• 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.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect fit, beautiful when new but grubby beyond belief within weeks

    • Written by from Linlithgow

    I bought the red version of this case, and the colour out of the box is amazing. The fit to the phone is absolutely superb and the case feels great. Sadly within weeks it was starting to look decidedly grubby, and within 2 months it was absolutely horrible. In short, it's the best fitting case I've ever seen but if you're going to buy one buy the black one!

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  • 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.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, but hard to remove

    • Written by from Seattle

    This case looks great with my Space Grey 5s. The only issue that I have is that it is extremely hard to remove. I have a hard time removing the phone case because it is packed so tightly. Also, I wouldn't have thought a case as simple as this would be $40.

    On the bright side, this case looks amazing, and feels great in hand.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice but gets dirty soon

    • Written by from Quito

    I was really excited when i got it however less than two weeks passed and the case was completely dark. I use the phone for work, take it the office and home. I tried to clean it but it doesn't come off.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone 5s case

    • Written by from Chatuchak

    it's easy to dirty

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful but not as functional as you think

    • Written by from Conway

    I love the look of my light blue apple 5s phone case. But in the first week I realized Apple wasn't smart enough to make the headphone jack hole large enough for any headphone cable. You think by the 5s they would KNOW how big the hole should be. It's a great looking case but now having for a month it is dirty and falling apart. Not my favorite case. Kinda disappointed because it's pretty expensive. Come on Apple.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    really nice but gets dirty

    • Written by from North arlington

    I have the light brown colored one, it is a really nice case but its already starting to get discolored and dirty after only a few weeks. might have to buy a new one once it gets too dirty to handle

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    This (Red) is a different shade of Red

    • Written by from Charlotte

    Love the case, but it is not as RED as my other Apple (Red) products. The (Red) iPod Nano and the (Red) iPad smartcover are truly RED. But the (Red) case for the iPhone 5S is about 2 shades closer to (Orange).

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  • 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:

    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).

    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.

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  • 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.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Quality but not for long

    • Written by from Glasgow

    Bough this Red case 3 weeks ago and have to say that within a couple of weeks it looks grubby and horrible.

    I agree with many of the opinions below that you would expect this with the product being made of leather but certainly not that quickly. I'll go back to plastic cases from here on in.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good case, but first one arrived dirty, waiting for replacement

    • Written by from Singapore

    My case came with some unremovable dirt on the top and the centre. Although they are not very dark stains, they are definitely is noticeable with the naked eye. When I washed it with mild soap, the stain darkens. It appears that the stain is in between the leather and the inner plastic shell. I'm disappointed that the quality control of Apple has dropped, and I have to send in for a replacement.

    Besides that, it definitely is a beautiful and slim case. It definitely is a little overpriced though, and I wished the sides of the case are tighter. For my case, and some of the photos posted, the sides does leave a gap.

  • 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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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Lovely but picks up dirt and the 30-pin-to-Lightning adapter doesn't fit.

    • Written by from Christchurch

    I went for the blue case, which looks and feels great, but it's already started to pick up scuff marks and discolouration from just being in my pocket. I was also disappointed that I couldn't attach my 30-pin-to-Lightning connector to the phone when this case is on - it's just a tiny bit too think - it's the kind of thing I'd have expected Apple to have picked up on to be honest.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful, but Dirties Quickly

    • Written by from Berryville

    Pros: Form, fit, function, design, look, feel, structure, and color. Almost everything on this case makes it feel like a completely natural extension of the iPhone.

    Cons: The edges collect dirt and oils from your hands and the bright red turns dingy—rapidly. I'm a fastidious person and tend to wash my hands a lot throughout the day, but even so, after two weeks of daily use, the long corner edges down the back have turned darker than the rest. The soft, suede-like leather just picks-up grime. I'm disappointed only for this reason; otherwise, this case is fantastic. Three stars only because I know I'll have to toss it soon because it will look horrible in a few more weeks.

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