• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I am returning this case

    • Written by from Dallas

    I was excited to get my new 5S along with what I believe to be Apples first case. Unfortunately I am extremely disappointed with the protection quality. I purchased my iPhone 5S and the case in black a week ago and have not removed the case since. Yesterday I dropped my phone from about knee height and the phone itself actually popped out of the case and cracked the screen on impact. I immediately went to a an Apple Store and I was told they could not do anything and that the case does not guarantee that the screen would not crack which I think is understandable. I don't think any case can guarantee that. But the phone POPPING OUT of the case? I don't think that is acceptable from an Apple product specifically designed for my phone. Based on the fall I also don't think the screen would have cracked had the phone itself stayed in the case. Sure the case looks and feels nice but I was expecting a bit more protection than aesthetics. I will be returning this case and returning to the Incase Slider Case.

    9 of 16 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Chihuahua

    The case fits the iPhone in the most perfect way, it's really pleasant to see how is the iPhone look like with this case on, totally recommend, worth every cent.

    7 of 7 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Brown - Good fit, Gets Dirty Quickly

    • Written by from Lexington

    I would recommend trying the black one. The lighter colors (like the brown) get dirty quickly and when you clean them, it leaves black marks (as if the dye used to color them wears away). It is also pretty slick on the back, so don't expect something more "grippy." All in all though, it does fit well and seems well constructed. It's slim and doesn't detract much (and enhances) the overall look of the phone.

    As lame as it sounds though, try the black one if you try at all.

    4 of 4 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice feeling case, terrible button access

    • Written by from Pinckney

    I love the slim design of the case and the leather is a great feel. I've had the case on since release and the leather is aging nicely. The biggest issue for me is the feeling of the buttons. The volume buttons work ok, still have a little movement in them but the lock button feels completely smashed in the case. The lock button is to the point where you really have to press hard to get it to press and you can't feel the click at all so you have to look at the phone to make sure it really pressed. Wish the case had moveable aluminum button extensions like the iPhone 4/4S Apple bumper. Then this would be a 5 star case and well worth the price. When this one wears out, I'll be looking for an after market.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Luxurious protection

    • Written by from Waterloo

    I just got my space gray 5S delivered and got the black leather case to accompany with it. I must say it is absolutely gorgeous. Slim form factor, very soft and luxurious to hold and love the very subtle logo on the back.

    The best part for me though was how the buttons are also very nicely protected and the case on the whole snaps on really snug. I saw reviews on the other colours not that great, but if you're going to get the black it's highly recommended.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Alpharetta

    I have a 5s and I'm not a fan of cases and don't use them because I appreciate the design of the iphone. But my brother said you have to try this case its really good. He bought two and gave me the black one. I was like wow this is very nice feels just like the phone does without a case!

    Very sleek & thin just like the iphone I will say this is the perfect case. As one review mention it is hard to get off no biggie.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Case for a Great Phone

    • Written by from Keller

    High quality, durable, slim, perfect fit and feels nice in your hand as well. Very happy with this purchase!

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome case

    • Written by from Auckland

    Honestly so many people are complaining about nothing, it's a great case!!! If you use a dock or whatever don't buy this fantastic case because as you can see from other reviews it won't fit with the case on and it's just too difficult for some people to remove all the time... Must be weaklings??? It's awesome, be adults and don't cry over everything that doesn't need to have tears shed for. And light colours are great too, if you take care of your ish. Also I spent NZD $59 on the case, it's worth it apple thanks.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow. Finally a great quality leather iPhone case!

    • Written by from Vancouver

    This surpassed my every expectation! I've had everyone iPhone since the beginning and tried almost every case out there. Nothing has ever come close to the slim fit, lightness, durability (granted only had it a couple of weeks) and great looks!

    I'm hoping this stands the test of time, but so far, absolutely no complaints! Looks and feels as great as the day I bought it!

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy unless you hate your iPhone

    • Written by from London

    I bought this case when I bought my iPhone on release day. Initially when it came it felt nice, but when the phone arrived I was hugely disappointed. For starters, the phone doesn't quite stay in place, the corners tend to pop up above the spot they are supposed to be. I'm not really one for dropping my $1000 phone but it happens, and when it does those corners get owned. You also have to practically warp the case and phone to get it off if you want to use any decent headphones. Apple recommended I buy this and the iPhone 5s charging dock and I did, but the phone won't actually for on the dock with the case on. For the $40 this costs you could get a much more functional case, but if you only care about maintaining the sleek apple look this is for you.

