• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Never again

    • Written by from Woerden

    I have always loved the simplicity of Apple's Smart Cases. I have this one since December last year, and already after 6 months of usage, the iPad drops out of the case. It will not stay in.... I strongly advice people to make sure that the case fits, because it is a lot of money for just half a year usage.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    poor quality

    • Written by from Cherry Grove

    My case won't hold the mini in place, can't use it for fear of the iPad falling out and breaking. The part of the case where the charging cord plugs in has ripped and Apple doesn't replace these as it's considered normal wear and tear. I seldom use the iPad , only for traveling, it broke in 4 months, and it's apparently happened to others. It was an expensive option but the iPad was a big investment so I considered it an insurance purchase. Don't waste your time or money on the cases until they fix them.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fundamental flaw

    • Written by from Redmond

    My ipad mini retina has one corner that perpetually pops out of this case. The case would be fine otherwise, but the inability of the ipad mini retina to fully snap into it is a major detraction. I normally love the cases sold by Apple, but this one is a huge disappointment. If they get around to fixing the design so the mini retina can snap in properly, then I would also be happier if they made an orange and/or yellow version of the case.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly made

    • Written by from Toronto

    Decent material, but the construction is poor. I had a tear within the first two months where the lightning cable connects. And the stand is the worst I have ever experienced. This cover is not consistent with the quality I have come to expect from Apple.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mini iPad falls easily out of smart case.

    • Written by from naples

    I love my mini iPad, but do not like the smart case I bought for it. iPad has fallen out of case repeatedly (on the floor!) - it is not a snug fit. I also have a Kindle which, during years of use, has never fallen out of it's case.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Colorado Springs

    Cheap quality of the leather. Mine already ripped. It doesn't prop up well at all. My iPad mini fell flat when using the stand.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flawed design

    • Written by from Croydon

    This case seems like a good design at first but it soon becomes clear there are some major flaws. The magnets that hold it shut aren't strong enough, so the case falls open really easily, and the cutout for the headphone jack is so narrow that you can't plug in most good quality headphones. Obviously they've designed it to fit the very narrow connectors on Apple branded headphones. It also has a tendency to collapse when you're using it as a stand. Even just the pressure of typing on it is enough to make it fall over. I'll be seeing about getting a refund.

    42 of 47 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    For left-handers only

    • Written by from Altamonte Springs

    Looks nice, works adequately. As another reviewer noted, the fold-back stand has a tendency to collapse so you have to learn to be delicate with it. But I could overlook that if this case were designed to work for right-handed people.

    What do I mean? Well, you can only put the iPad Mini in the case one way, with the home button on the left side. It's incredibly inconvenient if you're right-handed, as is 90% OF THE POPULATION.

    I know it's annoying to be a leftie -- my sister is one -- but really, Apple? As it is, I just want to return the thing.

    18 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Case is good - 3 fold cover is AWEFUL!!!!

    • Written by from Vancouver

    The case protects the iPad really well but what I really do not like is the cover. I have a iPad 4 with the Apple smart case that has the 4 tab cover. When you fold it one tab folds inside and holds the fold together really well. But with the 3 tab it relies on a magnet to hold the fold together, which it doesn’t do. When you try to type or put any pressure on it when its in landscape mode the fold just collapses. The size of the folds are bigger now and do not fit in your hand as well as they use to also so its not as comfortable to hold when reading in the vertical position. I would recommend any other one that has a 4 tab cover.

    209 of 301 people found this useful