• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow. Finally a great quality leather iPhone case!

    This surpassed my every expectation! I've had everyone iPhone since the beginning and tried almost every case out there. Nothing has ever come close to the slim fit, lightness, durability (granted only had it a couple of weeks) and great looks!

    I'm hoping this stands the test of time, but so far, absolutely no complaints! Looks and feels as great as the day I bought it!

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy unless you hate your iPhone

    I bought this case when I bought my iPhone on release day. Initially when it came it felt nice, but when the phone arrived I was hugely disappointed. For starters, the phone doesn't quite stay in place, the corners tend to pop up above the spot they are supposed to be. I'm not really one for dropping my $1000 phone but it happens, and when it does those corners get owned. You also have to practically warp the case and phone to get it off if you want to use any decent headphones. Apple recommended I buy this and the iPhone 5s charging dock and I did, but the phone won't actually for on the dock with the case on. For the $40 this costs you could get a much more functional case, but if you only care about maintaining the sleek apple look this is for you.

    7 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    New phone please

    I purchased my iPhone 5S, and the black leather case. I have had the case on since day one and never have taken it off. I dropped it the other day and it shattered the entire phone. The security of your phone in this case is horrible. The quality and feel is excellent. I will not be buying this case again. The purpose of the case is to protect it, not break it. Very disappointed in this product.

    6 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Good case but...

    This is a good case with a quality build and snug fit but it is incompatible with the lightning adapter. Also, the headphone opening does not work with many headphone jacks and makes this reminiscent of the original iPhone's recessed input. While this may seem minor to many new iPhone owners, it is a big irritation to many who have had iPhones prior to the 5s

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great case

    Works perfectly and feels great in my hand.

    Funny how people give it 1 star for things like it not fitting in docks and such.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A waste of money!

    Purchased five of these cases for five new gold iPhone 5s' in October 2013 for their protection. This iPhone case is an example of form over function. The case complements the iPhone's slimness. However the case provides no effective protection for accidental drops and is not durable. One phone was dropped on its edge while getting out of a car and the glass shattered thereby necessitating the purchase of a new replacement phone. The case does not have enough cushion or bulk to absorb the impact of even short drops. In addition the cases are not durable. Less than a month after purchase three of the cases have a ripped/broken edge by the opening of the silent/ring button opening. For $39.00 there are a lot better cases on the market. I've never been so disappointed by an Apple product!

    5 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Nice Look, To Bad it Blocks the Plug of My Headset

    I like the cases very much cool colors, simple and elegant, VERY NICE. Have only one issue with them, not long ago I purchased the MIE2i Mobile Headset for my previous phone and now that I want to use this with this new phone and case the case blocks the headset plug jack from going all they way in to the jack on the phone; so they do not work. I like the case but I am thinking about returning it.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple at its finest...

    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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

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

    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

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WARNING! Great Case but..

    I purchased this case on line - I love how it fit the phone, the feel, etc. It is a perfect accessory in line with Apple quality. BUT.... I had to return it because I could not use the lightning adapter on docking accessories that I had purchased for my older iPhone. The bottom of the case is maybe just a millimeter off which prohibits the appropriate connection. I thought I would just remove the case to dock it - but it is not easy to get the case off once it is on (which by itself is a benefit for the case.) If Apple ever changes this, I would repurchase this product at once.

    If anyone purchased this kind of case and didn't have the problem I have, please let me know. Maybe it was just the particular case I purchased that was the problem.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    great case but headphones cant fit

    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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iphone 5S leather case

    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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    An iPhone Case Guru Loves This Case!

    I'm ashamed to admit just exactly how many iPhone cases I've purchased and used throughout the life of my iPhone 5. From LifeProof to Otterbox and Case-Mate to Speck, I've definitely discovered pros and cons of each case. Although each case differs immensely in features and protective capability, I've never had the feeling that I'm utilizing the best case on the market nor have I been truly satisfied.

    After purchasing an iPhone 5s, I decided to purchase the Apple-branded iPhone 5s case (Black) and commit to sticking with it for the duration of the life of my iPhone 5s.

    I am extremely happy with the build quality, sleekness, and overall esthetically-pleasing feel of the iPhone 5s case. It complements the iPhone beautifully and is exactly what I've been looking for all this time. I'm finally satisfied.

    Granted, the protective capability of the case doesn't equal that of LifeProof or Otterbox, but the most extensive abuse my phone receives comprises sliding in and out of my pocket everyday (which is very easy to do with the aniline leather).

    Finally a case that is worthy of hugging my treasured iPhone; and it does it with a simplistic style that only Apple could understand.

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    GOOD case -if yours got dirty CLEAN YOUR PURSE

    It's leather. Leather is a natural material that will absorb hand oil as well as all the nasty stuff that's in your purse or pocket. Most people appreciate the fact that leather develops a patina with age and will actually benefit from a little "road grime" . They pay hundreds extra for leather bomber jackets and the like that are "pre-worn". If you want a colored case that does not change patina over time - buy plastic. Leather is going to change with time. My wife bought one of these for her 5, and I think it ha held up very well and looks and works great - enough so that I'm going to get one for my new 5S.

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design

    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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    I didn't get the blue only because just by the feel of the case itself you can tell that the lighter colors would get dirty so fast. I purchased the black one and I've dropped my phone a couple times and the case protected it just fine with no signs of wearing. Due to the price of the case and it being leather you would expect it to be the perfect case, but like I said the feeling of the product itself just gives up the durability. If you get any color I would suggest the black. I love that its safe and thin with this case!

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent iPhone Case

    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,

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple case iphone 5s red

    Without a doubt very nice case. I've spent nearly 500+ over just on cases and apple has made on of the greatest.
    I only have two problem with the case.
    It does not fit perfectly.. With the side like loose.
    And it gets dirty veryyyyyyy easily. Only three days and my red case is become black. I take very good care of it. I try to clean it off but no luck.

    I would recommend you guys getting a dark colored one .

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Thin & Simplistic

    love the style and look of this case, also the feel. very thin on the phone and is an awesome fit.

    2 of 2 people found this useful