are great, and look great when they're fresh out of the box,
    after just a few days though they start turning black and there's nothing that can be done about it. I've tried every leather cleaner that I could find but still nothing worked. The Kardashian marriage lasted longer than my case and I really didn't do anything crazy with it, and generally it's just sitting on my desk or in my pocket, but it just sucked up every speck of dirt around and is impossible to clean!

    Apple please fix your formula! maybe coat it with something dirt resistant...or come up with a way to clean them and fill us in on it...40$ for a case that lasts 5 minutes is not the standard that us Apple customers are used to!!!

    20 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Case

    • Written by from Madison

    I loved the look and feel of the case in the store, but three weeks after purchasing, the top edge of the case above the camera is already completely torn - the edges are showing extreme wear and the case itself looks incredibly dirty. Unless you want to keep re-buying cases, I do not recommend this product.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fits the phone prefect

    • Written by from Dayton

    I bought the yellow one, and that was my only mistake. I keep my phone in my pocket and the yellow color looks horrible now. Gets dirty really fast and can't clean it. Tried soap and water and a Mr. Clean Magic eraser. I would give it 5 stars if I got say the black one. Like I said fits the phone perfectly but the colored ones are a mistake!

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worst case ever!...

    • Written by from Houston

    While Apple does specify that the case will show wear and tear, they do not tell you how early on (8 days). I bought a Red case about 8 days ago and it has not turned half black. I have had an INCASE PRO for about a year now and still looks almost new. So its not the way you use, its just the cover itself which is bad. DO NOT BUY THIS COVER. save yourself that 40 bucks...

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A very classy case... obviously a Jony Ive design.

    • Written by from Louisville

    I ordered both the silver iPhone 5s and the black 5s case from the online Apple Store. The iPhone 5s arrived on Wednesday. The iPhone case arrived today.

    I could not be more pleased with either purchase. I have owned the iPhone since the first model (specifically: the 1st and 2nd iterations, the 4, and now the 5s). I have also owned SENA leather cases. SENA makes a fine leather product. This is the first iPhone case that rivals SENA's products, IMO.

    Most of the criticisms I have read of the iPhone 5s case are simply nitpicking. I find the tactile response of the volume controls and on/off button to be just fine. The case is close fitting (a good thing for drop protection) and not THAT difficult to remove. A couple of YouTube reviews of the case demonstrate the optimal procedure for removing the case. It takes me about 15 seconds.

    As for the staining and scuff issues... this is analine leather, folks. Go online and do a bit of research. The result is a non-glossy, buttery-feeling, fine leather case. Yes, it will absorb both finger oil and dirt over time. The package cautions that the appearance will change over time. That is the nature of the beast. Some people consider this to be a "feature" of the material. It acquires patina and character over time.

    I also find the iPhone 5s case to be comparable in price to similar SENA snap-on leather cases.

    In summary: A classy leather case that will provide moderate drop protection. A winner!

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Would've been nice but the leather rubs off!

    • Written by from Edmond

    When i got my iphone 5s I got this case to go along with it and i was very satisfied with it but only after 3 days of around the house use the leather started to rub off and show a completely different shade of blue! Im disappointed because if it werent for that it would've been the perfect case but despite the issue apple support was apple to provide a different replacement case for me.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Product description is inconsistent "Precision made. Beautifully crafted."

    • Written by from Chicago

    The product description states that the case is Precision made. This is incorrect as the Apple issued Lightning to 30 pin adapter will not work with this case. I believe Apple missed this. It would have been helpful to know before purchasing this case.

    18 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design

    • Written by from Princeton

    Hard to imagine I am saying this about an apple product, but these leather cases are poorly designed:

    1. Poor Function: The opening for the headphones is too small, so it is hard to get your headphones to get a good connection. At first we thought something was wrong with the headphones, but it is actually the case. We had to take the case off everytime we wanted to use teh headphones.

    2. Poor materials: The leather case attracts dirt like crazy. We expected the leather to wear, as all leather does, but within a week the case just looked gross.

    3. Poor durability: After 5 weeks the case cracked in two places. I can't believe this cost $39. Asking for a refund.

    15 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Shows age at an incredible place

    • Written by from Guntersville

    In terms of how it fits, you can tell is the first case designed to complement the iPhone and not cover it up.
    Unfortunately, that's where the good stops. I have on this case, the yellow color, or exactly 5 days, and it already looks absolutely terrible. I understand that weather will age and wear over time, but after five days my yellow case already has more gray on it than the original color. Will most likely be returning it later today.

    11 of 12 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

    Disappointed

    • Written by from Whitestone

    I really like this case. It feels great in the hand and is really slim for a full protection case. However, it seems that every color (except Black) suffers from color fading and in relatively short time. I have owned my Product RED case for less than a month and it is already showing extreme wear on the edges of the case. It looks horrible. I take care of my devices and the cases that protect them. I would purchase another RED only it it would last at least several months before it looked worn and used. Stay away from the lighter colors.

