• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dont waste your money!

    • Written by from Frederick

    This case is mad expensive for no reason. My ipad fell and it cracked while it was in the case. Plus the case itself broke. Now it wont even hold my iPad .Talk about protection. Honestly so disapointed with this product. Not worth 80 bucks!!! It way too expensive for its quality.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Its really nice and I recommend

    • Written by from CHICAGO

    I really do like it. Although it is magnetized and doesn't cover the back, I paired it with a clear plastic back cover and it worked out super well. Iike the fact that it does double as a stand for the Ipad and does really work well. It does show stains on front when you don't have super clean hands but they wipe off after a good cleaning. Not a bad magnetized cover, and it shuts your ipad down when you close it up. I would recommend it vs getting an imitation.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed in this $80 case.

    • Written by from Sanford

    The iPad Air fits nicely in it and the magnetic lid works perfectly. Unfortunately, the lid is useless as a standard and almost every set of headphones I own will not fit in the cutout hole for the jack. Nice Leather. Just wish they would go back to the old iPad case design. At least the lid would function properly as a stand.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Is this really an Apple product?

    • Written by from Franklin

    The fit is good, that's the easy part. Function is, well it doesn't function, falls over, tri-fold stand regularly collapses. As a customer I am mad I spent anything on this case, as a shareholder, I'm embarrassed. I can guarantee you Jobs never would have sold this.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best case!

    • Written by from Glendale

    Nice case the stands work perfectly.Also a nice case for family members who drop it alot.The colors are very nice.Expensive yet durable!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    premium price, bad design

    • Written by from wilrijk

    This has to be the worst apple design ever. Yes my iPad air fits, but the cover is useless as a stand, is uncomfortable to hold and doesn't even fold nicely around the back. Shame on you Apple, this doesn't feel like it's 'designed by Apple', more like a cheap Chinese fake.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not stand up well

    • Written by from Aubrey

    This case does not stand up on its side very well. The last gen. iPad smart cover would stand up on its side with no problems. When you finally get this one to stand up you barely touch your iPad and it will tip over (and yes I'm folding it over the correct way). I returned it to the Apple store and the employee there acknowledged that this was a problem with this case; although he didn't want to admit it at first. It is disappointing to see Apple put their name on this product, not to mention for $80!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The negative reviews don't make sense, it works great!

    • Written by from Delevan

    I ordered the iPad Air Smart Case despite all the negative reviews. I had my doubts from reading all of them, but the case works perfectly and as described. It works via magnetism in all positions. I must say, the black case matches well with my space grey iPad Air. The leather is soft and feels great in your hands, the build quality is superb and all ports match up correctly, even the dual microphones. From normal use, the aniline dye hasn't worn off yet and the microfiber lining does a good job keeping my screen in good shape. The Smart Cover works well and I have had no issues with using it. Hope this helps.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great case but too pricey for what it is!

    • Written by from WARRENHEIP

    Today i got the ipad air smart case in blue it feels really good! But i really wanted a green one but i rang everywhere and no one had green!? And the 3 panel folding stand is really bad. It falls down with the littlest pressure applied to it.
    Over all its a great case but too pricey for what you get!
    It would defiantly be good if apple redesigned the ipad smart case with a 4 panel stand.

  • 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...^^

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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