• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful for 1.5 months, useful for 1.5 years

    • Written by from Baltimore

    The color of the leather started to fade after 3 weeks and after something more than 1 month the case looked like years old (people asked me if I bought a used one!).
    The case offers good protection and it's nice at touch and although looking quite bad was working fine for roughly 1 year. After that the small parts on the audio controllers and charge + jack ports started to break down and they partially left the phone uncovered.

    The Apple case, although being a quality and expensive product is cheaply designed and definitely is not worth its price.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect in every way!

    • Written by from Clarksville

    Fits well, protects phone, beautiful color, sleek not bulky, textured so its not slippery. I treated the leather case before using it and it still looks like new a month later. I have four kids, 11, 9 and 2yo twins. The case gets a lot of use and still looks great! I would highly recommend this case to anyone. I will buy another color soon!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted Less Than A Year Before Plastic Started to Break and Terribly Discol

    • Written by from Marina Del Rey

    This product aged terribly. Wouldn't recommend (awful leather). Given how good other Apple products are I had expected more.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of $45.00

    • Written by from Okotoks

    I do not recomment purchasing this case. Within a few days the case starts to wear out in the corners and it looks terrible. Within a few weeks and months the case looks really bad, like it's been through the washing machine. I advise not to spend $45 on it as there are better cases out there. The case does fit nicely and feels nice as well but is poorly made.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks good and fells good BUT OVERPRICED

    • Written by from Vacaville

    I love the feel and look, but its overpriced. My case cracked the next day I got it. i took it off and cracked my earbud plug part on the case

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple premium case just falls short, disappointed

    • Written by from Oulu

    I got a 5s and wanted best protection for my phone. Went to my operators shop and they had Apple 5S leather cases. They looked good and trust I had for Apple products got me to buy a blue one (they didn't have a black version :().
    5S flicked into the case easily and the whole thing looked good. Pretty couple indeed...

    PROBLEMS began right the next day. Carried it in a pocket of my black shorts for a couple of hours and then noticed the blue case had absorbed black color from my cotton shorts! The edges of the case had black colouring and it looked like I had gripped it with motor oily hands... The case was supposed to be a premium product and not get dirty so easily. I can't believe how this can be true.

    I feel betrayed by Apple. The case was expensive and now it feels I've been totally fooled by Apple.

    Want a refund right away, but it is hard to contact Apple easily.

    5 of 9 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect, but you have to take care of it

    • Written by from Z┼éotoryja

    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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone 5s Case Black

    • Written by from Gulf Breeze

    Case looks nice, however, I dropped phone from my pants pocket level. My 1 week iPhone 5s landed on concrete on it's face and the force of impact caused the phone to be dislodged from the case and caused the phone to make contact with the ground. Shattered the entire screen! Poor design. Thanks apple!

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Republic

    I love this case! The blue leather is beautiful and wears just like leather should. I kind of understand the complaints about it showing wear when it's still pretty much brand new, but come on, it's LEATHER! It should be expected. Whatever type of leather you own, whether it's a phone case or wallet or jacket it's going to show wear because that's just how it works! And on a phone case, that you have in your hand all the time, no matter how clean your hands are, there is going to be oils, dirt and/or grime that is going to eventually make a difference in how it looks. Personally, I got what I paid for and I will probably keep buying this case because it's so sleek, it fits beautifully and looks perfect on my white/silver 5s. Thank you Apple for making something that truly fits your iPhone.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone 5s Case - Blue

    • Written by from Sacramento

    I had high hopes for this case. I love the color (Tiffany & Co. blue) but it became dingy looking in about a week. And, no, don't think you can clean it back to looking new. I read the negative reviews on the beige colored case and apparently the lighter the color you go on this one, the worse it is.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Sofia,Bulgaria

    The case is brilliant, but it gets very dirty and it's very hard to clean it ;/

    2 of 3 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple, form-fitting, soft, but FILTHY

    • Written by from Naples

    I have this case in brown. I have a simple style and I love how this case doesn't scream at me with loads of pattern and color. I also love it for its compatibility with the iPhone 5s. There's something nice about knowing that my phone is manifesting itself fully with a case that was designed just for it. The leather material as also very lovely.

    However, I'm constantly wiping off visibly engrained dirt from the front edges of this case. It's quite aggravating.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    do not buy

    • Written by from Jarabacoa

    Spend $ 40, I feel regret having purchased this product which Apple should have been more careful. this case is peeled and dirty easily and with 1 month of use has a look as if she were 1 year of use.

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great case worth every penny

    • Written by from RIVERSIDE

    My blue iPhone 5s case feels luxurious and looks beautiful. I would recommend this to anyone and recommend this case to you. This case is highly protective and feels and looks great.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    lovely color, nice leather case

    • Written by from Greenlawn

    I purchased this case for my daughter who loves this color. I was very concerned about it getting dirty based upon other reviews and although the color of the case does show a little bit of wear and dirt, it still looks very good. The leather feels nice and while she likes the fact that the case is super slim, I do wish it had a little more of a lip for protection of the front of the phone. There is a very tiny lip which does prevent the glass from hitting the surface when placed face down--I just wish it was a tiny bit more substantial.

    Really appreciate the suede interior to protect the phone. She's really happy with the case and the color is very pretty against her white/gold iPhone.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it

    • Written by from Greeley

    Bought this case a couple weeks ago and it is already incredibly scuffed and dirty around the edges, despite careful use. It looks incredibly dingy and old now... While I initially thought the material was nice, it is most definitely not worth $40.

    5 of 9 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth the price worth the use

    • Written by from Garland

    This is apples big progress, I don't see how horrible people would give this product, I used it in weeks, no drops no putting it on a dirty surface, nothing else in one pocket and it's still good condition like it was when I got it, one of the smartest moves apple did. Make more in different materials guys so people can live with cases happy.

    4 of 6 people found this useful