• 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.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    !!!

    • Written by from sofia

    The best case!!!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing!

    • Written by from Brownsville

    Bought my iPhone 5s in space gray along with with this red leather case a few days ago. On the 27th to be exact. So far, the case is the best ever. It looks so good with the space gray edition. Just a little touch of a red outline to the front of the phone. The feel of the phone feels as if high quality. Just the perfect case to go along an iPhone. The case hasn't lost any of its color or has it become ugly. It's too expensive but it's worth it.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    brilliantly crafted!

    • Written by from basista

    you finally nailed it Apple! though my space gray ip5s doesn't seem to have scratches compared with my precious iphone5..i always wanted to have such as this specific kind of leather case! proud owner of (PRODUCT) R E D ™ worth every penny! thanx Apple!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    bad experence

    • Written by from YUBA CITY

    so dirty only a dew days and it is impossible to clean. no idea how to deal with this. plan to buy a different one instead

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great

    • Written by from Houston

    I love this case. Its simple and it feels great in my hand. I use it sparingly however. Special occasions. If you care about blemishes this is not the case for you. I have at least 20 different cases for my 5S so Im able to maintain this case's beauty. Considering the price I would avoid contact with colors that might bleed into the material. Well worth the price in my opinion. Good job Apple!

    3 of 4 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.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    caution - worst apple product

    • Written by from Fremont

    horrible.......
    used it for 1 month.
    It got tons of stain and dirty on the every edges. never be cleaned.
    should have bought black..
    GET AWAY FROM THIS

    if possible, want to return it..

    13 of 16 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.

    10 of 13 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

  • 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

  • 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.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful but not as functional as you think

    • Written by from Conway

    I love the look of my light blue apple 5s phone case. But in the first week I realized Apple wasn't smart enough to make the headphone jack hole large enough for any headphone cable. You think by the 5s they would KNOW how big the hole should be. It's a great looking case but now having for a month it is dirty and falling apart. Not my favorite case. Kinda disappointed because it's pretty expensive. Come on Apple.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Lovely, yet.... troublesome.

    • Written by from Rowland Heights

    The touch and feel of the iPhone 5s leather case is absolutely fantastic and unique. The soft texture and the beautiful color compliments the iPhone 5s wonderfully; however, there are some downers to this phone case.
    I've had my iPhone 5s and leather case for less than a month now; however, it is starting to look, well... ugly. I don't mind the dark stains from my jeans too much; however, my phone did manage to slip from my hands and smack down on the cement... Not a pretty sight for the phone case. My iPhone 5s case is no longer just darkening, it's also partially torn. Boo.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TL;DR Stay away!

    • Written by from Midland

    The case looks and feels wonderful for the first day or two you have it. The choice of leather used is one that is extremely fragile and is highly unsuited for its purpose. I had previously heard about some of the issues with the case so I took my time and used a variety of leather products to protect it to no avail.

    You are better off looking for another case, do not waste your money. Until the type of leather used for the case is changed to one that is more durable after a month or two you'll be looking to replace it. Not because its stained or lost its color but because it physically is tearing and falling apart from the friction of keeping it in a side pocket. I cannot reccomend the case nor will I be purchasing a replacement.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice case, bad quality

    • Written by from De Pere

    I bought the iPhone 5S case (RED) because I wanted to support the cause and also because it looked and fits perfectly.

    I had it for just a few days and its a;ready dirty and looking wear out, try to clean with a wet rag and the color starts to appear on the rag and it gets worst.

    Apple should have thought on the day to day use and how would this affect this cases. Unfortunately I will not use it too long cause e it looks bad.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic case with one flaw

    • Written by from Calgary

    I love the way this case looks and fits my new iPhone. The only drawback is the amount of force you need to use to depress the top button. You don't really realize how often you use the top button until you have to give your phone a good solid hand cramp to get the screen to go dark. It looks awesome, though.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the way it wears!

    • Written by from Longmont

    I ordered the red 5S case back in late September and it has been on my 5S since week two of my Space Gray iPhone's life with me. I haven't used cases on my iPhones in the past because I'm not accident-prone and wanted to enjoy the phone's good looks. But I have a red cover for my iPad and really liked the look. (Red has always been my favorite color, and it really sets off the Space Gray.)

    Anyway, over the 2.5 months I've had it, the corners of the red leather have that slightly darkened, worn look ... from the oils in my hands, I guess. That's just exactly what I was hoping for. I'm sure as the case ages, it will look even better!

    When I first put the case on, I immediately noticed that the volume and on/off buttons needed to be punched much more deliberately. After a very short time, I got used to pressing them harder. Also, the case fits very snugly and doesn't come off easily. I see this as a plus because I don't think cases are bought to be removed often. And this one definitely won't accidentally slip off the 5S!

    I will (and already have) recommended this case to iPhone using friends!

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