• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best case for iPhone!

    • Written by from Hattiesburg

    I've always changed cases on my iPhones pretty regularly, but I think I'll be keeping this one for a while!

    Great protection for everyday use. The leather case feels great in my hand and adds a little more to grip onto without adding any noticeable thickness to the phone at all!

    My only complaint is that it is very difficult to remove and that's necessary with some accessories. It's still got a great fit on the phone though, even after I've taken it on and off several times.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ridiculous Impractical Design

    • Written by from Dallas

    When this case is on, I cannot;

    1) Sit my iPhone in the dock I purchased
    2) Connect my Shure headphones

    due to the bottom connection points being inaccessible. I would imagine a large portion of iPhone users do not use the standard headphones. The dock is Apple issued. This design flaw is ridiculous.

    8 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not what I expect from Apple

    • Written by from Bonn

    Looks good in the store (I bought the brown one). I removed it after a few hours:

    - the beautiful iPhone does not feel good in your hands with this cover: not the texture, not the size, not the weight. Not what I am used to how an Apple product should feel when I touch it. -- (I had an apple bumper for the iPhone 4s, which felt good.)
    - already some signs of use after a couple of hours (and no, my hands were not dirty and I only had it in the pocket of my jacket and my jeans, no dirt or food in there either). Will not take more than a few days until it will start looking ugly.
    - the power button has to be pressed surprisingly hard in order to respond (and still doesn't always respond)
    - and yes, you need to know how to remove it, in order to do just that. I had to get on the internet to look up instructions. A magazine was nice enough to create a short "how-to" movie, because so many people were struggling and asking for help. So, it is a problem.

    The ONLY GOOD thing: it does not interfere with UMTS /LTE or WLAN reception -- as some other cases do

    Sorry Apple, you could do much better, this is ridiculous for 39 Euro.

    I am going back to wearing my iPhone like I believe Steve Jobs would have intended it: au naturelle.

    12 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great fit, and no gaps around buttons.

    • Written by from JEFFERSON

    Although a bit pricey, this case fits better than any of the after-market cases. I love the way the buttons are 'part of the case'. It eliminates the dust and dirt which would collect in those areas when using a different case.
    The case adds very little extra bulk to the phone, but adds a lot of gripping power which makes it easier to grab from a countertop, etc. Easily slides into my front jean pocket, and easy to retrieve.
    Highly recommend!

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    My iphone, covered, beatifully, for a few days at least...

    • Written by from High Wycombe

    As the tagline goes, "You're covered. Beautifully." That is until you place your new-by-a-week blue leather case on a glass hotel table, not realizing there was a grease spot from someone's food and voila! My iPhone is indeed covered, beautifully, with grease-stained leather! Buyer beware' the case is harder to keep clean than your glass-and-metal iphone! And at around £35 I was not impressed with this case's ability to pick up more grease than a car mechanic!

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks good but quality is terrible!

    • Written by from Toronto

    Bought the light beige, fits great and looks very nice. BUT I held phone with dirty hands and went to clean the case...I took a damp soft cloth to clean off the dirt AND THE COLOR PAINT CAME RIGHT OFF! The painted coating is super cheap!!!
    I can understand scuffing a case by dropping it etc. But to have the color come off with a gentle wipe is pathetic. At $45 I expect a better product.

    10 of 17 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    The Brown is Just Okay

    • Written by from Seattle

    From a strictly functional view, this case does the job. It protects the phone from dropping and the texture from the leather aids in grip. it does not add bulk to the phone and other than the silent switch, speaker grill and earphone plug, it protects the phone from contiamients. From an asthetic point of view, the brown is a nice natural color. The case is also designed to allow the silver or gold edges to show as well. However, from longevity stand point, the case does not old up. After a week, it is lookingp dingy. A while I am glad the case protected my phone from damage (cosmetic and functional), the leather tore easily when I acidently dropped my phone when it got snagged coming out of my pocket. I therefore recommend black over the brown.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth it, but not quite as "premium" as described

    • Written by from Brattleboro

    I'm not a case person, but my 5 took enough abuse from a year of case-less use that I decided to get this for my 5S. As far as fit and finish go, this is a great case for the price. It looks professional and doesn't add considerable bulk up the phone.

