• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Finally, a saddle-tan colored leather case for the iPhone 6

    • Written by George E from Long Island city

    Ever since the first 6 launched Ive had the Black leather case on it. It its a marvel of leather work, with super thin construction and great durability. It still looks as good today as when I bought it, a year ago, but with a few scratches. Anyway, when I bought the black case, it was because what Apple released in the brown/tan category was a weird mushroom-taupe color that was totally ugly, flat and wore terribly with use. What I wanted was a nice, classic, saddle/tan color- and now its out, and I jumped on it - received it today.

    Bottom line, it looks amazing, feels great, and fits the 6 as well as the first case. Not even a slight amount of play in the case (since the 6s is slightly bigger, and this case is designed 'for' it). It looks a little thicker than the original (about .5mm at most) but this can also be attributed to the variability of the leather thickness and to revised construction methods after a year of usage and wear data for the factory. As far as feel and operation, it seems thicker, tighter, cleaner, and overall better made than the first, which was already nearly perfect. The button coverings are stiff and feel tight, in a confident way. I recommend this case highly to anyone who loved the color of the saddle (tan) case for the iPhone 5s, but was disappointed to not have one in stock for the iPhone 6. Ive looked far and wide for better cases, and I have not found them, just wasted money because I kept coming back to the Apple leather case.

    **one note - I work in the leather accessories industry- at the design level- so my interest in cases, and opinion about the craftsmanship and quality is keener than your average user.

    273 of 305 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Saddle Brown is closer to rust color

    • Written by Eric S from Herndon

    Got my Saddle Brown case in the mail yesterday. I was a bit shocked by how orange it was. I was expecting a more brownish tone. The craftsmanship is perfect, per usual. I had the brown leather case for my 6 for about 9 months and it has gotten darker over time hoping that this one will do the same.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best One Yet

    • Written by Kenneth C from Minneapolis

    This case is classic Apple. It's beautiful in every way, and best of all, feels amazing to hold. Don't hesitate over this case. Everything about it is amazing. Best apple case around!!!!!!!!!

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    great same case, but no product red

    • Written by Kevin C from La Crescenta

    The craftsmanship of this case is bar-none. Some people might not be a fan of leather, whatever their reason may be. However, I personally love leather because of the feel in hand. Initially, the leather is grippy, soft and tender in a way, for lack of a better word. However with time, the case ages, smooths and begins to feel like a nice tight piece of leather. I have used these leather cases before and they can get scuffed really easily if dropped on concrete for example, or scratched really easily if put in the same pocket with keys for example. I for one, tend to take great care of my phones so dropping and scratches weren't a huge issue for me but one should take that into consideration before buying this case. Normal signs of darkening/wear is to be expected with this case so if you're not a fan of that rustic, worn look, turn back. If you intend on being careful and are willing to sacrifice durability for the premium feel in hand, i'd say go for it. Leather feels so much better in the hand than plastic, or silicone. I am just very disappointed that they didn't bring back the product red in leather. I'm sure it had something to do with the dying process and the wearability of the color, but i really miss having that bright red (my favorite color) in contrast with the black screen. Nonetheless, the case fits perfectly, and it certainly fits my iPhone 6 just as well as it's predecessor.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Essential

    • Written by AJ H from Laguna Niguel

    This leather case really is essential for your iPhone. Although it's designed for the 6s (slightly thicker than the 6), the case fits perfectly around my iPhone 6. This Saddle Brown looks amazing on all colors especially on my Space Grey. The leather is high-quality and the texture offers both personality and functionality. Not too concerned about durability, as the leather should weather well. If you're deciding between silicone or leather, definitely try to feel both in-person. The silicone feels wonderful, but the supreme leather ultimately wins. The case is light weight and doesn't take away the design from the iPhone. In fact, the case enhances the experience in your hand. The $45 has been a solid investment.

    94 of 106 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful Patina Makes Every Case Unique

    • Written by Marcial S from Streamwood

    I have used this on my iphone 6 the day it was released and am now using it on my gold iphone 6s The accent of the gold really accentuates the beauty of this saddle brown case. Saddle is a very interesting color because it is light and close to what natural leather looks like. At first it looks rather plasticy, orange, and plain. However, after just two weeks you can see the edges get darker making a sort of gradient like a sunburst Fender guitar with orange, tan, mid-brown, and darker brown parts of it. This patina guarantees no one else will have an identical case and you will have something that is truly yours. If you have ever bought a natural leather belt or bag and loved how the color changed over time you will love this case.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth the price

    • Written by Di S from Austin

    Looks perfect

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful. . . at first

    • Written by Nicole S from Germantown

    I loved this case when I first received it in the mail. It's a very nice leather and looks exactly as pictured. 3 days later the case had multiple scratches on it and looked like someone had been using it for a year or more. The light colored leather scratches very easily and is not durable at all. It literally scratches with a slight rub of your nail. I basically kept it in my laptop bag or on my desk or on the counter at home for 3 days and it looked horrible. Ok if you're going for the rustic look but I'm hoping to be able to return it :(

    11 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Finally, Apple Has Perfected The Case

    • Written by Ali M from Richmond Hill

    I had last year's Brown leather case and honestly? Not too great. It really turned ugly as it wore and the leather didn't feel as rugged and premium. This year they went Saddle Brown which is a gorgeous colour but have also updated the leather that is used. It feels much better. Trust me. Plus people think the Silicone cases "grip" better but really I think they are way too "sticky". This is the perfect balance.

