• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    gets dirty!!!

    • Written by from SAN ANTONIO

    ok so i love this case and how it looks it protects your phone really well but it gets dirty soo fast it looks gross and it doesn't clean no matter how much soap or water you use but when i went to the apple store about my computer i asked if they knew how to clean it they couldn't get it clean so they gave me a free one so i really appreciate that

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely Disappointing

    • Written by from Toronto

    I bought this case because I found the red colour complimented my white iPhone 5s best. It looked beautiful...for about two weeks (and that's being generous). I ignored all the reviews because I really loved the look, feel, and lightness of this case but trust me, all the reviews are all correct. The case gets extremely dirty after a few weeks, and now that I've had it for five months, it's just plain ugly and grungy looking.

    Do yourself a favour and find another case to protect your phone. Or if you are in love with the design and lightness of this case, then go with the black one, as that colour will not show wear and tear.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Iphone 5s leather case

    • Written by from Bakersfield

    Nice case in general but in order to charge with an adapter (lighting to 30 pin) you'll have to remove the case. You'll have the same problem with any type of docking station. Major pain and a huge oversight on the part of apple.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great looking, but gets dirty really fast.

    • Written by from Calgary

    I picked this up and fell in love with it right away.

    Until it started to get dirty. Which it does. FAST.

    While everything about this case's design and functionality is great, I would advise not buying it as it will quickly darken and start looking crummy.

    Get the case, but go for black.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Gets Dirty Easily

    • Written by from Del Mar

    Should have some sort of coating. The case will get black around the edges just due to normal handling from in/out of pockets.

    Also the plastic frame the leather is bonded to could have been slimmer. Makes the phone bulkier with case on.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful Case, Wonderful Feel, But Way To Fragile!!!

    • Written by from Seafood

    I purchased this case 30 days ago when I purchased my iPhone 5s. The case has an amazing look and feel! Even has that fresh leather smell. I give It 2 star because its way to fragile and very expensive for it to be so fragile.

    I went to take the case off my iPhone 5s so I could clean my phone. I was very gentle during the case removal, but that wasn't enough to keep the bottom piece of the case where the lightning connector hole is cut out from snapping. First time I have had a case do this.

    Hoping Apple will exchange the case.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very slim but instantly dirty

    • Written by from New York

    The case fits perfectly and the weight addition is imperceptible but the leather becomes almost instantly dingy as soon as you put it in your pocket or hold it. All the edges wear and change color.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Marbella

    The case looks brilliant when new, but after a few days of use it started to look dirty. Its design and materials are gorgeous BUT its ruined by how quickly it wares. I expected the leather to ware eventually but not after a few days. The off button on the top of the phone was very stiff too, I thought it would soften but it didn't. It is also a struggle to get the phone out. My advice to buyers is that to stay away from the bright colours and go for black as it doesn't show signs of waring.


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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Snug, soft, but oh so dirty.

    • Written by from Crockett

    I knew ahead of time this case would get dirty. I didn't know it would be almost instantly from walking out of the Apple Store when I'd start seeing dark smudges from the inside of my jeans. Still, the case fits nicely, some headphone jacks don't fit, but otherwise a nice case. I recommend the black case instead. Unless you are like me and you don't mind shelling out the $40.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good start, but not a lasting item

    • Written by from Montpelier

    I was quite excited to get an apple (red) case for my new Iphone 5s. I picked one up from an apple store, and put it on immediately. The case fits perfectly, making it the best fitting case I've ever had. In addition, the case is extremely comfortable, and I love the feel of the leather body.

    That being said, Im afraid I cannot recommend this case to anyone. Here's why: Durability. Ive owned my case for a month. Already, the bright, beautiful red has turned into a dirt covered maroon. I've tried many cleaners, and nothing will clean it properly. In addition to the looks going to heck, the actual case is deteriorating as well. The occasional (8-10 times total) removal of my phone has caused the case to break by the headphone jack. This in turn prevents the case from gripping the phone effectively, causing it to fall out occasionally.

    Though it seemed great at first, this case was not built to last. I was quite disappointed in apple for such a low quality case.

    NOTE: If you are still willing to risk a short lived case, please please please go with black, all other colors will turn to a muddy dirt covered version of its original form.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty for a week

    • Written by from Richmond

    I was so happy with this case, and thought my phone was the prettiest things ever...for like a week.

    Now I cringe every time I look at it. So dirty. It makes me think I'm a dirty person and I'm not. I'm very disappointed.

