• 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

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for everyone

    • Written by from San Diego

    I purchased this case knowing that it will get dirty quick based on reviews but overall I except it cause its light but still protects fairly well. Don't understand why so many are giving negative feedbacks? Yes its $40 and it will get dirty in a day so what this is just a phone and case that will be replaced in a year or two and you will really not care or look back once they get a new phone. Enjoy it people would you rather have a dirty and damage Apple case or a dirty damaged iPhone that dent have a case?

    8 of 12 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!

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not last

    • Written by from knox

    I would not recommend the red case. Within days it's turning black. Does not hold up well for the money.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dock is great but it does not fit into iPhone 5s dock

    • Written by from PLEASANTON

    Unbelievable. The case is NOT incompatible with the dock. It simply does not fit. If you want to use the beautiful Apple dock, you have to remove the case before inserting the iPhone 5s. A little conversation between the case and dock designers would really be helpful. Don't you think Sir Ive? I opted for returning the dock.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    eh...

    • Written by from Seven Fields

    Nice case but shows wear after a day. Not worth $40, needs to be less money for what you get.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone 5s Case - (PRODUCT) Red

    • Written by from Clifford Township

    I just got this case in the mail today. When I opened the packaging, I really liked the leather feel. It felt very sturdy. My iPhone 5s fits very snug in the case, and my phone won't get scratched while being installed, because the case is leather on the outside and microfiber lined on the inside. I like how the case comes up above the screen. That gives the case a lay on the table design and optimal protection during drops on the screen. The ports for the headphone jack, microphone, lightning connector, and the speaker line up exactly with the iPhone 5s's ports. I have no problems with the headphone jack and the lightning connector because I use Apple's Earpods, wich come free with the iPhone 5s, and I use the Lightning Adapter that comes with the iPhone 5s, but people that use headphones with bigger connectors, or use Lightning connectors that do not come with your iPhone might have problems fitting your conectors in the case, or not be able to use the case while using the connectors. Otherwise, good job Apple!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality after months of day to day use.

    • Written by from Toronto

    Most of these reviews are written a couple days or weeks after the customer has bought the product. I've owned the case for 8 months. My case has actually broken apart inside the leather at the headphone and lightning connector jack at the bottom of the phone and as a result the case will come off by itself inside my pocket. When I took it to the Apple Store they told me that it's normal wear and tear and that they wouldn't exchange it. Bottom line don't try to take the case off at all after you put it on or you will bend the material at the headphone and lightning connector jack and eventually break it. I would be fine with that if this was a $10 case but we're talking about Apple's Official case for $50 after taxes. Not impressed by the quality.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    IPhone 5s Case - (PRODUCT) RED.

    • Written by from Southwick

    The worst buy ever. Its a dirt magnet. Only three months in and the its going black on the edges and center back.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful Case

    • Written by from Shelby Township

    I received the red case as a Valentine's Day gift. It goes nicely with my gold iPhone 5s. I am not having any issues with the case getting dirty as some of the other reviewers have stated. I do understand this case will change with time. I look forward to it changing into MY case. Thanks Apple for designing a beautiful case that compliments a beautiful phone.

    5 of 7 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Case

    • Written by from Tampa

    Not sure why so many people complain about the case getting dirty. Mine is still in excellent condition. Leather is meant to wear down. Just like keeping the screen free of smudges and dirt, the case can stay clean the same way. It feels great and looks great if you take care of it.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    An Excellent Case

    • Written by from Colorado Springs

    Let me start this off by saying, I hate leather. I have always disliked the feel, smell, and look of leather. Leather car seats, couches, and other items. Needless to say I was hesitant to purchase this case for my iPhone 5. But am I glad I did! This is probably the best fitting, and nicest looking, case I have covered my iPhone with. There is absolutely no space in between the phone and the case. Fits like a glove. It snaps on super easy, too. One thing I really like about the design of this case is that it protects the screen when the phone is lying face down, but in no way at all interferes with the edges of the screen. I can type, swipe, and drag apps around without my thumb or other fingers even feeling the tiny lip that comes just around the edges. As I mentioned before with the fit, the precision of this case is unmatched by anything else I have used. The hole for the camera, mute switch, headphone jack, and Lightning port are all drilled in exactly the right place. I can easily fit my nail into the mute switch's hole to adjust its position. And I have no trouble plugging in Apple's EarPods or my Skullcandy earbuds. Each individual hole for the main speaker and microphone have been drilled into the case so as not to disrupt the flow of sound. Music plays out of the speaker crystal clear and friends have no trouble hearing me on a voice call or FaceTime Audio. The camera hole is also surrounded in a black plastic ring so the color of the case will not affect the tone or color of your photos. The buttons on the phone are covered by the case. They can be found by feel thanks to the raised sections covering them. I like this because it prevents dust and debris from entering these points. I have only noticed a slight difference in the tactile clicking of each button. But it is still possible to feel the button click. The case itself is quite thin and does not add noticeable bulk or weight to the phone. I especially admire this after dealing with thick and heavy plastic cases. The case is also completely silent as opposed to cheaper plastic cases that creak and have parts that don't line up properly. Unlike other cases, this one has never lost its grip on my iPhone. The inside of this case is lined with microfiber. A very nice to touch to add beauty and help protect the finish of your iPhone 5 or 5s. Over 4 months of use this case has held up very well for being made of leather. There is no visible wear from handling the phone or sliding it in and out of pockets. There are only two downsides to this case (which I was well aware of when I bought it). And that is that it gathered colors from things like jeans pockets and grime on tables. However, it still looks like the color I bought it in (red) and has worn just like any other case I have used. The other downside to the leather material is that if you were to drop it on a rough surface like concrete the case might show more than just a scuff. But that is to be expected with any case made of material like leather. Overall, I am very pleased with this product. Apple did an excellent job crafting this accessory for my iPhone. I believe it is worth the price. It feels great and soft to hold, doesn't add bulk, and shows off the Apple logo wonderfully on the backside. In fact, this is the only case I've ever had that I didn't feel the need to take the phone out of every once in a while to enjoy it. I can enjoy my iPhone in this case.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's leather, its supposed to wear!

    • Written by from Stoney Creek

    I have seen that this product has received a lot of negative reviews, probably from people that have never owned a real leather product in their lives. People might think they have but it was probably faux leather or PU leather that will look pristine no matter how long you've owned the product since real leather is rather expensive these days. Leather wears, scuffs, absorbs oil from the skin if handled often and builds character over time. I have purchased this case and absolutely love it. Perfect case for the person that understands the behavior of leather.

    5 of 7 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

    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

  • 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

  • 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!

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    frustrated...

    • Written by from Seri kembangan

    After two days of purchasing the case, the leather got dirty and old. It is too much for its price. Do not get the RED case!
    Get the black case..

    8 of 13 people found this useful