• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible case

    I purchased this iPhone case mostly for the aesthetic but found that it started to look worn and dirty almost immediately. It looks really bad now, peeling and also dirty, and I’ve been quite careful with it. I also bought the Belkin screen protector from the Apple store, and the case doesn’t afford much protection against falls; nor did the Belkin screen protector. The protector screen has shattered after a few months. I got a new screen protector and after literally a couple of days, the phone fell on the carpet, and this case really doesn’t protect the phone well, as the brand new screen protector has another break in it.
    One of the worst cases I’ve ever purchased. I’ve had other cases rat protect far better.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome case for awesome phone

    Case ages very well. Only complaint is small mute switch hole.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality (Saddle Brown)

    The color coating on the case is rather poor. Referencing to the loss of colour as aging leather is a joke, quite frankly.
    I have never seen a leather product fade out so quickly, plus it can't be cleaned even considering something like saddle soap. After three months it's basically black and smeary.
    But for the first three weeks it is a very nice looking, premium feeling case.

    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful soft leather case that patinas over time

    I am so happy with this case! Originally, I purchased a dark blue Apple silicone case, but the moment I put it into my pocket, it became a major lint magnet. I exchanged the silicone case for the saddle brown leather case and I'm very glad that I did. At first, the case was a bit slippery to hold, but now two months into owning it, it has a nice grippiness around the edges and still retains its silky soft leather feel. The leather patinas beautifully and I've found that any small scratches/indents in the leather are easy to rub away. I only keep the phone in my pocket, and never with other objects, so I imagine the case would get more scratched up in a bag or purse.

    For the most part, the case fits very well on the device. The fit around the camera isn't absolutely perfect (there's about a 1mm gap around the bottom of the raised camera edge and the case), but it's not noticeable or important to me. The case is soft on the inside to protect the phone, and it is easy to remove in order to clean the device.

    I haven't dropped the phone, so I can't speak to the durability of the case or its ability to protect the phone from a drop. But the front edge is raised slightly to protect the screen and the back is raised to protect the camera during everyday use. The protection seems pretty minimal, so I have a hardshell case that I use when doing more rugged outdoor activities.

    The case is beautiful, well made, and sturdy. I would purchase this again.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    I got this case in dark red and loved the feel of the leather and protection it provided. Sadly, two corners of the case have cracked after 4 months use mostly in my pocket. Went to Apple store today and they would not replace. I will go back to hard plastic generic cases at Microcenter or Target next time, last forever and a quarter of the price. This after I had to have the earbuds replaced after four months, what’s up Apple?

    1 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This Luxurious Case Was Made For iPhone X

    I’ve used to always scoff at Apple’s cases. I would lament about the price point vs the protection, and go on and on about the safety and durability of Spigen, or Otterbox cases. However I stand here, in the virtual house that Jobs built, a reformed man. This case was made for your phone. It fits better than a glove!

    I opted for the Saddle Brown because it’s the only color you should buy. If you think the color is too light, you are correct. However if you give it a week or so; leave it on your desk in the sun, you will find the patina will have already started to set. The leather will begin to set in, and after a while the oils in your skin will help the grip of the case. The leather smells incredible. Sometimes I have to remind myself to not sniff my phone case in public.

    Finally, yes this leather case will be prone to scuffs and scratches. If you don’t understand that the journey of fine leather goods is the distressed nature of them, I’m sure Target has some plastic cases in a bargain bin that will suit you well.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Of such low grade.

    I purchased this as a bought my iPhone X, at first I noticed that the colour was NOT thgonna same as the photo.
    After two weeks the edges began to wear and the colour of the case began to fade. I am disgusted.
    Apple has marketed this product at such a high quality that I think people are two ashamed to admit that these products are no better than the low grade cheap knock offs you can buy from eBay for £2.99.

    I’ll buy a different case next time, and I recommend to any of you wanting this case that you do the same.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent case

    This case has been great for my iPhone X. Despite having iPhones for the last 10 years, I had never tried the Apple cases. I finally tried this one after not liking the aftermarket options. The case adds some grip to the iPhone, but not so much that I can't easily get my phone in and out of my pocket. The bottom being open is great for swiping up from the bottom and orienting the phone by feel. And the whole case seems very thin and lightweight. Time will tell how the leather wears.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just Fantastic

    No doubt the most premium look this case can give to Iphone X.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best case

    Had this case on my old iPhone 6s and I’m so happy they have it for the iPhone X, looking forward to it wearing in.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect - Except for Mute Switch Access

    The fit and finish of this case is exactly what I wanted. It gives enough protection without the bulk. I have had it 2 months and it is taking on its own patina, as you would expect Saddle Brown Leather to do, but I see no unusual wear. Leaving the bottom ridge open was brilliant. It makes for easy access to required iPhone X gestures.

