• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    The one u'll consider to purchase..

    • Written by from SF

    Actually I wanted to give 3and half stars... I had it for about an year... Since it's getting old, it doesn't stands stable on the desk...it'll often fall over to the back..maybe because there are too many rectangular bars folded inside, and couldn't support the weight of iPad ... Consider this point it might be a little pricy(personally, I think $40 a little above would be just right price to purchase) ... But other than is, it's a cool product. Easy to take off, made of leather, color won't fade crazy(at least mine stays in really good condition), the machine won't get super hot with long time using..and now the store got similar case with 3 bars attached, it might be more comfortable to use I guess...stands more stable...if you are not crazy about pretty design, why don't you just get a right one , and use it forever...^^

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor fit and design

    • Written by from BOULDER

    As others have said the cover doesn't close properly, but more importantly, the folding top does not reliably work as a stand and it falls over. I returned the case. Apple, with all it's design smarts, should do better than this - especially for what they are charging for it.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice case but....

    • Written by from Charlotte

    The case fits very well on my iPad Air. But like the other reviews the trifold design could be better. Also not sure that the case is real leather; but it could be. I expected more for $79.99.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Sassari

    After less than a year the case broke near the top right corner. Terrible purchase because leather it's terrible. I really shouldn't have done the purchase

    1 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fits like a glove and looks great

    • Written by from Greensboro

    This black leather case looks and feels great; it fits like a glove - easy insert and removal. For me, it takes a little relaxing with the front leather flap folded around the back of my iPad in portrait mode, and lightly maneuvering each fold with my fingers to consume or produce my activity.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cumbersome case

    • Written by from Miami

    This case may protect better than just the cover but it makes it look and feel just like an iPad 2. The "air" aspect is abandoned on such a large case. Yes it protects, but it could be a little lighter and not as thick.

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unbiased Review

    • Written by from Portland

    These reviews are funny but if you want the straight scoop read on. I had the iPad Smart Cover for my iPad gen 2 and it was great but over time the leather frayed a bit but overall I liked it so when I bought a new iPad Air I figured they'd have worked out the bugs. Sadly, this smart case seems to have one less fold in the cover which means that it actually doesn't hold your iPad up when it is configured as a stand. I really can't figure out why Apple would release something like this to the market-it really does not function as a stand. The leather indeed seems improved as I'd hoped and it makes for a great cover. Unfortunately, I bought it to use the stand function. If you're looking for a cover alone this thing is nice, probably 4 star nice as it is a bit slippery. If you're looking for a cover that doubles as a stand it won't merit a single star as it simply doesn't work.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant, high quality case.

    • Written by from Peterborough

    The black iPad Air case works brilliantly, as I expected. I have a humble suggestion that you avoid the lighter colours, as they dirty easily. The fit between the iPad and the case is superb, the quality of the leather also very good. As I would expect from apple, the price was a little on the expensive side. But overall, an excellent case. Well done apple.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Superb Form and Function

    • Written by from ANNAPOLIS

    This case is everything it should be - beautiful, slim, and works great. I'm so glad I ignored the negative reviews and bought one for my new iPad Air. I can't reconcile the bad experiences with this product. It's as if it's something else altogether. I couldn't be happier.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Slides out of position, original iPad case was better

    • Written by from Fair Haven

    Eighty bucks is too much to pay for such an annoying product. In landscape position the back of the case is too slick to grip the surface it is propped on. It often slides flat. When in this position, the iPad is not propped high enough which makes it uncomfortable to use it. There should be a gripping surface along the edge with the volume buttons. (The original version which felt like a synthetic material gripped on all surfaces including slanted ones. That made it easier to prop up and harder to slip out of hands or carrying case.) The portrait or standing position makes it easy to tip over and hard to read. The on/off button is hard to press through the cover. Even though I have not dropped it yet, the case appears to protect the edges. The company should be ashamed to associate their name with this the product. Not very smart. I give it one star for its protective properties.

    3 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Case - Don't Believe All the Stupid Reviews

    • Written by from Grants Pass

    I just wanted to say that I almost didn't buy the iPad Air Smart Case because of the many negative reviews on this site. Please do not pay any attention to these nay-saying nit-pickers. They are all wrong. The Smart Case is a great product that does everything it is intended to, and it does it well. I would highly recommend this case for anyone who had an iPad Air. Nuff Said!

