• 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

    1 of 1 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.

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  • 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

  • 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...

  • 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?

    7 of 7 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!!!

    1 of 2 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Did not Protect my IPad At all.

    • Written by from Redfern

    IPad was inside the case which was inside inside my bag. Dropped my bag when i was standing up getting something out of it, and now my pad has a massive dint on the corner. Don't expect a "sturdy" design, the only thing is it going to protect your IPad from is scratches.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great at first......

    • Written by from CARDIFF

    Was pleased with this case when purchased 15 months ago. Although would mention that the fit was not always perfect. However it is now showing signs of wear. The case is coming apart on one side and the edge of the cover is now white all the way around. Looks terrible. At this price I would expect it to have lasted somewhat longer notwithstanding that it is in use for quite a few hours everyday!

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the money

    • Written by from Grantham

    We bought this case for our ipad and were initially very impressed. We wanted a decent level of protection as we were moving to Australia and wanted to take our ipad on the plane etc without worrying. Our case has completely fallen apart and is now absolutely useless. For the amount we paid I expected it to last longer. We took it to our local Australian Apple shop who said they have seen this before but couldn't help us as the case was bought in the UK, pretty disappointed. Wouldn't recommend unless you are looking for something short term.

    2 of 2 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HORRIBLE case

    • Written by from acworth

    What a fail in my opinion. I was excited that they put a back on it, and it has potential, but they made a mess of it. It's SUPER flimsy and bendy, and feels like it has the potential to get torn up in days. The inside is very soft, which I love, as is the outside... but then they added this 1/4" lip to the whole back, that feels SO rough on the hands it's like they forgot to finish it. The rest of the case is smooth, and then the edges feel like a hard plastic packaging that wasn't filed down. Awful to hold. I know they made the lip so that the cover would lay flush to the case, which I guess was to prevent if from flopping open, but all it does is make it difficult and annoying to get open, and the back just flops around when not in use. Terrible design. Stick with what you know, Apple. Throw this one in the dumper.

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