• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the way it wears!

    • Written by from Longmont

    I ordered the red 5S case back in late September and it has been on my 5S since week two of my Space Gray iPhone's life with me. I haven't used cases on my iPhones in the past because I'm not accident-prone and wanted to enjoy the phone's good looks. But I have a red cover for my iPad and really liked the look. (Red has always been my favorite color, and it really sets off the Space Gray.)

    Anyway, over the 2.5 months I've had it, the corners of the red leather have that slightly darkened, worn look ... from the oils in my hands, I guess. That's just exactly what I was hoping for. I'm sure as the case ages, it will look even better!

    When I first put the case on, I immediately noticed that the volume and on/off buttons needed to be punched much more deliberately. After a very short time, I got used to pressing them harder. Also, the case fits very snugly and doesn't come off easily. I see this as a plus because I don't think cases are bought to be removed often. And this one definitely won't accidentally slip off the 5S!

    I will (and already have) recommended this case to iPhone using friends!

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from delhi

    Just bought one yesterday in beige colour from premium reseller. Just one day of using it and it has started to look horrible already. The colour has worn off from the edges. Wish there was some way to file a complaint. Need a refund..

    8 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Fit & Feel; Awful Durability

    • Written by from Jacksonville

    I was delighted when I received this case and installed it on my iPhone 5. The bright red color was gorgeous and eye-catching which is what I was after…something different to set my phone apart from the sea of black/dark cases I see everyday.

    The fit of the case is exceptional and the feel of the leather exterior is great. Unfortunately, the durability here is pretty bad. There is a little notice that came with the case which stated that "the materials used in this case are natural leather and as such will change in appearance with use" (or something along those lines). Indeed…they did change. Considerably.

    While the structural integrity of the case hasn't changed or weakened, the color has changed dramatically. The edges of the case (both front & back) have all turned black and the rest of the case has darkened considerably. The bright red overall has faded to more of a brick red color. That alone wouldn't really bother me but the blackening of the edges just looks awful. And this is after only three months of use. :(

    If I had it to do over I would go with a black case as I think it wouldn't show its age much. But my advice is to stay away from any of the lighter colors.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Seri kembangan

    After two days of purchasing the case, the leather got dirty and old. It is too much for its price. Do not get the RED case!
    Get the black case..

    8 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design- don't spend the money

    • Written by from Laverock

    Apple certainly doesn't put any real design effort into accessories. This case looks OK but provides little protection. To push buttons you have to mash on the leather case and it is difficult to adjust volume or turn the phone on or off. The cut out for the charging cord is too small to accommodate the adapter for an old 30 pin power cord.
    And you get all this for about forty bucks that could be much better spent elsewhere.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    really nice but gets dirty

    • Written by from North arlington

    I have the light brown colored one, it is a really nice case but its already starting to get discolored and dirty after only a few weeks. might have to buy a new one once it gets too dirty to handle

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A must have for the new iPhone 5s!

    • Written by from Pleasant Grove

    I'm not usually one to buy cases for my iPhones, I prefer the natural feel of the phone itself. Plus most cases usually bulk up the phone, which I hate. I decided to give the new leather case a try and I'm so glad I did! The case fits perfectly around the iPhone without making it feel thick. The grip of the leather feels extremely comfortable and it makes the iPhone look sophisticated and elegant! Apple designed it perfectly because it still shows off the color of iPhone you picked around the outer edge. This is one case that is well worth the money!…I'd even be willing to pay a little more!

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful case

    • Written by from Lansing

    I have been using the red version of this case on my iphone 5s for over a week now and it still looks as beautiful as the day I opened the box. I love it. Fits great, feels good in the hand and looks awesome. I was hesitant after reading some of the reviews about how the product looked after only a few days but there isn't a spot or a scratch on mine. I put it in my pocket and in my purse. All the buttons are lines up perfectly and are easy to press. I'm impressed. So don't let some of the negative reviews put you off because it has held up wonderfully so far for me.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful but hugely flawed.

    • Written by from Portlaoise

    Beautiful but hugely flawed, the look and feel are amazing. However, just having my iPhone in my jeans pocket for 10 mins I take it out and everyone hole in the case is full of dust and is started to clog up the usb and earphone jack. Also, I had to return my last iPhone because dust got under the camera lens and I couldn't take clear images anymore. Apple did to their credit, replace my device, buy why do they create cases that case such a huge build up of dust around the most sensitive areas of the phone? I'm living in fear of all this dust getting into my lens again, I know it will happen and it makes me not want to use this case. Without a case, my phone is clean when I pull it out of my pocket no dust around the lens. Bad design around the 'open' parts of this case from Apple.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Wouldn't recommend it.

