• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not the best for staying clean or staying in place

    • Written by from Buffalo

    My Smart Cover was filthy the first day I got it. It's just soaks in dirt and dust and is extremely difficult to get clean. I've tried sanitizing wipes, etc etc. also when I prop it up in movie view, it tends to demagnetized n fall. Luckily I purchased the tempered glass screen protector for it so the screen doesn't smash. Love the look of the smart color but, needs to be redesigned.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    it's just ok

    • Written by from Rock city falls

    Not as nice as my IPad cover that I had for my IPad 2. Spine was all metal and the cover never slid around, this new one not so much. Cover slids around to much in my opnion.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design

    • Written by from Moorhead

    Purchased the smart cover along with the iPad Air because I was very pleased with the earlier versions of this cover. I am replacing it with a different style of cover. The 3 section fold back is not as comfortable in my hand as the 4 section. Also the fold back next to the magnet that holds the cover to the iPad is floppy, not secure as in the smart cover for the previous iPads. Not surprised to see the comments of others concerning this product. I have not made a decision on a replacement cover, but I think that I will try the smart case.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't lay flat on iPad screen!

    • Written by from Auburn Hills

    I agree with the others that this smart cover is not of the same quality as the previous one (for me the iPad 2 smart cover). It just doesn't lay flat onto the screen. Bad design. I'll use it for now, but I also agree this item is way too expensive for the loss in quality.

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Muskegon

    Not as good as the original. It doesn't fold and hold up like the original, doesn't come in leather and feels cheap for an Apple product.

    26 of 29 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.

    37 of 39 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not as Good as the Old Smart Cover

    • Written by from Powell

    This is my third iPad and third iPad Smart Cover. I was a serious fan of the last two because I live how it protects my iPad without bulking up the device. That said, the new iteration is a disappointment.

    First, the metal hinge that attached the cover to the iPad has been replaced by a plastic one, and it's less sturdy. Second -- and this is a real problem -- the case is must less secure when propping up the iPad for portrait reading. I'm always worried it's going to collapse, which is distracting.

    This is a real disappointment. My iPad is my go-to device for work and media use, and now it's less functional. I've been disappointed with third-party cases and covers -- too bulky -- but the functionality of the new Smart Cover is a problem -- and I hate that because I love the iPad Air. Apple, we expect better from you.

    63 of 64 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not as good as they used to make it

    • Written by from Honolulu

    I just upgraded from my iPad 2 to the iPad air and wanted to get the Smart Cover since I loved my old one. I was really disappointed to find out they got cheap on the magnetic spine part of the cover. The iPad 2 Smart Cover had a metal spine with a swiveling hinge and now the magnetic part is only held on by a thin piece of polyurethane that kind of looks like it's glued on. I am worried about it peeling off so I am going to return it right away. Also, like the other review it is more of a coral color than pink so keep that in mind before ordering.

    326 of 369 people found this useful