• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice case but...

    • Written by from Davenport

    Stupid that it isn't compatible with the Lightning to 30-pin Adapter

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Solid case with a few issues

    • Written by from Orange

    This is a really good case but it has a few problems. The leather is really nice and soft. It's thin but could be thinner. It still makes the phone feel a decent amount chunkier. The biggest problem is that most aftermarket headphones can't plug into the iphone when the case is on. Another slight issue is that with a leather case you don't get to see the beauty of the space gray on black metal. Apple should consider manufacturing a nice transparent case.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Fine case

    • Written by from SAN FRANCISCO

    I didn't give this a full five because I don't yet know how durable it will be in the long run. I suspect it will eventually show signs of wear., but I bought my "brown" (really saddle tan) case when it first came out, and there are no signs of wear at all: no smudges, stains,--nothing.

    I can only attribute the bad reviews vs. my totally positive experience to differences in use (or more likely, abuse). I would never put my phone in a pants pocket; it usually goes into the inside breast pocket of my jacket, and occasionally in a Sena holster. I probably don't use it as much as most folks, which along with careful handling undoubtedly contributes to my positive experience. And no, it is not particularly difficult to remove, not that that matters much as I have no reason to remove it.

    As others have pointed out, the case fits perfectly., looks great, and feels wonderful. People, it is not an Otterbox, and it doesn't pretend to be. Lighten up. Save your vitriol for something really serious.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone 5s Black Leather case by Apple

    • Written by from Chicago

    I was skeptical purchasing this case as I have always had an Otter brand case. I was VERY tired of a bulky case and really want to appreciate the beauty of the iPhone and it's slim/sleek size. I purchased the tan/beige colour first and took that back 3 days later to get black. Any colour besides black will discolour and stain to grey/black within just a few days. I am VERY happy with the cas and I'm very hard to please. I'm doing my best to not drop the thing, keep in mind it is leather and will scrape/scratch and become worn fast if you don't take some sort of care. Gave it 4 stars only because if you purchase any colour besides black, you will be very disappointed.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    great case but headphones cant fit

    • Written by from Bronx

    great case one very big flaw, if you have any other headphones other than apple headphone they wont fit.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iphone 5S leather case

    • Written by from Falls Church

    I loved the brown case and it was exactly what I wanted, very slim and light, but... after two months of use, it got dirty and you just cannot clean it. I tried even with mild soap, etc. but with no success. It looks like it's been used for one year and this because I am very careful with it, I don't leave it on dirty surfaces, etc. So now I lost my $39 and will have to buy another case. It's a shame because it's a beautiful case!

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Thin & Simplistic

    • Written by from Holland

    love the style and look of this case, also the feel. very thin on the phone and is an awesome fit.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great case

    • Written by from Moses Lake

    I bought this case at the same time that I bought my iPhone 5s, and it's the only case that I've used since then. I've seen complaints about the case showing wear, but my case still looks like new. That might be because I have the black one, which maybe doesn't show wear like the other colors. I prefer minimalist cases, and this one fits the bill. The case is light, and it feels great in the hand. At first I thought that I might not like the case because I usually prefer to use a case that leaves the buttons and controls on the side of the phone exposed, but that hasn't bothered me at all. I've also read complaints about the case interfering with the connection of headphones. I use Skullcandy 50/50 earphones, and they fit just fine. If I had to buy a new case today, I would buy this one again in a heartbeat.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful but not useful

    • Written by from Charlotte

    This case is the only case for iPhone 5s which is made by Apple. If you buy other brand's case from Apple, you cannot get the warranty from Apple. To get rid of this inconvenience, this one is the only choice for me. However, it is not as good as I expected. The case is made of leather, it is very beautiful (mine is red) and very light in weight. But the feeling of the buttons are very poor. It takes a lot of effort to use the power button. And the case is a little bit smooth that it's easy for me to fall the phone from my hand. So I return it.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent protection but doesnt last

