• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    You'd be better off with plastic wrap.

    • Written by from South Weber

    I bought this cover from an Apple Store because the display looked beautiful. The first couple of days it was exactly what I expected out of Apple, simple, clean and elegant. It even had a nice leather smell. Three weeks later and it looks like I've been wearing it as a shoe at a junkyard. The leather is black and dingy. (I bought the cream colored cover) I have used every product I can think of to safely clean it... to no avail. My hands are always clean, so I have no idea where all the grime is coming from. There's no getting rid of it though. I'll be replacing this case as soon as possible. Do not waste a dime on this. Anyone giving it high ratings either keeps their phone in a hermetically sealed bag, or hasn't owned it more than a few weeks.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from West Hollywood

    Not really a descriptor I anticipated using when I bought the case, but here we are -- it's disgusting.

    The case soaks up every bit of dirt from hands, surfaces and -- seemingly the thin air.
    It's like carrying around a dirty sponge. What could make that worse? It's literally impossible to clean. It's determined to remain filthy.

    Maybe the darker colors fare better, but this was unusable after about a month. Disappointing. (And disgusting).

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful case - but....

    • Written by from Andrews

    Love the style and the blue color with the white iPhone 5s,but, as previous complaints has stated, this case stains very easily. Also, I have Bose earphones, they will NOT work, for that very reason, I am sending this case back. Disappointed that apple didn't make the cutout bigger...

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect, but you have to take care of it

    • Written by from Złotoryja

    I've read many negative reviews about this case but I was wondering why people don't take care of it. It's leather! When I bought my blue case I also bought 'Aniline Cream' - a special cream to take care of aniline leather (to impregnate it) . I applied the cream before the first use and now it's perfect:)It doesn't get dirty nor oily. The cream doesn't change the look nor the smell. So I give five stars - for me it's perfect and beautiful case:)

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Good..at FIRST.

    • Written by from Grafton

    So I bought this phone case to go with my new 5s, and the light blue is a nice color. I read on the back that leather will change color with use and I thought no big deal, but honestly for $40 + tax this case is definitely not worth it. The protection it offers is slim, (don't buy this if you want good protection). And after just ONE week of using it, the case turned an ugly dark blue color mixed with other colors. So needless to say it looked very disgusting.

    I feel that this product is not worth the money and I do not recommend others to buy it.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst case ever

    • Written by from Roslyn Heights

    I thought since this was an Apple case it would be the best quality, especially for the price. I bought the blue since it matched the silver 5S so nicely, but within 2 days it was SO dirty! It picks up everything and I have tried cleaning it, with no luck. Maybe a darker color would have been better. It also fits so tightly that you can't even take it off even if you wanted to. I wish I saved the box as I would have returned it.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Appling

    I love these cases so much. They fit the phone better than any other case and feel great in your hand. The only thing it is missing is "Designed By Apple In California" printed on the bottom. :)

    16 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst product ever

    • Written by from Worcester

    I had it for 2 weeks and it looks like 2 years old. My iphone 5s looks like at least 2 years old because of this cover. If ur interested, ask me to send you a picture of the cover.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Launceston

    This is the best case I have ever had for my iPhone. It is slim, feels great, and the microfiber lining adds peace of mind as many third party cases can scratch the body of the phone. The colours are great, and add a touch of iPhone 5c playfulness.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from miami

    I never leave a review for any product but this was the worst $40 that I ever spend. It gets very dirty after a week of use and there is no way to clean it (tried everything). I should had read the reviews before. I DO NOT recommend it!

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing quality for an Apple product.

    • Written by from yorktown

    Despite being expensive I bought this case because I thought Apple made quality products. While it fits well, I couldn't be more disappointed in it. The color on the edges of the case (around the screen) started to change after less than a week. Then then edges of the back started to change color. Now it just looks awful. I expect more from you, Apple.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible product

    • Written by from Sacramento

    Seriously after about a week it looked like some kid's toy that never gets cleaned. I tried cleaning it but it still looks awful. My friend upgraded from a 4S to a 5S and needed a case and I couldn't give it away to him. This was after a week. Save yourself some grief and buy the black one, it's the only one that holds its color.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks horrible after minimal use

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    This case fits the phone well and is beautiful out of the box. However after minimal usage the texture rubs off of the edges leaving a dark blue ring around the perimeter of the case. I had not realized how ugly mine had become until I looked at the pictures on the website. I'm really disappointed that Apple would sell something that was so poorly made. I don't mind high prices but in return I expect high quality.

    12 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Case!

    • Written by from Cypress

    Nice case but unfortunately the orifice for the headset is too small for my favorite headset (bose)!

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Like a glove

    • Written by from St. Louis

    Fits my iPhone 5 perfectly, just like I've been looking for. It is smooth real leather which will most likely get dirty over time (inevitable with leather). I wish there were more colors (Perhaps to mirror the iPhone 5c color scheme) but the light blue gives a nice "pop" to the white iPhone 5 without being too obnoxious.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing case

    • Written by from Boynton beach

    This case is so awesome. Its super tight and protective, no more shifting loose cases that will allow dirt and debris to scratch the back. The case has just enough thickness and front rim to protect the phone from low drops.The front juts out just a hair, I wouldn't expect this to protect the screen unless placed on a superflat surface. In any event, I always use a screen protector as an extra measure of protection. The leather is not that slippery but it's not that grippy either. Nice leather smell, you can see and feel the quality put into this case.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs work

    • Written by from Halifax

    I bought two cases with my phone, brown and blue, and used the brown one to start with. Like others who have left reviews, I found that it got ugly and dirty within a couple of weeks of normal use, and was impossible to clean. So before using the blue one, I gave it two coats of the matt acrylic varnish used by artists to seal and protect paintings. This did not change the look or feel of the leather, and after two months, the case is still as new. I wipe it with a damp cloth occasionally to remove any shiny patches due to oil from the skin.

    The four stars are for elegant design and excellent fit. The remaining star is missing because Apple could have sealed the leather as I did, before charging $45.00 for a product that they must have known would deteriorate very quickly.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Santa Rosa

    I was biking home very fast and went round a corner, my iPhone 5S went literally flying out of my pocket, and my heart skipped a beat because I thought my phone was a goner. I picked it up and the leather apple case was scuffed and ripped up terribly. But to my surprise (and joy) the phone was absolutely perfect. I'm in love with this case for saving my phone's life.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    best case ever

    • Written by from Saint Petersburg

    the best case ever i love the feel inside and out the design is marvelous i can't believe the color of the case i got a blue one and it is beautiful

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A Masterpiece!

    • Written by from Harlingen

    For the first time we have a case that is an extension of the iPhone. I bought the black one. A great product must look good and age well; some say gets scuffed or dirty, I say it gains character. I absolutely love it. Well done!

    7 of 8 people found this useful