    7 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

    Good case but...

    • Written by from Henderson

    This is a good case with a quality build and snug fit but it is incompatible with the lightning adapter. Also, the headphone opening does not work with many headphone jacks and makes this reminiscent of the original iPhone's recessed input. While this may seem minor to many new iPhone owners, it is a big irritation to many who have had iPhones prior to the 5s

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great case

    • Written by from Irwin

    Works perfectly and feels great in my hand.

    Funny how people give it 1 star for things like it not fitting in docks and such.

    8 of 11 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Nice Look, To Bad it Blocks the Plug of My Headset

    • Written by from Saint Peters

    I like the cases very much cool colors, simple and elegant, VERY NICE. Have only one issue with them, not long ago I purchased the MIE2i Mobile Headset for my previous phone and now that I want to use this with this new phone and case the case blocks the headset plug jack from going all they way in to the jack on the phone; so they do not work. I like the case but I am thinking about returning it.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple at its finest...

    • Written by from Flint

    I recently upgraded to the 5S from the 4S and I got this case in black.

    First, I'd like to note that this case fits like a finely crafted Italian leather glove. I don't know how they did it but I'm sure only something designed by Apple for the iPhone could fit this perfectly. As for the reviews that say the case is too hard to remove, yes it is a little stiff, but only until you "break it in". And if it was any loser the leather would stretch and the fit would be compromised. It's like grandmas's secret recipe. You can put all the ingredients in and follow the recipe to the T but it just won't come out the same.

    Secondly, the color of the leather doesn't "fade" or "wear out." For those who complain about that, it simply isn't true because the leather is dyed all the way through. Sure it absorbs oils and lotions and whatever else is on the users' hands, but it doesn't fade. It's leather, what does one expect?

    Third, the price isn't high because 1) this is an Apple product and 2) you get the quality you pay for. If you want a cheaper case, feel free to spend $19.99 on something that won't last a month. You don't spend $2,000 on a MacBook Pro and complain that it's "too high" compared to a PC because, well, there is no comparison.

    I can't wait to see what Apple comes up with next.

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it all around, but fragile on thin headphone/ charger cutout

    • Written by from colorado springs

    This is my second day with this case(black w/ space grey 5s) and I really do love the looks, and quality of the case. This is one of those things that you must pick up and try on your phone to really get a feel for just how nice it is. It's leather, but it's very smooth to the touch, like when running your hand across it, smooth feel and not textured like you'd think leather would be. The phone is very sleek inside it, it adds very little bulk. When using it you can clearly see the beautiful metal band along the side of the device, it provides a SMALL lip (lay on table) that protects the phone when placing it on surfaces, but during a drop I would expect the screen to touch the ground slightly. However if you used this case and a zagg extreme screen protector, it would have almost no chance of breaking under normal drops. I use a zagg full body original, and the back screen protector doesn't affect how it fits, the case does not touch the screen, so you would be able to use any screen protector without the case peeling it. I went to best buy, and peeled the plastic tape off of the bottom of the case package, slid it out, took it out and tried it on my phone and simply slid it back it and closed the container up so I could try it before buying it. The apple store most likely will not allow you to look at one before buying. I got it for myself the next day.

    BE WARNED: the thin parts of this case ARE fragile and WILL break if you put stress on them. The first time I tried taking my phone out (today) , the thin part on the headphone cutout BROKE..it straight up BROKE. It made a snap kind of sound, not very noticeable, definitely not visible if you're someone else looking at me use it, but I can still see it. It just happened and I do plan to exchange it at the apple store for a new one.
    When taking your phone out: pop it out at the TOP of the phone/case, as to not put stress on the fragile bottom headphone and charger slots. I should have known better, I knew you should take it out from the top..but I never thought it would straight up break not even a day later.
    Now I have yet to see how the case wears out, fades, dirties up so I have yet to comment on that. But keep in mind apple can not please everyone, and there will ALWAYS be those people giving things a one star blaming their incompetence on the product.
    Overall: be careful with it and it will be a great case that truly enhances the phones beauty not hides it.