• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not very happy!!!!!!

    • Written by from Skokie

    Bought this case bout 1 year ago. It was good looking and felt great. When new, this is the most attractive color available and it's very nice to the touch. I bought the brown leather case. The edges of the cover have absorbed body oils (I suspect) and looks terrible. No complaints about how it works,but it has become stretched where the magnets don't line up. So when I close and assume it's sleep,it's not. This leaves the backlight on which drains battery. I paid $79.00 for this case from Apple Store. I should have read some reviews before purchasing. Dont get me wrong it's a great case,after awhile it will lose it firmness.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Second leather case for iPad Air failed!

    • Written by from WOKING

    I have had 2 of there cases, (the first one failed completely and iPad fell out), and wish I could say they are wonderful, but they are not... They look good, feel good etc. but after 8/9 months use, they fail... The leather goes slack and iPad starts to fall out...

    I look after my kit, (hence me buying a case which encloses the iPad), so it's not simple wear and tear... It's a design fault...

    Such a shame... Looks like I'll have to save for another one... Never thought that cases were meant to be consumable!

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Bose headphones

    • Written by from Anaheim

    If you have Bose headphones the hole in the case for the headphone jack is too small so the case needs to be taken off to use the headphones each time other than that the product works great.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful case, but terrible stand

    • Written by from Myrtle Beach

    The construction and overall design of this case are beautiful, as I would expect from Apple. The problem is that the cover does not make a good stand. They made the cover out of three sections as opposed to the four sections that the iPad gen 4 smart cover was. Because it is three sections, it doesn't give a strong base to stand on and the cover folds into itself when trying to prop the iPad up. I returned it and will be getting a third party case.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    First-rate Case!

    • Written by from ponte vedra beach

    This Apple Smart Case is exactly what I was looking for. An attractive, well constructed cover for light protection of my iPad Air. It's perfect for protecting my Air at home or on periodic trips to the office. The fit and finish is superb. My oldest case was purchased as soon as they arrived on the market and is holding up beautifully. But then again, I don't put much demand on it. I have other Air cases and shells should I need heavier duty protection. All in all, I'm totally satisfied with my Apple Ipad Air Smart Case. I must be - I now have it in four different colors.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Toronto

    The tri-fold cover is flawed! If they had added one more fold; or made the folds narrower, it would prop up the ipad air better. regretting the buy.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Chattanooga

    Fits perfectly, works perfectly...nice texture and a great look!

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice, but some frustrations with the hinge

    • Written by from Indianapolis

    I like the feel, and my iPad Air stays snug in the case. I also like the patina mine has acquired. The problem I have is that the hinge has gotten a bit stretched over time and so the "smart function"--putting the iPad to sleep when I close the cover--doesn't always work as the magnets no longer line up. All in all though, I much prefer leather to synthetic materials.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful Case!

    • Written by from Hyattsville

    I love the rugged look of this case. Some people say that it stains easy, but that's what I love about it. It gives it a natural rugged leather look. This case is hot! Disappointed that the new iPhone 6 doesn't have this color in their leather case lineup.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor cheap product . Would not recommend buying it.

    • Written by from Rincon

    I bought the IPAD AIR smart case for my IPAD AIR. It does not hold the IPAD in very well. I had mine IPAD to fall out of the case on to my cement garage floor and crack my screen. I gave it one star. Only because it will not let me post my review unless I give it a star rating.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I liked it when working. Decomposed-broke on me after 10 months

    • Written by from Midlothian

    I'm fine with the weird folding system and tolerated how often the thing would just fall over while reading. It works fine for me. But, I noticed it kept coming loose and then I noticed the right edge had like a broken edge. I never take the iPad out and I'm not an abuser. I take care of my stuff. This thing is not useable as it will not hold the iPad now except completely flat.