    As far as protection, it was exactly the level of protection I desire from a case.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautifully designed- but dirt magnet

    • Written by from Cypress

    Really nice design when it is new out of the box. But use it for 3-4 days in a "normal" way, and it starts to get dirty and darker around the edges.. I understand the concept of "graceful aging" and when I purchased this, I expected it to start getting dirty eventually... but not that quickly!

    As a user, I have always been quite respectful to my phone and its covers... I don't hold them with oily fingers while eating pizza or burger :).. But it doesn't matter- this cover is extremely susceptible to dirt. I suspect the other colors are the same, especially the off-white. I think the only cover that makes sense for normal daily use without worry, is the black one.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks good...for a couple days

    • Written by from Albany

    To be fair, the package does say that the leather will change appearance with use. It doesn't really make it clear how much it will change, though. I got the red case about 1.5 months ago, and at this point it looks like trash. It is still firm and snug on the phone, but it has some pretty nasty discoloring and smudging. Rather than looking nicely worn, it looks pretty ugly. Definitely not worth $40.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Fit & Feel; Awful Durability

    • Written by from Jacksonville

    I was delighted when I received this case and installed it on my iPhone 5. The bright red color was gorgeous and eye-catching which is what I was after…something different to set my phone apart from the sea of black/dark cases I see everyday.

    The fit of the case is exceptional and the feel of the leather exterior is great. Unfortunately, the durability here is pretty bad. There is a little notice that came with the case which stated that "the materials used in this case are natural leather and as such will change in appearance with use" (or something along those lines). Indeed…they did change. Considerably.

    While the structural integrity of the case hasn't changed or weakened, the color has changed dramatically. The edges of the case (both front & back) have all turned black and the rest of the case has darkened considerably. The bright red overall has faded to more of a brick red color. That alone wouldn't really bother me but the blackening of the edges just looks awful. And this is after only three months of use. :(

    If I had it to do over I would go with a black case as I think it wouldn't show its age much. But my advice is to stay away from any of the lighter colors.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design- don't spend the money

    • Written by from Laverock

    Apple certainly doesn't put any real design effort into accessories. This case looks OK but provides little protection. To push buttons you have to mash on the leather case and it is difficult to adjust volume or turn the phone on or off. The cut out for the charging cord is too small to accommodate the adapter for an old 30 pin power cord.
    And you get all this for about forty bucks that could be much better spent elsewhere.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful but hugely flawed.

    • Written by from Portlaoise

    Beautiful but hugely flawed, the look and feel are amazing. However, just having my iPhone in my jeans pocket for 10 mins I take it out and everyone hole in the case is full of dust and is started to clog up the usb and earphone jack. Also, I had to return my last iPhone because dust got under the camera lens and I couldn't take clear images anymore. Apple did to their credit, replace my device, buy why do they create cases that case such a huge build up of dust around the most sensitive areas of the phone? I'm living in fear of all this dust getting into my lens again, I know it will happen and it makes me not want to use this case. Without a case, my phone is clean when I pull it out of my pocket no dust around the lens. Bad design around the 'open' parts of this case from Apple.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Wouldn't recommend it.

    • Written by from Toronto

    The red leather was beautiful ... for about two days. Unfortunately, this case absorbs all of the dirt, dye, and oils it comes into contact with, and within a week of regular use, it acquired a dark, grimy-looking patina around the rim that suede/nubuck cleaner won't budge. I'm not sure whether a different colour would age better, but the patina on the red case just looks dirty. It still feels nice in my hand -- the case keeps the phone slim, and the leather makes it easy to grip -- but it's pretty gross-looking. Unless you're buying the black case, this is not worth $40.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Returned like many others

    • Written by from Seattle

    I loved this case. It is so thin but seemed to offer solid protection. I love red accessories and it looked awesome with the white face of my phone. But I had the same issue as many others: it looked dirty after a few days. It picked up a lot of color from my jeans, especially around the edges. Eventually it might have ended up looking more maroon than red, but with the edges being darker it just looked dirty. So it went back on day 14. Too expensive to keep as an experiment to how it would look over time.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    just OK - loses color and picks up dirt

    • Written by from streamwood

    I purchased the red model of this case and was initially satisfied until it started showing signs of wear after only TWO days.

    The case itself feels good in the hand, and isn't too bulky. I would recommend going with the black leather model if you need to have it, but avoid the colors. Those models will wear away and show scuffs almost immediately.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but...

    • Written by from East rochester

    When i first got this I absolutely loved it. It looked great with my iPhone 5s in space gray, for a couple weeks... Now, 3 weeks later, it is falling apart. All the edges of it are starting to become black, because the material from my pockets rubbs off on it. Also, I am finding lots of rips in the leather now.

    Overall, if you don't mind buying a new case every month, go for it. But otherwise, don't waste your money on this.