• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the worn and aged look

    • Written by from FOLSOM

    I notice that there are a lot of reviews complaining about the case getting dirty and showing signs of wear. Funny, this is the thing I love about the case. And in the end, it's authentic leather and is doing what it should be doing. If you want a case that looks pristine and new forever, move on, this is not the case for you. If you want a case that looks unique and antique and has character, this might be the one...it is for me.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Please dont buy- Please stop selling this product

    • Written by from Jagadhri

    I never expect that apple is making this kind of quality product. i buy brown colour ,in a minute leather is coming off from corners even of normal use.

    Why not buy??
    1) Leather quality not up to mark and can come off with normal use
    2) Get dirty easily and not able to clean at home without professional leather cleaner products.
    3) Too expensive.
    People are giving good review on first use experences but latter the experence with product is too bad

    Please Apple u must review your quality control before lauching a new product as we have great expection from you and ur brand is our part of family

    Please stop selling for this product.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointment

    • Written by from СПб

    I purchased brown case for my white iphone and it looked just great initially. It fits phone really nice. But only after a couple of days, the case began to lose it's color. Then, dark scuffs have appeared. Now, only after three weeks after purchase it looks just horrible, as if I was using it for years! Just incredible, how apple managed to get this thing to wear off so quickly. Very disappointed.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Appealing on Shelf but wears out quickly -Low quality

    • Written by from Washington

    Case looked great when I first bought it. Now a month later it is very worn out. Lots of reviews say it looks dirty. but I believe this is just the leather rubbing off. I used leather cleaner and it barely removed any dirt, yet the case still looked terrible. This is because the leather is so thin it wears off very quickly. What a waste of 40 bucks!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dressy to dirty in one week

    • Written by from Eagle

    The case looks great when you put it on but the good times don't last. Looks like you have been through grease and grime within and week and then it just gets worse. Fits the phone well and is slim and sleek but who cares if all you can see is the dirt.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    One Month In

    • Written by from Hermantown

    I own the black, the red, and the tan iPhone 5S leather cases. I took some extra steps in preserving the leather knowing that any leather product that I've owned in my 30 years of life will eventually show wear. I applied several layers of water/oil proof spray (like you get at a shoe store) and leather multi-color wipes on my tan and red cases. On my black, I picked up a container of leather wipes (like you use in a car). All three look in perfect condition a month in. The tan doesn't have any dark marks on the buttons or anything else, neither does the red. The black looks better than when I first bought it.

    Note:
    I wear suites 5-6 days a week and typically won't put my leather cases in dark jeans.

    These are great cases, with a little common sense, your money will be well spent.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    looks great and feels wonderful - for the first week

    • Written by from menlo park

    nice, very cute, and sleek. after one week, case looks like i had it for over a year.priced too high for the quality

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT BUY

    • Written by from Topeka

    Hi,

    I have had this case for 1 month. I have dropped my iPhone twice from a height of 12 inches accidentally and both times the screen was completely shattered. It does not protect the phone unless your phone falls directly on its back. Horrible case. Waste of 40 dollars. Won't even let me return the case anymore. Extremely disappointed with this apple product.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty but not practical

    • Written by from PETALUMA

    My husband and I both bought this case. We love the fit and feel of the case but just make sure you never drop it! Within two weeks of having the phone with the case, we dropped our phones (obviously at different times), and quickly had tears in the leather. My tears are worse because I was outside and it landed on the sidewalk. Good news is that the phones are unmarked but the bad news is that we will shortly need new cases. We are very disappointed because the case fits so perfectly and looks so nice. Hope we can get a refund?????

    PS : we bought the black and blue case (not brown)

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic case, literally made for the phone

    • Written by from Holly Springs

    The good:
    - Case is hard to remove, which means the phone won't come out easily. Inconvenient only for complainers.
    - Fits perfectly; every line and cutout are in perfect position, showing Apple's attention to detail is maintained.
    - That genuine leather feel.
    - It discolors. Leather discolors and yes, I think this is a good thing. Like the leather on my steering wheel, it went from matte over the past few years, and slowly absorbed my skin oils to have a slight polished look to it. As it absorbs the oils, it changes color, but those oils also enhance its durability. Stop whining about it already.

    The bad:
    - Price. Could have been $10 cheaper, but I'll live.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great case -- plus removal trick

    • Written by from Columbia

    First, many people here have criticized that the case is hard to take off. It's not--you just need to spend a few moments learning how to do it. The trick is that you need to smartly work both bottom corners. Hold the phone with a bottom corner facing straight up ^ and pop it from both sides. Then do the same to the other corner. Once both sides of the bottom are popped, work one side just a little more. The phone is out. No problem.

    When you're putting the case back on, slide it in from the top so the bottom two corners are the last ones in, and push.

    If Apple hadn't made the case so snug, it would not hold on if you dropped your phone toward the front. it wouldn't be as protective.

    I have both the black and PRODUCT (RED) cases, and switch between them. They feel great, add surprisingly little thickness, and always get compliments.

    You want this case. You need this case. You'll be very happy with this case.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Red & Black Cases Rock

    • Written by from Riverwoods

    I have both cases. The Red is super slick. Actually love the fact the Red show wear and dirt...makes it mine and gives it a distinctive look. The results is a natural weathering process. Fantastic!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Case

    • Written by from Farmingdale

    The Pros:

    - Snug fit
    - Well Made
    - Feels like an Apple product
    - Reasonable price


    The Cons:

    - Some early signs of wear and tear albeit very minor

    Conclusion:

    - Deserves a spot on your shopping list for iPhone5 (5S) cases.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    too fragile...

    • Written by from Ile des Soeurs

    I've been using mine for 6 months only and I will need to change it. It gets dirty really fast.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    :(

    • Written by from Den Helder

    I got the beige one when I bought my iPhone 5S and should have returned it when I still could because it started wearing off already after 1 week. It looks horrible and "dirty" around the edges now. I'm very disappointed. What a waste of 40 bucks.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    • Written by from Ripley

    I thought these cases looked awesome when I first saw them so of course I wanted one and bought it for myself. Complete waste of money. I haven't even had it a month yet and the brown case looks so dirty. It is dirty around every single edge. I love the grip of the case and the fact that it was made of leather but I wished it looked new like when I first got it. Your only safe bet in getting this case is to GET THE BLACK ONE.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    5S Brown Leather Case

    • Written by from Aptos

    Day 1: Beautiful color...snug fitting...great match with the Gold 5S....feels great....no regrets.
    Day 2 and Beyond: Blackened edges....hand prints and oils/grime can't be cleaned off surface. Disappointment.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy

    • Written by from Lithonia

    Yea I bought the case and loved it!!!!! Buutttttt after a few weeks the case looks extremely old and dirty, and you cannot clean it. Just horrible I expect soo much more from apple!!!!!

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Do Not Buy in Blue!

    • Written by from Durham

    When I bought my iphone I bought the blue case with it. For a $40 case it was horrible! Within a week the leather looked dirty and scratched (even though I take good care of my phone) If you want to buy this case buy it in black, otherwise do NOT get it at all.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor durability

    • Written by from Poznan

    Looked good only for two weeks. Not worth buying.

    5 of 6 people found this useful