    • Written by from Baltimore

    I was really excited when apple came out with these colorful leather cases for the 5s. When the case came in, it looked great! Unfortunately, the leather has not held up very well after a few weeks of use. The case is very dirty and cannot be cleaned. Also, its scuffed up on the edges. My old rubber case still looks like new after a year of use, so ill be going back to this case. Im trying not to think about the $39 that i waisted on this:( If you decide to buy this, i would steer away from any color other than black.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    apple accessories only

    • Written by from Chicago

    If you have any non apple accessories this case wont work. The bottom holes are so tight that any non apple headphones wont fit. I've got a pair of Bose MIE2i headphones that can't be plugged in. Also no third party lightening cords (ie amazon basics) will fit.

    Otherwise, its real leather, and the case looks pretty sharp but no 3rd part accessories is a deal breaker for me.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best iPhone 5s Case

    • Written by from Dekalb

    I recently purchased this case a couple days ago and it's great! It fits the phone perfectly and feels amazing in your hand. The leather on here feels great and the material inside the case insures your phone won't get scratched up. A lot of these other reviews are misleading, this is the best case you're going to find for your iPhone 5s. Well worth the $40, Apple really got it right with this one!

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent - buttons work great in this case

    • Written by from Athens

    Got this case when I bought the 5S on release day. It's awesome! Handsome leather and a snug fit. Leather smells great and looks great on the phone. I especially like that the buttons work so well in this case. I like that I can feel the click feedback when I press both the volume and power buttons when my phone is in this case. Finally I have a leather case for my iPhone that fits perfectly and looks terrific. Adds almost no bulk and provides just enough grip and slip resistance. I like it so much that I plan to buy another to keep as a backup. Highly recommended. I hope Apple continues to make these same cases for this and future versions of iPhone.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Really, really nice!

    • Written by from Doncaster

    First of all, this case smells amazing! The fit is very tight but perfect for the 5/5S, the volume and power buttons are covered up but remain just as easy to use. There is a very slight lip over the front of the phone meaning the screen won't be damaged if you put it down face first.

    Just for info, I have a front and rear Zagg protective film on my phone and it makes no difference to the fit.

    I thoroughly recommend the iPhone 5S case.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT slippery. GREAT leather!

    • Written by

    I didn't know what to expect from this case. It being my first true leather case, all I can say is WOW!
    It is not slippery at all- great leather with a mild grip. It has a very snug fit, once it goes on, let it wear in a little till you take it off. Great leather gets even better with time. Im willing to buy another one in a different color too!
    It fits well into jean pockets with out much effort.

    and by the way, it does smell good.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It Even Smells Good

    • Written by from Plymouth

    I've purchased a lot of cases, each of which have lasted between a few days and a few months. Most of them are either not of high enough quality or don't fit well. This case is above and beyond any other case I've tried. Best $39 I've spent in a long time. You won't be disappointed. Oh, and the leather smells really nice.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely high quality product

    • Written by from Indian Land

    I had all intentions of not having a case on my phone, but I actually prefer the feel of the phone with this case on it. The phone feels much more solid and durable with the case on it and I expect that I'll be using this case for the duration of my ownership of the phone.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best case out

    • Written by from farmingdale

    This is the best case I've ever had for any of my iphones. The phone is still amazingly thin in the case and it feels great in the hand.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple got it right!

    • Written by from Salinas

    I love this case. I am very picky about cases and have bought several for my iPhone 5. I was never totally happy with any of them. This case is the exception. I loved it from the start. Very well made and feels great to hold. It has a high quality look, which is perfect for the 5s. I will keep this one for the life of the phone. It's expensive, but at least it is made of leather and not the typical plastic that flood the market.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great case

    • Written by from Cary

    This works great on a iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s. I have used many cases and this one feels great in the hand and the inside of the case will protect the back of the iPhone (no scratches).

    A little hard to get off, but that is OK.

    Will not fit in the new IPhone 5s Dock when the case is inserted. Also, does not fit in the Belkin Lightning stand when the case is inserted.

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