• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Uncomfortable and didn't last

    • Written by from Chicago

    Initially the case is slick, has a good fit and protects the iPad . After just a year of moderate use the case split open, will not hold the iPad and does not prop up the device. It was very uncomfortable to hold from the start with razor sharp edges all the way around the perimeter. I don't want to research the hundreds of cases to find one that is function able and comfortable. I trusted Apple to do that. A little disappointing.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible, don't buy!

    • Written by from Aguada

    This product won't last. The concept is great, but unfortunately the products braks after use putting your iPad at risk. The sides of the case are glued to the frame the goes around the iPad and connects to the top cover. After use, the sides separate and the iPad can slip between this space. We bought three (3) of these Apple Smart Cases at my home, and all three of them have the issue. Do not recommend.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This case saved my iPad

    • Written by from Oakley

    This case is amazing. I left my iPad on the top of my car and drove off. When I realized it was gone I went back to find it and found it on the side of the road. It had fallen off when I was going 50 mph. The case is ripped on all corners and scratches on the front and back of the cover. I can tell it took a few hard hits as it hit the ground. The amazing thing is that my iPad still works perfectly. There is absolutely nothing wrong with it. I now need a new case and I will get nothing else but the smart case for my iPad. I never leave reviews but could not keep quiet on this one. Thanks Apple for making such a great product!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive and NOT durable

    • Written by from Topanga

    For the price of this thing I expected it to not fall apart at the seams within 18 months of at home use. My iPad actually fell out of the case through the split in the seem and smashed the corner of the screen. I am very disappointed in this overpriced product .

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    not so Smart case

    • Written by from LEEK

    Like others I bought the case with the ipad 3 as I thought the genuine all round case would be of higher quality than it has turned out to be. Mine has split at the to and bottom, the ipad is now not secure so I will go back to using a £3 one that I bought for my ipad 2 a year before that. It would be a nice gesture of apple to offer a discount or a trade in for us, but I'm sure this will not be seen as necessary. On a more positive note the current genuine leather case I have on my iPad Air is lasting very well as it is almost a year old now and has no sign of wear, it was flippin' expensive though for a case.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    CASE SPLITS AT SEAM - AVOID

    • Written by from Exeter

    I am a dedicated Mac fan because of the excellent design and build quality. Sadly this case fails. It has split apart along the seam that joins the back to the front retaining edge. And this is not due to the iPad being removed all the time. It has been simply left in place. This issue has been noted by several other reviewers. Maybe the latest Air case is better, but the previous model is best avoided. Check the Air case reviews in a few months and this should reveal if the problem has been addressed. But for now - best look elsewhere.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    • Written by from HEMEL HEMPSTEAD

    Put up with this case for about a year before I replaced it. The iPad 4 is very loose in the case and often popped out at the corner. The bonding between the back and the front gave out and gradually split apart.
    Really disappointed especially from a company who have always had a reputation on good quality

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not great

    • Written by from London

    I can't recommend this case. It's not comfortable to hold. The "stand" is unstable. It gets dirty very quickly and mine allowed grit to get inside and marked the back of my iPad. Then it fell part after 3 months.
    Look elsewhere.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Totally rubbish

    • Written by from birmingham

    I have this case in red and it's totally rubbish, it has literally fallen apart and I've not had it that long. I would definitely not recommend anyone to buy this product. It is a total waste of money. I would have posted pictures of how it has fallen apart but there is no option to attach photos.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    better than the ipad air's smart case

    • Written by from Mt. Pleasant

    The reason why I think that is because it overlaps so it aint as easy to tumble And it's Polyurethane instead of leather

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed.

    • Written by from Dunfermline

    My iPad Smart Case is now coming apart at the edges and my iPad falls out! I have had it for a year and a half now but am disappointed to say the least because I specifically chose an Apple case, expecting it to last. I haven't been careless with the case or anything, it just fell apart.

    Another issue is that the "stand" does not give a stable base for the iPad when in the vertical position and even the slightest tap will knock it over. However, if used in the typing position it does work well.

    Improvements could also be made to the case to make it comfier to hold in your hands, as the edge of the case is actually quite sharp and digs in when you hold the iPad for any length of time.

    The case did fit well at first and I loved the all round protection it provides but when I paid £39 I expected better.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad case

    • Written by from Topton

    My case was purchased as a present, engraved also. Very nice to look at, it has worked fairly well for a short period of time. Did not receive quality for amount they spent. the glue along the edges began to come loose, the iPad would shift, then you had to adjust in order to use volume button, camera, etc. I thought something from Apple, and something that cost more, would last longer. I am now searching for a new cover for my iPad.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not sturdy enough

    • Written by from Ottawa

    I have used this smart case for over two years now. It worked well in the beginning but over time the material softened up and the iPad kept falling out. Recently the iPad fell out onto concrete and broke. I bought a mini now use a Logitech folio which works great and is a much better product than Apple smart case. Overall, there are better products out there. Don't let the Apple logo fool you.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Case........while it lasts

    • Written by from Bournemouth

    I have had this case for about a year and during that time it has been very effective at caring for my iPad.

    However, I have noticed that the edges can end up pressing into your finger skin if you are holding the iPad for some time; this has lead to some new callouses for me!

    Not withstanding that, the biggest failing for me is that the edges have now failed i.e. begun to come apart at the seams. It is for this reason that I only give this item 3 stars

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for 11 months

    • Written by from Chislehurst

    Great case for the fourth gen iPad but after 11 months, the bottom of the case has split and no longer holds the iPad securely. £40 should last more than a year in my opinion as I now have to spend a decent amount of money on another case (not this one). Highly recommended whilst it worked though...

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Falling Apart

    • Written by from Norfolk

    I was pretty happy with the case when I first got it - snug fit, light, microfiber liner of the front cover was a plus. Only down side was the sharp, exposed seam, which isn't particularly pleasant for holding, and seemed like a possible locus for stress and failure. I should have seen it coming, but I had been very pleased with the Apple case I used on my iPad 1 for 2 1/2 years. Within 3-4 months that protruding seam started to separate and now at the 7 month point it has opened up along all 3 exposed edges and is on the verge of total failure.

    This quality of this version is just pitiful and should be an embarrassment to the product designers at Apple. Did anyone do any testing before pushing it out the door?

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly made and NOT for iPad 4th gen.

    • Written by from BEXLEYHEATH

    I have a 4th generation iPad, and the case always felt really loose. Now, after a year, the case has completely split open on the right and bottom (happened gradually over the last 3 months), making it unusable. Thanks a lot Apple!!!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Very Good!

    • Written by from Wigan

    This case fits the iPad good but it is loose round the left and right edges but it does it job like Apple says it protect the front and back of the iPad aswell as cleans the screen with the microfiber cloth on the inside screen cleaner. It also protects the back of ten iPad aswell as the volume buttons and the sleep/wake button. Not worth the £39.00 apple charge though

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Go with the Smart Cover

    • Written by from Austin

    I initially went with the Smart Case to make it easier to travel with my iPad, but that was a mistake. The Smart Case doesn't position the cover very well to make a stable stand. The cover also causes long vertical streaks on the screen that are difficult to remove.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I don't recommend it.

    • Written by from Sprachigen

    It covers your iPad good and also looks fine but it has a terrible stand. It literally falls whenever you touch it and I mean that's the whole point in my eyes. I wouldn't buy it again.

    5 of 5 people found this useful