    The only downside is that the leather is definitely semi-aniline, so it doesn't exactly have the look and feel of real leather. I understand why Apple made this tradeoff with a product meant for mass market, but based on the product description I was expecting full aniline leather like the iPad cover.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Apple case, but

    • Written by from madison

    I needed a cover for my new 5s and decided to give this one a try. I have always, always, found apple cases/covers to be nothing special and way overpriced. I can easily say this is the best iPhone cover I have used to date, going back to the original iPhone. The case has a great feel, offers protection everywhere except the screen, and fits very snug. While it's still very overpriced at $39, I don't regret the purchase at all. My only dislike, aside from the price, are the available colors. They are just plain awful. They made 6 colors and none of them are really nice. The beige has a pinkish hue and I can't imagine anyone buying it.

    To sum it up, great case, although overpriced with poor color selection.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Would love it but...

    • Written by from Cleveland

    It won't fit the iphone 5s dock, I have heard it will not fit the lightning to 30 pin adapter, and I don't feel the wear & tear of taking it off constantly is a good idea. Looking for a better solution, it looks like I'll need to return it :(

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Extraordinary !

    • Written by from Grapevine

    Without a doubt, this case is one of the most elegant looking, supremely crafted cases I've owned yet. It fits the phone so beautifully without adding any weight or bulk to the device. Over five years, five phone and some pretty expensive cases from some exclusive leather designers; at a third the price, this case in my opinion, exceeds them all. Well done Apple !!

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Case

    • Written by from Richmond

    This case fits the phone well, and it a nice material, it feels good.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sleek, Stunning, Sophisticated, and Excellent Quality

    • Written by from Hastings On Hudson

    As other reviewers have stated, I am so happy Apple has decided to make cases again.

    Generally I hate cases because it takes away from the beauty of such a beautiful piece of technology, but Sir Ives and his team have won me over on this one. This case compliments the iPhone's beauty instead of taking away from it...

    It is definitely of quality leather and does NOT have a "slippery" surface. It slides in and out of your pocket without the risk of getting caught up on fabric (giving way to user error) while providing a look of sophistication. It completely surrounds the phone, unlike some cases that leave the top and bottom exposed, leaving it open to damage in certain areas around the metal bezel. Overall I am extremely satisfied! Well worth the money. So much so, I bought two different colors! Highly recommended.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    nice case

    • Written by from Las Vegas

    its a nice case and it feels great in the hand, but it is extremely hard to remove

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect case for a perfect iPhone

    • Written by from Cleveland

    This is something apple should have offered before it fits like a glove. Don't plan on taking it off quickly. I'm very pleased with it I normally hate cases but this adds to the phone.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    awesome case

    • Written by from Schuylkill haven

    to the reviewer that said hard to remove try using opening where camera is and it comes out easily. case is by far the nicest one out period. finally a case made by apple and the fitment is perfect! couldn't wait for one to be shipped so I picked one up at the apple store. you will not be disappointed!

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Huge surprise but in a disappointing way.

    • Written by from Bakersfield

    I have been waiting for a leather case that wraps around all the edges of the iPhone 5 for a while now. When I heard that Apple was finally releasing one on the same date as the iPhone 5s I got super excited. The excitement for the leather case was actually more than the iPhone 5s itself. When I got to the store though I was very upset. The case looks more like foam than leather. So much in fact that when I saw it I didn't believe it and was looking for the actual leather one.

    My review got 2 stars instead of 1 because it does wrap around the case all the way and does hold well but it will not be replacing my leather cases that leave the edges exposed.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Dirt and Patina aren't the same thing

    • Written by from Toronto

    This case fits and feels great and really enhances the design of the phone, but I'll likely be returning it.

    I bought the tobacco color because I thought it would age richly like a nice wallet, but this aniline leather doesn't behave as expected. After four short days of careful use it looks filthy and tired, not patinated and 'broken-in'. I've tried leather cleaner/conditioner and it has little effect. Disappointing.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    extremely expensive for poor quality

    • Written by from Bruxelles

    It becomes dirty after a few weeks. Also hard to remove it without damaging it. Very poor quality and quite expensive.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Case

    • Written by from Washington

    I read the reviews and decided to go ahead and purchase the brown leather case for my white iphone. I really like the way that it looks.

    It's a case, so there are sometimes compromises in that it does not work exactly the way that it used to. Some 3rd party lightning ports don't work, which is a bummer.

    The case also ages because it's made of leather. Some people really don't like that. It's not clear the case is going to save your phone if you run it over with a mack tuck, but then again, how often are you really in that situation?

    But all in all, the case fits the phone PERFECTLY, maintaining a very slim profile. I got this case to cover up all the nicks and scratches a year and a half of use can cause, and it does a great job. The case also makes my phone soft, which is a nice touch. So, I give it 4 stars for being a solid case. Sure, it's got flaws - but no case is perfect.

    3 of 4 people found this useful