Apple clads iPhone 5s in luxurious leather case (that work with the 5 too)

If you've decided to opt for the shamelessly flashy gold iPhone 5s that Rene covets so much, maybe you can do the decent thing and conceal its tacky exterior within one of Apple's new luxurious leather cases. They'll be available in stores starting September 20th for $39.

The cases are made of pigment-dyed premium leather lined with microfiber to protect the finish of the iPhone 5s; buttons cover the volume up/down buttons on the phone, with cutouts for the hold switch, Lightning port and other openings on the phone.

The case comes in six colors: yellow, beige, blue, brown, black and red. The red case is actually a (RED) edition - (RED) is the initiative from U2 frontman Bono to fight AIDS. Apple has been a frequent collaborator with Bono on (RED) edition products in the past.

Update: As a commenter points out, Apple's web site confirms that these cases will work with the 5 as well.

Peter Cohen