• 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

    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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I've Fallen and I Can't Get Up!

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I'm an avid Apple fan who has been consistently drawn to the company's products because of their quality and ease of use. My first of more than 30 computers was the original MacPlus, and my most recent is an iPad Air. The leather case I purchased with my iPad Air is a great cover. However, as a stand it is the worst product Apple product I've ever owned. Heck, my original iPad came with a case that was a far superior stand device than this overpriced horrible excuse for a stand I'm using now. I use an Apple Bluetooth keyboard and still the iPad won't stay up. Ugh! I miss Steve Jobs.

    6 of 7 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    VERY BAD CASE, NOT SMART AT ALL...

    • Written by from West Hills

    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. Three-fold system is very bad I can not beleive that came from Apple. Four-fold system on the old cover was great and I do not know why they have change it. Don't waste your money, becauease you will be frustrated too...

    4 of 4 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.

    5 of 6 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.

    5 of 6 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.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    case must be improved

    • Written by from Mono

    I bought a leather case for my new Air inspite of the negative reviews as I wanted to start using the machine ASAP. The case is attractive, but I agree that it does not close completely so the screen is left exposed to dust etc. This is not what I expected of a product sold by Apple. I suggest that all of us with this complaint be offered a free upgrade when this product is improved. Also although I have learned how to make the case fold to support the device my friend who has the previous 4-fold case is happier with it than I am with the 3-fold verison. Why was it changed?

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Won't stand

    • Written by from Providence

    High quality in almost every way except that it won't stand up! I'd love this case otherwise, but it's a big part of what I use it for. I even returned it thinking it was a bad model, but it's a design issue.

    Apple, please redesign and allow users to change it in. $79 is NOT cheap for a case and it should do what it advertises.

    4 of 4 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Everything looks perfect to me....

    • Written by from Santa Barbara

    I bought this brown Smart case on December 5, 2013 from Apple store. To be honest, I was kinda worried about some comments about the the cover ... can't stay flat or the stand can't stand still …etc.. But guess what, I don't see those problems... Everything looks or works perfectly fine to me when I put my iPad Air into the case. No hassle at all. The buttons on the side work fine too.

    Not sure if Apple has already redesigned the case based on people's complaint or I am just lucky ? I did notice the color and the texture of the leather are slightly different so I’d suggest that you go to Apple store to pick the best one. If you don’t like it, you can return it in 14 days anyway… Take it easy ;)

    4 of 4 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

    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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Two flaws, one of them major

    • Written by from Bellevue

    Beautiful case, but two flaws that really make it useless.

    First, the big flaw that makes the case useless. It won't stand by itself. Fold up the cover, stand the iPad Air up, and the "wedge" folds in on itself, causing the iPad to fall. If it does stand by itself, if you try to use the iPad at all, it falls. You must still hold the iPad.

    Second, when closed, the cover part doesn't lay flat. The hinge edge stands about 1/8 inch above the screen, not completely sealing off the screen, and making it very easy to accidentally open the cover. Things may barely catch the edge, and the cover open up from the hinge side.

    Useless case. $80 gone.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Covers and protects well. Does stand well.

    • Written by from CHICO

    I'm less than impressed with this cover. It supplies ample protection and has a nice soft interior but the cover (near the hinge) doesn't close flat and the tri-fold style of screen cover doesn't hold the ipad as well. It will often collapse while I have it on my lap or even on a table. It seems the fourth fold that was removed on the smart cover redesign really added some stability. I also noticed that when holding the ipad with the cover in a triangle shape (portrait) it is a little too large to hold comfortably.

    Pro- Covers well. Soft interior.

    Cons- Does not work as a stand. Holding ipad in portrait with smart cover in a triangle isn't comfortable.

    I will continue to use this cover until I can find one better.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Case for the iPad Air

    • Written by from Murphysboro

    While I think the iPad Air feels sturdy enough to withstand some abuse without a case, I carry mine in a bag to work, and take it out frequently to access PDF's, take photos, and send short emails. For my use the Smart Case is perfect.

    The case was easy to put on and has a great appearance that will get better with use. The cover folds up nicely, accordion style, when I have it open. The additional weight it adds is barely noticeable to me. I don't use it as a stand too often, but when I do it works as advertised. Some users have complained about the small gap near the left edge of the case and the face of the iPad. It is noticeable, but hardly a problem for me. I expect that it will go away as the hinge gets more broken in.

    My only small gripe would be that the cover could be slightly stiffer. Although the magnets are strong enough, it tends to slide around a bit while carrying the iPad. Otherwise, it is a great looking, high-quality case.

    Highly recommended.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stay away

    • Written by from San Francisco

    The case is worthless. Look at 3rd party covers. I say this as an Apple fan. It is a waste of money. I travel weekly and this case is not functional for airplanes or working remotely. The ipad is not stable.

    9 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    IPad Air case looks dirty

    • Written by from Baldwinsville

    I am so disappointed with this case. I purchased the brown, I thought it was beautiful. It felt so nice and looked great and I didn't have any trouble with the stand or the magnets. But over time the oils from my fingers have discolored that beautiful leather. It looks awful! I've tried everything I can think of to clean it and restore it to something close to its original appearance but nothing has worked. I paid $79 for this case that hasn't even lasted five months before it needs to be replaced. I am not happy.

    3 of 3 people found this useful