• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    Love the colour, looks great and fits well. Unfortunately it marked as I was taking out of the packaging. The case needs a case, not quite what I had in mind. Great quality but the material is just too delicate for purpose in my opinion.

    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it, despite wear and tear.

    Not sure what people expect when they buy a LEATHER case. Leather is delicate so it's obviously gonna show scratches and look "dirty". Looks great on the darker colors, especially saddle brown. Bright colors, not so much.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Might be expensive but ......

    You get what you pay for! I had an Apple leather case on my 6 plus, and the phone is unmarked. But when I bought my iPhone 7 I ended up spending £25 (because I thought £45 was a bit much) on a nice looking case (not sold on the Apple Store) that within 2 weeks started to look messy and after a month looked awful. Fortunately I managed to get a full refund and put the money towards this - looks classy and I've no doubt it'll be just as good as the one on my 6 plus.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    Bought this case the day I got my iPhone 7 and since then it's held up extremely well so far - the leather has aged well and the buttons haven't loosened up or fallen off which was my initial concern. So far very pleased!

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful and great fit!

    I bought the Saddle Brown color. It's elegant, thin, and fits perfectly. I bought it because of how nicely the leather ages. It's already started to get darker all over, especially around the edges. The aluminum buttons are a nice upgrade from the previous version. They feel like you're directly pressing buttons on the phone. I agree that the case can scratch pretty easily, but because it's leather, it also "self heals," so it doesn't bother me. If you want a case that looks new forever, this is not your case. However, if you want a leather case that ages and gains more character over time, you should consider it.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Looses color quickly

    Loved the case when it came out of the box. Brilliant fit. Brilliant look. Not so please after now about a week of use where, carrying the phone in my pant pocket - front - not very tight, the color starts to come of the edges. This is not leather maturing and showing the well-worn look, I wouldn't mind. I have black background come through on the top corners and front edges as the brown color - probably painted rather than stained - comes through.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sleek

    I love the IPhone 7 leather case, it makes the phone look very stylish and sleek. The leather is very good and ages well with time. Money well spent :)

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    elegant case

    Received this today, had a very hard time even getting it out of the "theft proof" box, but once I did and placed it on my iPhone 7 I was very pleased. Right now it is a bit slippery and I am hoping that it will soon be ruffed up so I don't feel like I'm about to drop my phone. Love the look it gives my black phone.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Another generation of good leather cases, but not perfect

    I owned a prior generation Apple-made leather case. It served its purpose for years and protected my iPhone 5s without fail. It took over 2 years for it to start to fail in small ways. Hoping for the same with the new case for iPhone 7. However, there are some issues:

    -The bottom is not protected on this model. It is left open for the speakers and ports. In the prior generation for iPhone 5s/SE the bottom accommodated the ports while still being covered.
    -The volume buttons are covered awkwardly. I wouldn't call it precision. The button area has a hump outward because of the way the case is made with (outer) buttons being on top of the original buttons. I also agree with other reviews: the pressing of buttons can be affected by the case. Generally, it's not an issue though.
    -The buttons should be leather like prior generations, not this colored aluminium stuff. For the saddle brown the buttons look more bronze - not an exact match. I would prefer leather or black buttons as accents. I wonder how they will wear, especially its colorization.
    -The leather has a slight skunky smell when new. This is due to the tanning process I'm sure and it's pretty common for leather products.

    Overall, very good looking. Saddle brown looks great with the matte black model. Other than the bottom, it's protected well and the sides and top are fully covered. Other than the volume buttons, this is a precisely made and well fitting case. It is thick enough in the back to protect the camera lens. In the front, the screen is protected from scuffs with a gap when laid face-down. I am happy so far and hope for similar performance as the last Apple leather case I owned.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Leather Case

    I had to put my review in after reading others. This is a wonderful case, it's like a fine leather saddle the longer you have it the better it looks. Yes scrapes, nicks, body oils all add to the overall look. If you don't like that look buy the black silicone.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Cut and indent on my case when it was brand new

    I opened the box and there was a cut on the case with a small indent. Not what I was expecting of Apple
    I don't mind scratches but a cut where u can peel back the leather, is another thing.
    Otherwise case looks really good. Gonna see if I can change it at the store.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    One of the best Cover you could get if you like antique leather looks..

