• 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.

    6 of 6 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.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone 5s Case

    • Written by from Miami

    Terrible quality, one month and lost color!!

    6 of 6 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!

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This case is slowly breaking my phone.

    • Written by from phoenix

    Love the look and feel even though the color of the case has gotten considerably darker since it was purchased. My main issue with the case is it's causing my phone to slowly break.

    Because the case fits so snug it makes it difficult to take off. Every time I do attempt to take it off (which is often because the lightning adapter was not designed for this case) it puts a lot of pressure on the phone when I pull it out. Now the glue that holds the top glass is starting to give. I can see the glass is slightly raised from the metal edge and it can be pushed back into place with my fingers. It's evident that if I continue to use this case it will break my phone.

    This case is not a solution for protecting your phone if you intend to take the phone out of the case! Apple geniuses you'll be hearing from me soon!

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Read the package!!!

    • Written by from Oakland

    On the back of the box it says this case is made from natural
    Aniline leather the appearance will change over time as you use it
    I brought the red color cause I didn't care if it would tear and wear or discolor that's the part of a leather product and it's dyed leather so it would discolor over time .

    8 of 10 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.

    10 of 14 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.

    10 of 14 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.

    10 of 14 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.

    9 of 12 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...

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    GREAT BUT.....

    • Written by from Atlanta

    I have the iPhone 5S space grey and the (RED) case. I love how the case looks from the front there is a "little lip" of red showing, it looks great against the black screen. If you change your wallpaper to the red one it looks even more amazing. This case also feel wonderful in the hand and a pleasure to hold however, the only down fall to this case in my opinion is the fact that it picks up and shows dirt very easy.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 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.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    • Written by from La Mesa

    Initially I was very happy with the purchase. After a week of use the bright beautiful red leather has become marred with the exchange of life. I researched how to clean the case of the apple website and followed the instructions. That's when I decided to write this review. The case did not revert back to its initial luster. Disappointed

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    This (Red) is a different shade of Red

    • Written by from Charlotte

    Love the case, but it is not as RED as my other Apple (Red) products. The (Red) iPod Nano and the (Red) iPad smartcover are truly RED. But the (Red) case for the iPhone 5S is about 2 shades closer to (Orange).

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worse case out there

    • Written by from Brea

    I was so excited to get this case and at first it was the best case I got. I got the red one for my white phone and after 2 weeks the leather it's a dark read and the sides of the case are black all from just normal use! Very disappointed in apple with this one!

    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