• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    it's okay

    I had the same case for my iPhone 6S and I loved it. I love the way the saddle brown color changes over time with natural wear. It looks sophisticated! So naturally, when I upgraded to the iPhone 8, I figured I'd get the same thing because I'm nothing if not consistent. The most notable change are the buttons, which I didn't like at first. They've kinda grown on me, though.

    But my biggest gripe is that the case just feels too snug for the phone. Like, to the point where the phone appears to bulge out of the bottom just a bit. Just enough to trigger me noticing it. Maybe it'll wear away over time?

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not great, quality control has gone down.

    I have usually liked Apple's leather cases a lot, but this one was a disappointment. Quality control has gone down from previous years, it seems. I purchased my Saddle Brown case for my 7 and had to exchange it due to a very loose fit. Case occasionally pops off in my pocket sitll. Exchanged case was decent but still loose. Seems like the extra size to accomodate the very slightly larger iPhone 8 is too much for the 7 to fit properly but apparently still within Apple's "manufacturing tolerances" - ironically, I tried the case on a friend's 8 and it fits decent (still a bit loose, but far better than my 7 where the case will pop off by itself in my pocket)

    Tired of visiting the Apple Store so I placed some paper around the edges to make it fit better. Worked, but UNACCEPTABLE for a $50 case.

    5/10, leather itself seems good quality and case fits great in the hand. Metal buttons are a great addition compared to the old 6/6S leather cases.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Good

    The case fits well, but there were streaks in the leather.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    The machined aluminum buttons are a mistake

    I loved my iPhone 6 Saddle Brown leather case and wanted to continue to use it with my new iPhone 8. But naturally Apple moved the camera just enough so that the old case wouldn't work with my new phone. But whatever, no big deal!

    So I just ordered a new Saddle Brown leather case. Unfortunately there's a pretty significant difference between my old case and my new case, and it has to do with the buttons.

    On the new case they use machined aluminum buttons. The old case may have also used this type of button (I don't know for sure) but the buttons were covered in leather. With the new case the buttons are exposed and that's a problem. As the product description says, "these buttons match the finish of the leather." That's true...until they don't!

    And they won't because, as the product description says, the case "develops a natural patina over time." The patina is the best part about these leather cases and it's why I bought this one again, but once the patina forms the buttons won't match the leather and it's going to look really weird. It'll be a mix of rustic, worn leather with shiny aluminum buttons.

    I am seriously considering returning this case and going with the darker leather options...or maybe even a non-Apple case. We'll see.

    Thanks for reading! I hope this was helpful.

    6 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fits well look good

    Perfect case that protects well.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic

    Simple classic and luxurious feel with great protection

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Wanted to love it

    I've been eyeing this case for so long and finally bought it. I loved the look of it so much that I bought two more cases for family immediately after receiving mine. I really wanted to love it, but unfortunately the quality is not what I would expect from Apple. The leather at the bottom of my case tore within just a few days of me using it, and the sides are stretched out just from basic use. Unfortunately it is not worth the price and I regret buying it.

    5 of 5 people found this useful