• 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced and underwhelming

    • Written by from Little Elm

    If you can get past the steep cost of this case, you will be initially impressed by the firm grip of the shell and soft feel of the leather.

    Within weeks, though, the flaws will start to show up. I have the brown version of the case, and within the first month it was already getting discolored by dirt and smudges from normal daily use.

    A year later, this case has become fully useless due to the fact that it has a very loose grip on my phone at this point. The phone slips out and the buttons are rarely flush against the phone's counterpart.

    The case held up well to drops and damage, but it is functionally unusable now.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone 5S is a diamond, wrap it in leather!

    • Written by from Columbia

    I had a Lifeproof case over my 5s for a couple of months, but I took it out yesterday and fell back in love with the thinness and wanted to leave it out as the Lifeproof case makes the phone bulkier than it can be with a case like this. Sure the Lifeproof case can protect my phone from me throeing it on the ground, however I can't let the slight chance of that happening keep me from enjoying the bright screen and slim, sleek phone. I've had every iphone since they came out and have had many many cases and have to say this is the best I've had.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautifully designed, perfectly fitting, luxuriously feeling, worth the $$$

    • Written by from Southington

    The Apple iPhone 5/5s leather case is the perfect case for your iPhone, hands down. The leather is soft, smooth, and high quality, exactly what you would expect from Apple. The mold and fit to your device is unmatched by ANY other case, no questions asked. The button lay-overs (sleep/wake button, volume buttons) are perfectly raised allowing for great button functionality and "feel," and the case cut-outs for the lightning dock, the vibrate switch, camera, and the EarPods jack are perfect. The colors are great, and I even really like the aging that happens as there colors change over time. I think of it as a nice leather patina, like an antique firearm. I strongly recommend this case if you are relatively normal with your phone, as in, are not prone to extreme drops and or encounters with liquid. Its a thing case, so extreme and/or frequent drops, or obviously liquid, would render this case useless. I would only not recommend this case for an average user if you take your case on and off a lot, it is such a tight fit that I would fear stretching the case out over time, although, Apple will warranty it for a full year!
    Go out and get one in every color! Apple, PLEASE make you own cases for all your devices going forward as well! No one makes a case like Apple!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great until it Cracked!

    • Written by from Allston

    When I first got this case, I really enjoyed it . The fit was perfect and it wasn't too bulky to keep in my pocket. However, this case lacks durability. My case cracked near the headphone jack and the charging port. Also, I am not rough with my phone (never broken one), so it was pretty disappointing to have this $40 case fail so early. Buyer beware.

    8 of 12 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice feeling case, terrible button access

    • Written by from Pinckney

    I love the slim design of the case and the leather is a great feel. I've had the case on since release and the leather is aging nicely. The biggest issue for me is the feeling of the buttons. The volume buttons work ok, still have a little movement in them but the lock button feels completely smashed in the case. The lock button is to the point where you really have to press hard to get it to press and you can't feel the click at all so you have to look at the phone to make sure it really pressed. Wish the case had moveable aluminum button extensions like the iPhone 4/4S Apple bumper. Then this would be a 5 star case and well worth the price. When this one wears out, I'll be looking for an after market.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple at its finest...

    • Written by from Flint

    I recently upgraded to the 5S from the 4S and I got this case in black.

    First, I'd like to note that this case fits like a finely crafted Italian leather glove. I don't know how they did it but I'm sure only something designed by Apple for the iPhone could fit this perfectly. As for the reviews that say the case is too hard to remove, yes it is a little stiff, but only until you "break it in". And if it was any loser the leather would stretch and the fit would be compromised. It's like grandmas's secret recipe. You can put all the ingredients in and follow the recipe to the T but it just won't come out the same.

    Secondly, the color of the leather doesn't "fade" or "wear out." For those who complain about that, it simply isn't true because the leather is dyed all the way through. Sure it absorbs oils and lotions and whatever else is on the users' hands, but it doesn't fade. It's leather, what does one expect?

    Third, the price isn't high because 1) this is an Apple product and 2) you get the quality you pay for. If you want a cheaper case, feel free to spend $19.99 on something that won't last a month. You don't spend $2,000 on a MacBook Pro and complain that it's "too high" compared to a PC because, well, there is no comparison.

    I can't wait to see what Apple comes up with next.

    10 of 16 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great case!

