• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice, but prone to dirt and wear

    • Written by from Tuen Mun,

    OK I bought one on 12 OCT from one of the Store in HK.

    After half a month I have the following evaluation:

    PROS:
    It really fits, totally fit with the phone. It feels so grand as it's made from leather.
    The PRODUCT(RED) version of the case makes the phone so sharp.
    It provides some strong protection to the phone. I had a time when I suddenly dropped the phone to the tile in a shopping mall, the shell protected most parts of the phone (however a corner got off the case and hit directly to the tile, leaving a little scratch).

    CONS:
    It gets dirty easily. I use the case together with a little black pouch and edges of the case started to get black in colour after few weeks of usage.
    The problem of wear is serious. I don't really agree that this case is suitable for those who work outdoor. Up to today (30 OCT) I've got five scratches throughout different locations of the case. The case is made of soft leather, which means it's quite easy to get scratch when the shell hit something hard. For example, its first scratch is the result of directly hitting to the shell of my MacBook Pro when I tried to prevent a hard drop to the floor!

    I once considered to return the product to the Store, however:
    First, it's made of leather, which I consider the product is an in-direct sacrifice of an animal, I should respect that. And I've to be responsible for the consequence of the way I use it. So finally I withdraw the idea to return or replace it. However I might consider the idea of buying a second case to accompany the case. A polycarbonate shell looks like a better choice for me.

    6 of 6 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A beautiful case that does its job!

    • Written by from Hastings

    It's job is to be a convenient, everyday case to protect your phone from drops, scuffs, and scratches. It does just that. If you're looking for a case to do anything more, no; this case is not for you. But if you take care of your phone, it should do it justice.

    The case itself is very nice in the hand and feels great. The box specifically says that the case will change colors, and I thought that was kind of cool. Makes the case a little more personal.

    Today, I accidentaly dropped my iPhone 5s onto a sidewalk, where it landed face down... After nearly having my heart drop to my stomach, I picked it up hoping the screen wasn't cracked. The lip on the case prevented the screen from even touching the ground, thank goodness! The leather was a bit damaged where the phone hit the ground, but that's what cases are for... to protect your phone. I'm very pleased with this case as it's done its job of protecting my phone while maintaining the sleek look that Apple provides.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Case

    • Written by from Exeter

    This case is a must buy for anyone with the iPhone 5 or 5s but the only thing is if you get any cleaning materials on it by accident it will pull the dye right out of the leather

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Gets old and dirty very quick

    • Written by from Jacksonville

    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!

    41 of 47 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Patina?

    • Written by from Jersey City

    Well, the case fits great, and feels good in your hand - I give it that. Even with careful and clean use, the case discolors quickly. I go back and forth between liking the "patina" that has darkened the edges, to thinking it just looks dirty. Overall, I do think I enjoy it more than a plastic/silicone case, but think I may end up going iPhone "nude" here again soon.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful awful awful!!!!

    • Written by from Newry

    After two days of use my once gorgeous red case is now BLACK! For the price I would expect a little more durability. It makes my gorgeous phone look cheap and dirty! So disappointed.

    11 of 15 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    If you want sexy buy this case

    • Written by from Hamilton

    This case is so simple. It's leather and it has an "apple" experience to it. It fits the phone snugly and looks great. It ages like leather and stains like leather. Overall it feels great and protects my phone from simple every day wear. I would not expect this to protect it from any fall. That's what apple care does. But... it I put my phone down on a concrete surface the leather gets a little more character and my phone still looks like new.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not impressed with this case at all

    • Written by from BALLWIN

    I've owned every version of the iphone since the original was released. I've owned probably 20 different cases over the years. This is one of the worst cases I've owned thus far. The leather gets really nasty in a very short time. I've only had the case for less then a month, and it's disgusting. I work in an office, so the phone is either sitting next to me at my desk, or it's in my pocket. No reason for it to look the way it does already. The felt like lining on the inside keeps shedding all over the screen and into all the little crevices on the iphone. I'm very very displeased with this product, considering the price, and the fact that it's an "Apple" case.

    12 of 15 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm torn

    • Written by from Tucson

    Generally, this is a fantastic case. It's slim, light, good texture, nice leather, looks great. But there's a problem: The shiny plastic border around the hole screws up the picture quality when using flash in dark situations. Since this is one of the primary upgrades of this phone, it's a big disappointment that this case ruins it. The flash still works fine when there's a fair amount of ambient lighting, but in poorly lit situations, it causes major issues.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Meh...Decent but not ideal case

    • Written by from High Point

    Great minimal case design, but it comes with a few flaws.

    First as some have mentioned, the case is too small for plugging into some things. The audio slot might be too small for a non-Apple earphones. Also, it doesn't fit onto the lightning adapter for my stereo dock.

    And secondly, it seriously gets dirty really quick.

    I am trying to tell myself that the distressed look is interesting, but I think that in a few weeks, I will end up buying another one that holds up better.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I like it!

    • Written by from Middletown

    This case fits perfectly.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simplistic yet totally awsome

    • Written by from Jonesborough

    I love this case, it feels awesome I never want to put my phone down I love the feel so much. This case is so simple, yet it feels like it will offer good protection against dropping or other normal usage mishaps. I like this case so much that I'm thinking about getting another one in red. Right now I have the black on black and it looks great, can even see the sliver band around the outer edge of the phone.

    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazingly Elegant

    • Written by from Pleasant Grove

    I HATE cases, however this one I absolutely love. No bulkiness, no slippery texture. It looks and feels elegant and compliments the iPhone 5s so well. It will age over time to bring greater "personality" to the phone. It is now apart of my phone.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful durability

    • Written by from Worthington

    Purchased this case for my new 5s which is now less thank 3 weeks old. Within a week the case started showing signs of wear. By week 3 the case is beginning to break down because I've removed the phone once. The bumper case for my 4s lasted over a year before I considered replacing it and it was 1/2 the price of this one. Not worth the money, severely disappointed in Apple over this.

    55 of 61 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Fit, Poor Material Choice

    • Written by from Washington

    The case fits the phone like a glove, as we expect from Apple's design team. The issue is that the red leather also picks up the oil from your hands and the dye from your clothing making it look terrible. I haven't explored another color, but I definitely think I'll explore a different case entirely.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone Case

    • Written by from Bethel

    The Apple iPhone case is really something. It feels very soft on your hands. Its fits like a glove on your brand new iPhone. There are some things I feel I should point out. This case (I have the red one) will easily get stained. This means that if you love blue jeans and love placing your nice iPhone in your pocket, odds are its gonna get stained. In my personal opinion, I learned to like the blue stains on it. Some of you might not like that. So, far so good. However, one star was lost. The reason for that is, if you one a pair of bose headphones the way I do, the plug is not going to fit through the headphone jack hole. That little headphone jack hole is only wide enough for the apple headphone jack. Some of you might not care for that as most of you will use the ear pods provided with the purchase of your new iPhone. Just keep in mind that if you do use this case, kiss goodbye to the ideas of other headphones that are not Apple.

    3 of 3 people found this useful