    Listen, can you get an OtterBox that is super crazy protective? Yes. But honestly, they look terrible. What's the point of buying a beautiful phone and covering it up like that?

    This is a beautiful, Saddle Brown, happy medium.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Stretch marks

    • Written by Kai H from Singapore

    Would prefer to offer feedback directly to Apple, but since I don't see a way of doing that, here goes.

    The leather case looks like it has stretch marks upon it.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Prefer the Previous (6) leather case

    • Written by TAMIR M

    Nice case but it's more slippery than the leather case of 6,
    the previous leather feels more premium. Personally I like more the oliver brown

    4 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    • Written by Alan L from MISSENDEN ROAD

    This tan leather case is too "red"; it almost better described as orange. Doesn't fit the black face iPhone well.

    The buttons are impossible to press with the this leather case on. The button portion are too stiff: this does NOT appear to get better with use. Very disappointing for a $70 case.

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    From an iPhone 6 user

    • Written by Eric B from Palm Bay

    I bought this 6S leather case in Saddle Brown for my iPhone 6, to replace its black Apple leather case. I enjoyed the old case, but as an obsessive leather fan, I found the quality left something to be desired. At first glance, it's apparent that the new 6S leather cases are made of a higher quality leather. It looks and feels great, and over time, develops a lustrous patina. The initial dye color is a pleasurable mix of natural/untanned leather and saddle leather, while the oils from your skin will darken and personalize the color in heavy traffic areas. The way it wraps and complements the iPhone 6/6S great design is probably my favorite aspect.

    Fitment on an iPhone 6 is just as spot on and secure as last year's case, although it may have an ever-so-slightly taller lip that wraps the screen. This could be placebo effect, seeing as how the case was designed for the faintly thicker 6S, or perhaps it just needs to be worn in some more. Either way, it doesn't impact side-swiping gestures in a major way, it just takes some getting used to.

    Not a single bad thing I can levy against this case, except that I'll probably have to replace it once my phone's dimensions change.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    classy

    • Written by Vikram G from Round Rock

    looks classy and great to hold with good grip, IMO, I feel this is the best color , but overpriced as are Apple accessories, adds a little overall thickness to your phone but definitely offers good protection against random drops as these phones are so sleek with smooth edges that they slip away easily .If you don't mind the cost, go for it, definitely an elegant product as third party genuine leather accessories are usually pricier than Apple .

    The logo on the back is just an indented imprint and you can hardly make out that it's an iPhone once the case is on. I wish Apple in future can paint the logo in Red/gold on this saddle brown case to add a dash of glitz and elegance to it .

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't waste your money!

    • Written by Dana C from Kansas City

    Beautiful out of the box but after a mere week's worth of wear it looks years old - filthy at the corners and with lots of scratches. The actual leather around the molding is very thin and not up to every day handling.

    13 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful patina after a month of use

    • Written by Chad W from Portland

    I love this case! I had the Midnight Blue leather case for the past year but was always wishing for a saddle tan color. When this color was announced recently, I jumped on it and ordered it the same day. I couldn't be more pleased. For those who are concerned about scratches, most of them rub right out with the pad of your thumb. For extra stubborn ones, use a little leather balm, hand lotion, or even a very light application of olive oil. The case just gets better with age and the darkened edges take on a harmonious look. After a month of daily use and several applications of leather balm, the leather has gotten significantly darker toward the edges and has taken on a burnished sheen, which is beautiful--like an old leather belt or briefcase. Someone else compared it to the "sunburst" color of a Fender guitar, which is darker at the edges and glows brighter toward the center...that is a great analogy to the patina that develops on this case. It really makes the phone feel classy and special, and the soft, smooth feel of the leather is incomparable. It elevates the daily iPhone experience for sure. If you appreciate natural leather products and the character they develop over time, I think you'll really enjoy this case.

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sleek & slippery but beautiful cover with simple Apple design.

    • Written by Terry Y from Singapore

    I like the new feel of this cover. Actually contrary to numerous reviews, the Saddle Brown case I bought had good button response and fitting the iPhone 6s in was rather easy. The case feels a little slippery. Another good feature is this case allows you to hold the phone and reach across all the keys with one hand much easier than other cases. I still like my Spigen tough and perfect armor cases a lot but I'm interested to see how this case fairs in terms of durability. Some ppl have reported that the leather will be damaged easily by light use so I want to find that out. But so far unlike some ppl voiced, the Saddle brown Color is not as orange as they warned. I think I made right choice to choose Saddle brown out of the 5 Colours :) my first time using an Apple leather case but I agree this design really accentuates the iPhone's slim design. So I've given this case 5 full stars!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Low quality

    • Written by Luis O from Nir Zvi

    Catches colour from clothes, gets oily, very disappointing

    11 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very premium and classic

    • Written by sean T

    I replaced from a rose-gold that become very dirty and dark at the corners and at edge, really glad about that - I love this case, it's looks very good and classy on white phones, feels premium and wears beautiful; builds character and uniqueness over time.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great case - premium and classic

    • Written by Brooke O from malborn

    Feels good in the hand, looks very sharp and luxury on white phone
    Very unique color.

    24 of 26 people found this useful