• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Returned like many others

    • Written by from Seattle

    I loved this case. It is so thin but seemed to offer solid protection. I love red accessories and it looked awesome with the white face of my phone. But I had the same issue as many others: it looked dirty after a few days. It picked up a lot of color from my jeans, especially around the edges. Eventually it might have ended up looking more maroon than red, but with the edges being darker it just looked dirty. So it went back on day 14. Too expensive to keep as an experiment to how it would look over time.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    just OK - loses color and picks up dirt

    • Written by from streamwood

    I purchased the red model of this case and was initially satisfied until it started showing signs of wear after only TWO days.

    The case itself feels good in the hand, and isn't too bulky. I would recommend going with the black leather model if you need to have it, but avoid the colors. Those models will wear away and show scuffs almost immediately.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Red case

    • Written by from Kanata

    This iPhone case looks and feels great it is 2 weeks old and it is already black! It attracts dirt like a magnet. It is the first apple product I am really disappointed in. Only buy the black case if you like sticking your phone in your back pocket! Or in your purse!

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I feel like I've been robbed.

    • Written by from Atlanta

    The red leather is beautiful and the fit and finish are superb. HOWEVER the color only last for literal days. I've had this case for less than a month and the color has changed from bright red to dark red to black. I look dirty just carrying it. Save your money and buy another case...or at least the black. Also any small drop will result in the leather tearing on the edge of impact.

    4 of 7 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

  • 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.

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  • 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

  • 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.

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  • 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Case, Red, Hot! classy, Good Quality.

    • Written by from MIAMI

    I dont know why all neg reviews, so far so good. I have a one day new 5S, I am nuts about any nicks etc. took it to have a Zagg shield put on before taking out of box and then got the case. The Lifeproof is the best if you dont want your phone ever scratched. but they are not out yet.. The Tech 21 mesh is great protection with a good feel... but i was afraid some dust would get in and scratch finish. So I picked up the Red Leather Case from Apple.
    I read all reviews and was sure it would be form fit to keep out debri. with moderate protection.

    Lets see, I will have to baby it. but it looks and feels like the phone should.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best iphone case! :)

    • Written by from Portland

    I love this case... It looks and feel amazing but.... It is leather and like all leather it absorbs die (from my black leather wallet ) so it has started to look dingy so maybe not the best case for a semi dirty environment. :)

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality Leather, Snug Secure Case!

    • Written by from Pittsburgh

    I like just a basic case to protect the phone exterior when it accidentally slips out of my pocket. The leather is of good quality and feels great when holding the phone. The snug fitting case protects the exterior well, and has enough of an edge to keep the front glass from hitting when it slips out of my pocket. I like the red color as well, it complements the space gray of the phone exterior. Good job Apple!

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Case

    • Written by from Lincoln

    A well made, well-fit case. The leather feels very nice in the hand, and gives you a nice aroma as you are talking on the phone.

    My biggest question before purchase was whether or not there was enough of a lip protruding above the face of the phone to afford some protection if you set the phone down face-first. Yes, there is about 1mm worth of overhang, and everything comes up roses.

    Buy this case, you won't regret it.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Top notch case - highly recommended

    • Written by from Edmonton

    This case is phenomenal.

    The fit and finish is truly that of an Apple product. The soft leather feel is very comfortable to hold and so far seems to be quite durable. I usually kept my iPhone case-less because I liked the high quality feel of its build quality but this case does a great job of maintaining that feeling.

    The price is a little expensive but I assure you it is well worth it.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks great...for a couple weeks

    • Written by from Overland Park

    I was so excited to get this pricey, beautiful case. It rapidly got dirty and was embarrassing to use. Come on Apple, you can do better for the price of this product!

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    needs some redesign

    • Written by from Olympia

    The pluses: The case fits snuggly, feels soft and has a low profile. It's product red.
    The minuses: When the case gets dirty, it's hard to clean. But more importantly, the bottom cutout for the power isn't big enough. The cable that came with my phone fits just fine but many adapters don't fit inside the cutout. Two Apple products that don't work with this case are the adapter to convert an iPhone 4 adapter to iPhone 5 (I had to buy the one with a short cable, which was more expensive) and the phone adapter for my new Audi. Other third party adapters don't work as well.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Red Dye wears off and looks dirty...Go with Black.

    • Written by from Columbia

    We have the Black and the Red. The Red looks as if it is dirty and gets that way fast. I tried to clean it with leather cleaner and determined it is not dirt that makes it look that way. It is the Red dye rubbing off and the base is black. Go with the Black...it never looks dirty and has held up quite well.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Auckland

    Good quality construction, but poor resistance to staining.

    The red leather looked 12 months old within one day of use. Very disappointing.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Iphone 5s leather case

    • Written by from Bakersfield

    Nice case in general but in order to charge with an adapter (lighting to 30 pin) you'll have to remove the case. You'll have the same problem with any type of docking station. Major pain and a huge oversight on the part of apple.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great looking case...when new.

    • Written by from Santa Ana

    Bought this case really liking the slimness and overall look. The red really pops against my Space Gray phone. However, after owning the case for roughly 2 months, I am pretty unhappy with the way it's wearing. The edges of the case are pure black due to dirt and grime from every day phone handling. I understand that leather does wear, but I was hoping for more of an aged patina look rather than just plain black dirt. If you're going to buy a case like this, buy a dark color.