• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iphone 5S leather case

    • Written by from Falls Church

    I loved the brown case and it was exactly what I wanted, very slim and light, but... after two months of use, it got dirty and you just cannot clean it. I tried even with mild soap, etc. but with no success. It looks like it's been used for one year and this because I am very careful with it, I don't leave it on dirty surfaces, etc. So now I lost my $39 and will have to buy another case. It's a shame because it's a beautiful case!

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor 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.

    15 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I do not recommend!

    • Written by from Wetumpka

    This case, while it looked good day one is so easy to show dirt and oil from your hands .. it makes it look really unattractive. Also, I take good care of my phone, I carry it by itself in my pocket and never put keys or anything else with it, yet after a few weeks the case already shows significant scratches and a gouge on one side.

    If that isn't enough, the case doesn't fit tight enough and I am constantly having to pop it back on. But then again, hope you never have to take it off, because that is a major ordeal as well.

    Go find another case and forget about this one from Apple!

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs some more work

    • Written by from Fremont

    These cases are great, and look great when they're fresh out of the box,
    after just a few days though they start turning black and there's nothing that can be done about it. I've tried every leather cleaner that I could find but still nothing worked. The Kardashian marriage lasted longer than my case and I really didn't do anything crazy with it, and generally it's just sitting on my desk or in my pocket, but it just sucked up every speck of dirt around and is impossible to clean!

    Apple please fix your formula! maybe coat it with something dirt resistant...or come up with a way to clean them and fill us in on it...40$ for a case that lasts 5 minutes is not the standard that us Apple customers are used to!!!

    21 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    no protection

    • Written by from New York

    One month after upgrading to the 5s my phone fell from three feet while housed in this case and the screen completely shattered. not impressed...

    3 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product with a major flaw

    • Written by from Chicago

    When I applied the case to my iPhone, it fit like a glove and felt good to hold. No complaints from that end. BUT the major flaw is that the opening for the headphone jack is too small for some third party headphones, including BOSE. I returned the case the next day. Too bad Apple's design of the case systematically precludes the use of some popular headphones.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not impressed...

    • Written by from Independence

    Right out if the box I am not impressed. This case is merely a piece of cardboard with imitation leather on the outside and cheap felt on the inside. It doesn't fit the phone tightly enough to keep debris from getting between it and the phone. There are actually fairly significant gaps along the sides of the screen. I though this would be a good replacement for my speck candyshell satin (discontinued) but I was wrong. Should have bought another candyshell as it's a superior case compared to this waste of material.

    8 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worst case ever!...

    • Written by from Houston

    While Apple does specify that the case will show wear and tear, they do not tell you how early on (8 days). I bought a Red case about 8 days ago and it has not turned half black. I have had an INCASE PRO for about a year now and still looks almost new. So its not the way you use, its just the cover itself which is bad. DO NOT BUY THIS COVER. save yourself that 40 bucks...

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The very thin edge snapped when removing the phone

    • Written by from SAN DIEGO

    I am totally disappointed in the quality of this case. I removed the case from my iPhone 5s and it snapped at the very thin edge near the start button. This has to be a flaw. The case is not worthy of Apple, in my opinion.

    12 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Product description is inconsistent "Precision made. Beautifully crafted."

    • Written by from Chicago

    The product description states that the case is Precision made. This is incorrect as the Apple issued Lightning to 30 pin adapter will not work with this case. I believe Apple missed this. It would have been helpful to know before purchasing this case.

    18 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Dissappointed!

    • Written by from Amagansett

    The quality of the case is ok but not worth $39. The biggest problem is that you cannot use an Apple adapter to charge the phone when this case is on the phone! The adapter does not fit in far enough to connect and charge the phone without taking the case off--each time you want to charge. Very poor design by Apple who created the adapter AND this case which don't work together.

    50 of 72 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not compatible with lightning connector or dock

    • Written by from Chapel Hill

    Sure, the leather case is good quality leather, but its not compatible with Apple's own lightning connectors or docks, so you have to take it out every day to actually use your phone.

    34 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Like the case but lightning adapter connector wont reach!

    • Written by from BELMONT

    I have this case on my 5, my 5S is shipping soon. But I tried the 30 pin lightning adapter while in the case and it won't reach/connect!!! Wonder if the 5S lightning connector in the base of the phone is closer/different that that on the iphone 5??

    46 of 64 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Enfield

    Ok - so i have a number of apple products that i use together:

    APPLE iPhone 5s
    APPLE Leather Case
    APPLE earphones
    APPLE Lightening connector

    ..and guess what...they DO NOT ALL WORK TOGETHER!!!!!! I now have no way of using my new phone with old products - AS THEIR OWN LIGHTENING CONNECTOR DOES NOT FIT. I now cannot listen to music on my way to work - AS THEIR OWN EARPHONES DO NOT FIT.

    Why should i have to remove the case everytime i want to connect something? Surely that defeats the purpose of having a case at all.


    DO NOT BUY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    26 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't allow docks

    • Written by from San Francisco

    This case is a good snug fit, but it doesn't allow you to use any iPhone Dock. Including those designed and made by Apple. Horrible design flaw. Come on apple you can do better!

    63 of 96 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Soooo disappointed

    • Written by from Norcross

    This does not seem like an apple product. Coming from someone who is a huge apple fan. The positives. The fit is very good and tight. I hate loose cases so was happy when i popped this on my new 5s. Thats were the good ends. Now on to why I returned this case. The first thought I had when I pulled it out the box is, "i paid $40 for this?" I own many apple products and use to paying a premium price for their products, but i'm ok b/c it's typically a superior product on the market. Not this case, unfortunately. The volume buttons and sleep/wake are covered like most cases, and are very unresponsive. You really have to mash them hard to operate, which that alone makes this case not very functional. the super thin leather, stretched over thin plastic feels very cheap (not like any other apple product) I'm sure the cost to make these are less than $5 and it shows. Considering what you can get on the market at this price point, I cant justify buying this case. I'm most shocked that apple would put their logo on this product. I wanted it to work so bad, but the black and blue one I bought for my wife and I's new 5s are going back. So sad.

    85 of 124 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice but no thanks

    • Written by from ferndale

    It’s a nice case but I cannot plug in my Bose ear buds, car charger or the adapter. What a nice forty dollar piece of junk. Way to go Apple!

    76 of 124 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Issue with headphone jack and lighting adapter

    • Written by from NORWALK

    I have the lighting adapter (made by Apple) that fits on the old 30 pin, well guess what, it doesn't fit with this case on.

    Also I have a pair of Sony MDR headphones, guess what, it doesn't fit the headphone opening. I would imagine most studio or over the ear headphones won't fit this case. Amazingly designed cases shouldn't have these issues, or at least support your own products.

    75 of 106 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Case Fail - won't support Lightning to 30-pin Adapter

    • Written by from markham

    The shape of the case will not allow you to plug in the Lightning to 30-pin Adapter.

    You have to remove the case to use the adapter. As most of you will be charging the phone at home, in the car and at work, can you imagine the frustration that is ripping off this case to charge the phone multiple times a day?

    Also, the material of the case will lead to color smudging very quickly. Like a mister clean eraser, the case will turn blackish real quick.

    If this will bother you, take a pass on this case. Case Fail.

    51 of 80 people found this useful