• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Elegant, slim, and understated.

    • Written by from New York

    Yet, feels very cozy and natural to the touch, much like a Moleskine notebook. I love that this case is light. The tiny black plastic escutcheon surrounding the camera adds to the elegant appearance of the case as well as to its functionality by limiting lint accumulation around the camera. The black case is pretty gender-neutral. The screen is safely protected by the slightly raised front edge. The phone sits firmly in the case and there's just the right amount of space for the power and audio jacks. A nice visual touch is the exposed silver outline of the phone's side-band between the leather edge and the glass.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Plus and Minus

    • Written by from Columbia

    I have had this case for about 6 months. I really like the way it wraps around the phone. It feels like it should, tight. The buttons, for me were not an issue to press like other reviewers. It is a work of art (in Red). I buy anything red as I have had lots of family and friends get cancer. So, if you don't really need drop protection other than on carpet, this would be the case for you, as it really pops color-wise. So much for the plusses, now for the minuses.
    All of the colors (even brown), get a nice black ring develop at the base of the case and all the way around the edge, so if I had it to do over, I would get black as black does not show this weakness (as its black). I don't care so much about the ring, but the women in my life want me to wash it, lol, like that is going to happen, NOPE. I can live with the yicky ring and the ladies in my life don't have to borrow my phone, which turns out to MAYBE be a plus? I hope this helps folks make an informed decision.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Compatible with Bose Headphones

    • Written by from Hoboken

    I loved the quality of this case when I first saw it. Purchased it and was so excited to get it on my phone. When I went to plug my Bose MIE2i in, they wouldn't fit with the case on. I then figured that my 2 year old headphones must be out-of-date so I bought QC20i from Bose and these don't work either. I just got off the phone with Bose and they told me that no model of their headphones will work with this iPhone case. Will be returning the case this week.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Still deciding

    • Written by from Falls Church

    I bought the teal version of this at the apple store a few weeks ago. It's cute and has a good feel, though a little slippery out of the box. Today, I took my phone out to clean something off, and discovered that part of inside of the case had come off onto the back of my phone. I live in an area where we're still experiencing winter weather, so it shouldn't be a heat-related task. I was able to wipe most of the residue off my phone, but I was surprised that an Apple-designed product would do that to my iPhone.

  • 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Feels GREAT in the hand! Highly recommended.

    • Written by from Carlisle

    Going into it i was reluctant on getting this case. After getting it, I am hitting myself for not getting it sooner! It feels great in the hand and it's the only case that i've ever had that I like holding better than the actual phone. It also offers more protection than you'd thing for a slim, and form fitting case. I dropped my phone from like 5' and it didn't hurt it one bit. I HIGHLY recommend this case.

    4 of 5 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice looking but squishes the top button

    • Written by from Clinton

    Great looking case but i feel like it is wrecking my phone in that it squishes my top button down causing a delay when i go to press any of the other buttons, including the main home button.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Definitely worth the $40

    • Written by from Washington, DC

    This is the best case to protect your phone, as long as you aren't worried about the screen cracking. It's not an otterbox, just remember that. But it is a slim and stylish case that maintains the slim image of the iPhone 5s, which is probably a reason you bought the phone in the first place. If you are looking for a case to protect the back and sides of your phone while still being as slim as possible this is it. And the leather is just amazing, feels like luxury.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    nice case, wish it fit a little better in the front

    • Written by from Greenlawn

    The feel of this case is very nice. Purchased for my son who likes the slim line of the case so he can put the phone in his pocket. I do wish it wrapped around the edges of the front of the phone a little better, more like it shows in the photo--on his phone you can see the metal rim of the iPhone from the front. And there is very barely a lip so that the front of the phone doesn't touch the surface if it is face down. Wish there was a tiny bit more lip there.

    But it definitely feels nice, fits the phone like a glove. I appreciate the suede interior to protect the phone. My son has used plastic bumpers before and definitely prefers the feel of the leather. Aside from the minor issues I have with the case, he's very happy with it.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very good case.

    • Written by from Carpinteria

    This case is great. It's made from natural aniline leather. It looks really nice inside too. My last case was BELKIN but the apple case is better.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A taxi ran my phone over and it survived!

    • Written by from Carmel

    The phone works just fine after being run over by a taxi cab, no scratches. Gets the job done and looks good too. Nuff said.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect case

    • Written by from Millington

    The case fits perfectly and is thin enough to be unobtrusive. It has a gentle grip to make holding the iphone easier. I've dropped my phone a few times and it does indeed provide protection to the sides and corners.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Designed as well as the phone and maintains the sleek look of the 5S

    • Written by from Rome

    The black case fits my 5S like a glove. It eliminates the slippery feel of the uncased 5S. The case is really up to the design standards of the phone in terms of appearance and function. You don't lose any of the sleek design look of the front of the phone. I don't use earphones or docks, so no problems at all in daily use. All buttons function as well as the uncased 5S. I would recommend this case to anyone who wants to maintain the Apple design feel and get adequate protection. It is not for those who need the waterproof/bombproof type case.

    4 of 6 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 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightweight and sleek

    • Written by from Orange

    Like countless others, I have tried NUMEROUS cases for my iPhone. This beautiful, soft, lightweight case is by far my favorite. I have very small hands and together with the new slimness of the 5s phone, this case works perfectly. I have the Black phone/case and it looks great. The leather makes it smooth and sleek. So far no issues with dirt or grease from my hands, and I carry it in my purse pocket.

    2 of 3 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 36 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This IS the case you have been looking for!

    • Written by from Toms River

    best iPhone case I have ever had!!! only negative is not finding it sooner!!! Slim so phone fits in pocket yet has a perfect grip and feel when holding it. Does not interfere with aftermarket screen protector. maybe some other colors would be cool

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy it!

    • Written by from Mount Airy

    It's a bad apple...I saw a joke online about how you can buy a case to protect the apple case! Gave it a 2 because the leather is nice...doesn't matter though because you will destroy it! Also, no right angle headphone jacks fit into the port, major fail apple, did you not check? It's not like a leather wallet that will last, it tears VERY easily!

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Dirt Magnet

    • Written by from Hyderabad

    I bought a Blue Leather Case for my iPhone 5. The Leather Case feels and looks good. The drop protection level is also quiet good. I am careful about where I place the phone and handle the iPhone with care. I have used the case for ten days and it looks like some cheap over the counter iPhone case, mainly because of dirt adhered to the case. Due to matte suede finish the case, it tends to attract dirt at a very fast pace. Apple should certainly attend to this issue.

    1 of 1 people found this useful