• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great case, works well with my 5, just a pain to use headphones

    • Written by from Westbrook

    I bought this case about a year ago, and since then I've used it just about everyday and even have dropped it a couple times. The leather can get scratched a little bit on the edges/corners, but if they're small enough and don't rip off the leather completely, just stick a pinhead sized drop of crazyglue down to hold it back together – fairly simple fix. It gets that nice, soft, worn leather feeling after a while, adding to the simple experience of just holding the phone. I chose black because I have the black iPhone 5, and because it doesn't take much brain power to know that dirt won't show up as easily compared to a lighter color.

    The phone snaps into the case and fits like a glove – the edges don't come too far over as to pull up any screen protector, which is a huge plus in my book, but come out enough to keep the screen from dragging on a table should you put it screen/face down.

    The only issue I have with the case, and this is why it gets 4 stars and not 5 (and I almost thought of deducting another star for this) is that to use any normal headphones/earbuds (third party, like Bose) you will need to take the phone out of the case or use an extender made primary to fit into abnormally small openings that lead to the headphone jack (usually come with products like an iPhone battery pack). I absolutely do not like having to do this, and taking my phone out of the case so often has lead to the thin part of the case right above the lightning connector port to break (and maybe it's because I take the phone out bottom first instead of top first).

    To sum up: great case, feels nice to hold, doesn't show dirt as easily, easy to repair minor scrapes, but a pain with earbuds/headphones - however, great if you listen to music only via bluetooth or anything but your iPhone.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This case's microphone grill doesn't match iPhone's microphone grill

    • Written by from Sunnyside

    Purchased this from Apple store September 2013 to protect my 5S. I started getting complaints the other side couldn’t hear me, but I only need to move it slightly to improve it so I didn’t pay much attention. I was recently cleaning the case & phone and I noticed the grill of the two don't match... I went to the store and the genius shrugged and asked if I wanted to buy another one that had an open bottom instead of one with a grill.

    She said I couldn't return the official one because the return by date had passed ... which that generally makes sense - how was I to know an accessory made by Apple wouldn't match the product it's sold to be compatible with that product?

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone 5S Black Review

    • Written by from Spokane

    I purchased the black iPhone 5S case in February and mine has held up incredibly well. The corners aren't frayed or faded and it hasn't lost any color. It fits the phone like it was painted on and looks fantastic. DO NOT buy this phone in any other color as the lighter colors become dirty and frayed within days. Please only purchase the black iPhone 5S case for BEST results. Hopefully the quality is higher with iPhone 6 cases.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, but...

    • Written by from Manassas

    This case is awesome. I love the feel, love the look, and it's nice and light. I've had my black one for about a week and a half and the leather sets nicely. My only complaint is when I take it out, i notice the ledges on the cut outs around the headphone jack and lightning jack is starting to split, which is a huge bummer. I take my phone out of the case alot, and I'm not willing to sacrifice that for the sake of someone's design flaw. So if it does split before 30 days, I'll just return and exchange it, and keep returning and exchanging it if the cycle continues. Just make sure you guys keep your receipt.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful At First

    • Written by from Kelowna

    I was totally in love with it up until the first time I dropped my phone. I realized then how poorly the case fits and how poorly it ages. The case isn't tight enough on the phone and lets it slip out if you drop it on it's face. I went 3+ years with my iPhone 4 without ANY chips on the side with a tight fitting case.

    I dropped my phone from a few feet the other day and now I have 6 chips on the side.

    Save yourself some money and go for something cheaper. I will be going back to something that fits better and won't become hideous after dropping it once.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very good, high quality case.

    • Written by from Peterborough

    This is a very high quality case with a luxurious feel. I do advise that you avoid the lighter colours as they get dirty easily. I had the red one before my current black one. I found that the red one was getting dirty, so I went to the apple store and they gave me a new one. No questions asked. I really like this case and it offers good protection.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love this case. Don't listen to misinformed ignorant reviewers.

