• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Disappointing!

    • Written by from Brick

    I loved the case when I first purchased it in red, but it was short lived. Aside from the fact that it didn't quite fit as snug as it should have, it fell apart within such a short time. The lip that goes around the front of the iPad screen had become completely unglued from the back of the case. For this price, it should have at least lasted a tad bit longer. Not only do I deeply regret this purchase, but I should have held onto the receipt. What a waste.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not sturdy for classroom use.

    • Written by from Hatboro

    I purchased this cover to hold my school appointed iPad but I am disappointed with the quality. I have had this case since June and was first pleased with it's slim design. I appreciated it being light weight since I carry it around as I teach. Last night, I put the iPad in my book bag in what I thought was a safe manner. However at school, I noticed the cover was bent and appears to be separating. I expected an Apple product to be able to handle general classroom use considering it's high cost. I will not recommend this case for our classroom set of iPads.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very bad

    • Written by from Alexandria

    Although it completely covers the ipad which is supposed to offer full protection for the screen and body, yet it gets very dirty easily, it is not will aligned with the ipad dimensions and buttons, by time the ipad falls out of the case easily which offers poor protection if the ipad is flipped or fall on the ground.
    I don't recommend buying it.
    the only thing that makes me believe that this is an Apple product is its price

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Did not like and returned it

    • Written by from Media

    This is a very expensive case and I really was hoping it would be fantastic but I was very disappointed. The ipad 4 just fit into it. The corners were very hard to get to click around the device. When you went to hold it and folded back the smart cover, the side rolled off of the ipad. When you held it in both hands both the sides would roll off. It is padded so will protect the back and sides of the ipad but if the cover keeps slipping off to where you can't trust it at all and the ipad falls out - it's not worth the money invested. It's a shame. I think I would rather have had the back part of the case a harder material than the softer rubber. Hopefully Apple will redesign this case and make it worth the price they are asking.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from bend

    I use my iPad all the time. I bought this case in January and by March the magnetic parts no longer worked and it never stayed closed. When I had the case open it also never stuck to the back of the iPad. This case is not worth what you will spend on it. I have found several other cases that are cheaper and work much better.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy this

    • Written by from El Cerrito

    This product is just awful. I had an urge to buy it, so I did. I have the iPad 4, and the case fits very loose. The stand is not so good. It wiggles back and forth. The polyurethane gets dirty so quickly. I got mine only a couple months ago and the glue adhesive is completely off. Some positive things about the case is that it covers the iPad well, which should be minimal considering the circumstances. This case is not worth $50, I've seen much better ones that cost a lot less than that. You should not buy this at all. I'll be a big waste of your money.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Changed it for another one

    • Written by from Mason

    The Smart Case is just that, a Case. I have to agree with other reviews, it does not close properly all the time, and almost all the time you want to stand up the iPad, it falls back. I purchased this based on the fact that Apple makes great accessories, but this time they failed.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Quite Unhappy

    • Written by from Hilo

    I have had this case for several months and am just disappointed. It gets dirty very quickly. It is loose, so a lot of debris and dirt gets trapped between the case and the iPad. The looseness of the case also makes it difficult to plug in the charger and occasionally covers the camera lens slightly. The typing angle isn't high enough, and the movie viewing angle is so wobbly that it has fell on its screen several times, because the table was slightly bumped. The cover doesn't stay securely attached to the back of the iPad case when open, which is one of the most annoying aspects. The edges of the case is sharp, which would look and feel better if they were smooth, and the glue on the edges of mine is already separating from the case.

    One thing I do like is the look of it when it is closed, but that is pretty much it. More color options would be nice, like black.

    Overall, is it worth the cost? No. Would I buy another? Not really, unless it was about $5-10.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality...

    • Written by from Bogotá

    My iPad Smart Case Dark Gray is about to be fully dismantled after less than 10 months of moderate use. Apparently, there is no guarantee. I think it is a very expensive product to make it be of such poor quality. Additional to this, Apple does not seem interested on what happens to these products after a certain time. I am very unhappy with this purchase.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from APO

    The smart case looks like an awesome case and if it would fix and work like what is pictured I would have been extremely pleased. It fits ok but a little loose on the hinge side. When I roll the cover off to use it as a stand the iPad either stands straight up (90 degrees to the table) or falls forward towards the screen. Hopefully I'll be able to return it. I'm an American living in Japan and the Japanese are not big on returns and refunds.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    My first horrible apple purchase

