• 3.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Lynchburg

    The build quality is EXCELLENT, but ... .

    The design of the cover -- the change from four panels of the old Smart Cover to three panels -- is awful. It's not sturdy, won't stay in place and easily collapses when any pressure is put on the iPad.

    C'mon, Apple. Release a Smart Cover with a four-panel cover ... Admit your mistake. I'll plunk down 69 bucks for a redesigned case.

    343 of 386 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Super soft, sturdy

    • Written by from Arlington

    I just bought this smart case with my iPad Air today and am impressed with the quality & construction. In the past I had an apple Smart Cover and wanted more protection. This is leather all the way through and adds very little weight to the iPad. A good buy!

    251 of 297 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    iPAd air

    • Written by from Huntington

    its nice but a little pricy!

    221 of 293 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Won't stand up!!!

    • Written by from BONNE TERRE

    I actually like the snug fit of the case and its functionality of turning the iPad Air off when the cover closes. However, the design of the case for standing the iPad Air upright is clearly flawed. It keeps tipping over with the slightest touch to the screen. Would not recommend for this reason only, as sit my iPad Air on my office desk to do work. Unless you have a feather touch with your finger to the screen, it will eventually fall backwards. Dissappointed and am returning mine.

    101 of 112 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not great

    • Written by from Berkhamsted

    If you just want a cover, then this is fine but expensive. If you want a cover and stand, then look for something else. It is always collapsing during use. Very poor effort Apple.

    85 of 95 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I really like this case... but

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Fit and finish is excellent on this leather case. The RED is a vibrant red... couldn't resist. Slim and trim to keep with the lightness of the Air. One bone of contention, and this would NEVER have past muster with Steve. The lightning cable will not plug in to charge or sync without pulling down the bottom of the case which is not the easiest thing to do. To do this every day will have certain consequences in a matter of time. It's a serious design flaw. Otherwise, I like it enough to give it 4 stars.

    59 of 66 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice, but not as good as the previous version

    • Written by from Denver

    The leather is nice to hold, however two things make this a lower functional quality than the previous generation.

    1) The leather doesn't hold up as well. I have both the iPad air and the iPhone 5 leather covers, they look great at first, but the color starts to fade quickly. My RED iPhone cover already looks like Brick Red vs the Fire Engine Red it was initially.

    2) The Folding stand feature is not as reliable. Sometimes it takes several times to get it to actually hold in the proper position.

    I'm giving this 4 Stars, because I do like it, but it definitely needs some thought on some basic improvements.

    47 of 49 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not "The Case"

    • Written by from Milton

    The manufacturing quality is extremely good! The engineering is NOT! The Case is very light weight, doesn't add much bulk and fits very well. However, the buttons are very hard to use thru the case, the screen cover itself is very thin and not sturdy feeling in the slightest. The magnet on the edge barely holds it but together when as a stand or down when it is a screen cover. The leather hinge is very rigid and doesn't allow the cover to touch the screen fully (this may break-in over time). The speaker holes were not a problem, actually this cover may enhance the low range sounds. Over all, I'm returning the cover and purchasing the Smart COVER instead. For the $79.00 this should be better Apple, no excuses!

    46 of 50 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fail... Magnet wake/sleep feature doesn't work.

    • Written by from Sun Prairie

    Wow, what a buzzkill. After reluctantly shelling out 80 bucks because I wanted the case, and Apple quality, I get it all the way home and popped on and the Smart Cover does not work. The display stays on when the cover is closed (I can see the light because magnet feature doesn't fully work with the gap from the Smart Case overlap) and the screen does not awaken when opening the cover. Obviously a dud. But still, frustrating, as last year I got a dud iPad 4. Hopefully quality isn't slipping. I am a loyal Apple fan and love all the products.
    Back this case is going.

