• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why my review be removed!

    • Written by from Canterbury

    i can't understand my review has been removed!!! I just gave some complain because this case is really poor!! I have to leave negative review: expensive, not stable, not as good as former version. not recommended. I don't want to see my review be removed again!!

    236 of 320 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice but very soft leather - and falls over too easily

    • Written by from Camberley

    Just got this and it is really well made and fits very nicely indeed. Looks great.
    Two problems-
    The leather is so silky smooth, that when trying to prop the iPad Air up in "upright" mode, it nearly always just slides down and crashes backwards. A real serious issue!
    The other problem is that after 24 hours, the very soft leather front is showing marks, and believe me I have been very gentle with it!
    I'm not happy!

    143 of 158 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive, Yet Perfect

    • Written by from Reading

    I very rarely use cases for my devices but due to the need to use my iPad Air more frequently outside my home I felt it was necessary.

    I wasn't totally convinced about dropping £65 on a case but am totally happy with my purchase and feel it was money well spent.

    The iPad Air fits beautifully into the case and feels perfect. Because the case pretty much sits flush with the iPad's screen it does not get in the way at all, it's classic Apple and oozes quality. The inside is amazingly soft and you know it will protect your device.

    Yes it does add extra weight to the iPad but it's not hugely noticeable and no matter which case you choose it's an inevitable disadvantage.

    £65 is not cheap but it really is the perfect companion to the iPad Air. Great quality, great protection and gives me peace of mind from scratches.

    99 of 127 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ipad air smart case

    • Written by from Northampton

    Purchased the case yesterday and am very disappointed by the quality. The case is not stable and keeps collapsing whilst in use. Simply I don't consider the case is fit for purpose.

    27 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This let's Apple down...

    • Written by from Windsor

    This is the first time I've opened the packaging of an Apple product and felt like I had a cheap knock off. The cover design has changed, they now only have 3 panels instead of 4. Because of this the basic engineering of the product doesn't work. With only 3 panels the iPad doesn't stand, it slips down, because the missing panel is not there to avoid slipping. Secondly, the original smart case had aluminium hinges, these have disappeared, and been replaced by a leather fold. This doesn't seal the face of the iPad properly, which means that (a) it looks cheap and (b) it will, no doubt, allow dust in which the previous cover did not. Very disappointed, I'll be taking it back...

    27 of 31 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Goes down quicker than...

    • Written by from ENFIELD

    ... a $10 ... iPad case ;). Falls over far too easy. I get that the smaller width means they can't get the 4th fold but thats and issue with that design, so a 'new' design is needed.

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good quality but design problems

    • Written by from Witham

    Pros: Very good quality case with good back scratch protection.

    Cons: Fails as a stand as it falls over easily unlike the previous 4 fold version.
    It was imposable to plug in even the thinnest of audio cables, including the 'slim plug' type. So I was forced to hack the case with a pair of snips to enlarge the audio hole.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks nice but doesn't work

    • Written by from London

    We've got the tan colored case which looks nice but is completely useless, as it keeps on collapsing when I try to raise the back to type comfortably, or stand up to watch anything to get the device stand up. Very unstable. The smartcase from the IPAD 1 was much much better (but didn't look as nice)

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality, good. Practicality, OK.

    • Written by from London

    This is my first ipad. Have always enjoyed android tablets before this. The cover is made of quality materials and fits the ipad perfectly. Although it is made by Apple so that's the minimum requirement, I guess. The problem is as follows: when you are using the "smart" features of the cover the lower position is slightly too low. There isn't an in between position. Also because the case isn't securely supported by the "smart" folding magnet stand, I find it slips away easily and defeats its purpose somewhat. For the price I would say it is, unfortunately, not worth it and there is a flaw in Its design. However if your not interested in the landscape positions then I would recommend it highly as just a cover on its own.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Folds up

    • Written by from Islington

    Like many of the other reviewers I think Apple MUST update the design of this case it does fold up way too easily. When you update the design I will be handing this back for an exchange.
    Its such a nice case nice quality leather perfect fit and nice to hold, why didn't you spot this obvious folding up flaw at the product testing stage?

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Just OK

    • Written by from Sligo

    I got this cover with my iPad. There are much better covers for half the price. It does the job but it's grossly overpriced.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor hinge design

    • Written by from London

    Finally there is a leather case designed by Apple. That is great. What's not great is that the designers seemed to have started cutting corners. The hinge is not reinforced in any way and when closing the lid this causes a gap. That makes it unfit for the use with an Apple product which all about perfection. Please address the issue.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Just buy it.