    • Written by from Toronto

    The red leather was beautiful ... for about two days. Unfortunately, this case absorbs all of the dirt, dye, and oils it comes into contact with, and within a week of regular use, it acquired a dark, grimy-looking patina around the rim that suede/nubuck cleaner won't budge. I'm not sure whether a different colour would age better, but the patina on the red case just looks dirty. It still feels nice in my hand -- the case keeps the phone slim, and the leather makes it easy to grip -- but it's pretty gross-looking. Unless you're buying the black case, this is not worth $40.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from La Mesa

    Initially I was very happy with the purchase. After a week of use the bright beautiful red leather has become marred with the exchange of life. I researched how to clean the case of the apple website and followed the instructions. That's when I decided to write this review. The case did not revert back to its initial luster. Disappointed

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    This (Red) is a different shade of Red

    • Written by from Charlotte

    Love the case, but it is not as RED as my other Apple (Red) products. The (Red) iPod Nano and the (Red) iPad smartcover are truly RED. But the (Red) case for the iPhone 5S is about 2 shades closer to (Orange).

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Returned like many others

    • Written by from Seattle

    I loved this case. It is so thin but seemed to offer solid protection. I love red accessories and it looked awesome with the white face of my phone. But I had the same issue as many others: it looked dirty after a few days. It picked up a lot of color from my jeans, especially around the edges. Eventually it might have ended up looking more maroon than red, but with the edges being darker it just looked dirty. So it went back on day 14. Too expensive to keep as an experiment to how it would look over time.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    just OK - loses color and picks up dirt

    • Written by from streamwood

    I purchased the red model of this case and was initially satisfied until it started showing signs of wear after only TWO days.

    The case itself feels good in the hand, and isn't too bulky. I would recommend going with the black leather model if you need to have it, but avoid the colors. Those models will wear away and show scuffs almost immediately.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed in the design

    • Written by from Princeton

    Hard to imagine I am saying this about an apple product, but these leather cases are poorly designed:

    1. Poor Function: The opening for the headphones is too small, so it is hard to get your headphones to get a good connection. At first we thought something was wrong with the headphones, but it is actually the case. We had to take the case off everytime we wanted to use teh headphones.

    2. Poor materials: The leather case attracts dirt like crazy. We expected the leather to wear, as all leather does, but within a week the case just looked gross.

    3. Poor durability: After 5 weeks the case cracked in two places. I can't believe this cost $39. Asking for a refund.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Red Case ... Too Dirty

    • Written by from Bethesda

    I was very excited for this case, and I have used it for a few weeks. At first, I was very happy with the case, but now case looks horrible. After typical usage, it turns black on all edges. It cannot be cleaned as I have tried a few different methods.

    16 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Red leather receives wear easily, poor quality.

    • Written by from Lakewood

    I loved this product red case when I first purchased it. After about a week, it became filthy with normal use. The phone was either in my pocket or on my desk yet would pick up mass amounts of wear.

    My roommate has the black case and his looks as new as the day he bought it. Apple would not let me return the product because of the disclaimer that it is leather and will receive normal wear. However this seems beyond excessive and of poor quality., especially for the price. Very disappointed.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Returned after one week!

    • Written by from Nederland

    I loved the look of this case before they even released it with the iPhone 5s. I got my space gray 5s the day is came out at Verizon, and just as I was about to leave the store, a UPS shipment came with the cases. The lady who helped me checkout came rushing to me with the cases because I had mentioned thats what I was going to order after she tried to sell me every case in the store! So, you could say I was very excited to get the red case!!

    The case WAS so nice and contrasted very well with the black screen, BUT the next freakin day I started to notice the edges on the back of the case where I grasp the phone were starting to turn brownish black. The color change proceeded very quickly the next few days (especially putting it in my jean pockets) until I couldn't stand it anymore and had to remove the case (which was a very hard process by the way) and return it. This was very upsetting because the red case was my favorite case next to the Apple bumpers I had for my 4s. I exchanged the red for the black case. The black does not show any signs of wear (unless you look really closely and you can see its a worn down) after about two months of use, but the black is really plain compared to the red.

    I wish Apple would correct this problem. I have never been disappointed in an Apple product before until now.

    So save your $40 and buy something else!!!!!

    16 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad reviews aren't exaggerating.

    • Written by from Miami

    I've had the case for abotu three weeks and it does look way too faded for the amount of time I've had it. I spent $40 for a less than a month case because I'm looking for a new one already.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Red case

    • Written by from Kanata

    This iPhone case looks and feels great it is 2 weeks old and it is already black! It attracts dirt like a magnet. It is the first apple product I am really disappointed in. Only buy the black case if you like sticking your phone in your back pocket! Or in your purse!

    4 of 7 people found this useful