    • Written by from Scranton

    This case is just what I was looking for. It's simple, durable, easy to use, and very good looking. Good job Apple!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Case Addict

    • Written by from Rehoboth

    Being a young guy, I tend to go through a lot of iPhone cases. By far this is one of my favorites. It's a slim case that feels and looks good. Haven't gotten to try the case with any docks yet, but I can assume it will fit with the apple docks. Definitely would recommend this to anyone for sure.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perhaps the Perfect Case

    • Written by from TOPEKA

    This case fits perfectly and the suede lining is a nice idea. The case appears to give the perfect amount of protection without any extra bulk. A case befitting Apple's reputation. Good job!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Was sceptical at first...

    • Written by from Washington

    When my wife and I purchased ours last fall I didn't have high hopes for this case. Just looked too thin to really protect the phone, and the leather looked too nice. After six months of usage I am really impressed with how much abuse this case can take. You really do need a screen protector on the glass to protect it, but all in all best case I have ever had. If you are looking for a case that doesn't add a lot of bulk, you can really stop looking.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A Fantastic Case, Except For...

    • Written by from Dalhart

    Any reviewer that does not acknowledge how incredibly well this case complements the premium feel of the iPhone 5S isn't doing it justice. It's the thinnest iPhone case you can find. It's as thin as is really possible for a full coverage case. The leather feels fantastic, ages decently well, and is protective enough if you're only a little clumsy. It really, really feels great.

    Those are the reasons why I really miss this case. But I won't be buying another one.

    Here's why:

    1. The biggest problem for me. The earbud opening in the case won't let you use most third party headphones. Now, I don't know why headphone manufacturers make the plastic around the input jacks so clunky, but they do. Bose headphones, no. Cheap headphones from Amazon, no. Panasonic earbuds, no. Apple earbuds, yes. If you only plan on using Apple earbuds, or are willing to switch, go for it. Me, I lose earbuds like crazy so I buy the cheap ones and leave them everywhere. I couldn't use those.
    2. The leather ripped at the bottom around the speakers after just a couple of weeks, after removing the case to clean the phone. If you plan on removing the case on more than a monthly basis, I don't know if it's sturdy enough.
    3. The leather scuffs. All phone cases scuff, but this one shows it. Not a huge deal - definitely not a deal breaker. Scuffed or not, it still felt and looked great.
    4. The lip around the screen is just a little bit too shallow for me. If, for example, I drop the phone on asphalt face down, I'm not sure the lip is large enough to prevent a small pebble from scratching the screen. It's a tiny bit too much slimming around the screen, the only place where I want any bulk.

    3 of 3 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Feels GREAT in the hand! Highly recommended.

    • Written by from Carlisle

    Going into it i was reluctant on getting this case. After getting it, I am hitting myself for not getting it sooner! It feels great in the hand and it's the only case that i've ever had that I like holding better than the actual phone. It also offers more protection than you'd thing for a slim, and form fitting case. I dropped my phone from like 5' and it didn't hurt it one bit. I HIGHLY recommend this case.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very good case.

    • Written by from Carpinteria

    This case is great. It's made from natural aniline leather. It looks really nice inside too. My last case was BELKIN but the apple case is better.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Gets so dirty and doesn't clean or wipe off well

    • Written by from Fair Oaks

    I have the light blue one and it gets dirty and won't clean off. It's nice and thin but I hate that it always looks dirty. Light colored leather is a bad idea for iPhones.

    11 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The BEST in case and in color, in my opinion.

    • Written by from East Stroudsburg

    After reading some not so good reviews of the iPhone 5s cases - mostly in other colors, I got the Black as this by far will 'hold-up' well, and it has for close to month now and counting.....

    I LOVE the clean sleek look of the case on my sliver iPhone and the close to tight fit of it. In order to get it out, well, it is not so easy, which is "a good thing." Who wants a loose case that will keep falling off? Getting the phone out works best for me when I try popping/push and pull on the left lower side first, then right and so forth.

    It's hold up pretty well - zero color bleeding, fading or darkening and zero dirty and/or sweaty finger stain. The leather feels soft, nice grip and a smooth clean feel.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I LOVE this case!

    • Written by from Frisco

    This was the first case I bought for my iPhone, and it's the only one I use! I love the feel of it in my hand. Makes the phone easy to hold onto, and it looks amazing! It doesn't add any size to the phone at all and it slides easily in and out of my pocket.

    Great job Apple!

    4 of 5 people found this useful