• 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.

    2 of 2 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.

    APPLE, YOU NEED TO DO A RE-DESIGN AND RECALL OF ALL OF THESE EXPENSIVE "SMART CASES" ARE YOU LISTENING??

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible!

    • 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!

    11 of 11 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.

    6 of 6 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.

    8 of 9 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.

    13 of 15 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...

    16 of 18 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.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    ipad air cover

    • Written by from Munster

    Disappointed,it does not stand as shown on demo,works only to cover the screen.d

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless as a stand

    • Written by from Gråbo

    I bought the iPad Air Smart Case primarily as a stand for use on buses, trains and planes, a job it fails miserably at. Every little bump or movement sends the iPad flat on its back.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't recommend

    • Written by from Scottsdale

    The smart case for the last iPad model was fantastic. This one is a big disappointment. It has a very weak magnet and doesn't stand up well at all. I am very surprised that Apple would release this case. I will say it looks great, but I would not recommend.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Weak magnets = Bad stand

    • Written by from Los Alamos

    Nice feel, but useless as a stand. The magnets are simply too weak to hold it in position. After trying a paper clamp to keep it from falling over, I've decided that I will be returning it. Hopefully they increase the strength of the magnets in a later version.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Most frustrating Apple product ever

    • Written by from BAINBRIDGE ISLAND

    Suffice it to repeat - This product would never have graced Apple's shelves when Steve Jobs was in control. It is beautiful, protects well, but that's it. Used as a stand, it collapses if you bump, breathe on, or even just walk near your iPad. (Watch someone try to use it on an airplane). It's just too lightweight to hold the iPad for more than a few minutes if you're trying to actually use the iPad. But there is a fix! Grab two medium size Paper Clamps and clamp the Smart Case in the "Stand" position. It works perfectly to make the stand rigid and won't scratch or harm your iPad because the clamp squeezes the raised ridge on the front of the Smart Case and clamps the cover to the back of your iPad. Quick and it's free if you have the clamps available. A wonderful, beautiful case that requires a clunky fix to be useful. Apple should be ashamed.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Steve Jobs would not be proud.

    • Written by from Grand Rapids

    The previous version of the Smart Case was much better. The Air Smart Case has a poor color selection. The magnets are not strong enough to keep the cover in place when using the iPad. For $79 Apple should be ashamed. Do not buy. I'll be returning mine.

    22 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    why oh why?

    • Written by from Aberdeen

    I LOVED my smart cover for my iPad 2 with the three folds. This one isn't nearly as stable and I just don't see the reason for changing. I'm sure the narrower sides are why which also make the iPad itself less convenient to hold in some respects too. Different doesn't make something better. Let's improve things as we go.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple can do better for 80 bucks

    • Written by from BURLINGTON

    I read the tepid reviews but went ahead and bought one. The reviews were accurate.
    PRO's - clean fit, light, easy turn on off

    CON's - 1. the charger doesn't fit! if you force it it 'might' stay now and then
    2. the headphone jack - other than the apple headset does not fit at all.

    So i thought do i cut the case to make it work? For 80 dollars i returned the case.
    The pad is amazing, it needs a light, smart case, but this is not it.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not worth it.

    • Written by from Burlingame

    Feels cheap and it doesn't want to stand on its side.
    The quality feels very flimsy for a 80 buck "Premium" Apple product. I bought the 70 dollar leather smart cover for my iPad2 when it came out. A slimy marketing plan on Apple's part, but I went with it cause I needed something and it was a gift (The "cool" colors were leather, puke green, baby blue were not). The cover at least had a rugged quality feel to it, this new one feels like the cheap leather you find on cheap leather furniture or clothes.

    Its almost Apple is laughing at us to show how we will buy anything they put their name on and "believe" it to be worth it.

    I'm guessing they will come out with their neoprene versions after the holidays.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    GREAT look and feel...

    • Written by from Elmsford

    ...but the functionality is very poor. I use it a lot and I'm always fidgeting with the cover. There's something wrong with the design of the magnet system. It doesn't hold it's fold properly and therefore is never secure. When used as a stand or prop, it often falls. I've owned every model iPad. This case has the poorest functionality of any I've owned. It is not representative of Apple design quality.

    22 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    • Written by from Miramar

    How poor and low quality product.
    It doesn't fit properly the iPad and can not hold it on it.
    I strongly recommend you don't buy it.
    I really want my money back.
    Shame on you Apple.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple messed up

    • Written by from Long Beach

    Should have the 4th fold in the cover to make it more stable. Sorry ipad air isn't that light that it doesn't need the 4th fold.

    6 of 7 people found this useful