    Probably the 3rd day after getting scratches in my back i thought of y apple made such an expensive cover so fragile.. after a week use those scratches were no more there.. They jst blunted in the normal wear n tear of leather making my back cover look more shiny and darker.. Giving it the perfect looks. I wish I could post pics here to show you guys how graceful it becomes after 2 weeks use. I am going order another one for my wife as a gift.. Its really superb..!! The Saddle Brown becomes the lovable camel leather color by use.. Thats the beauty..

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great case

    Just picked the case up. As others have stated, it does scratch easier than more higher quality leather, but like all leather, it will scratch. It's essentially the same as the last iPhones model but this time the buttons are what I assume to be plastic(?) but could be wrong on the material. These work so much better than when the buttons were leather and had to be broken in and these allow the nice mechanical click that you normally get when you push the buttons without a case.

    Great case but it is LEATHER. It is meant to show signs of wear and tear so if you want it to be brand new like when you buy it, don't purchase it! It's quite thin but enough cushion to handle small drops. I hardly drop my phone so I like the aesthetic part of it and the grippy feel of leather. Overall great minimalist case.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Unique feature

    What this case doesn't tell you is it's uniqueness of how of it ages overtime. Other cases might remain static with their look, but Apple's leather case remains durable with that distinct look where the shade of brown cordially darkens from the different angles of case that properly blend a premium look to the iPhone.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scratches super easy, thin.

    I just received this case and already I have found the case to be scratched. I put the case in my pocket, as I normally would, pulled it out and then it had multiple scrapes and scratches. Quality is not good. Super thin too. Drop this case with your phone and your phone is dead. Unlike one of the reviews exclaim, it does NOT look good scratched or oily.

    6 of 51 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great case. Classy look.

    The fit of the case is perfect on my iphone 7. Buttons function flawlessly. The leather is tightly bonded on top of the case body. The leather surface is smooth. To address other comments about pre-mature wear. I'm not sure how that is possible without repeatedly rubbing the leather like you would a pencil eraser. Overall I am happy with the purchase. It is a classy look for the phone. 4-stars only because it didn't smell like leather.

    29 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love these cases

    First off, the 1 star reviewer doesn't understand why you'd want to use a leather case over a plastic, silicon or other material. The thing about leather is it scratches easily. It takes on stains. And it looks SUPER good once you do. The leather ages impeccably well, making each case a unique look based on your look. I don't worry about putting the phone in my pocket with my keys because I know when I take it back out, the case will not only prevent the phone from scratching, but it will just look that much better with the scratch or two from the keys.

    If you like the look of aged leather, this is your buy. If you want to keep the case just as pristine as your phone, go with something harder/more protective.

    85 of 89 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful Saddle Case! Waste of money!

    So I got the saddle case for my iPhone 7. It looks beautiful and luxurious. Before I left the rep looked at me and said, hey, remember you have 2 weeks to return if you don't like the case. I said "okay!" I mean why wouldn't I like it. I mean you couldn't ask for a better "looking" case. I had this case for 1 week, just 1! 1st day at work I recieved so many compliments for it to be just a phone case. By the second day I had scratches and oil stains. By the following Saturday the case looked like it wasn't leather but a cheap wooden case. I took it back to the Apple Store and exchanged it for a silicone case. For $45.00 you can feed a whole family in a third world country so this case should at least last for 2 years based on the fact that it is leather and very costly for a case. Save your money! That's my honest opinion. Even the rep at the store said that people always come back complaining about his case not holding up and are upset when the warrant doesn't cover the wear and tear.

    16 of 68 people found this useful