• 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!

    39 of 45 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    • 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.

    52 of 58 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No good

    • Written by from Miami

    I purchased the red case for 5S, and when I got it 2 days ago, I thought it was really nice, but after just 2 days or carrying it in my jean's pocket , it is already turning worn and losing its color, getting all dark at the edges.., pretty expensive for a poor quality product.. not recommended if you carry your phone in your pocket

    37 of 44 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    So beautiful for such a short time.

    • Written by from SAINT PAUL

    I loved this case. In fact, I still love this case. Great feel, great look, and a reasonable fit.

    But I've had it for a few weeks now, and it's almost ready for retirement. Dirt and skin oils have already built up along the edges, and I'm starting to see it on the general body of the case now too.

    It's really too bad, because I was excited about this case at first, but I now feel like hobo walking around with it.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect case with a caveat!

    • Written by from Ogden

    I loved this case, but ultimately after 10 days I returned it. The overall form factor is perfect and the footprint is as small as you'll get with a case. It feels very smooth to the touch, yet extremely durable. The front part of the case (on the screen side) has a nice lip which allows you to set the phone with the screen facing downward allowing only the case to come into contact with the surface, keeping the screen just slightly raised. This "feature," if one could call it that, was my favorite thing about the case.

    The only thing I disliked about the case was it got extremely dirty...yes I know that is what a case is supposed to do, however mine got extremely black (I purchased the red one) just after one days use. Also my headphones (shure e4c) didn't fit correctly due to the small cutout and the lightest force would pull them out.

    One last quibble for me was the price. If the price was $10 cheaper I would have kept it. However I opted to return it and purchase Twelve South's Bookbook for $20 more, giving me more protection and an added wallet function.

    Overall a wonderful case made by Apple, but it was too pricey and the durability was a concern for me. I would recommend it in a heart-beat however!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • 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