• 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Ringwood

    The analine leather iPhone 5S case (mine's red) looks great when you first put it onto your phone. Feels really good too - oops don't touch it too much you might get finger marks on it. By day 5 those finger marks (and my labour averse hands are as clean as a surgeon's) will start to be leaving black marks on the case, which over the next few weeks will gradually turn the beautiful bright analine leather into something that looks it has been left on the street for 5 years.

    Apple do warm that the case will show use - kind of like a pair of pre-faded jeans- but the phone case will look really bad within a month,

    Its a pity as the leather feels nice - I just wish Apple had a way of keeping it new looking.

    PS: Don't try to clean it, including with leather cleaner. It doesn't work.


  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Big disappointment

    • Written by from Athens

    Got this case as a christmas gift. After almost 50 days of normal use (at home, in my pockets, in the car, at work), the edges turn to black and the case is full of dirt. No more shinny red leather.
    Perfect fit and great protection for the iPhone but not a quality product overall.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Color quickly fades

    • Written by from Oslo

    Looks great for a few days, but then becomes dirty and the edges go blackish. Trying to wash it made it worse. Get the black one if you want it to last more than a week while looking nice.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Soon looks worn

    • Written by from YEOVIL

    Case looked fab when new, but only a few weeks later the red edges & corners of the case have turned black & dirty looking. It seems like the red colour wears off. Not a good purchase in this colour. If you want to buy this case I would recommend you buy a black one as that will probably not look shabby quickly like the bright colours do.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    an awesome looking case for about 4-5 days

    • Written by from Stockholm

    Initially the case looks stunning. However, the lifetime of the leather finish is horrid and you feel cheated considering the price tag. If it was a 3rd party cheap thing from a flea market for 3$, it would be a different story. This is marketed as a premium case from Apple themselves. They should feel ashamed to put their logo on this. Avoid this product and spend your money on some other case.

    2 of 2 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 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.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Gets Dirty to Easily!

    • Written by from Lewisville

    I loved this case in the beginning, the bright red looked great with my gold iphone but, soon after having the case on, the sides began to get discolored and black. This case is VERY HARD to keep clean. The color does fade a little with wear also. I like the sleek feel it puts on my phone but I definitely would not recommend the red or any lighter color case to anyone!

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Gilbert

    I loved the case at first. Super slimming, and nice to touch. However, after about 2 months of having this case on I dropped my phone (WITH THE CASE ON) and the entire front screen shattered. It wasn't from a high height, I was only holding it, and I had dropped it on my kitchen floor. I was so upset. I figured buying a case from Apple would ensure the safety of my phone, but that wasn't the case! (no pun intended) I wish the guy who sold it to me at Verizon would have clarified it didn't offer much protection. If you ever have the risk of dropping your phone I absolutely discourage buying this phone case!

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I wise i could give it NO stars....

    • Written by from Sydney

    Just like everyone else here in the 1 star camp, i went with the best looking colour, yellow. Which is was for a week. After only living in my jeans pocket or in my hand when i used it, it still didn't last a week. I even went as far as using leather protector on it before putting the phone in it. Granted its the best slim case, and looks good for that first 150 odd hrs, but thats it. Now you can't say Apple doesn't have a R&D dept to find the best material to use for this case, so i can only think they've gone crazy with the idea of selling expensive items that don't last, so to make more $$.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Product Red iPhone 5 case

    • Written by from Bray

    This is the worse product I have ever purchased - It makes my sleek white iPhone look dirty and old - I wish I could give it no stars

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks good...but only for a week

    • Written by from Gore

    I was so happy when I put this onto my new gold 5S. The red case looked awesome with my new phone. BUT... it doesn't stay red for long. Within a matter of weeks it turns almost black and scuffs, and there is nothing you can do to make the 'dirty' looking colour go away! I would've loved to give this 5 stars as the case fits really well, it's sleek and streamline, protects the phone if you drop it but the discolouration is just so bad! I have however bought the black leather case and has so far (1 month) stayed in really good condition.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Colour: Red (black).

    • Written by from Yateley

    Let me start with the positives to draw an audience. Form wise, this is just about the most attractive and complementary iPhone case you can buy. Fits extremely well and feels smooth yet grippy in ones hand. It will not scratch your phone like other nasty cases and adds next to no bulk (if anything I prefer holding my iPhone with this case on).


    I effectively payed £35 to rent the colour red... For a week.

    It's now a gross black and red smeared mess that fails miserably to show off my phone as it once did. Someone was clearly asleep or playing with a rubiks cube when this material was chosen.

    I'm so angry that I payed such a ridiculous sum of money for a case that is so below par, I wan't to set it on fire and dance around it.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ripped and Got Dirty Very Quickly

    • Written by from Tillsonburg

    Lasted about a week.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    AVOID!!!! Discoloured after 3 days

    • Written by from KIRKCALDY

    After seeing this in the apple shop i had to have one. price was a bit much but i thought it would be worth it for the quality. i was very wrong....Don't waste your money

    2 of 2 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.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great case, but gets dirty too quickly

    • Written by from New York

    I really liked the fit and feel of this case when I first purchased it. But after only a couple of days of being in my jeans, the edges became discolored. Over the course of just a few weeks the entire case looks dirty. I've tried various methods of cleaning it without luck. It really makes the phone look cheap to be in such a dirty looking case.

    A friend purchased the black case and hasn't had this issue, so I'd strongly suggest the black case if you're considering purchasing one.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not good

    • Written by from SAKARYA

    already black after a 1 month.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine as a phone, everything else is questionable.

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    It does work fine as a phone (but just for that you can get $20 item), but camera and video are slow often I pres one or the other and does not react right a way , how many great shots and videos I missed because of this poor design, interface is also cluttered and not very responsive. As already mentioned touch screen doesn't always response at first try. Generally I would give it 3 stars but because of the of its price and hype it didn't deserve I give solid 1 star.

    2 of 50 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great at first

    • Written by from GARNER

    I love the function, weight and protection this case offers. This case deserves a low review because it doesn't clean we'll and looks gross after normal wear and tear. I would not recommend this case if you want it to look clean and red. Mine looks brown almost black now.

    8 of 8 people found this useful