• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it all around, but fragile on thin headphone/ charger cutout

    • Written by from colorado springs

    This is my second day with this case(black w/ space grey 5s) and I really do love the looks, and quality of the case. This is one of those things that you must pick up and try on your phone to really get a feel for just how nice it is. It's leather, but it's very smooth to the touch, like when running your hand across it, smooth feel and not textured like you'd think leather would be. The phone is very sleek inside it, it adds very little bulk. When using it you can clearly see the beautiful metal band along the side of the device, it provides a SMALL lip (lay on table) that protects the phone when placing it on surfaces, but during a drop I would expect the screen to touch the ground slightly. However if you used this case and a zagg extreme screen protector, it would have almost no chance of breaking under normal drops. I use a zagg full body original, and the back screen protector doesn't affect how it fits, the case does not touch the screen, so you would be able to use any screen protector without the case peeling it. I went to best buy, and peeled the plastic tape off of the bottom of the case package, slid it out, took it out and tried it on my phone and simply slid it back it and closed the container up so I could try it before buying it. The apple store most likely will not allow you to look at one before buying. I got it for myself the next day.

    BE WARNED: the thin parts of this case ARE fragile and WILL break if you put stress on them. The first time I tried taking my phone out (today) , the thin part on the headphone cutout BROKE..it straight up BROKE. It made a snap kind of sound, not very noticeable, definitely not visible if you're someone else looking at me use it, but I can still see it. It just happened and I do plan to exchange it at the apple store for a new one.
    When taking your phone out: pop it out at the TOP of the phone/case, as to not put stress on the fragile bottom headphone and charger slots. I should have known better, I knew you should take it out from the top..but I never thought it would straight up break not even a day later.
    Now I have yet to see how the case wears out, fades, dirties up so I have yet to comment on that. But keep in mind apple can not please everyone, and there will ALWAYS be those people giving things a one star blaming their incompetence on the product.
    Overall: be careful with it and it will be a great case that truly enhances the phones beauty not hides it.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone 5s Black Leather case by Apple

    • Written by from Chicago

    I was skeptical purchasing this case as I have always had an Otter brand case. I was VERY tired of a bulky case and really want to appreciate the beauty of the iPhone and it's slim/sleek size. I purchased the tan/beige colour first and took that back 3 days later to get black. Any colour besides black will discolour and stain to grey/black within just a few days. I am VERY happy with the cas and I'm very hard to please. I'm doing my best to not drop the thing, keep in mind it is leather and will scrape/scratch and become worn fast if you don't take some sort of care. Gave it 4 stars only because if you purchase any colour besides black, you will be very disappointed.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent iPhone Case

    • Written by from Colchester

    I purchased the blue and black case for my silver/white iPhone 5s. Both cases fit the iPhone beautifully. Very impressive. The blue case looked great at first but started to show wear/tear after about three weeks. The black case seems much more durable and seems to have a slightly better feel than the blue one. I rated the cases 4-stars because of the durability concerns with the blue case. I plan on keeping the black case for a long time and will most likely buy another when this one starts to wear out. Again, I anticipate the black case lasting a good while. Quick note on Apple's attention to detail: the case is designed so that the metal edges are slightly visible around the iPhone. It looks amazing. Also, the speaker holes line up perfectly at the bottom. Solid quality,

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it.

    • Written by from Anoka

    Love the case. Great material. Great feel. Great fit. My iPhone fits snug in the case with no play whatsoever. Sturdy. Only gripe I have is that the opening for 3.5mm headphone jacks is a bit small and won't fit many types of aftermarket headphones.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I like!

    • Written by from Langley

    Great case, smooth and sleek. It doesn't make your phone more chunky, which some cases do. I like the feel and touch of it too.

    The only con: rather difficult to take off. Everytime I try to, it pushes the power button. However, I won't be taking the case off a lot, so it doesn't really matter.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good, but not perfect.

    • Written by from Groveland

    The case has an awesome fit and is actually somewhat difficult to remove. It feels durable, but I don't know how well it would survive being off and on if you tried to swap colors. The case has an awesome almost soft as skin feel when holding it. I have the case in red, but the front lip that raises the phone seems to be discoloring quite easy. Overall I think it is great, but I think there is always room for improvement with things.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Case

    • Written by from San Jose

    Good, protective case. My only complaint is that tiny particles of dust and crumbs get into the little gap between the case and phone. I liked how the iPhone 4 bumper covered those gaps to prevent from little crumbs and etc from getting stuck in there. Dust also gets into that little hole where that camera is. I also wish this 5s case was more grippy, especially when you place it on a table so that it doesn't slide.