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design, can't use headphones with it and massively overpriced

    • Written by from Leeds

    Cover doesn't close properly and headphone hole too small so headphone jack can't be pushed in, I've taken a drill to mine to make the hole bigger. Am moving away from Apple products, this ipad will likely be my last apple purchase for some time. Will be buying other manufacturers products who take function into more consideration.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost but came up a little short.....

    • Written by from Beaver Dam

    When looking at cases for my iPad Air, I first checked out the 3rd party. From what I have seen, nothing seems to fit or look decent. So I went for the red smart case. I have the black iPad, so the red case looks nice. It fits very well and looks very much part of the iPad. Unlike some of the 3rd party cases that has that bulky look. I noticed you have to be careful when having your iPad upright with the cover folded. It is possible to have it sturdy but you have to take your time on double checking the folds as it takes some practice. One of the two things I don't like about the case is the texture. It's a little bit on the slippery side while holding. If apple made it with a softer leather like texture, that would be perfect! My other major gripe is the price! $79.99 seems way too much. It was hard taking this out of the box and using this case right after forking over that kind of money!! I would say this case is worth $39.99. But after having it for a week, it looks nice laying on my coffee table in my living room. Not only it offers good protection, it looks good for a decorative piece.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ohh hheellll nawwww

    • Written by from Burlington

    Ok i dont evencknow where to start. First week fell apart. Non heavy use just around the house. It creased and ripped and peeled apart. Then the corner split from taking the ipad out of the case. For $100 DOLLARS APPLE YOU SHOULD ACTUALLY CARE ABOUT THE QUALITY. NEVER BUYING A SMART PRODUCT AGAIN

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    This case isn't worth the money

    • Written by from Bonanza

    I first purchased the "cover" instead of the case due to the amount of money it cost. The "cover" kept coming off when I turned it to the back of the iPad. So, I broke down and purchased the "case." The first one was black because that was all my local store carried. It would not close right and it would not turn off my iPad.

    When I turned it to the store, I found they now carried the awful blue and red. Not many choices. I picked the red. It does fit better and it does turn off the iPad when closed. But...it doesn't stand up right. I have to play with it to get it to do so. I quilt and like to view tutorials on YouTube when learning a new technique, but have issues doing so.

    This "case" should have only cost about $39.00 instead of the $79 that Applie charges. They need to revisit the construction and layout of the new iPad Air case and cover.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Its okay but not for the price

    • Written by from Hamilton

    The case fits perfectly however the 3 panel is NOT a good design. When you go to fold the cover and use it to prop up your screen it does not hold. Either the magnetics are not strong enough along with the 3 panel design doesnt work. The four panel design which is for the regular ipad works better.

    Plus it is way to expensive for what you are getting...

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't plan on using this as a stand.

    • Written by from Ft. Davis

    What a joke! It protects the Ipad ok, but is totally useless as a stand.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad quality case

    • Written by from Cambridge

    This case is a big disapointment. I owned the ipad 1 previously and loved the standard case it came with. The new one for the ipad air is totally useless and a waste of money. My ipad almost fell 3 times from the table because the case does not hold the weight of the device.

    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worthless case

    • Written by from Burbank

    Wow Apple's standards are really hitting the bottom of the barrel. This case subpar . It doesn't stay up right to watch movies and it falls in on itself when your trying to type on it. So not worth $79.00 , Apple you should be ashamed of yourself for allowing this to be sold. Fix it and stop selling bad products like this.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy if you're not gonna use apple earpods

    • Written by from Santa Ana

    I bought several cases from Amazon (3rd party) and I have to say that this ipad air smart case has the best material, best looking and also best fitting for my ipad. But unfortunately, when it comes to the headphone jack, it totally turned me down when I tried to connect my earphones (urbeats) and I couldn't fully plug it in. Even though the urBeats jack is small-medium size, I know a lot of headphone jacks out there have bigger size; therefore, this is totally ridiculous from a $80 case from Apple itself. Now I have to order Apple Earpods and cannot enjoy my other headphones. I'm totally disappointed !!

    0 of 1 people found this useful