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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 485 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An exquisite leather option for the iPhone XS Max

    Posted
    Drew
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    Although I use both iOS and Android devices, I have tended to be partial towards Apple products over the years. Of course, one of the problems with that is Apple's prices. For most people (including myself), the "Apple tax" can be prohibitive and excessive. If the iPhone XS Max is “Exhibit A,” then Apple's $49.99 Leather Case is “Exhibit B.” I have owned the iPhone 5, 5S, 6 Plus, 6S Plus, SE, and 7 Plus, but always chose to go with a case made by a third party. First, I hate scratches on my phone and third-party cases offer coverage that includes the bottom lip. The second reason is price; cases from other reputable manufacturers are often cheaper than Apple-produced accessories. The internet is practically littered with budget iPhone cases for $15 or less. But this time around, I opted to go with the official Apple leather case (in Midnight Blue). Here's what sealed the deal for me, and it might do the same for you. For many accessories, Best Buy often offers a 25% promotional savings when bundled in a set of three or more. It doesn't have to be three of the same accessory, and Apple products aren't excluded! Because I purchased a Zagg screen protector and Apple USB-C-to-Lightning Cable along with this case, the usual $49.99 price tag magically dropped to $37.49. I will always purchase my phone accessories from Best Buy for this reason. Obviously, this still costs more than a typical budget case, but consider that you use your phone for several hours each day. It’s worth the investment in my opinion. Now a couple of tidbits about the product itself: Like most Apple products, fit and finish are second-to-none. The case feels luxurious and well-crafted. One concern that I have seen online is the slick texture of the leather. Depending on the person, this could be a real concern for you. For example, my own father could not get over the initial slickness of his leather case, so I replaced his with a different brand. However, my hands tend to be slightly sweatier than his, and I can attest that the texture has become far grippier over my six weeks of ownership. It feels secure in the hand, and it has not slipped out of my hands once. Two weeks ago, I cleaned the case and applied Meguiar’s leather conditioner to it. The leather patina has really blossomed into a deeper midnight blue hue. Lastly, my initial concern over the exposed bottom lip has turned out to be a non-factor so far. Even though I routinely keep the phone in my pocket with keys, coins, and scraps of paper, the new stainless steel on the XS Max has been durable and scratch-resistant. The bottom lip still looks brand-new. TL;DR: This Apple leather case is better than a third-party case. Bundle three accessories at Best Buy and save 25%.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fits like a glove.

    Posted
    John
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    At first, my saddle brown case seemed a little too slippery, but after 1-2 weeks of use, it’s starting to get grippier. Also, I can already see some patina developing on the sides where I frequently hold the device which creates this beautiful dark brown color. The metal buttons are very clicky, satisfying, and add to the premium feel of the leather, which is very smooth and doesn’t collect dust and debris like the silicon version (which is also more difficult to take out of pockets). In terms of bulkiness, it’s definitely on the slimmer side so wireless charging still works, but it still feels solid and durable, and there is a lip which adds some protection to the front. The bottom is exposed, however I personally like it that way, because it makes it easier to do the swipe gestures on the iPhone XS Max. And because it’s not too bulky and the bottom is exposed, the case is also easier to remove. Overall, I highly recommend this case because it does feel like it’s part of the phone and that it’s designed to be this way since it’s natural leather in contrast to most other cases which are synthetic and industrial, and in my opinion, that aspect definitely contributes to a more premium and enjoyable experience.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful but not a good 'fit' for everyone

    Posted
    Benjamin
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    My first Apple iPhone case was the silicone version I purchased for my iPhone 6. It was a good looking case, and the silicone gave it fantastic grip not only in the hand but also resting on the console or front seat of my car (that was a must). I had not even considered a leather case at the time mostly due to the cost. However, when I purchased the iPhone XS Max I figured I might as well go all out and get Apple's leather case. The case is gorgeous and the leather feels luxurious. However, there is virtually no grip to the case out of the box. In fact the phone nearly slipped out of my hand after I newly installed my phone as I attempted to pass it to my son so that he could experience the great feel of the leather. It became clear that I would not be able to use the phone one-handed while in the leather case; this was a non-starter. Ultimately I exchanged the leather case for the silicone version and have been happy with my decision. I understand that the leather cases become more tacky over time as they absorb the natural oils from our hands, but I did not have the time to develop such a patina nor did I wish to risk dropping my phone on a regular basis.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Stylish case (favorite)