    My only complaint is that the access hole for the Mute Switch is too small. I couldn't get my thumb or even my thumb nail in there. I had to take the phone out of my pocket and use one of my finger nails to move that switch. I asked at the Genius Bar about trimming that hole bigger and they did not recommend it. They said there are multiple layers and the case might start coming apart. I had to do something, so I carefully cut a notch around the Mute Switch with scissors - just enough for the flat of my thumb to reach it. It is perfect now! I can reach into my pocket and check the position of that switch, mute it or unmute it as needed. So far the case is holding together just fine. I can appreciate the designers wanting to protect that switch from unintended movement but they over did it by making that hole way too small. This case is perfect now after my little modification.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nail Marks

    Once a nail has cut the surface by accident, it's only black underneath. Off to buy another case.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't Last

    This case is good for about 2 weeks. After that it turns black and the corners wear out. Not worth the price tag.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Most Acceptable

    Let me preface this review by saying I received this case as an appeasement/gift from Apple for a less than perfect customer service experience(which for me is rare).

    I am impressed and pleased with it. First, it's high quality leather with just the right amount of tackiness for gripping. The fit is dead on and goes on and off with minimal effort. It feels simply like an extension of the phone as opposed to a add on. One thing that is superior to the Spigen case I was using: the bottom is open except for the corners. Before receiving the item, I assumed it was for accessibility and prevent sound reflection. That may be very well true, but being able to swipe up from the bottom just as the phone is designed for, added a large amount of unexpected pleasure to using the X. You don't first have to raise your finger over protection then swipe up. It's great and much more natural.

    I doubt it would provide the protection that much bulkier cases would in the event of a drop. But it would provide some or enough for a majority of situations. Depending on how you treat your phone, this may not be your case.

    I would not hesitate to spend the money for the case after getting one. It's an absolutely perfect case for myself and I suspect the majority of iPhone X users.

    Pros: - Top quality leather/immaculate craftsmanship
    - As close to not having a case as you would want
    - Excellent tackiness
    - Great blend of protection/form

    Cons: - Not recommended if you play loose and fast with your phone

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Superb quality!

    Having owned and used a leather case on my iPhone 6 Plus, I was eager to try the leather case when I bought a new iPhone X. Wary of how the saddle brown wears and what kind of “patina” I’d end up with when it was finished had me nervous but I pulled the trigger and splurged on this expensive case for the X. I wasn’t disappointed. The first day or two it was a brighter, soft caramel color but a little too bright and the case was slippery to touch and use on the phone. After a few more days, the color darkened to a gorgeous almonds and honey shade. Rich and deep with a dark, golden hue that’s really attractive. The best part was that the case got soft to the touch and grippier when you hold it. Any mild scratch is easy to remove with a gentle rub of your finger. It’s a gorgeous case now and a delight to use.

    I bought a black leather case too as a spare in case this brown one ended up looking horrible but now I doubt I’ll ever use it. Really, really happy with this case. Highly recommend.

    Ryan

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    thick but horrible

    really? an iPhone case that is 50 bucks and taxes? if you have iPhone trade program, you trade a phone and get a new one for under $60.
    the case+phone= my wallet! the case does not give a lot of protection and acts thin when it is the ugliest thing ever. there are cases out there for 10 bucks that have better protection than this.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    horrible case-do not buy

    Please do not buy this. I was given it for Christmas. I was looking forward to a professional look. Unfortunately, the case comes apart at the bottom near the beveled edge. Apple would not replace. It looks great, but does not hold up. Very expensive for a case that does not last beyond 6 weeks.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Handsome, Not Durable

    I have had my case for one week and am a pretty gentle phone user. The case was in my purse and from normal wear and tear, the leather is ripped and dented. Really disappointed - replacing after seven days.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Review!

    I've always been a huge fan of Apple leather cases. They are beautifully designed and manufactured from real leather and have a quality leather scent. Not only are they slim, they also protect your iPhone really well. The case has enough protrusion to protect the camera lens and the front display from coming in contact with any surface. (Dropped my iPhone X from waist height- landed on it's back, and it had damaged the case, but the phone's glass back was not damaged.) The best part about these leather cases is that over time the leather wears out and changes all depending on how you treat it. (For Example, the Saddle Brown might look like a light brown at first, but after using it for awhile, it will turn a beautiful dark brown color.) It does work with wireless charging. (Props to Apple for that.) The only downside is the bottom of the case is open, so the bottom of the phone might not be protected if you drop the phone and it hits that gap just right. But, overall it is a durable, good looking case!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful compliment for the X

    The saddle brown leather contrasts beautifully with the phone. Real premium leather feels great in hand. The best part is that the edges rounds out smoothly making the phone feel thinner in hand compared to other cases. Fits the phone perfectly and easy to put on. Looked even better as it gets used and the colour of the leather ages naturally with oil from hand. Making your case looked unique! I had a similar apple leather case for my iphone 6 and it lasted the whole 3 years and still looked great! Well worth the more expensive price tag.