    • Written by from Brownhills

    Ok, I'll go mad if I read another review that states it falls over when using the stand feature. The first time I tried, it half collapsed, but after my second attempt it was solid. You have to feel for the magnet engaging. It is very expensive, hence 4 and not 5 star review. Is it worth it? Totally. It feels and looks great when fitted and spending £65 is far better than worrying about scratching the back and bezel around the screen. Far classier than an aftermarket case. Fits like a glove. You'll love it.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    • Written by from Telford

    I purchased the case with some doubt as some of the reviews are tough. The case is excellent it has the cut outs perfectly lined up and has a precision feel to it and very soft and smooth. Yes its pricey but thats the price for quality and yes you can find cheaper alternatives but I honestly say for the money it can't be beat. You would easily pay £80-£100 for a similar quality alternative leather case. Also glad it doesn't add much bulk at all.

    Only real gripe is that it could be a bit more solid in the stand position.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful case at first, but won't last long

    • Written by from Dublin

    I have been using the smart case for a month. Despite what other people may have said, it does securely support the ipad in both typing and upright modes. At first I thought the 3 panel design didn't work properly, but as long as you fold the panels the right way, it works fine. There is a magnetic strip along the edge of the cover that secures the folded cover in position.

    This must be the slimmest way of protecting the back and front of the ipad air and it fits snugly and securely into the case, but the edging of the case has already began to crack and I wonder how long it will be before it completely falls apart. The edges of the cover are getting worn and look a bit untidy too.

    I have the beige case and it is beginning to look grubby and marked, even though I try to take care of it. It's an attractive case, but I just can't see it staying that way for long.

    I will keep using it until it doesn't work. I would not advise people to buy this, particularly for the price. When my case falls apart completely, I will invest in a Smart Cover and some kind of sleeve to protect the beautiful aluminium back of this ipad air when not in use.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great case but pricey

    • Written by from Carlisle

    Perfect case for my iPad. Looks great and works fine! This case helps maintain the iPad air lightness, unlike other cases on the market which I found to bulky! The case does not slip down if you fold it correctly ;-) as a hint there is a mag strip that holds it when trying to fold it as a stand. Only 4 stars due to the price point, this could have been retailed at a lower cost..

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Dreadful colours

    • Written by from Oving

    An OK case but doesn't stand up very well and the colour range is awful, so girly!
    All ghastly bright childish colours , where is the Navy Blue, rich chocolate brown, maroon etc.
    We are not all 12 years old you know Apple.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor design

    • Written by from Stranraer

    Just bought iPad Air along with apple leather case. Good snug fit but sadly the stand is not stable at all. Just keeps collapsing. I also bought leather case for my iPhone 5s and disappointed that my Bose headphones do not fit audio socket due to small hole in case. I would not buy either of these two cases and Apple should consider replacing both FOC.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful quality for lots of money.

    • Written by from Sheffield

    Gutted about the 65 pounds I spent on this case. Feel ripped off. Feels poor quality and I have the same issue as everyone else ... IT doesn't work! It falls over rather than standing up. DONT BUY IT!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Gives it the million-dollar look and feel

    • Written by from STONEHOUSE

    I used to make a case for not covering up my iPad at all; why spend so much on a thing of beauty only to cover it up? (I still rejoice in my iPhone's naked form). But then I reasoned that Apple had got the Air down to such a sylph-like form, it could take a case without sacrificing too much of its lightness and compactness. It was the right decision. This case gives the iPad Air the million-dollar look and feel. Wow, it's a real head-turner and it just feels gorgeous. It adds further glamour to a thing that is already a beautiful. It is also breathtaking in its precision and the way it grips the device. How they achieve this precision with a material like leather is a mystery to me, but we are talking about a piece of Apple design here. It IS quite difficult to take off, but then you never want to take it off (if you do, you prize off two corners; it just takes a little practice and causes no wear or tear whatsoever). The only aspect that falls a few percentage points below total perfection is the segment of folding cover nearest the spine, which doesn't quite lie down flush, but it's hardly noticeable. It's the trade-off for having the leather finish continued right through the product. They could have put in an aluminium hinge, but that would have detracted from the luxury feel. I can't understand why this case has attracted some negative reviews. I think it's fantastic; expensive, yes - you get what you pay for. Oh, and btw, read "Brown" with a very large dose of salt. The colour is a very bright tan; ginger might be a more accurate description. I imagine the other colours will look just as stunning.

    1 of 1 people found this useful