    Posted
    Patrick
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    This case is really nice. The buttons are easy to press, which is something very important for me in a case. And the buttons are actually aluminum which makes it very nice. The lather finish looks and feels really nice in my hands. The case also fits really nice onto the case. There is a lip at the top so you're never really gonna be placing your phone on the glass, instead only the lip of the case. And the same thing goes for the camera cut out, so you won't have to worry about scratching your camera lens. I think this case is great for someone who doesn't really drop their phone that much. If you tend to drop your phone more often, I'd recommend using an otter box or tech21. Overall, this case is really nice and probably one of the best cases I've ever used. If this case breaks for some reason, I'd probably get this same exact case. Though I haven't dropped it yet, I feel like the "most durable smartphone glass" and the case will hold up pretty well together. But still, definitely add a screen protector.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Still the best iPhone case you can buy...

    Posted
    PsychedelicFuzz
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    I'm happy to see Apple has taken note of the iPhone's 'bump' (aka: Rear-Facing Camera). This iteration of the iPhone / Apple Brand Leather Case, is just as good as any of the previously released models. I will spare anyone, that is wishing to obtain the "Product (RED)" Edition of this iPhone XR Case; Please do not buy the Red Leather Case. If you're caught out in the rain, the red will bleed and stain, even on black jeans. By purchasing the default Black case, you're sure to only see the leather age and age well. The red leather case, unfortunately looked fairly gross after a month. This was not due to dirt, but due to the red dye Apple has used, fading in an inconsistent and unflattering rate. This case rocks. The red case does not. 'Nuff Said!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Stylish Quality Leather Back Cover

    Posted
    AndyM
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    Bought this along with my new XSMax since I wanted protection for the glass back of the iPhone. I had already ordered a folio case but wanted protection NOW. This fit the bill perfectly. It is well made, looks great, feels great, and fits perfectly as you might expect from Apple. It did a fine job protecting the back of my phone while waiting on the folio case to arrive. If you have a new glass back iPhone and you don't want a folio case - get this to protect the back and something like Otterbox AlphaGlass to protect the delicate screen (at least from scratches if not breakage) - You'll be glad to avoid the expense and temporary loss of your phone while it is being repaired.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simple case that grows more beautiful with age

    Posted
    lucidhysteria
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    Beautiful, simple leather case that fits the iPhone XS Max perfectly (as it should, since it was also made by Apple). While some Apple cases a few generations back did not handle the buttons and cutouts quite as well, in my opinion, for the last few years they've nailed it — the buttons still feel great and click just as well with the case on, and even with my large fingers I can still fairly easily toggle the mute switch on or off. Provides just enough lip to protect the screen, and evens out the camera bump so the phone can lie flat on its back. Overall, offers just enough protection without adding a ton of bulk to the phone. And the more you wear it in, the better it looks.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    High quality

    Posted
    Mark
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    My favorite case. Doesn’t even feel like there’s a case on the phone, it fits like a glove. I was worried initially because the bottom of the phone isn’t covered but that hasn’t been an issue. Makes the phone a lot easier to hold and gives it that premium feeling. Way better than the cheaper options on amazon. You get what you pay for at the end of the day. I’d recommend this case any day as long as your not working out or doing outdoor stuff that would require something more rugged. I work in an office so this fits the bill for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Beware of buying online

    Posted
    Midnight21
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    I purchased this iPhone leather case because they are good quality and look nice. Since it is real leather, it will change color over time, which is normal. My main problem was that I bought it online and the case shipped to me was scratched throughout the entire case. I ended up having to exchange it with one in store that was in new condition without scratches. So if you’re not ok with possibly receiving a scratched one, I would buy it in store so you could see the condition for yourself.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Apple Leather case for iPhone XS Max

    Posted
    Eileen
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    I love this case. I had a leather case on my last iPhone for 4+ years and not once did I damage the screen. For the record I am pretty careful with my phones. However, this case provides the right balance for me between minimalist coverage and protection for when I happened to drop my phone. The case comes up and over the screen and camera lenses so neither are ever in contact with the surface it is sitting on. The only weak spot is along the bottom near the speakers where there is no coverage. But as I said, that was not a problem with my last phone and case.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great case, worth the investment

