• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    VERY happy so far...

    • Written by from Portland

    I have an iPhone 5 that is about a year old. Originally, I purchased a "bumper" from a non-Apple supplier that I found on Amazon. The bumper worked well enough, and definitely showed off my new iPhone, and protected it during falls, but it wasn't luxurious or particularly well made. I decided that I'd buy a new case when iOS 7 debuted, because it would help me feel like I got a new phone.

    Anyway, this case is gorgeous. I expect that it will "wear" well. It is always best to start with natural products, and I think that leather looks good even when it "wears". The cutouts are well designed and don't create any conflicts with my other equipment.

    Yes... the phone does fit in the case VERY snugly, but this is not a bad thing to me. It does take some extra effort to remove the phone once it has been put in, but seriously, how often will you need to do this? Besides, I'd rather have the security of knowing that the case provides a tight fit if I ever drop it.

    No regrets here... and I'm glad that Apple is offering this case. It is one of the few cases worthy of an iPhone. It feels so luxurious in my hand that $39 seems like a bargain! Lol!

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great case, but gets dirty too quickly

    • Written by from New York

    I really liked the fit and feel of this case when I first purchased it. But after only a couple of days of being in my jeans, the edges became discolored. Over the course of just a few weeks the entire case looks dirty. I've tried various methods of cleaning it without luck. It really makes the phone look cheap to be in such a dirty looking case.

    A friend purchased the black case and hasn't had this issue, so I'd strongly suggest the black case if you're considering purchasing one.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not good

    • Written by from SAKARYA

    already black after a 1 month.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't believe the reviews chosen to be on the first page :(

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    This case looks and feels awesome at first, but after a couple of weeks of use it gets pretty ugly :( Even though I kept such a good care of it (cleaning and treating the leather adequately) the edges of this red case got darker and darker. Now it looks old and dirty! I would recommend future customers to opt for darker versions of this case, which will certainly conceal this color deterioration.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Apple Product I have ever bought

    • Written by from Tampa

    First time you hold one of these cases you will fall in love. Then three days later you will be kicking yourself for buying it.
    The leather has to be some of the cheapest junk produced. It absorbs everything it comes in contact with and looks like rubbish.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive and doesn't last long!

    • Written by from McKinleyville

    I have the red case and after a few days using it looks awful - dirty and old. I tried cleaning it and it only made it worse. Also I have to take it out of the case sometimes and now the case has bent so the fit doesn't fit in it well. I'm very disappointed spending as much money as I did and it being an apple product I expect the quality standards to be much greater than this. Do not spend your money on this case!

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Turns Black In 24 Hours

    • Written by from Bozeman

    I was really excited to finally receive this red leather case from Apple. But within 24 hours the edges were already turning dark. After another 24 hours, the back started getting dark, especially the apple logo itself. Now (about 1 week after receiving it) it looks dark, dirty, grimy, and almost gross. And this is just with normal use. It goes in my pocket at work and comes out at home. And that's it. But looking at it, you'd think that I had it for at least a year. Without a case, my phone looks beautiful and brand new, but is without protection. And with it, it looks old and dirty, but is at least protected. And that's the trade off with this case.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Red leather receives wear easily, poor quality.

    • Written by from Lakewood

    I loved this product red case when I first purchased it. After about a week, it became filthy with normal use. The phone was either in my pocket or on my desk yet would pick up mass amounts of wear.

    My roommate has the black case and his looks as new as the day he bought it. Apple would not let me return the product because of the disclaimer that it is leather and will receive normal wear. However this seems beyond excessive and of poor quality., especially for the price. Very disappointed.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    leather

    • Written by from York

    gets dirty super easily. i've had the cover for less than one month and i need to buy a new one b/c it looks so grimy. also, if you spill water on the leather, it leaves a stain.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Loses Color FAST

    • Written by from Park City

    I got this product thinking it would be the best for my iPhone 5s. I have gotten previous cases from Apple for my iPad and was greatly impressed. However, unlike the smart cases, this was a huge disappointment. I spent 50$ including shipping to get this and after a week of use, people asked me why my case was dirty. It was a huge embarrassment to the beauty of my iPhone 5s.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Design, Poor Practicality