    • Written by from Wausau

    On the packaging it makes a clear statement that the appearance of the case would change during use. My black case still looks and feels great after four months of use. It is amazing to hold and impresses all of my friends with it's professional looks and amazing feel. It's genuine leather and I couldn't find a better case for an amazing phone.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Black is the only way to go

    • Written by from Brantford

    I bought the brown case and it was really dirty within a few weeks. Overall, I really like the feel and fit but if you want something that will retain its original look, then I think black would be the only choice.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Case

    • Written by from chicago

    incredible case ! i cant keep my hands off my iPhone it just feels great !
    don't make a mistake buy it right now ;-)

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great case

    • Written by from Mill Creek

    Snug fit. Good feel. Ages nicely as leather should. Highly recommend!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Case

    • Written by from Keller

    This is one great case, fits nice and snug its light and has a great feel to it. Just the case I've been looking for.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone 5S is a diamond, wrap it in leather!

    • Written by from Columbia

    I had a Lifeproof case over my 5s for a couple of months, but I took it out yesterday and fell back in love with the thinness and wanted to leave it out as the Lifeproof case makes the phone bulkier than it can be with a case like this. Sure the Lifeproof case can protect my phone from me throeing it on the ground, however I can't let the slight chance of that happening keep me from enjoying the bright screen and slim, sleek phone. I've had every iphone since they came out and have had many many cases and have to say this is the best I've had.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome case! Stick with Black.

    • Written by from Columbia

    The case has a great feel, is durable, and protects the phone. Black never looks dirty. We have the black and the red, and the dye on the Red wears off. Black looks just as good as when I bought it.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Sewickley

    The case was nice when I first got it. Just 2 weeks later though, any color besides black will get extremely DIRTY and change color if you use your phone daily (like everyone does). Also be careful when taking case on and off as you could break the skeleton.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    premium feel, flawed design

    • Written by from San Diego

    I owned this case from oct 2013-june 2014.

    The case is high quality and the soft smooth leather feels very satisfying in hand. It is also a pretty durable I have had high velocity drops that leave marks on the case but no damage to my phone.

    The problem with this case is its design, I dropped my phone while trying to pull it out of my pocket. It fell from waist high onto concrete. Because it landed flat (face down) the lower corner of the phone dislodged from the case and made contact with the concrete resulting in a shattered screen. I have dropped my phone numerous times before, but because it landed flat, this was the time it broke.

    At 40 dollars each I dont think its unreasonable to expect this case to actually protect your phone from drops. It will protect your phone from MOST drops but that isnt good enough.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Was sceptical at first...

    • Written by from Washington

    When my wife and I purchased ours last fall I didn't have high hopes for this case. Just looked too thin to really protect the phone, and the leather looked too nice. After six months of usage I am really impressed with how much abuse this case can take. You really do need a screen protector on the glass to protect it, but all in all best case I have ever had. If you are looking for a case that doesn't add a lot of bulk, you can really stop looking.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    THE Best case for the iphone

    • Written by from Mississauga

    I wanted something slim that didn't add too much bulk to the phone and that felt good in hand. Had this case now for over 3 months and its proving to be my favorite so far. I have no idea how they managed to make something like this out of leather! Have tried a few others but nothing can compare.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Bad

    • Written by from Dubai

    from first fall my cover got scratched, second fall my screen broke

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautifully designed, perfectly fitting, luxuriously feeling, worth the $$$

    • Written by from Southington

    The Apple iPhone 5/5s leather case is the perfect case for your iPhone, hands down. The leather is soft, smooth, and high quality, exactly what you would expect from Apple. The mold and fit to your device is unmatched by ANY other case, no questions asked. The button lay-overs (sleep/wake button, volume buttons) are perfectly raised allowing for great button functionality and "feel," and the case cut-outs for the lightning dock, the vibrate switch, camera, and the EarPods jack are perfect. The colors are great, and I even really like the aging that happens as there colors change over time. I think of it as a nice leather patina, like an antique firearm. I strongly recommend this case if you are relatively normal with your phone, as in, are not prone to extreme drops and or encounters with liquid. Its a thing case, so extreme and/or frequent drops, or obviously liquid, would render this case useless. I would only not recommend this case for an average user if you take your case on and off a lot, it is such a tight fit that I would fear stretching the case out over time, although, Apple will warranty it for a full year!
    Go out and get one in every color! Apple, PLEASE make you own cases for all your devices going forward as well! No one makes a case like Apple!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone 5s Case

    • Written by from Altamonte Spring

    Best case for iPhone!!! I like it!!!!