• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    great feel, but hole to small for many auxiliary cables

    • Written by from Charlotte

    Pros: lightweight, fits like a glove, and feels great.
    Cons: Many auxiliary cables, including the Belkin cable sold in Apple Stores, have jacks too wide to fit in the small hole that the case provides. That's a major pain if you have several non-bluetooth speaker systems that you want to plug into.

    57 of 66 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Hard to press the buttons

    • Written by from Tracy

    The quality of the case seems very good. However, with the case on, it is little hard to press the power on buttons and volume buttons. With iPhones 5s, you have the option to double click on the home button (using fingerprint scanner) to turn the phone on.
    With so many good reviews, i'm thinking of trying it one more time. It could be that mine is defective

    31 of 37 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Would've been nice but the leather rubs off!

    • Written by from Edmond

    When i got my iphone 5s I got this case to go along with it and i was very satisfied with it but only after 3 days of around the house use the leather started to rub off and show a completely different shade of blue! Im disappointed because if it werent for that it would've been the perfect case but despite the issue apple support was apple to provide a different replacement case for me.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Shows age at an incredible place

    • Written by from Guntersville

    In terms of how it fits, you can tell is the first case designed to complement the iPhone and not cover it up.
    Unfortunately, that's where the good stops. I have on this case, the yellow color, or exactly 5 days, and it already looks absolutely terrible. I understand that weather will age and wear over time, but after five days my yellow case already has more gray on it than the original color. Will most likely be returning it later today.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Be careful

    • Written by from SMITHTOWN

    Great looking. Great feel. Be aware that all those $40.00 30 pin to lightning adapters you bought to run your accessories ( including ones made by Apple) will not fit with this case on. I am so disappointed that Apple feel asleep at the wheel with this. I now must decide to either take the case off when I need to dock the phone or return the case. Looks like the case is going make. Real shame because the case could have been perfect

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Bishops stortford

    The case has been beautifully designed, there is no doubt. The issue, at least with mine, is that as a result of the (very) tight fit, it is very difficult to put it on and take it off. I am VERY disappointed with the fact the inferior edge of the case, where the charging port is, snapped when i was putting it on and i promise you i am extremely carful with these things. It is a lot of money for a case and i was hoping it would last a year at least but it has been since october and it's snapped, rendering the case next to useless as now it slides off.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Case Lacking Docking Ability

    • Written by from Washington

    I love the case, it's essentially form fitting and looks great, that's why I bought it. It should be a 5 star case and I would give it that rating but it does not event connect with Apple's own dock! I think it's crazy that some cheaper cases fit without a problem and the case designed by Apple and adorning it's very own logo does not. I use a dock to charge at night / to listen to music and I'm very disappointed that I have to take the this case off two do so. I still have a week left to return it, because knowing my luck Apple will release a more dock friendly case in a few months....

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great feel, disappointing design.

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    Very light and feels great. Fits the phone well. Pretty slim fit - about the same thickness as a naked 4S. But uncharacteristically, they missed the details:

    - Difficult to access mute switch. I need to reach in with the tip of my finger or I can't catch the edge. Annoying, but tolerable.
    - Sleep and volume buttons are difficult to press. There aren't cutouts for these buttons, just slightly embossed leather. The volume button response is duller, but tolerable. The sleep button, however, is a chore to activate. This is a deal breaker. Every time I put the phone down, it leaves me frustrated. They've been at this too long to not get this right.
    - Headphone jack cutout is too small. Good luck getting non-Apple headphones plugged in through the tiny opening they've afforded for the headphone jack. Personally, this is a total dealbreaker.

    They almost hit it out of the park. Instead, it's a swing and a miss.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Brown - Good fit, Gets Dirty Quickly

    • Written by from Lexington

    I would recommend trying the black one. The lighter colors (like the brown) get dirty quickly and when you clean them, it leaves black marks (as if the dye used to color them wears away). It is also pretty slick on the back, so don't expect something more "grippy." All in all though, it does fit well and seems well constructed. It's slim and doesn't detract much (and enhances) the overall look of the phone.

