• 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

    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...

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Faux Luxury

    • Written by from Parker

    Not worth the $40 price tag. Pre-ordered this with the 5S. It bows out slightly on either side for a less than perfect fit. Feels about as sturdy as cardboard. Save yourself a couple bucks as well as your peace of mind and buy a Speck case.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful Feel

    • Written by from Cupertino

    The case fits the iPhone perfectly and feels great in your hand. The leather is smooth and not prone to staining.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very nice for one day

    • Written by from Santo Domingo

    The red leather case was wonderful the first day, the next day was discolored at the edges.

    32 of 39 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth it

    • Written by from Perris

    Best case I've had. Feels great in the hand and is very good looking. Worth the price. Switched from a lifeproof case and was very doubtful on buying this but the case does its job. I am very happy with it!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice for one day only

    • Written by from ROCHESTER

    I don't recommend this case. My red case looked great for one day then the edges turned dark and dirty. It does not hold up well to day to day use. I hope the Apple store will take it back.

    58 of 67 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not good!

    • Written by from Chicago

    It looks good, feels good too when it's new. I've had it a week, it's stained, the "leather" is worn off in one spot in the middle of the case. It's filthy from handling it. It's simply overpriced junk. Get a rubberized one, save your money.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Didn't realize 'leather changes' really means 'dirt magnet'

    • Written by from Staten Island

    I am very familiar with leather, and leather that is colored. The case is so nice when you open the package. The leather feels soft and durable and very light and comfortable. Like everyone else I'm unhappy with what it looks like after only 2 weeks. It gets dirt smudges and stains all over and no matter what leather safe technique you use to clean it it continues to look the same. Luckily from afar it just looks like a darker red but on close inspection it's clearly just dirty. The problem is that it's not an even amount of change, theres random smudges and darkening marks in different areas. My boyfriend's blue case looks horribly dirty and outright disgusting after less than two weeks.

    15 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Turning black along edges

    • Written by from Summerville

    I love the feel of this case but I've carried my new iPhone 5s for less than 3 days and the case is already turning black along the edges of the leather. Now that's of concern in that it has happened so quickly. I work in healthcare so I keep my hands very clean, washing them through the day so... it is not that I am a dirty person. Anyway I would not buy this case.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    I love it but..

    • Written by

    I brought this along with my iphone on the same day and I love it. the only problem is it get dirty really fast and stained and it's also pricey. It is soft and very beautiful.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the Look and Feel

    • Written by from Riverwoods

    Great color. Feels great. Love the fact the color changes and the finish can get a little weathered. It's a great feature! Makes the red look even better. Makes the case mine. Feels like a good pair of jeans.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    GREAT!! GREAT!!! GREAT!!!

    • Written by from MATAWAN

    I HAVE THIS CASE IN THE RED, BLACK, YELLOW. THEY ARE GREAT!!! I DON'T UNDERSTAND THE NEGITIVE REVIEW'S ON THESE CASES. I KEEP THEM IN MY JEANS ALL THE TIME, NO FADING, NO WEARING OUT ON THE EDEGE'S. IHAVE THESE CASE'S SINCE THE IPONE CAME OUT AND THEY STILL LOOK THE SAME AS THE DAY I GOT MY PNONE.

    4 of 5 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AMAZING CASE I LOVE IT (:

    • Written by from Newhall

    Hello everyone I got this case and I love it it's amazing.!!!!
    My iphone feels the same and I really can't say anything bad about it cause apple gave it to me for free.!!!
    I didn't pay a dim for it
    Probably because I had to call back 3 time cause they didn't put my address correctly but I love it so much.!!
    I really recommend this case

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    4 days and it's already dirty

    • Written by from Mackinac Island

    I bought the red case last weekend and the edges are already significantly dirty. I expected better quality with Apple and the price I paid. I also expected Apple would have thought this one through and sprayed it with a protector to keep the leather from discoloration.

    I suggest only purchasing the black case. All of the other colors will discolor quickly.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great looking case for a few days

    • Written by from Tampa

    I had high hopes for this case. The case looks great on the white iPhone. You cannot use the 30 pin adapter with the case on. Not a deal breaker. After two weeks of use, the case looks worn and dirty. New jeans will bleed onto the case. I expected better quality in a $40 case. I ended up returning the case.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth $50

    • Written by from Scarborough

    Cons:
    -The case gets dirty easy.
    -Color fades within first 15 days
    - Not all headphone cords fit
    -too expensive

    Pros:
    -good material(protects)
    -feels good in hand.
    -Looks amazing first day!(lol)

    55 of 63 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great case design from apple

    • Written by from ATLANTA

    I love the size, weight and design of this case. It feels great in your hand and less bulky than most other iPhone 5 cases. I wish Apple would make some additional colors available. Other than the black case the other color options are very light or pastel . I would like to see some darker colors. I phones are used in many business settings and men over 30.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks Great! The first day...

    • Written by from MIAMI

    The title basically sums it up. This case looks awesome the first day. After that the color quickly changes and the case begins to look very dirty. Everyone says that so let me give some further information.

    I didn't put this case in the pocket of new jeans that were still bleeding dye. I'm a frequent hand sanitizer, and I didn't leave the device laying in some filthy area. That said.

    The point of me purchasing a case was to avoid having to "baby" my phone. The case is actually more delicate than the phone to an extent.

    I can read so I understand the color was meant to change. The actually extent and end result was unexpected. I had to return. The case looked horrible.

    91 of 101 people found this useful