• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Darker than pictured and too slippery

    • Written by Jay D from Bethesda

    I agree with the other reviewers about the color: it's darker in person than the pleasing forest green that's pictured. I will add the following observations: 1. The case is slippery. The leather cases for the 6 and 6S series were grippy, which is extremely important in a case, especially one that is used to cover a slippery phone. I'll never understand why Apple's leather cases have gotten slippery over the past few generations, but they have, thus defeating one of the most important aspects of using a case: helping to guard against accidental drops. 2. The leather this time around seems a tad thinner, which is not terribly bad because the phones themselves keep getting fatter and heavier. But along with the thinness comes a cheaper feeling, which is not something one expects or wants from an expensive case such as this.

    All in all, I'm fairly disappointed and will be returning this.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    VERY POOR QUALITY

    • Written by Michael A from Cedar Rapids

    Like two previous reviewers, I also bought Forest Green. Green is my favorite color. Yes this is very dark, but in bright light it is definitely a true deep green. The color isn't my issue though.
    I strongly DO NOT recommend purchasing this. The Quality is terrible! I have had my case 4 Days and the entire top of the case on the right side and corner has started showing white underneath the green, leaving me to assume the color is already rubbing off. I have no idea how this is even happening. I have been handling my new phone and case like it's made of solid gold!
    When I leave the house it goes in a lined interior pocket of my winter Parka. I won't even leave the phone out while driving, even though I have a little cubby in the dash for a phone. I didn't want to risk the leather rubbing against something or the phone falling out if I came to a sudden stop. At home when I'm charging I always put my phone on a covered surface. I have a marble bedside table and I seriously put a paper towel down on the surface before putting my phone on it. I won't even put it down on a solid surface unprotected. Yeah I know I sound weird, but just goes to show the care I take with a new device and wanting to protect my investment. Also, I wanted the case to look "new" for as long as possible and not get any scratches on the back leather.

    Taking it out of the box, there was already "wear" on two parts of the case. This is immediately noticeable in such a dark color. The spots were small, but I couldn't believe that a brand new product already had two spots where the leather showed abrasion and the white underneath. That is very irritating. I have had a clear plastic case on my previous iPhone that has worked very well for me. It has the bumpers on the inside of the case and saved my phone from shattering at least a dozen times. After 2 years of that, I wanted something that felt more elevated and wasn't plastic.

    I know over time on a soft leather case the leather would age and the color would wear off. That is expected. And I know $50 is not a TON of money when cases sell for hundreds and plastic Otter boxes retail in this price range. I just thought buying a product direct from Apple like this would be better quality. Some people won't mind, but it's a big big quality control issue for me to have an entire corner of color rubbed off my case in literally days. If I had to change the case after 6 months+ or from heavy wear that would be fine. But after 4 days and very careful usage this is completely unacceptable.The only reason I haven't returned it is because then I am left without a case. I spend over $1300 for a device (after taxes) and I don't want to cover all that up with cheap, ugly looking plastic case. But I guess that's what I'll have to go back to.

    Really really disappointing that Apple invests so much effort into design and packaging of the iPhone, and zero quality control in the design and manufacturing of a case to cover and protect the device.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it on my XS Max Gold!!!

    • Written by Roman S from Maitland

    Just looks stunning! The color of very deep and rich green plays even with shades of blue. Perfect match for the gold. A great alternative to regular black or dark blue. My first original leather case and I’m 100% satisfied. Worth its money! You won’t regret!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a perfect fit (camera + squeaky sounds)

    • Written by Stefan T from Sofia, Bulgaria

    I've been using Apple's leather cases on iPhone 5, 6s Plus, 8 Plus, X and now Xs Max.
    For the first time I don't get a perfect fit. The camera is slightly off (by 1mm) and the right side of the case makes squeaky sounds when I squeeze the sides of the phone a little bit. It bothers me, especially at this price.
    The colour though is fantastic - very dark, yes, but complements the Gold colour perfectly. And I like it is dark, because lighter leather cases show marks and signs of usage much more easily. This one is almost black in low and fluorescent light and in direct sunlight - it shows the green shade in an amazing sparkling way.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So many compliments

    • Written by Nathaniel L from New York

    I receive compliments daily on this phone case. I got the XS max gold and the green makes the gold pop I’m a subtle way. The color isn’t a true hunter green but more of a hunter green with a blue cast. The leather is beautiful and holds up nicely. I am wanting them to do an Olive or Arm green color.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Good!

    • Written by Eric P from Brick

    Huge fan of the leather cases. Been using the official Apple ones for years! New Green one looked great for the XS, but once you feel it in person, it is a completely different feeling then the old ones. REALLY CHEAP. DIfferent grain. Thinner.

    I’m returning this.

    I’m not sure if it’s like this across all new leather cases or just the Forest Green (which is rather blue & not entirely forest green).

    Bad smell also!

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great color texture was weird

    • Written by Matthew D from Midland

    I love the color of the forest green it is a great case however the one I received from Apple was textured weird on the back I ended up returning it to the Apple store I plan on buying another one to see if it does the same thing

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful

    • Written by Daniel P from Fort Worth

    The case is a beautiful dark green that compliments the gold XS Max very well. The leather is soft and feels premium. A perfect minimalist case.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    forest green??

