• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautifully made case with some caveats.

    • Written by from Rochester

    Reading the mixed reviews for this case on the Apple Store made it a a bit of a tough decision to purchase. However, after reading most negative reviews were left for the colored cases I knew I wanted black leather and continued to order. Once the case arrived the packaging was very minimal. The case felt great and well constructed. My iPhone 5S slipped right into it. With a weeks use, I decided to take it off to clean the interior of the case and things that might have gotten trapped inside of it. Removing the case was not at all difficult as some here made it out to be. I simply pressed the phone in the camera opening until I got a corner and removed it.

    Now, having the case a couple weeks the leather started to tear inside of the top left of the case. I'd say the case isn't as snug as i'd like either. (Mine never was extremely snug) The case leaves about .020 to .030 of clearance around the sides. Sometimes the corners of my phone "pop" out as well; while not coming out of the case, but just barely.

    Overall, I like the case and am satisfied with it. The microfiber lining is great and nearly guarantees you the back of your phone stays new. The reasoning I give this case only three stars however is the price. I feel this is not a 40.00 case. I'd say its worth about half of that. It is a wonderful case, just feels as apple had this designed, produced and shipped within an 8 hour period.

    My troubles are finding a case as gentle as this one, and I'd recommend it as long as you're OK with the consequences of owning a not very high quality leather, leather case. (But of course your'e OK with it. You're an Apple fan as I am!)

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of $40

    • Written by from North Babylon

    The edges after two days look beat up and worn like I dropped it or dragged it across concrete. I'm meticulous with my phone and I want a refund but once you give Apple money they never give it back. It's also extremely hard to take off, thought I was going to break my phone. Do not buy!!!

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap quality

    • Written by from Fountain Valley

    The 1st time in my life,I ordered 3 cases and just install the case into Iphone 5S 4 days ago,it tears and wears on every corner with the bad quality,i will return it anyway,I'm really disapointed the Apple sale the bad product to customer with the cheap quality,i will buy the case from 3rd party ....

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Orange

    I bought this beige iphone5s "leather" case last night and am returning it today. The quality of this case is horrible and cheap. EVERY corner of the case and the entire front ridge of it is discolored and wearing away already, remind you I bought this last night. It's only 6pm today.

    39 of 41 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    i thought it was suppose to fit perfectly

    • Written by from Walnut

    it doesn't. at least not for mine. the sides were a bit lose and does not wrap around my 5s perfectly like it said it would so that was disappointing. but the feel and color is great.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wears out extremely quickly

    • Written by from Oshkosh

    My case arrived on Tuesday, so I've had it for 3 days now. Already, the leather appears to be wearing off on all edges. My phone is always either in my pocket, or on a desk when I'm not using it. I take extremely good care of it. Looked fantastic the first day, but after 3 days it looks horrible. Looks like I've had it for years, not days. I'm extremely disappointed in this case.

    43 of 46 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Slightly disappointed

    • Written by from Woodstock

    Received the case today. Fits awesome, feels nice and looks great. However, I had my phone in my back pocket for all of 20 minutes and my blue jeans rubbed blue onto it. Super frustrating, especially considering the price. Maybe another color would have been better.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Quality, poor Color Renditions

    • Written by from Oakland

    Quality is fantastic on this case, from the invisible edge between leather and felt to the precision of how the case is cut. Check how the speaker/microphone holes align between the phone and the case for example.

    However, the choice of color is quite poor for my personal taste. The Brown case looked pretty nice in its package at the store but I returned it the following day, as it did not look good on my white phone (too pale). I tried the red color but the hue is too vibrant (slightly on the orange side) for my taste. Except for the black if you like black and the beige, which was not available at the store - I cannot judge, it seems that the color choice from Apple are designed to appeal to kids or teens who may like flashy colors. I was hoping for the deeper look of leather for a classy and luxury feel. I will have to look somewhere else.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger doesn't fit

    • Written by from Perrysburg

    Purchased this case today. My car charger plug doesn't fit through the case; the adapter I bought for my 4S docking station also does not fit through the case to the point that the phone won't charge with either. I plan to return the case asap.

