• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the feel and look of worn leather.

    • Written by from Raleigh

    I love the look and feel of worn leather furniture so I bought the red leather case along with my iPhone 5s several years back. Yes, leather discolors when you hold it and I expected that it would discolor since it would be in my hand quite a lot. Leather in my hand is much nicer to me than metal or plastic. This sleek design is consistent with the Apple aesthetic.
    I bought the red so it would be easy to spot in a bag-- and I think it is classy looking-- even the dark-hand oiled edges. It reminds me of the worn look of my family's collection of hand-worn wooden bread bowls and leather furniture.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


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    I read the one star reviews and almost all of them were about the color fading. if they read the box it says 'this product is made from leather and the color may deteriorate over time.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Big disappointment

    • Written by from Athens

    Got this case as a christmas gift. After almost 50 days of normal use (at home, in my pockets, in the car, at work), the edges turn to black and the case is full of dirt. No more shinny red leather.
    Perfect fit and great protection for the iPhone but not a quality product overall.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Color quickly fades

    • Written by from Oslo

    Looks great for a few days, but then becomes dirty and the edges go blackish. Trying to wash it made it worse. Get the black one if you want it to last more than a week while looking nice.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    an awesome looking case for about 4-5 days

    • Written by from Stockholm

    Initially the case looks stunning. However, the lifetime of the leather finish is horrid and you feel cheated considering the price tag. If it was a 3rd party cheap thing from a flea market for 3$, it would be a different story. This is marketed as a premium case from Apple themselves. They should feel ashamed to put their logo on this. Avoid this product and spend your money on some other case.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks great...for a couple weeks

    • Written by from Overland Park

    I was so excited to get this pricey, beautiful case. It rapidly got dirty and was embarrassing to use. Come on Apple, you can do better for the price of this product!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone 5s Case - (PRODUCT) Red

    • Written by from Clifford Township

    I just got this case in the mail today. When I opened the packaging, I really liked the leather feel. It felt very sturdy. My iPhone 5s fits very snug in the case, and my phone won't get scratched while being installed, because the case is leather on the outside and microfiber lined on the inside. I like how the case comes up above the screen. That gives the case a lay on the table design and optimal protection during drops on the screen. The ports for the headphone jack, microphone, lightning connector, and the speaker line up exactly with the iPhone 5s's ports. I have no problems with the headphone jack and the lightning connector because I use Apple's Earpods, wich come free with the iPhone 5s, and I use the Lightning Adapter that comes with the iPhone 5s, but people that use headphones with bigger connectors, or use Lightning connectors that do not come with your iPhone might have problems fitting your conectors in the case, or not be able to use the case while using the connectors. Otherwise, good job Apple!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful case.

    • Written by from Toledo

    Everything from Apple has a lot of though put into it, so of course it's going to be very high quality and fit in with their own product like magic. Highly recommended for any Apple fanboy, or really anybody that wants a well matching protective case for their iPhone.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    needs some redesign

    • Written by from Olympia

    The pluses: The case fits snuggly, feels soft and has a low profile. It's product red.
    The minuses: When the case gets dirty, it's hard to clean. But more importantly, the bottom cutout for the power isn't big enough. The cable that came with my phone fits just fine but many adapters don't fit inside the cutout. Two Apple products that don't work with this case are the adapter to convert an iPhone 4 adapter to iPhone 5 (I had to buy the one with a short cable, which was more expensive) and the phone adapter for my new Audi. Other third party adapters don't work as well.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality after months of day to day use.

