• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I want to love it

    • Written by from KNOXVILLE

    I've been using the brown case since 10/4. Today is 10/8. The case looks terrible. I want to love this case. It looked great and felt great. I've gotten so many compliments on the feel of it and the color until people see it close up. It's filthy and I haven't had it outside and, I wash my hands... I had ordered the beige color and it's acutally in the mail, but I'm going to return it. If the brown gets this filthy in 4 days, I cannot imagine how the beige will look. Beautiful case, amazing feel, wrong material. Sorry guys, this was a miss.

    90 of 113 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    dirty easily

    • Written by from Singapore

    not even a week and the case looks like a year :(

    79 of 94 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Headphone and Aux Cords will not fit!!!

    • Written by from Flowood

    I was pumped about the case. I bought the light brown and it looked great. Walked to my car from the Apple store and tried to plug in my car Aux cord, didn't fit. Tried my headphones, didn't fit. Walked back in the Apple store and tried every aux cord they had, none fit. I'm a huge Apple fan, but seriously. . . who tested this and gave it the thumbs up??? Not to mention my 30 pin to Lightning cord doesn't fit.

    57 of 71 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Mississauga

    Pros: looks nice, feels nice, luxurious overall.

    Cons: expensive, very hard to maintain, shows severe signs of use after 3+ days.

    The above sums it all. For something that looks ugly after 3+ days of normal use, $45+tax is not worth it. The edges start to discolor, as well as some other parts of the leather.

    Save your money and buy a third-party case.

    56 of 69 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Loved it at first, but doesn't hold up

    • Written by from Norman

    The fit and feel of the case is perfect. We bought a brown and a blue for our phones. Within 2 days, both cases showed wear on the back edges and looked dirty. This was ok with me as I expected it to eventually "even out" over time and just look well used. However, after 1 week both cases are not only looking gross, but the leather is actually coming apart around the front of the phone. I have not dropped or used the case in any unusual way. I would exchange it if it were just one case doing this, but since both look terrible after 1 week I will just go back to a plastic case I guess. Not recommended! If you rub your finger along the front edge of the case, leather bits just come off. Very disappointed.

    50 of 60 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design cracked between headphone jack and case

    • Written by from Chilliwack

    This case is a joke..had case for 2 weeks and it tore between the headphone jack and the edge. Bought a genuine apple 30 pin to lightning adapter and the case has to come off to use the adapter. Very frustrating due to the fact I am buying genuine apple products that don't work together. Very disappointed.

    35 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Good but only first gen

    • Written by from tucson

    I got this case the day i bought my iPhone 5S put in on right when i got home, it made all the buttons near to impossible to press I immediately returned it. They may fix this is future gen but as of now i would not recommend.

    50 of 77 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely poorly constructed and borderline junk

    • Written by from Salt Lake City

    The problem is that the leather is not constructed to be durable enough to withstand normal use. Unlike the leather used for wallets, keycases, etc. that are tanned and finished to tolerate daily handling, this case looks great for about three days. After that, rather than wearing and becoming more weathered, soft and beautiful like good leather, it frays and collects grime, becoming stained. You will be left with an unsightly piece of garbage that you paid $40 for within a month.

    27 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It will deter theft of your iPhone

    • Written by from Richmond

    I got the brown leather case for my iPhone 5s the same day both were released. I loved it! It looked great! Felt great in my hand and it protected my nice new iPhone! After five months of use it still feels good, it still protects my iPhone, but it looks horrible! There are no rips or tears or anything, it is just dirty and old looking. Apple warns "the appearance will change with use". It should say "becomes really ugly really fast". On the plus side it looks so bad it will probably deter theft of my iPhone!

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks bad after only a few weeks

    • Written by from BLOOMINGTON

    I hate to make a negative review, because I LOVE APPLE, but this case is not up to normal apple standards. I purchased this case several weeks ago at the Apple Store. I originally loved the case, and the feel of it against the 5S was perfect. However, after only about 2 weeks, the case started to look very worn. The sides started to "rub off", and the color has faded immensely. In addition, the area where you plug the phone in, broke. I have never experienced case issues like this before, and after only 2 weeks, I really regret the purchase. I am very good with my phone, never have any chips, repairs, etc, and my cases always look new, but this one is another story, ugh! Save your money, don't purchase.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Feel, Poor Durability

    • Written by from Thornhill

    I bought the saddle brown case in October and loved the look and feel. I don't mind the tight fit like some of the reviewers, however, the material gets very dirty in a short period of time. For this price, I would expect the case to be able to last longer. My guess is the black case is the best option with leather.

    It is clear Apple is not doing a lot of basic testing on their accessories which is really disappointing. I will go back to the more reliable aftermarket cases.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Please don't waste your money.

    • Written by from Hauppauge

    I dropped my 5S once from the height of my pocket with the case on, and the screen shattered. This case feels nice, but offers 0 screen protection. The leather also begins to wear and literally tear within the first few days. This $40 case ended up costing me $350 to replace my 5S. Buy a functional case.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Glassport

    Looked great when I first put it on and fits great but it's discolored in only a week. From placing it in my pocket for a week it has gotten black stains along the edges. Don't buy.

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Complete waste of money!

    • Written by from Bloomington

    The leather brown color looked great for about a month. Then it became dirty and discolored. When I tried to clean it with plain water the leather finish came off in spots and now it is plain ugly. What a waste of money. Certainly not up to Apple's usual quality control and standards.


    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I wish I could love it!

    • Written by from Norwalk

    The case(s) made by Apple are sleek, and fit very comfortably on the new iPhone. Overall, I love then feel and look of the case. The downfall? It get's dirty within seconds! This case does not hold it's value at all. I really want to love this product, as I love the look, but it gets dirty very easily and at the end of the day is not worth the money unfortunately. See the other reviews, dirty - too fast.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible quality

    • Written by from Cambridge

    I loved how it looked on the shelf and I thought It will look amazing on my new iPhone 5s. I was mistaken. It changes the color quickly and gets dirty easily. It is made of nice feeling leather but low quality. Don't waste your money buying this. Apple, you disappoint me :(

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Allentown

    I cannot believe that Apple put out this and it passed anytype of Quality Audit.
    You cannot have this case on the phone and insert BOSE headphone jack through this into the jack, except the 'APPLE' headphones.

    How is that possible?

    15 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not good

    • Written by from Porto Alegre

    I bought this case and in 1 week it was completely wasted and dirty, and I was really taking care of it, putting only in my pocket and inside my bag really carefully. So disappointed... would never expect that for an apple product

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Paducah

    Looked awesome first day or two then immediately looked old and worn out. Apple should be ashamed to have their name on such an item and should definitely recall or offer a replacement item to anyone who has purchased. What a shame... I really wanted to like this case, light weight, looked awesome & expensive looking first couple of days. :-(

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible materials and design...avoid like the plague!!

    • Written by from Greensburg

    This case looked great when I purchased it, but the leather is terrible quality and gets grimy after only a few days of regular use (I know leather is supposed to get a nice patina but this leather absorbs every single bit of grime that it possibly can). Also, the case is almost impossible to take off, which is something that I now do quite often because the tiny hole does not allow aftermarket headphones to plug into it. Oh and say goodbye to you're sleep/wake button because this case doesn't allow it to be used. This is by far the worst product that Apple has ever manufactured.

    9 of 9 people found this useful