    9 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Wears easily

    • Written by from Broomfield

    I do love this case, overall. The feel of the leather, the fit of the phone, and just the overall appearance is great. It is snug to get on and off, but I would rather have it snug then loose and it fall off during an accidental fall. My only complaint is that after only 2 days the edges of the case has already started to peel/look worn. Not sure if it's because I chose the "beige" color, but needless to say it definitely does not stand up to normal wear and tear. It's really not a big deal because it still does it's job, but I am very OCD about my things, so seeing the edges worn after two days, especially when I keep it clean bothers me. Again, the overall case does a great job! If the discoloration or easy peeling bother you, maybe stick to black? My husbands black case seems to not show the same wear and tear!

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    maybe if you lived in a bubble

    • Written by from Troy

    case is pretty but looks months old after 3 days - looks dingy even after minimal handling. I will be returning it!

    25 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    A bit dissapointed

    • Written by from Belmont

    I purchased the beige one. It looked all nice but it gets dirty really fast around the corners and the buttons. I tried to clean it but that made it look worse and it looks like the leather is wearing off.

    33 of 34 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Already on my second case!

    • Written by from houston

    I wish I didn't have to make this review, but was compelled to do so. WARNING! Aniline leather does not fair well, especially if you're pulling your phone out of your jean pocket frequently as my beige colored one started to show dark marks on the corners and edges after 3 days of use! Be prepared to buy leather cleaners/conditioners to maintain the case. With that said though I still am very happy with it since the case wraps on my 5s like a glove and I like the buttery feel of the leather. I just wish I didn't have to watch how I handle the phone since I'm always worried I'd scratch it and have the same marks show up again :( I replaced my beige to the brown just in case it gets marked up it'll at least blend with brown better. I would've given this 5 but since I had to swap it so I knocked it down a couple.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple "leather case?

    • Written by from BELMONT

    I bought the Apple-branded black leather case and I think it feels like rubber on the outside. The inside has a "nubuck" sort of look and feel. But the outside doesn't feel like leather to me and it is a bit slippery but not terribly so. Maybe it will break in like leather does. For $39 this should be a knock-out case and I am still on the fence. My wife bought the blue leather version and loves it. So definitely in the "hand" of the beholder! Time will tell. Fit is excellent and the weight and size is quite reasonable with the feel of very good protection.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it !

    • Written by from Phoenix

    Great case, thin form factor, great color, feels great in the hands, and fits perfectly. I really like how the feel and color of the leather will change with use, it ages.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Beware Beige case

    • Written by from Northwood

    Case if great but.... have to unfortunately agree with other reviews here, the beige case gets dirty very quickly and of more concern is the leather as its peeling off our case after just three days of use. Its going back tomorrow.

    29 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great iPhone case

    • Written by from Anaheim

    i bought 2 cases, color Black and Beige, both look great.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the case, but not worth it.

    • Written by from Pittsburgh

    I bought this case because I fell in love with the color & texture of the leather. However, a big drawback is that this case starts to change colors and wears within the first couple of days. I put mine in my back pocket and the color of the jeans rubbed onto the case and turned it slightly blue. Also, the corners are already beginning to turn grayish/brownish and I've only had it for 3 days.

    36 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great fit and feel.

    • Written by from Chicago

    Beige/white 5
    I'm actually looking forward to seeing how my case wears while it keeps my phone pristine.
    More comfortable and easier to hold without adding bulk.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful .... At first

    • Written by from Mississauga

    This case is the most gorgeous colour, but it's so light that after two days of use it got so dirty around the edges.
    Apple should have thought of how this colour would appear after use.
    It does say on the label that the leather will change colour, but this was just gross black dirt on the edges, not some type of effect after breaking it in.

    Should maybe be lacquered so the dirt can't permeate the leather so easily.

    Exchanged it and got the black, wish it didn't get so dirty so fast

    68 of 78 people found this useful