1. tanknitrous's Avatar
    It's my understanding that Apple has discontinued selling the leather cases in all but 2 colors...the black and blue. But, when searching Amazon, there are a bevy of other "Apple" branded leather cases in various colors. I took a chance and bought this brown leather case for my SE. When reading customer questions, they claim that it's an official Apple case. Is anyone familiar with these cases and did I just make a 27 dollar mistake?

    Amazon.com: Apple MF041LL/A Leather iPhone 5s Case - Brown: Cell Phones & Accessories
    04-17-2016 10:17 AM
  2. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    It's easy to write it's official or "genuine", but you are right. The SE leather cases are available in Midnight Blue and Black.

    If you ever want to verify that in the future, use either the  app on your phone or visit the Accessories section of Apple website.


    Look at the photos below, how off their color is.
    Here's the seller "genuine" brown leather case:


    And here are Apple's Saddle Brown and Brown, respectively:

    04-17-2016 10:48 AM
  3. Lefty724's Avatar
    I also wanted a saddle brown leather Apple case bit they only had black and blue at the Apple Store.

    I ended up buying a saddle brown off of Amazon and am pleased with the quality so far. I'm almost positive it's not a genuine Apple product, but I'm ok with that.
    04-17-2016 11:52 AM
  4. tanknitrous's Avatar
    If you follow my link, I'll bet we ordered the same one.
    04-17-2016 08:50 PM
  5. dominion1's Avatar
    If you follow my link, I'll bet we ordered the same one.
    Hey did you ever get this? I'd like to know if it fits and your thoughts
    04-29-2016 05:12 PM
  6. dominion1's Avatar
    Thanks lol
    05-01-2016 03:57 PM
  7. klcrow8690's Avatar
    I got one of these cases but in beige. It seems like the real deal, and the packaging is convincing. However, I have found that mine has discolored rather quickly. I cannot speak for the quality of the original cases, but it seems ok. It was also the cheapest one, as I only paid $17 for it with free Prime shipping.
    05-01-2016 07:26 PM
  8. ajl's Avatar
    I don't know if anyone addressed it, but a full selection of Leather cases was on display yesterday in the Walnut Creek store.
    05-02-2016 11:39 AM
  9. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    I don't know if anyone addressed it, but a full selection of Leather cases was on display yesterday in the Walnut Creek store.
    Same here in my hometown. I don't think the claim that all but two colors of leather cases have been discontinued is accurate.
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    05-02-2016 11:39 PM
  10. jakdillard's Avatar
    Same here in my hometown. I don't think the claim that all but two colors of leather cases have been discontinued is accurate.
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...05e908e4dc.jpg
    That is the 6s case, I think what he is referring to is the 5s or SE cases.
    05-03-2016 06:42 PM
  11. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    That is the 6s case, I think what he is referring to is the 5s or SE cases.
    Yep!
    05-07-2016 12:21 PM

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