• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I have been wishing for something like this for a while

    • Written by from Centennial

    Ever since receiving my iPhone 5 a year ago I've wanted an Apple-branded case for it. I just hate the look of a different company's logo on the back of my pretty phone. So, I picked one of these up and I love it. I got the blue color and it happens to coincide with the color of wallpaper I have on iOS 7. The result between the two is spectacular.

    The feel of the case is of a soft-touch leather and an incredibly smooth microfiber on the inside, caressing your iPhone. It's such a simple and elegant case, with just the Apple logo indented into the leather in the back, that it just looks like it belongs. All the buttons and ports work and align perfectly, as one would expect. This is by far my favorite iPhone case I've ever used and it clearly is a high-quality product. Buy with confidence.

    328 of 383 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best in Class

    • Written by from Piedmont

    I've had everything from the flea market plastic cases to the Taktik, LifeProof, and Otterbox. This is not a rugged case, but is the nicest "cover" case I've had. Well made, ports very nice and has a quality feel in your hand.

    260 of 302 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Feels premium and it protects

    • Written by from Canyon Country

    We've all had different cases out there as there is no shortage of them out there. What I like about this case is like all Apple products, Apple thought of the inside and outside. What I mean by that is my fiancé has had a case on her iPhone 5 from the 2nd month of ownership from launch date. Outside of her iPhone, things are looking good but the back panel has little nicks from it and all of those are from the case itself. The case in question is the Speck Candyshell and I've seen it with lots of others.

    On the other hand, the Apple one first feels really nice on the outside and for once, even opening the case packaging is clever and easy. But most importantly, Apple has used a soft material for the inside of the case as well to ensure the back and sides don't get scratched from the case itself.

    Keep in mind that this isn't meant to replace things like the OtterBox but if that's not what you need, this case should keep you satisfied and compared to the price of your phone, it's a small investment.

    207 of 249 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks good initially but not durable long term

    • Written by from Dallas

    I've had this case for less than 1 week and it is already showing signs of wear. It's worn down on one corner and it also looks "dirty" with black smudges on the edges. I normally keep my phone in my back pocket and haven't dropped it so the wear is just from removing it from the pocket. As much as I like the case in terms of looks and feel (it does have a nice texture that is easy to grip), it will be going back to the store for a refund.

    50 of 58 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Leather Rubs Off

    • Written by from Houston

    The case fits nicely, feels soft, and looks sharp. However, after one day, the blue from my jeans rubbed off onto the corners of it leaving dark blue smudges...I probably had it in my pocket for just a few hours. So, I'm ordering something different and plan to return this one.

    44 of 49 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This case needs a case

    • Written by from los angeles

    If i could give this case a zero I would. I have had it for less than 5 days and it looks grimy from just ordinary handling. It is also practically impossible to remove the phone from the case. What a waste of money!!!!!

    57 of 78 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Blue case does not wear well.

    • Written by from Belleair

    This review is for the blue case.

    This is a nice case design for the iPhone5/5s. However, the light pastel blue color shows wear quickly. While natural leather should show some signs of wear, it does not look good with the blue dye used for this leather. I returned the case and ordered a black one instead. While black may show just as much wear, I think wear will look more natural on Apple's non-colored cases (black, brown, beige), than on the colored cases (blue, red, yellow).

    38 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Gorgeous & Feels great, but gets filthy instantly.

    • Written by from Warrington

    I touch my phone with clean hands, and keep it safe in the Michael Kors case I bought with it, and in less than 6 days, the case looked so filthy. It looked like I had played with it in the dirt. I was very bummed out because it does feel so nice and looked amazing & it was SO expensive. Needless to say I sadly returned it. If you're shelling out $40+ for a cell phone case, it better maintain form for longer than 6 days.

    48 of 61 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't Last

    • Written by from Naperville

    The case has a great feel and is lightweight, but it doesn't last. I've had mine a week and the leather is already chipping and flaking off. I'm sadly returning mine.

    35 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worthless

    • Written by from West Terre Haute

    Not even one week old and it has already broken. The piece around the headphone jack broke when trying to remove the case to show someone the silver back. Probably for the best anyway as it started looking like I had it for a year after only two days.

    37 of 45 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Was great at first, now not so good

    • Written by from Harahan

    I got this case about two weeks ago and loved every minute of it. It was a beautiful color and fit the phone very nicely. Now, two weeks later, the case discolored, dirty, and not pretty at all. All around the edges are already worn and I only place my phone on my desk at work or table at home. I understand cases grow dirty or discolored overtime, but never in the first 2 weeks of using it. Overall I like it, but definitely going to start looking for a new case soon. I would definitely recommend getting black instead of the blue so maybe it would not wear as much. Try again, Apple.

    29 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Quick Discoloration

    • Written by from Bradford

    Bought the blue leather 5s case and thought it was great. Only one month later, the case looks like I've had it for over a year. To be fair, the label did say that the color may change due to the material the case is made with. I did not expect that color change to occur so quickly and drastically. All of the edging and corners look like they are smudged black and the button area is discolored as well. I'm a teacher, so I don't get my hands particularly dirty day to day. Also, there is a small rip in the fabric from the one time I took the phone out of the case.

    The case looks great initially, fits the phone well, and seems to offer some protection without adding bulk. It would be great if it had maintained its look for a while. After paying $40 and having it look terrible after only a month, I have to rate this product one star (zero was not an option).

    32 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Gets Dirty and Stains Easily

    • Written by from Sunnyside

    I have had this case 2 weeks and it is already discolored from everyday use. Also it stains very easily. You cannot get the stains off because water will damage it. The case looks and feels nice when it's brand new, but over time, it looks terrible. I do not recommend this product.

    33 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    • Written by from East Norwich

    If I could give this case a zero, I would. I have had the brown one for 4 days and it looks like its already a year old. The sides are beginning to fray and it gets so dirty so quickly.

    36 of 45 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Less than a month with this case and it looks like I have used for one year

    • Written by from Aventura

    The case is a good protector for your iphone, but I have it for less than a month and it looks like I have used for a year.

    21 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do Not Buy

    • Written by from Williamsburg

    I purchased this color and case because I thought it would be of good quality. The case is not worth the money. I have had it for only 2 weeks and its already showing signs of wearing. Not pleased at all; pick another color or purchase a different design.

    21 of 25 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed in color

    • Written by from Cary

    The case fits very well. It's hard to remove, but grit can't work into the sides. The soft inside backing is also great.

    I have two complaints. The actual blue case is a much duller color than pictured in the ads. (I ordered the case.) I had wanted it to brighten up the black model, but it doesn't. It also got dirty looking around all of the edges almost immediately, and I don't think the grimy look will come off. I wish now that I had bought it in black.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Hard to Clean

    • Written by from Winston Salem

    The leather feels great and looks great, initially. But it gets dirty pretty quickly and is hard to clean.

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the money - an Apple disappointment

    • Written by from Daytona Beach

    I bought this two months ago and was pleased at first. Within a month it started peeling and getting discolored. First time I had to take the case off, it cracked on the bottom. There is no way to complain to Apple about this piece of junk. It is inferior to every case I've ever bought and there have been many.

    19 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Good for about a day, not worth the money

    • Written by from Lafayette

    This case feels and fits the Iphone extremely well. It is very nice until you actually start to use it. It wears very easily and shows dirt after the first couple of days. The edges turn colors very quickly and it looks awful after a couple of weeks. I would not recommend anyone spend 40$ on a case that does not last even though it is a nice case it could have been made to be more durable.

    16 of 19 people found this useful