• 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from simi valley

    not an effective cover. magnetics are ineffective, do not hold well. Great if your biggest challenge is going to the local internet cafe. However if you are traveling, placing iPad in the back pack , jumping on the train etc. not a quality protective cover. Im returning.

    25 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Canton

    I have the Smart Cover in Blue and have found a couple of things NOT to my liking when on my ipad 3... When the cover is on and you go to use it, if you open it too hard it comes off it's magnet attachments and I almost dropped the ipad because it did that, that being my biggest complaint... Also,it does not protect the back of the aluminum ipad 3 from any scratches to the surface of that aluminum, I don't care how sturdy it is, it will scratch. And when you are using it on a softer fabric other than a sturdy table, the Smart Cover when it is propped up in its standing position, does not hold the ipad in place, and that is in any of the fold up positions....And the colors are not that cool either...

    Come on Apple, please come out with a better Smart Cover option, especially for the price of the ipad 3 and even for the price of the Smart Cover! We really need to have full use of the ipad while still protecting it!!! I know it is early yet, but you can do this!!!

    35 of 54 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    don't bother to buy

    • Written by from Pittsburgh

    just received this and it won't stay on the ipad at all. just touch it and it falls off. as soon as I can figure out how to return it it's going back!

    15 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Good idea but not up to Apple usablilty expectations

    • Written by from Los Altos Hills

    Hard to read with cover on, falls over easily when standing.

    Magnet attachment let's go too easily.

    I am taking mine back and getting a cover that is usable.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed

    • Written by from Fredonia

    We bought this with the ipad and it has shown some wear as expected on the poly part. However, the magnetic part has worn through the plastic creating a sharp edge and scratching the ipad itself. We've never had such a bad apple product before.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    smartcover damage

    • Written by from Saskatoon

    I purchased ipad and cover 3 months ago and the cover has etched 3 lines into screen of my ipad. I do not reccommend, rather, use a soft cover.

    47 of 71 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    doesn't work; will be returned

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Simply put, this is misleadingly described, overpriced and will be returned. If it worked the way it is described, I would have been happy to pay the high cost because it looks nice and is a good idea . The side magnetic bar is supposed to snap right onto the side (one would think in much the same way the magnetized power cords do) but it does not. I tested it on other metals objects around the home, and it does have a magnetic pull against those surfaces, but it does not cling AT ALL to the ipad or to the surface of my MacBook (also an aluminum covered body). Thanks for wasting me another trip to the store (so as to obtain a refund) Apple!

    20 of 64 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible product!

    • Written by from Morris Plains

    Cover does not go on easily and does not stay on when opening, closing, carrying or even holding on my lap and reading. Aside from the fact that it puts the iPad to sleep, it has no other conceivable function. Does not protect unit at all. Polyurethane has a terrible odor. Chose Dark Gray for my husband because the other colors are just ridiculous for a grown man. Gray just looks dirty and drab. And to the users who are all excited that they can buy a back cover from Amazon, wouldn't it be so much niftier if Apple made a decent full cover instead of a half-arsed half cover?

    33 of 60 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nothing "smart" about it

    • Written by from Norwalk

    Had it attached to my brand new iPad that I only owned a week propped up when the magnet decided to stop working and it crashed to the floor, shattering the screen. I am upset and dreading the $ that Apple will say is my responsibility even though their product caused the issue.

    42 of 72 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from lombard

    I agree with everyone else. This product stinks. It doesn't work, at all. Too flimsy to hold the ipad. Don't waste your money.

    43 of 91 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from SAULT SAINTE MARIE

    This cover is not worth 10 cents. The package it comes in is worth more. Shame on apple for designing some cheap cover.
    It is so thin and came out of the box with a crease in it. It is a cheap piece of thin plastic that comes with full size computers in between the keyboard and screen during shipping. Maybe apple is recycling, who knows but this is garbage.

    36 of 77 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I bought it and it stinks

    • Written by from Suffern

    It does not clean your screen the magnetic attachment is all right but it I only made for one side it get really dirty and the magnet leaves a scratch and sometimes even a sumge on my iPad I recommend not buying go o a leather case with a built in keyboard it helps me get my work done so get a leather keyboard case not a smartcover. But before u buy the leather keyboard case buy the app pages really helps and don't forget to register off iCloud it a life saver

    45 of 110 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Case

    • Written by from Coraopolis

    I got this case in pink and it gets so dirty so fast. It does not protect the back part at all which is what I see getting marked also. I would recommend getting a case that slides in and out like a pocket to protect it if you plan to carry it in a bag because it gets scratched easily. The case does NOT clean the screen as well as it claims to.

    877 of 1396 people found this useful