    Posted
    WayneA
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    Official Apple accessories are never cheap, but I did get it on sale and saved $10. Big $$$ investment in the Xs Max, no reason to go cheap on the case. Perfect fit and alignment with the buttons and rear camera is sufficiently protected when placed down. Was concerned about no coverage across the bottom, but it works, no issues. The leather can be slippery if your hands are dry. Applying leather conditioner on a regular basis helps. Leather always improves over time if conditioned.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good but not perfect

    Posted
    ChemDoode
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    The fit is perfect. Not close, but literally perfect. The open bottom is ideal for use with accessories. It's super-super thin, which is actually very good because the XS Max is huge, and adding too much bulk would make it harder to hold. The leather is very premium, and metal buttons that extend the volume and lock keys are top quality. But... the grip is not great. My hand easily slides along the leather and I dropped my phone a couple times. I switch to a rubber case and the grip improved dramatically, and I didn't drop it anymore.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Top notch quality

    Posted
    Dakota
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    I bought this case after trying two different spigen cases, which I had found the backs of them too slippery and “greasy” feeling from finger oils. This case is a little bit slippery when new, but after a couple days of use it is wonderful. As the leather starts to wear the patina gets better and helps with it becoming a little bit more grippy. I love the microfiber lining holding snug to the phone to keep out dust particles unlike my last cases. I would buy this again in a heartbeat.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nice case, but I had concerns . . .

    Posted
    GFam
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    The Apple leather case adds protection without too much bulk and has wireless charging capability. The aluminum buttons are a nice touch with a very tactile response, and the mute switch is very accessible. The case has a premium feel of the leather and a microfiber lining which keeps out dust particles. However, the grip is not good, the case is way too slippery and the case leaves the bottom of the phone exposed with no protection.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality Control For The Price

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    BBReviewer
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    Let’s face it. If you’re buying an Apple case, you’ve probably already accepted that you’ll be paying a premium. For the premium price, you get Apple branding on the back of the case and you know it’ll fit perfectly; however, for the price I expected Quality Control to be better. The case is essentially a layer of thin leather glued onto cardboard. When held to the light, some of the cases have a slight water/ripple pattern probably caused by the glue between the leather and cardboard.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for thinness

    Posted
    Fultz
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    The Apple leather cases have long been one of my favorites in terms of the feel of the material and appearance on the phone. It adds minimal size to the phone, slightly elevates the display when laid face down on a table, and sits a little bit thicker than the camera bump. I’ve never had any durability issues, save for the fact that on past iterations, the case will loosen very slightly if it is installed and removed repeatedly, but not enough to come off the phone spontaneously.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Thin Case

    Posted
    CAPTCOLBS
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    I have literally owned 10 of these for all of my apple cell phones and family phones. They are great and are some of the thinnest cases that still offer protection on the market. The only reason why I didn't give it five starts, is due to the leather on the outside. The first time you drop it or scratch it you will see those permanent marks but that is common for leather cases. You won't go wrong with this one.....BUY IT!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice, but slippery

    Posted
    David
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    This case looks very nice, and I had one just like it (except in a different color) on my iPhone 7 that proved very protective of the phone itself. If I had a complaint it would be just how slippery the case is in hand, particularly when new. After having it for a couple of weeks it seems to be a little less slippery, but I am still very careful with it. Also, I have to take the case off to use my old iHome lightning charger.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Color for the iPhone Xs Max

    Posted
    dsc888
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    I immediately ordered this case for my new iPhone Xs max right after I pick it up from the Apple store. The saddle brown color is the classiest of all the leather cases. The patina that eventually shows with use makes it look like a fine piece of Italian leather product. The lighter colors simply look dirty with use and the darker colors hide the patina a little bit too much. This is the best case that Apple makes for any of their phones

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great minimal case

    Posted
    Chris
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    I’ve owned these cases in the past and they’ve always protected my phone very well. Keeps the phone as close to its natural size, so no bulk. A lip that goes slightly above the screen, coupled with a glass screen protector is all I need for protection. I’m pretty particular about my electronics so I keep them clean and very rarely drop them. I have in the past with one of these cases on and never sustained any damage to the phone’s screen or body.

    I would recommend this to a friend