• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't bother

    • Written by from Da Nati

    Great cover but does not work as stand at all not worth money

    0 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TERRIBLE case not even worth a zero star rating.

    • Written by from Torrance

    So frustrated with this case first of all it does not stand at all the magnetic backing does not stay when folded back and it constantly falls when I try to prop it up. I literally threw it away out of frustration. Don't waste your money.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not so smart case….

    • Written by from Seattle

    Can't believe Apple would want to attach its name to this. First its ability to stand upright is totally lame. The folded triangle thing is not even close to be able to support the iPad in a proper way. Secondly the case is so thick (in some respects good) but I was not able to completely insert a phono plug through the case into the iPad. I would not recommend a purchase of such case. This design needs a total overhaul.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice looking but it fell apart

    • Written by from Redondo Beach

    I've had the case for less than a year (much less than a year). All the seams have come unglued and the case is now worthless. For the price charged, this should be much more durable. Extremely disappointed.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Way overpriced & won't stand up

    • Written by from Anderson

    Seriously Apple, $80 for this piece of junk?! The old smart cover was better as it could actually keep the iPad in an upright position. This is horrible and you should be ashamed. Send me back $40 and I'll change it to a **, but it's definitely a * in its current form.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Leather stains

    • Written by from Houston

    The problem I have had is that the case looks like trash because the leather absorbs the oils from you fingers and palms. This is normal oil that everyone's hands produce. I would suggest that you Scotch Guard spray your new leather iPad smart case or Apple do something to prevent this problem from happening in the first place.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor quality and flimsy stand

    • Written by from KAMLOOPS

    This over priced case doesn't even feel like leather and begins to scuff, look old and used within a week even though you have babied it. The stand is useless as it doesn't even do what it's supposed to and falls over all the time. The flap doesn't even close flush with the case. A very poor product not worth the $100.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple showed me better brands

    • Written by from Petaluma

    I always buy everything from Apple. Until this case. First $79 was insane. So I reluctantly bought it. After getting home and looking at one terrible design (triangle stand gone - that extra flap gave it stability - now missing.) I returned it the next day very disappointed in both price and design. Price was the real problem. This should have been $29 (or even $19 to reward customers for being loyal). But it wasn't. It's a flat out rip-off. Anyway - I returned home and just felt unsafe without a case (having dropped my ipad 3 - 1 ft and shattering the glass - but that's another bad design problem for later).

    So what Apple did was force me to look at other brands. Thank you Apple - as I found there are many accessories made by other companies that were not only better but they cost significantly less. For $25 i got a better designed case. This led to me looking at all the Apple accessories that other brands make and found several items I plan to get in the future over Apple brand.

    So who is to blame? Greed in marketing at Apple, the designers for putting out a garbage case (over-priced, magnet for dirt and normal grease on hands, stand is broken (by design)....it's just plain wrong).

    If I were apple - i would toss in a case for free. That case did not cost more than a dollar to make. Losing customers loyalty to brand is a bad thing.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The flawed design

    • Written by from chandigarh

    1. The magnet of this case puts the iPad to sleep even when touched whilst being folded backwards for comfortable holding(biggest flaw).
    2. The access to home and volume buttons is very absurd as it's more of guesswork when you are looking for one.
    3. It's slippery as a case,the feel is not robust .
    4. Lighter shades get dirty easily showing marks.
    5. Some headphone jacks may not work as would be obstructed.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Functions poorly

    • Written by from Ontario

    Stand does not support weight of device, regardless of how it is positioned; just too flimsy. Also does not close in a secure manner. Fails to do the job it was purchased to do (protect iPad from damage). This one should go back to the drawing board.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute Garbage

    • Written by from san Francisco

    I have nothing against apple. But, after recently buying a smart case for my ipad air i can say but one thing. ITS HORRIBLE. It does not work the way its advertised at all. It doesn't stand most of the time and when it does a slight nudge will send it falling. Also it certainly is NOT worth the 80$ price tag. BUYERS BEWARE.

    I would not have expected such a poorly designed case from apple(what are you doing johnny?)

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from conroe

    Worst case in the world! The magnet does not work at all. Falls on landscape mode and poor quality! Do not get this case! Its the worst! Got this a day ago and its already falling apart! Great loss for apple.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    80.00 piece of junk

    • Written by from tempe

    Need I say more. The old rubberized plastic one for the IPAD 2 was a dream for stowing and protection from elements. This is a train wreck for functionality.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive "smart case" gets an F

    • Written by from Jacksonville

    I loved my old iPad 2 case, it functioned well and supported the iPad in upright horizontal position. However, this new iPad air smart case is very flawed!!!
    Even though this full protection case does the job of protecting the iPad air, the accordion design is flawed. It doesn't support the iPad, and constantly collapses in the horizontal keyboard position, and falls over when in the more upright position. Plus, it has a cheap feel to the usually superior design and build quality that Apple normally produces.


    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Fairfield

    I HATE this case! It doesn't stand up in landscape very well if you need to touch it. It's fine if you are just standing it up to watch a movie, but if you need to swipe or pinch or touch it, the thing falls over. I'm so sick of it falling over now. The problem is the new 3-fold versus the previous 4 fold. It's a terrible design and they should give everyone their money back because it's that bad! The cutout for the headphone jack is also problematic because it's not big enough. I previously used my Goal Zero Rock Out speaker without issue but this one prevents it from plugging in all the way. What a total pain.

    They should redesign it and give everyone that has this version a new one. It's that bad!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Functional design flaws

    • Written by from Sun City

    I agree with the other review stating that the case does not function as a secure stand. It is a secure case but not the quality of the ipad2 cases. Also I had a Dr. Dre's stereo headset which fit into the jack both on my ipad2 and on my iPhone but I must remove this case in order the plug in the headset. This case has design flaws and I hope Apple will seriously take a look at this. It's even $10 more than the ipad2 cases. Very disappointed.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Buy cover instead

    • Written by from Astoria

    This does protect your back, but it just won't fully close. There is a gap when closed and very hard to press volumne button.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Falls over

    • Written by from Somerville

    With four sections, the old cover could easily keep the triangle shape needed to prop the ipad up. The new design, with three sections, simply cannot maintain the triangle--it collapses constantly. This is not complicated, a child could intuitively tell you that this would happen. Whoever thought this change would be an improvement needs to be fired immediately.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    $80 piece of junk....

    • Written by from PHOENIX

    The leather looks and feels great. The left side of the cover is too big and bulky sticking out and looking awkward. The cover never did lay flat when closed, the corners would lift up. I have been trying to get some clarification as to why Apple has only make available a smart case in Leather. On my 3rd generation iPad I had a polyurethane smart cover in Product RED and I loved it. Also the iPad mini still has the polyurethane cover available. My recommendation is to steer clear of this case. Totally disappointed in the design of this product. Epic fail...

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy it. Wait for next version. Rudimentary design flaw unacceptable

    • Written by from Cupertino

    Love the snug fit and the style, but someone in design could have taken the time to actually try to see if it is functional.

    When propped upright it constantly falls over. I didn't notice until it was too late (got a scuff mark on it and can't return).

    Now headed to the hardware store to buy velcro to fix it the problem.

    Love the iPad Air, great job, but the case? Major fail.

    8 of 9 people found this useful