• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad fit: cover does not lie flat on the screen!

    • Written by from Mayfield Heights

    The magnets must be misaligned or something: poor design.

    When closed, the cover "tents up" several millimeters. It looks ugly/cheap, fails to keep dust/grit out, and catches easily on things like a little bit of a needless corner.

    If it actually snapped shut and lay flat like previous Smart Covers, I'd like it a lot better.

    Be warned: the fit is poor, like a cheap third-party knock-off cover. Only this isn't cheap.

    35 of 36 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.

    38 of 40 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Leather Case for the iPad Air!!

    • Written by from Euless

    I absolutely love the new Smart Case for the iPad Air...as it fits my tablet perfectly - and is soft to the touch. I've not experienced any of the problems mentioned by the other reviewers, as my case supports my iPad Air in the 2 primary positions it was designed for without any possibility of collapsing. I've personally used numerous other tablets and mobile devices with various types of covers/cases...and I believe this leather case is by far the best tablet case I've ever owned. I guess it's all in ones perspective. I would highly recommend buying this leather case for the iPad Air, as it is a very high quality case for protecting and repositioning your iPad Air. By the way...I don't work for Apple.

    29 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't work anymore

    • Written by from Colorado Springs

    They changed the 4 panel design to 3 panels, so the magnets have trouble sticking together. My iPad Air has taken a few slams to the table as I try to use it in the upright position, and the keyboard position is also very unstable. They need a redesign, quick! My advice is not to buy one.

    293 of 333 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design

    • Written by from Macon

    The three panel design does not work as well the older four panel Smart Cover. The fourth fold/panel held things together. This design collapses with slightest pressure. If there was an alternative cover I would buy it. This cover is too expensive for such a poor design. I wonder if the designers ever used the thing on an iPad Air?

    64 of 66 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.

    65 of 66 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.

    330 of 377 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Lakeland

    The cover fits nicely, however, the color is more of a coral, than a pink. I wanted a pink similar to the iPad 2 cover, and this is definitely not!

    180 of 227 people found this useful