    • Written by aydin M from portland

    Not a forest green color it’s more like a blue algae or some forest blugreen, kind of a mix of forest green with the dark blue color case they have it’s a weird color, I like green and it’s the only one they have so I’ll probably keep it but hope they come out with a real forest green soon !
    When I think of forest green I think of things like the green polo logo, or a green jaguar, or even the color of ferns, trees and Idk maybe the forest ..... lol
    Maybe the update v2 forest green will get it right ��‍♂️

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Gorgeous Case

    • Written by Joseph R from Indianapolis

    I thought this might have a plastic insert or support, bit it appears to be all leather with a suede insert. The color is a very deep green. It doesn't seem to add much bulk to the phone. We shall see how protective it is against drops and how it looks as it ages, but I am very happy with this as a first review.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The nicest iPhone case I’ve ever had

    • Written by Ashley P from Leyland

    This ‘Forest Green’ colour is absolutely stunning I would say it’s more like a teal green/blue but it couldn’t be a more perfect combination with my gold IPhone XS Max as it looks absolutely stunning next to the gold at the bottom of the phone and the gold around the camera. Would highly recommend.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Gorgeous forest green

    • Written by Kim G from Henderson

    I absolutely love the leather iPhone cases and it's the only case I will buy for my iPhone. There was no doubt when I picked up my XS Max I would buy another case for it. Not a fan of the color green at all...this forest green leather case is absolutely gorgeous and true color too. Snug, secure, and surprisingly, compliments my Gold phone nicely. The buttons correspond exact with the iPhone and the flash cutout is exact. What I love most of all about these cases? In time, they will patina to a personalized color based on you. Can't wait to see how this does as time goes on. Also, in time, the case molds perfectly with the phone providing a comfortable, non-bulky grip, grasp, and feel. Well worth the money. As with all leather goods, it is subject to wearing down at the edges, rips/tears if you drop it regularly. Fort Knox for your phone this is not, but it's a great accessory for the iPhone.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple is finally showing some love to green!

    • Written by Seth H from Saint Louis

    This is a very nice case! Looks, feels, and fits great, which one should expect from a first party case that's this expensive. The leather is a nice step up from the silicone, but a bit less grippy. Most importantly, Apple has finally ended its scorn of the color green. Why did it take until 2018 to sell a green case? Third parties weren't much help, and when they did offer green, it was usually some lurid shade of lime. The color of this case is very pleasant, and it looks very close to the images provided here. I think most people would call the color hunter green and not forest green, but it looks great, especially paired with the gold iPhone. Not sure about the reviewers who seem to have received off-color cases, perhaps there was a bad batch?

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great case...doesn't hold up

    • Written by Justin S from hesperia

    This care is great! BUT it does not hold up to everyday wear and tear. this is a great case for those who do not put it in a purse or pocket. So if it goes from table to hand back to the table, it might be a good case for you

    5 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Case, Love the Color!

    • Written by Brian J from Mount Juliet

    This is an awesome case for the iPhone XS Max. The color is amazing looking!! There have been several reviews talking about the color being off, but remember this color is based on Apple's color spectrum so of course it looks different. To me it looks OD green but I LOVE IT. Green is my favorite color, and this color of green is great looking. No matter if you get it and don't like you can return it. But, take the chance and purchase this case.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Lovely case!

    • Written by Lucy D from Christchurch

    LOVE this colour, not too bright, just right! And as always, great quality.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone XS Max Leather Case Forest Green

    • Written by Calvin M from Las Vegas

    I have been using Apple's leather case since iPhone 6, this case has the same high quality build quality and material. The color is as close as the image shown here. I am picky with my leather case as I don't like them to have scratches right out of the box or too many "wrinkles", so I checked every forest green cases they have in the Apple Store and they all have the same color (sometimes colors could be different in different copies).

    When you talk about color, make sure you are checking the color in daylight or sunlight, those light has 100% color rendering index, which means you can see the color in 100% accurately. I believe the lights in the Apple Store also have high color rendering index number. Most lights at home only have 70-85% color rendering index, so it may be why the color is off when you received it.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Always top notch

    • Written by Gary S from Webster

    No pun intended with the title. I bought this case before my iPhone Xs Max came in, and of course, I am not disappointed. Apples own cases always fit perfectly for me. The color of the forest green is deep and rich. I love the way leather ages over time. I would highly recommend Apple’s leather and silicone cases if you want a case that bugs the phone nicely. As other case manufacturers have a small space around the camera, Apple cases do not. Pick on up. It’s worth the investment!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Colour and quality

    • Written by David B from Brighton

    So I got my new Xs and thought I cant hide such a fab phone but... I nearly dropped it so thought I would invest. Great feel and protection for phone.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Color does not look good.

    • Written by JD C from West Lafayette

    Honestly was expecting a more forest and vibrant green. It's hard to tell it's black. It almost falls catches your eye as blue or purple sometimes. Definitely was expecting something lighter and a richer green!

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