    • Written by from Toronto

    Most of these reviews are written a couple days or weeks after the customer has bought the product. I've owned the case for 8 months. My case has actually broken apart inside the leather at the headphone and lightning connector jack at the bottom of the phone and as a result the case will come off by itself inside my pocket. When I took it to the Apple Store they told me that it's normal wear and tear and that they wouldn't exchange it. Bottom line don't try to take the case off at all after you put it on or you will bend the material at the headphone and lightning connector jack and eventually break it. I would be fine with that if this was a $10 case but we're talking about Apple's Official case for $50 after taxes. Not impressed by the quality.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not safe enough

    • Written by from LONGVIEW

    I bought this case when I purchased my iPhone 5S. It looks really nice from all angles. I especially like the feel of the case in my hand-very smooth. Although, the edges of the case are flushed with the phone so the phone's screen could still easily crack if dropped at the right angle, which is what happened to mine. Luckily, I had a glass screen protector so the phone itself was unharmed. If you're prone to dropping your phone, I wouldn't recommend this product.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Gets Dirty to Easily!

    • Written by from Lewisville

    I loved this case in the beginning, the bright red looked great with my gold iphone but, soon after having the case on, the sides began to get discolored and black. This case is VERY HARD to keep clean. The color does fade a little with wear also. I like the sleek feel it puts on my phone but I definitely would not recommend the red or any lighter color case to anyone!

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone 5/s Leather Case.

    • Written by from Las Vegas

    I think everyone forgets that leather wears to have a certain "used" or "broken in" look similar to how baseball gloves get after years of use. Isn't that what makes leather so nice? I am completely satisfied with the case. Suede inside helps prevent fine scratching to the phone. Great fit and I love the look the leather has after it has been handled and picks up the oils and sweat from your hands. That is the point of leather...as it ages with wear it looks better...If you want a case that will always look pristine, buy a plastic type of case...Common sense!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Gilbert

    I loved the case at first. Super slimming, and nice to touch. However, after about 2 months of having this case on I dropped my phone (WITH THE CASE ON) and the entire front screen shattered. It wasn't from a high height, I was only holding it, and I had dropped it on my kitchen floor. I was so upset. I figured buying a case from Apple would ensure the safety of my phone, but that wasn't the case! (no pun intended) I wish the guy who sold it to me at Verizon would have clarified it didn't offer much protection. If you ever have the risk of dropping your phone I absolutely discourage buying this phone case!

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Red Dye wears off and looks dirty...Go with Black.

    • Written by from Columbia

    We have the Black and the Red. The Red looks as if it is dirty and gets that way fast. I tried to clean it with leather cleaner and determined it is not dirt that makes it look that way. It is the Red dye rubbing off and the base is black. Go with the Black...it never looks dirty and has held up quite well.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    it really gets dirty too easily - get black instead

    • Written by from Seattle

    I read the warnings and the reviews talking about how easily this red color picks up dirt/colors from pockets (especially jeans). I was super careful for a few days but got way too worn. Get the black instead.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ripped and Got Dirty Very Quickly

    • Written by from Tillsonburg

    Lasted about a week.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Case Great Feel But Shows Dirt

    • Written by from Williamsburg

    I have the red case for my 5S and have had it on since the day i got my phone its a great case it feels great in the hand its just that it holds and shows anything it touches very easy no matter where you put it its impossible to keep clean and some stuff is harder to get off then others. If you want one to last without having to put up with it being dirty go with the black one.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    (RED) Porous leather gets dirty

    • Written by from Medford

    The package says that the leather product will change appearance over time. What it doesn't say is that it really picks up dirt. Riding transit with this case made the edges even more dirty. I've had this case for four months and tolerated the grime - it basically appears most on the top edge (front face), and along the back edges, where one holds the phone.

    I've read that treating this baby with some leather protector could help, but mine was so far gone - I tried leather cleaner for shoes, but it really just took red dye from the product rather than remove any grime. Since it's so old, I don't have any hope of returning this. So I have decided to go with it instead of against it: I have taken a light coat of black shoe polish then leather conditioner to the entire phone. It actually looks better - the parts that were still brighter red have been muted which makes the dirty edges less noticeable.

    In all other respects I love this case: form factor, feel, function, etc.

    Seems people either love or dislike this product. I recommend with any color, that you find some way of protecting it (research how to protect porous leather)

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Auckland

    Good quality construction, but poor resistance to staining.

    The red leather looked 12 months old within one day of use. Very disappointing.