    As lame as it sounds though, try the black one if you try at all.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it

    • Written by from WASHINGTON

    This case is slim, which is a plus. However, just from sliding in and out of my pocket all day, schmutz and lint get visibly trapped between the inside edge of the case and the phone frame itself--unsightly and annoying. I'm going back to my old "bumpers"-style case, which has a less bulky feel and more industrial texture than this new leather one. Also, the embossed Apple logo on the back of this case appears in the online pictures to be a slightly lighter shade of gray than the rest of the black case. In fact, the Apple logo is exactly the same color as the rest of the case; it is merely pressed into the leather and, as such, is barely visible.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Charlotte

    when I first bought the case, I loved how it fit like a glove on my brand new iPhone 5s; and it was a pretty funky color, too! but, as time has passed (maybe a month or so), my case has started getting really dingy looking. it seems to attract black dirt FAR TOO EASILY. now, instead of a brightly colored iPhone case, I have a dull pea-green soup-ish colored case.

    it almost makes me wanna get a new one so that my phone wouldn't look so gross, but, I feel like that would be a waste of money unless it was in black, which almost defeats the purpose.

    my boyfriend got the red one, and it's doing the same exact thing.

    sorry guys, but, I don't think I would recommend this one.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Signal strength

    • Written by from San Diego

    I have an iPhone 5 and an iPhone 5s both with the new case. Not sure if anyone else is having this issue but my signal strength seems spotty with it on... Never had a problem like this until I got the case and it's not till I got the second case for my iPhone 5 that I started thinking it might be the case... This is a major issue for a really well designed iPhone case! Perfect fit but signal issues...

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Fits great, feels great, hard to get off though

    • Written by from Atlanta

    I bought the iPhone 5S case as soon as I bought my new iPhone 5S which was about the same time as when it came out. The case fits greatly on to the iPhone 5S and feels really good too, it doesn't at all add to the thickness of the phone. The buttons are easy to press, and the mic and speakers work just fine too. The only problem is that it is really hard to get off, and I haven't really taken it off that much either but still a few times has caused the case to break from where it has holes for the power cable and the silent button. I don't expect such quality from a case of this price, and a product from Apple. Except this one problem, the case is an amazing fit for the iPhone 5S. But I'll only give it two stars because it broke for me.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice case but...

    • Written by from Davenport

    Stupid that it isn't compatible with the Lightning to 30-pin Adapter

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    great case but headphones cant fit

    • Written by from Bronx

    great case one very big flaw, if you have any other headphones other than apple headphone they wont fit.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful but not useful

    • Written by from Charlotte

    This case is the only case for iPhone 5s which is made by Apple. If you buy other brand's case from Apple, you cannot get the warranty from Apple. To get rid of this inconvenience, this one is the only choice for me. However, it is not as good as I expected. The case is made of leather, it is very beautiful (mine is red) and very light in weight. But the feeling of the buttons are very poor. It takes a lot of effort to use the power button. And the case is a little bit smooth that it's easy for me to fall the phone from my hand. So I return it.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent protection but doesnt last

    • Written by from Baltimore

    I was really excited when apple came out with these colorful leather cases for the 5s. When the case came in, it looked great! Unfortunately, the leather has not held up very well after a few weeks of use. The case is very dirty and cannot be cleaned. Also, its scuffed up on the edges. My old rubber case still looks like new after a year of use, so ill be going back to this case. Im trying not to think about the $39 that i waisted on this:( If you decide to buy this, i would steer away from any color other than black.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with the 30 pin lightning adapter

    • Written by from Nashville

    Very nice case that protects the iPhone well. However don't hope on using it with the 30 pin to Lightning adapter since the hole at the bottom of the case is too small to allow a connection with the adapter. It is very tight so removing it every time you need to use the adapter is not really an option. Plus this would damage the case overtime.
    To me this is a huge drawback.
    Apple changed the design for the iPhone 6 case but didn't update the design of the iPhone 5 case.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Does NOT hold up.

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    Although this case looks great, it is not worth the price because it does not hold up.

    My case only lasted for about a year. For less money, you can buy a sturdier case and have it last over twice as long.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Hole at lightning port may break over time

    • Written by from Raleigh

    The hole around the lightning port opening has a very thin strip of plastic framing the outside edge, and this minor part of the case broke within a couple months, only having taken my phone out of the case a handful of times. It's nice to look at, fits great, and is comfy in hand, but structurally unreliable in the long term.

    2 of 3 people found this useful