    44 of 59 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really uncomfortable design

    • Written by from Hackensack

    I feel it is a worst design with iPad Air,
    (1) can not hold on high angle, easily flip over
    (2) low angle, it is ok
    (3) after put iPad Air into case, very uncomfortable to hold the device
    if hold with bezel side, the case is strip off on edge side, and wearing
    to hold comfortablly, need to hold inside of screen, it disturbing to see the screen and
    some apps not working (scroll......)
    STRONGLY, i donot recommend it with iPad Air if you are an active user.
    if just use a carrying case, maybe it is ok.

    80 of 134 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't turn off screen

    • Written by from Highwood

    When I shut my cover, I can still see the screen glowing beneath it. This never happened with my old ipad Smart Cover. Will need to return it.

    34 of 44 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Maybe some of the bad reviews were a little hasty

    • Written by from Mexico

    After reading the negative reviews I was a little nervous, since my leather case was on the way. I found that
    1. It was a snug fit
    2. The case never tipped over (just use it as pictured in the case box)
    3. The on- off function works wery well.

    The only surprise was the smell. It smells like pigskin! It probably is. It is not a turn off or anything.
    I like it more than any plastic back cover and the leather smart covers on my ipad2.
    Maybe other people had bad luck or were not patient enough to find out how it works.

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Mostly satisfied

    • Written by from Champaign

    I love the red color with white bezel of my silver iPad air. The case fits perfectly.

    The only downsides I have found so far:
    1. The screen cover leaves gap along the leather hinge when closed. This makes me put the iPad upside down whenever I'm not using it.
    2. Apple logo finish was partially defective, but not much of a big deal; I believe this is just mine being defective
    3. Buttons are somewhat hard to press
    4. Adds up weight; iPad air with smart case weighs roughly equivalent, or slightly lighter, compared to older iPad models

    18 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lovely color -awkward to use

    • Written by from San Antonio

    I bought this cover from best buy and it is in no way worth $80.
    Pros: it is a nice material and color, it's definitely going to last a long while
    Very slim
    Folds back nicely

    Cons: it barely functions as a stand. Both advertised ways to fold it into a stand are flimsy and awkward. It doesn't take much force for it to just collapse. The iPad sits at an awkward angle when it is on the lower setting -too low for typing or use.
    I went to return the case tonight but there weren't any better ones available. I'm angry that I am out $80 and stuck with a half baked case.

    17 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the color!!Red!!

    • Written by from Waipahu

    It's fitted perfectly with my white-gray ipad air. Completely covered and secured my ipad air. It's pricy but with the price of my 128gb ipad, it worthies.

    17 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Total Rip Off

    • Written by from Westlake village

    The single worst product purchased from Apple. There is no way to hold the IPad Air stationery for use. The price at $79.00 is way overpriced as the only functionality is to cover the screen. If this were the auto industry, this would be a mandatory recall. Do not buy this as it is a waste of $79 and Apple should be embarrassed to offer it with the new IPad Air!

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed

    • Written by from ANDERSON

    I bought a new iPad , iPhone and 2 cases 1 red for my iPhone and a red one like this for my IPad.. Just last month. The case feels good and I really like it it is marked up worth black marks and just looks nasty. I am not rough on my cases and take great care to wipe off cases and keep them clean. It drives me crazy how awful these cases look and I HATE them!!

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    terrible product!!

    • Written by from Morton

    the only time apple has let me down ... I have an original ipad with the original case ... works great ... got an ipad air for Christmas with this cover ... ipad air great .... cover worthless ... do the right thing apple and send all of us who brought this useless cover a replacement that works, at no cost .... Steve would not be happy!

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not what I expected

    • Written by from Swedesboro

    The case is flimsy and will not stand like the old cases. Already losing the vibrant red color. Price was way too expensive. Rethink this Apple and offer another case. In fact if you ever do redesign the case, original owners should get a discount on the new one.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cannot keep it clean

    • Written by from SANDPOINT

    Nice case with one exception. I purchased the red and you cannot keep it clean. Wish I had the black one!

    8 of 8 people found this useful