    If Apple could just make an official bumper case for the iPhone 5/5S, I would be extremely content.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Make sure you get a good one

    • Written by from Amherst

    I am about to order my third case. The first one, the leather was separating from the plastic surrounding the opening for the camera and flash. The second one looks like the leather has been creased in several places, making the surface uneven.
    Overall though, I really like the case. I just need to find one that doesn't have a defect.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great look, great feel, worried about longevity

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    I bought the case yesterday, and was very pleasantly surprised with the overall design of the case, how great it fits in my hand, the interior (although not so important) is a great addition, very soft to protect the back of my phone. The fit is really great, and the buttons press easily. One big concern though, is I just noticed the corners of the cover are already wearing out. I got it in blue, and the bottom corners have already darkened in only 24 hours. Dirt also seems to stain the material easily. Will have to see... I take great care of my products, but I use my phone a lot since I'm always on the run, bicycling, taking my phone in and out of my pockets, and it's important that it doesn't get damaged from basic uses or fabric stains.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Case, Only 1 Drawback

    • Written by from Morristown

    Overall this is a great case. It's thin, light, does not add much weight to the phone and looks elegant. My one issue is that it narrows the charging port a bit, so the car charger I have no longer reaches and will need to be replaced. I would check compatibility with any charger you may have before purchasing. Other than that, I definitely recommend this case, as it looks awesome on my space gray iPhone 5S.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Case w/ a Couple Minor Issues

    • Written by from Ft Meade

    I was a little nervous about spending $40 on a case for my phone, but I'm thrilled that I did. I bought this case for my iPhone 5 and I just wish it had been available all along.

    The case is very slim. I don't have precision measuring equipment, but the case adds about 2.4mm to the thickness of the phone, taking it from 7.6mm to about 10mm; a hair over 1 mm thicker than the 5C. The lip of the case stands about 1mm higher than the face of the phone, making it safe to lay face down on a flat surface.

    The case is held to the phone by a ridge that runs all the way around the inside of the case which grabs on to the chamfered edge. This keeps the entire face of the phone clear, gives it a very snug fit, and makes the case solid enough that it feels like it is actually part of the phone. There is a little bit of a trick to getting the case off the phone, but it's not *that* difficult

    The leather provides a good amount of grip without making it too difficult to get in or out of a pocket. It doesn't actually feel much like leather though. It feels more like the high-quality rubberized backing of other, lesser smartphones.

    Volume buttons are easy to press, the lightning port and silence switch are easy to access, and as far as I can tell the holes for the microphone and speaker line up exactly, but older 3.5mm jacks have a hard time squeezing into the gap left for the headphone jack.

    My only two complaints with the case are that the power button is pretty hard to press, and if you sit down with your phone in your pocket the corners of the case will sometimes pry loose. Both very minor complaints, but worth mentioning.

    Buy this case!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great case, but top button hard to push

    • Written by from Houston

    Great, beautiful case. Fits wonderfully. My only complaint is that the top 'off' button is hard to push through the case. There's a notch in the leather for it but it's still hard to push. The volume buttons are not as hard to push, however I don't use them as much as I do with the top button. I'm hoping it will become easier to push as the leather wears. The button issue is the one thing causing me to give it 4 stars instead of 5.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great case-not compatible with 30 pin adapter or iPhone 5s docks

    • Written by from IRVINE

    I absolutely love this case. It's slim, sleek and adds little bulk to the design of the iPhone. Only thing I've seen slimmer are the clip on "feather" case made by a competitor which provides very little protection to the corners and bezel.

    The feel of this case with your phone is great. It fits nice, tight and snug..... Until you try to use a 30-pin to lightning port adapter.... Won't work. The lighting port adapter's male portion isn't long enough to make the connections with he phone and charge it. It also will not work with the 5S dock from Apple.

    I really want to keep this case but may have to return it if I can't charge my phone using my alarm clock nightstand equipped with a 30 pin dock and lightning adapter.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Brooklyn

    Good case has a soft fuzzy material inside I love it. Quality case for my iPhone 5S

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality surprise

    • Written by from Latrobe

    I just opened my product and fit it to my phone and the first things that went through my mind were that it fits like a glove. Probably the best fitting case I've had for my iPhone yet. I own the 5s and the case allows for the metal edge to show a little bit giving it a nice touch. However I was displeased with the quality of the leather. I had thought it would be a heavier duty style leather but it's really not. Although it is lightweight. I suppose it comes with the territory of the aniline dye used to color the leather. My worry is that the dye will eventually wear away leaving ugly blemishes. But overall a nice buy. I would give this a 5 star rating but I've yet to use it long enough to see the durability come into play. Feels good in the hand, fits well, looks nice, we've got a winner Johnny!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great case!!

    • Written by from Arlington Heights

    It's a very good fit and quality, however I did find some inconsistencies with 3 different cases. But the 3rd case finally seems almost perfect and this is because the home button needs extra force to get it to work. Not a big issue, but adds to some discomfort, when you have to press extra hard each time to make sure your phone is locked. Otherwise, a great product overall.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Gorgeous case - difficult to remove

    • Written by from Tempe

    Yesterday I bought the iPhone 5s and the black leather case along with it. It's a beautiful case; the leather feels fantastic. So, as a case, it definitely earns five stars.

    The challenge comes with (as with any case) fitting thicker headphone cords into it or fitting the phone into the dock. Normally, the solution is to just take the case off for a bit and then snap it back on. The 5s case is just far too difficult to remove to make this work. It takes 15-30 seconds of really prying and pushing to get it even partially out of the case.

    47 of 55 people found this useful