• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad Smart Case falling apart

    • Written by from Sioux Falls

    I've had the smart case for about 2 years. About 6 months ago the seam started splitting apart. Now it is apart on two and a half sides. BAD product quality. I know it wouldn't last for ever but using glue? Why not stitched? $50 is a lot to pay for something that only lasts 18 months on a $1000 iPad purchase! Shame Apple!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Design Flaw: Very uncomfortable to hold - edges too SHARP!

    • Written by from Aliso Viejo

    If you're like me and you like to kick back on the bed or couch and surf the web or read emails, this product will hurt your hands. The edges are too sharp. Apple, you need to round the edges of this. I spend $55 on this and I want my money back! Let me buy it again once you repair this design flaw!

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Uncomfortable and didn't last

    • Written by from Chicago

    Initially the case is slick, has a good fit and protects the iPad . After just a year of moderate use the case split open, will not hold the iPad and does not prop up the device. It was very uncomfortable to hold from the start with razor sharp edges all the way around the perimeter. I don't want to research the hundreds of cases to find one that is function able and comfortable. I trusted Apple to do that. A little disappointing.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible, don't buy!

    • Written by from Aguada

    This product won't last. The concept is great, but unfortunately the products braks after use putting your iPad at risk. The sides of the case are glued to the frame the goes around the iPad and connects to the top cover. After use, the sides separate and the iPad can slip between this space. We bought three (3) of these Apple Smart Cases at my home, and all three of them have the issue. Do not recommend.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This case saved my iPad

    • Written by from Oakley

    This case is amazing. I left my iPad on the top of my car and drove off. When I realized it was gone I went back to find it and found it on the side of the road. It had fallen off when I was going 50 mph. The case is ripped on all corners and scratches on the front and back of the cover. I can tell it took a few hard hits as it hit the ground. The amazing thing is that my iPad still works perfectly. There is absolutely nothing wrong with it. I now need a new case and I will get nothing else but the smart case for my iPad. I never leave reviews but could not keep quiet on this one. Thanks Apple for making such a great product!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive and NOT durable

    • Written by from Topanga

    For the price of this thing I expected it to not fall apart at the seams within 18 months of at home use. My iPad actually fell out of the case through the split in the seem and smashed the corner of the screen. I am very disappointed in this overpriced product .

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  • 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

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 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.

  • 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?

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 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.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful case, just one problem...

    • Written by from Lathrup Village

    I love this case. I bought my iPad 2 over a year ago and have had no problems. It fits well, doesn't fall off, and closes easily. The only problem I've had is that recently, after over a year of using it, it's falling apart. The glue has dried up and my iPad constantly falls out and shifts. I had ZERO problems for over a year, but if you'r eloping for something that will last I would recommend buying one of the newer cases which were probably made to solve this problem.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money

    • Written by from Toronto

    Never expected something this poorly designed from apple. disappointment

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Falling Apart

    • Written by from Riverview

    Started falling apart 4 months after I purchased it.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    BUYER BEWARE! This case blows!

    • Written by from Millburn

    I bought an iPad with Retina Display when they were first released (3rd Gen., already had a 2nd Gen.), from the website and ordered this case with it. I requested both case and iPad personalized, (very nice laser etch, by the way). I ordered black 64GB with Verizon but got 32GB with WiFi. Not happy. Personalized and unreturnable... I have kept it and it did what I asked of it. Connecting to my iPhone, same thing for the most part. But wanted to use iPad for video stream and GPS, keeping iPhone available. Only AT&T allows talk and use of data at the same time, in USA and I use Verizon. Because everyone that has it knows that AT&T really s*&ks!

    About the case. I bought a Product Red version, personalized as I said.

    1. The case has never stayed properly shut. The magnets just don't keep it closed. It has gotten worse over the year that I have had it. Same problem as the Smart Cover, (I have a gray Smart Cover).

    2. Rolling into a stand was a cool idea. I was hoping that Apple had improved on the Smart Cover, whose magnetic hinge NEVER STAYED PUT. Well, new problems arose with the newer design. It wouldn't stand securely in the tall position and it would droop in the low position.

    3. The case started to fall apart within weeks. The bottom seam started to peal apart.

    4.The material the case is made of seems to attract dirt. Cleaning it is no big deal, but come on.

    5. I have ended up using it as secondary protection, keeping the iPad with the Smart Case on in a separate zippered sleeve case. Which is exactly the opposite of what I wanted when I bought the Smart Case. A simple and elegant, integrated solution. It turned out to be anything but...

    I will be buying an Apple iPad Mini Retina with Verizon service and 128GB, very soon. I won't be buying another Smart Case. LifeProof's NUUD seems to make more sense even though it's going to cost me more that twice as much... I don't really know why I care. I bought Apple Care as always, yet never have had to use it..

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Short on Durability

    • Written by from Saint Paul

    After 18 months the seal that binds the top and bottom of my iPad Smart Case began to separate. I would expect that a fifty dollar case would longer with normal daily use.

    11 of 12 people found this useful