    12 of 15 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.

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great case

    • Written by from North Chesterfield

    Most negatives I've read are about being hard to keep clean which I have not had that problem at all with the black version and that it's hard to take off which it is not if you use both thumbs and take out the bottom corners one at a time. The black case is professional looking and has just enough grip and protection while remaining slim enough to fit easily in pockets. I like it a lot and would definitely recommend.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Elegant style, perfect fit and finish but pricy

    • Written by from Honolulu

    The Apple Store offered me $183 trade-in allowance for my old iPhone 4s so I decided to splurge on an iPhone 5s with Black Leather case. Indeed, this is the nicest iPhone case I've seen: supple leather of consistent texture, handsome appearance and perfect fit. The design is understated, simple and elegant. It does not detract from the slender form factor and basically feels like an integral part of the phone. It also feels wonderful in the hand: warm and natural but with just the right amount of texture and grip.

    Protection it is minimal--similar to a decent light duty plastic shell case--and should take light knocks without flinching. The case feels like it is made of a thin plastic shell wrapped in leather and lined with fuzzy micro fiber cloth. I'm impressed the volume buttons can be covered in leather and yet work perfectly. Forty bucks is a lot of bread to drop on a phone case. But then many other 5s cases looked cheap and plastic and cost nearly as much. If you enjoy the owning the best and prefer a case that complements rather than shouts, this just may be the one for you. I really like it and consider it money well spent.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT BUY

    • Written by from Enfield

    Ok - so i have a number of apple products that i use together:

    APPLE iPhone 5s
    APPLE Leather Case
    APPLE earphones
    APPLE Lightening connector

    ..and guess what...they DO NOT ALL WORK TOGETHER!!!!!! I now have no way of using my new phone with old products - AS THEIR OWN LIGHTENING CONNECTOR DOES NOT FIT. I now cannot listen to music on my way to work - AS THEIR OWN EARPHONES DO NOT FIT.

    Why should i have to remove the case everytime i want to connect something? Surely that defeats the purpose of having a case at all.

    Fuming.

    DO NOT BUY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    26 of 44 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    FINALLY...a case worthy of my iPhone 5

    • Written by from Chapel Hill

    After getting my iPhone 5, I immediately went in search of a case. I'm a "normal" user, and don't intend to take my iPhone swimming, mountain biking, or going into battle. I just wanted a nice case that will reasonably protect my iPhone as I go about my day-to-day life. Side comment - I do not use a screen protector. The screen is "gorilla glass," and has stood up great during my first year of use.

    Back to the search for a case. I'm embarrassed to say what I've spent searching for the ideal case. But I can say that I've now found the case that works for me. I've tried all the major brands...expensive, and cheap...thick ones...thin ones. I read all the reviews, talked to other iPhone users. And then I stumbled on this case in the Apple Store. No, it's not cheap. No, it's not "padded." But I love how it fits like a glove, I love how the leather feels and looks, I love the colors (I have black & red), and I love the quality. I've had this case for a good nine months, and the leather is showing the very slightest bit of wear, but that adds character. For me, this is head and shoulders above all the other cases I tried. If only I'd found this case on day one. Without question, when I get another iPhone...I will quickly go in search of this particular case. It works for me, and I don't hesitate to recommend it.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Collects Dirt, Abrasions, Looks Nasty After Only 1 Month

    • Written by from Riverside

    Yuck. My least favorite phone case ever. Cannot sanitize. Leather case is far too easily damaged by scratches and abrasions. Collects dirt and everything else. Buttons difficult to push. Color not as advertised. Costs too much for all these issues...it's just a phone case, not something I should feel like I need to avoid because of germs. In fact, I shouldn't even have to think about it for $40. Disappointed in this purchase on a daily basis.

    14 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Choice of Case

    • Written by from SHELBY TOWNSHIP

    I purchased this in Red. Very bad decision. Within a week, it looks awful even though I take great care of my devices. It is turning a 'dirty' look very quick. While the case it constructed very well, it should only be offered in black. Any thing else is a waste of $40, which I quickly discovered.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    High-quality case

    • Written by from Atlanta

    Just got this case (black) for my black iPhone 5 yesterday.

    The leather feels great. The case fits so snug on the phone, doesn't slip at all and feels very sturdy. I've had 4 cases for my 5 before this, and this is by far the best. Covers all the important parts, and has the lip on front too to protect it when you lay the phone flat on a surface.

    I'm planning to get a white 5s in February, and I'm excited to be able to use this case on that phone as well.

    7 of 7 people found this useful