    • Written by

    This item is unworthy, I recommend a do not buy. Primary reason is that the edge of the case is a hard fine plastic edge that cuts into your hands while you hold the iPad. To boot the fit to the device is slightly sloppy, the magnetic lid doesn't always shut off the iPad, and the very limited ways to use it as a stand don't work nearly as well as the more trim original cover. I am very disappointed I spent money on this, at any price! I stopped using it. What a waste.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Majorly let down

    • Written by from Amery

    I bought it protect my new ipad and it hasn't protected my ipad very well, one corners majorly dinged up. The case is also falling apart at the "seams" around the edge where the front and back. It isn't stable when it's propped up towards vertical and it doesn't fit my ipad very well either.
    I'm definately let down seeing as this is a $50 apple product

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible case

    • Written by from Rochester

    This thing falls over all the time and you hear this sickening thunk of your 700 dollar apple product hitting whatever surface it was supposed to be protected from. It stains with pen ink really easily and the stain won't come out (which is bad for students). There is basically one level at which you can prop this product and it will fall. I've had it for five months and the edge of my Ipad already broke through the case. Go with a Belkin case.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from gallup

    For $50 I thought this "smart" case would be a good idea. The case doesn't do anything smart. There is a small magnet that turns the screen off when you close it. That's all this does, it's very flimsy and all the folds permanently crease. It get dirty from anything and the "fabric" aspect of it makes it hard to clean. I take ridiculously good care of my things and this case is ripping on the inside corner where it's creased (it shouldn't even be able to crease there) I would say stay away from this item and spend you $50 on something that will function well and protect your iPad. I have only had it for 2-3 months and if I could rate zero stars I would .

    40 of 60 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Whittier

    It has a hole in it in one month disappointed,

    21 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The idea is solid...

    • Written by from PORT COLBORNE

    I got this case in January with my iPad and I must admit I was pleased at first, but as I used it the problems became more and more apparent.
    First off I noticed that the cover did not hug the screen very well, it would shift in my backpack, turn the screen on and the iPad would be dead before morning classes.
    Secondly, the cut outs are all slightly off. I had to use a knife from my garage to widen the charger slot so that it would fit apple's standard lightning cable. Also the hole for the slide at the side is off, and you have to really dig a nail in to get the switch to the "off" position.
    Third thing, the way the cover folds should be improved. The keyboard mode is a bit shallow for my liking, however i did manage to take notes on it everyday, but the "movie mode" is terrible. On the Smart Cover it held the iPad at a slight angle to allow stability, but with the this case, it's pretty much straight up, and falls over constantly.
    Finally, the build quality is terrible already the hinge is starting to tear at the edges, as well as all the folds on the cover, and the main body of the case is starting to split at the edges.

    In short, tis is a solid idea for a case, but it needs some serious refinements before it should wear the apple logo.

    40 of 51 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It hurts my hands

    • Written by from Cedar Rapids

    I should have watched the cnet review. It shows how flimsy it is when you try to get it to prop up your ipad. The review did say that it is suppose to be used more as a portfolio. That doesn't work for me because the edges have a ledge that really cuts into your hand after awhile. I ordered something different today so that means this purchase was a waste of my money.

    25 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly done

    • Written by from Algonquin

    I thought it was a good case at first, but it is so uncomfortable to hold. The flap is annoying I wish my parents would have of gotten me a better case

    25 of 77 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    pain in the hands

    • Written by from Griffin

    This product has two significant issues. The number one issue are the sharp edges (seams) that join the back and the top edge. This sharp edge cuts into the hand as you hold the iPad. Apple spent a lot of time refining the feel of the iPad in your hand. Why they didn't do the same with this product is a mystery. Second issue is the screen cover flap. Once in place it becomes a struggle to lift the edge to Peel it back to use the iPad. A simple grab tab would have solved the problem. I considered taking a piece of sandpaper to the edge to smooth it out, but realized this would make it impossible to return if my experiment resulted in destroying the case. The third issue is the $49 price for what essentially is a 50 cent piece of refrigerator magnet molded to fit the curves of the device.

    20 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Los Angeles

    This thing is absolutely terrible. It is uncomfortable to hold. It makes your ipad look like it's wearing an oversized clothing. The flap is not easy to open if you don't have nails and when you open and flip it to the back it doesn't get attached to the back cover so it hangs off your fingers which I find very uncomfortable. And on top of all that it is not cheap. A definite return!

    24 of 33 people found this useful