• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Value - Works as Advertised

    • Written by from Indio

    If you don't have a cover that protects the screen, thin sides and back of your iPad, this is for you. I had a smart cover only, dropped the iPad and broke the screen.

    This is much better, as it cushions any fall, no matter what part of the iPad hits the hard object. As to fit, it is perfectly snug on my Third Generation - "The New iPad". When you install it, just make sure all four sides of your screen are slightly covered at the edges. That will secure it. You may have to bend the sides of the cover down a bit while you are inserting your iPad, but you will see that it "snaps" into place. There is no looseness as it is a tight fit.

    There are no negatives - it is a good product.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic protection, but doesn't last forever

    • Written by from Americus

    We have kept this cover on our ipad for nearly 2 years. It is finally worn out - the rubber sides have split and it no longer stays on the ipad. It has been falling apart for about 3 months now. That's not bad for the only type of case or cover we've ever bothered with. It's held up to being shoved into brief cases, back packs, purses, and knitting bags. We are contemplating the purchase of another one because we like it so much. I only took one star off - because it only survived for 1.5 years.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    One word: terrible

    • Written by from Arlington

    The case do not fits properly, do not stand easily (fall all the time). The borders hurt your hand when you hold for long.
    Do not spend your money with this product (that doesn't deserve the apple logo)

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Loved this Case, but....

    • Written by from Philadelphia

    I bought the case almost exactly a year ago. It fit perfectly, and was very convenient for carrying the iPad to work and using it in meetings. Unfortunately, after one year of normal use, the case has fallen apart. The frame has torn away from the body of the case and consequently, the iPad slips out. This is not an inexpensive case, so I had hoped to use it for more than a year. I haven't decided whether to buy another one or try something else. If you decide to purchase this case, just be careful with it.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    could be better

    • Written by from westfield

    the case fits the ipad pretty good.. it could be a little tighter though. the problem I have with the case is that it started coming apart at the seams within 3 months. as another person put it on here, I'm having a hard time believing apple would put their name and logo on this case. it's clearly substandard quality.. the one thing I will say is that I love the way the case looks and feels, but could be way better especially considering what I paid for it.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not made for the long haul

    • Written by from Melbourne

    Right out of the box this is a flimsy case and it just gets worse as time goes on. Mine is just a little over a year old and the seams have come completely apart. My iPad doesn't even see regular daily usage.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad Smart Case falling apart

    • Written by from Sioux Falls

    I've had the smart case for about 2 years. About 6 months ago the seam started splitting apart. Now it is apart on two and a half sides. BAD product quality. I know it wouldn't last for ever but using glue? Why not stitched? $50 is a lot to pay for something that only lasts 18 months on a $1000 iPad purchase! Shame Apple!

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Design Flaw: Very uncomfortable to hold - edges too SHARP!

    • Written by from Aliso Viejo

    If you're like me and you like to kick back on the bed or couch and surf the web or read emails, this product will hurt your hands. The edges are too sharp. Apple, you need to round the edges of this. I spend $55 on this and I want my money back! Let me buy it again once you repair this design flaw!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 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 of 1 people found this useful

  • 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.

    5 of 5 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 .

    8 of 8 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

    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.

  • 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?

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Ok but needs improvement

    • Written by from Sioux Falls

    Nice case overall. Love the red. Love the magnetize feature. The bad thing about the case is it doesn't stand up that great. When you roll it back to make it stand, it falls backward a lot. So with that being the case, no pun intended, i would spend half the money on a case that allows the iPad to stand up better.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it!!

    • Written by from Albuquerque

    I have the same case in red, and have never needed anything else. I hesitated to get this case initially due to the price, but it has lasted me longer than I would have thought and even after about two years of use, it still looks great! I love the ability of tossing it in a backpack and not worrying about my iPad getting scuffed up, having full protection. The "hinge" issue that everyone seems to comment on has never been an issue of mine, it works fine and completely closes (effectively putting my iPad to sleep each time) just as the Smart Covers would. Very happy with this product.

    0 of 2 people found this useful