    • Written by from Kirkville

    I've always loved the RED products, so I was excited to make this my first red purchase ; however, I'm disappointed with how dirty the case has become after normal use over the past three weeks. The red exterior looks dirty, attempts to clean have proved futile. Swing and a miss here Apple.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointment

    • Written by from Pomona

    So I went ahead and bought it expecting a nice completing case with apple quality. I understand it's leather, and leather ages, but I bought this last Friday, and am already over it
    As you already figured, this is not one of the most affordable cases on the market, matter of fact, you can buy 2 other name brand cases for same price, or 40 1 dollar cases from china.
    The reason I am disappointed is the material, instead of feeling, and acting like leather, it's more like rubber, it feels like rubber, and acts like an eraser, it's already looking dirty, and it was exposed to a normal day, it looks like I used it to erase my homework. I just expected a better material to compliment my 5s. I gave up the beautiful look of my gold phone for this! As soon as I finish writing this review, I will be putting it back in my previous clear case. Anyways that's my view of it, I really wish I could get my money back...

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Perfect Minimal Case

    • Written by from Wethersfield

    This case is a great case for people that are not looking to lock their iPhone in a big cocoon. The case covers the back of the phone along with the sides, and the material peeks a bit over the front, so the phone will not touch a flat surface if you place it upside down. The leather material gives it more traction on smooth surfaces. It feels comfortable in the hand and installed easily. It also does not add much bulk to the phone. The red color looks great on the space grey iPhone. If you are looking for a small case that doesn't add bulk and offers cosmetic protection, this is the case for you.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The perfect iPhone 5 case - finally!

    • Written by from Alton

    I've tried them all - Speck, Atmosphere, Elago, bumpers, skins and "slim cases". All of them either didn't fit right, didn't protect enough or added too much bulk. This case fits perfectly, feels great in my hand and really doesn't add any bulk to the phone at all. I feel like it would protect my device from a short fall - especially around the edges. My 4 got a chip on the edge because the case I was using didn't wrap far enough around; this one does. Yes, it is $40, but I no longer feel that I will need to keep auditioning cases until I find the perfect fit, so in the long run it is a good buy for me.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Buttons work OK, will probably get better

    • Written by from ANACORTES

    I've read some big-time reviewers (John Gruber, for example) who dismiss this case because it makes the buttons stiffer. There's some truth to this, at first anyway. But hey, it's leather, it will break in beautifully, like a pair of good shoes. Even brand new, it works well enough, but it will get better. This case just shouts Jony Ive. I agree with most reviews here: fits perfectly, feels great.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best case for iPhone 5/5s yet.

    • Written by from Toronto

    I bought this case for my new iPhone 5S (Space Grey). This is the best iPhone case designed or manufactured yet.

    I have owned an iPhone 5 (white) for one year and didn't buy any case to protect it. I've always wanted one, but any existing case in the market couldn't give me an optimal protection without sacrificing the iPhone's style. The birth of this case pulls me out this dilemma. The leather feels very comfortable and the RED color is a perfect match of my Space Grey iPhone. It's unknown if the new iPhone 5S will get the Red Dot Award of product design 2014 (5S may not get a second award after 5's win), but I'm sure this case offered by Apple will get the prize.

    To sum up, this is the first case I've ever seen that can work well both artistically and ergonomically.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic case

    • Written by from Northbrook

    This is by far the best iPhone case apple has ever produced. NO this is not an otterbox that will protect your phone from 30 ft drops, but it has the phone covered flawlessly to protect it from everyday wear and tear. The material is nice and it ads almost no bulk. Highly recommended.

    9 of 13 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone 5s Case

    • Written by from Miami

    Terrible quality, one month and lost color!!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing quality case!

    • Written by from Macomb

    First off about the dirtiness issue, Apple tells you on the back of the box that it will change color over time. Don't act all alarmed because you don't wash your hands and get your case all dirty.

    Second: Wow I have never liked a case more then this. I got the Red for my white 5 and it looks amazing with it. The only thing that got me off guard was the power button. It isn't as tactile as some case buttons are but not a big deal for me, I actually like it better that way. I hope Apple keeps making great cases for the future iPhones!

    6 of 8 people found this useful