• 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.

    1 of 1 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.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Smart case

    • Written by from poway

    I've had my smart case for about 1 year. A little disappointed with the quality for the price. It's been slowly separating around the edges. I thought it would last longer.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Inferior to the last version

    • Written by from Irvine

    Pros
    -Nice material
    -Fits extremely well
    -Reasonably protective

    Cons
    -Stand viewing angle is too steep, steeper than the last version. Poking the screen while it's on the stand is easily enough to knock it over.
    -Magnetic latch is not strong enough.
    -3-folding design is inferior to the 4-folding design. It's far less secure as a stand. Not only is it easily knocked over, but the stand collapses easily as well.
    -Also can't be used as a handle the way the last version was.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad case

    • Written by from Ufa

    It's to big for iPad with retina display and it fils uncomfortable to handle it or carry it.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing case

    • Written by from Austin

    I REALLY wanted to like the smart case, but two things killed it for me. The case feels great in your hands while you're holding in in portrait mode, but when you use it in landscape mode, as you would to watch a movie, the edges are surprisingly uncomfortable to hold for any length of time.

    The second thing that bugged me was the cover. It fits very nicely and is of course held down by magnets, but it's a bit tricky to get your fingernail under it to open it. Especially for our 5 year old son.

    The case is a perfect fit for the device and looks fantastic on it. But in normal use there are better, more comfortable options out there at a lower price point as well...

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Hate It

    • Written by from Miramar

    Let me start by saying... By the leather smart case. It gets dirty by simply putting it into your bag/ knapsack. The flap is an issue to open for easy use and when folded in to use as a stand it isn't steady at all. Don't get this product. Pay a little more but you will be satisfied with the leather smart case

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too sharp + screen tips over when standing

    • Written by from Lidingö

    The smart case is substandard, not worthy of the Apple logo!
    It is too sharp around the edges, which makes it uncomfortable to hold and the lid is a bit difficult to open (almost requires use of nails to get a grip of the lid).
    But the most frustrating/surprising part is that it is NOT made to stand up properly. In its default setting the screen tips over when you try to make the iPad stand. So you have to manipulate the stand a bit to make it work, which means it is still not fully stable. Very surprising that this problem was not discovered before taken to mass production.

    Having just switched from the magnetic cover (which keeps falling off and offers no drop protection) to the smart case I am thinking of switching back, or to something completely different. In the end, the original black iPad 1 case is still the best allround solution Apple has come up with so far...

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    $50, really??

    • Written by from Madison

    Bought it sight unseen. I mean come on, its Apple and I expected it to be pretty darn nice. In all fairness, the iPad fits really well in it and I like that part, but the corners are sharp, the hinge doesn't look like it will last, the cover kinda covers down, but doesn't stay very well and it feels like a cheap piece of cardboard. Will return and get a plastic back from someone else and an Apple smart cover with the good hinge instead. Very disappointing to buy an Apple branded product like this. Never before have I been this let down by them. If it were $15 or $20 from a third party I could go with it, but not $50 from Apple themselves.

    31 of 40 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design...

    • Written by from Conway

    The magnetic connection comes off too easily. Because of this...my iPad slipped from the cover and shattered on impact. Definitely not worth the money. Replacing it with something more secure once I get my iPad repaired!!

    19 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It only works for protecting the ipad

    • Written by from Obregon

    The stand for movies doesn't work, the one for typing is to down, I gets to damaged to soon, but the only thing that does right is protect the ipad

    16 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Protects but a joke as to standing up.

    • Written by from Amarillo

    This cover, which I ordered 4 for myself and family protects the Ipad and all its corners well. However, standing the Ipad is another story. The back part should have two sections; at the most three. To divide in four sections, the Ipad is too top heavy and keeps falling back. If you let it continue to fall back you will end up breaking glass.

    You could improve by sectioning in two the stand and also, include a place where stylus can be carried.

    33 of 42 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good concept, poorly executed.

    • Written by from Calgary

    I've always wanted Apple to release a full case but this was not what I had in mind. It's uncomfortable to hold and the edges feel a bit sharp in my hands. The cover is not the easiest to open either. I don't mind the material and I like the amount of protection that is offered. Overall this is not up to their usual quality. I hope this is a one off mistake and not the future of Apple innovation.

    30 of 42 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    • Written by from Cincinnati

    I have always wanted a Smart Cover for my iPad and was so excited to get one. Got it home and discovered that it did not fit the new iPad securely at all, especially in the corners and on the "binding" side of the case. I love the color and was so disappointed that it did not fit well. I returned it and bought a different case.

    14 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ouch

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    Great case.
    However, sharp edges make it uncomfortable to use for very long.

    19 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Landscape position bad, more colors needed

    • Written by from Aurora

    Don't like viewing angle of the landscape position. Hard to view screen when angle is almost at 90 degrees instead of comfortable 45 degrees. Had cover for 2 woks and angle still has not broken in or changed. Also don't like color options. Why is black not available?

    14 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Really Disappointed for the price

    • Written by from Greenfield

    I bought this from Apple because I wanted something fitted by the people who made the device.

    What I received was a big disappointment. The case edge rolls off the device where the cover folds back. It's a constant irritation to have to pop it back over the lip.

    The other big issue is that the case was designed to fit previous model iPads, so it has the bigger hole for the 30-pin connector. Unfortunately, that hole is not aligned to the lightning connector properly, so when I plug the device in to charge it, the case slightly obstructs the connector, often causing the device not to charge.

    For the price and being directly from Apple, I expected flawless. I didn't get that kind of product. Not by a long shot. Do not recommend.

    95 of 102 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad smart case not so smart

    • Written by from MURRYSVILLE

    The typing angle is too low when you fold the cover back and when the cover is used as a stand, it's not very sturdy.. I wanted black, which is not offered in the full smart case, so I settled for dark gray, but it's not as dark as pictured. It's more of an industrial gray. The light gray looks like dirty white. Red isn't really true red, pink, blue and green remind me of an Easter basket. They couldn't have offered worse colors. I don't mind paying $50 for a case, but I shouldn't have to settle for unattractive colors and limited functionality. I liked the first generation iPad case much better.

    17 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Big disappointment

    • Written by from Greenville

    Very expensive for the quality and fit of the cover. The IPad fits loosely in the case and the corners pop off periodically. It is too bad because the texture and grip on the outside is nice.

    13 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks nice, but is painful to use

    • Written by from San Diego

    I really like the fit and finish of this case. I want to love this case, but the sharp edges of it make it painful to hold for any length of time.

    The problem is that the edges dig into the palms of your hands.

    I'm going to have to return it and search for something that won't hurt to use.

    17 of 17 people found this useful