    I just did a chat with Apple and they told me that cases can be submitted for replacement if not functioning but that my description would not be eligible. Not sure how a case is not functional if it's not holding the iPad as it is designed to do. $80 piece of throw away stuff now. Disappointed in the quality and Apple's response.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Smart Cover-Probably the worst case you'll ever use

    • Written by from haifa


    The good (Which is nothing special for this case only):
    1. With the (Awesome) smart cover, Apple added magnets to the iPad so the cover will be much easier to use .. With all the great(s) in it, and this case has it too, which is great.
    2. The case is beautiful, iphone 5C style

    The bad (Which is the very good enough reason not to buy!):
    1. As all other reviews showed you, this case have a hard problem of decomposing (Getting teared down), a real hard one. If you'll ever switch cases (I'm using a keyboard case too, so i switched a few times) you'll see the case is starting to be teared down. The parts will just separate one from each other. In a really bad way
    2. Apple, with justice, tried to make this case available for iPad 2 and next(s). This caused the case to be much more thick then it's needed, at least with my iPad 3.

    Short story long:
    This case should be the best, but it's made real bad. So wait for a refresh or something or buy other case. Just not this one ..

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautifully broken in after nine months

    • Written by from Rochester

    The smart case is well made. After nine months of use, the marks and darker toned areas developing around the edges from fingers, dirt, desks, dining room tables, et cetera, give the case lots of character. It is great for traveling, and doesn't easily slip from hands when on the move. Five stars.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Review by and Industrial Designer

    • Written by from Montreal

    When I went for my trade-in, I formerly had an iPad 3 with the neoprene magnetic case, I got myself a nice 128 Gigabyte iPad air and evidently following my good experience with the neoprene case I got into the task of looking for the same quality case I so fondly had for the past two years.

    Well, I went with the Apple genius with a subdued enthusiasm to "chose" my case, I was almost resolute to get it, with a restraint satisfaction at the solidity of my purchase and my previous experience, and this is what happened; My first let down came when I arrived to the case section on the Apple Store in St-Catherine Street in Montreal, I was shown either the smart cover or the whole leather case, so naturally I asked as per my previous experience where the neoprene cases were, to my disappointment I was told that there were not, so I wondered I would wait a while and then buy it when they arrived, so I asked when they would arrive and was politely informed that there would be none as on they were not going to be manufactured at all... So I went on, unimpressed, to analyse what they had to offer, on first impression the quality seemed good, not striking but good, that tamed my subdued enthusiasm, to some account the leather seemed strange, not quite leathery but somewhat plastic, probably from the tanning treatment to render it more durable. Second and what started to raise some concerns was that I noticed that the cover of the case had not four, as my previous case, but three divisions and thought that does not look good, I could estimate by analysing the thickness and stiffness of the leather and taking into consideration the magnets that could be embedded into the cover, that by no means the folding could hold folded, the force that you would need to have the kind of elasticity rendered by the leather would be far superior, you would need at least four gauss, and judging by the dimensions and limitations, that was not going to happen... What made the previous case superior was the ability to mix traction from four folds and a not so powerful magnetic force, that worked, I also complained a bit about the vertical stand but faired well, which brings us to... third, the stand, on both positions, a big designer NO NO, as I was already kind of disappointed I asked to try the case before buying, the iPad held well inside the case, but as expected when in stand, it tilted with a frightening ease one over time no matter how carefully I tapped the screen on almost every position only when the app bar was used on the lower quart of the screen could some stability be reached, that upset me, then I flipped the stand to inclined position and started to tap on Google search and as if I was taking notes, something that I frequently do, and as expected collapsed one over time. The answer to this issues on the part of the staff was first, the leather will give, to what I answered well then the problem is going to increase because if now it collapses when still stiff, then after it "gives" it will not hold at all, the same held reason for the vertical stand. So finally the support agent told me that yes, they have had some problems with the stand.

    What can I say, this is not the quality that I would have expected from a world class company like Apple, disappointed, finished purchasing the cover case by iStore, neither the best nor the worse but does the job, surprisingly good vertical an inclined stand, sturdy and light, magnetic seal, struggle with closing but the protection is there, at least I have a leather sachet that I use for work. Miss my neoprene apple cover though, big misfire by Apple, not impressed.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Hate the feel/fabric

    • Written by from Sea Girt

    Just bought this for my brand new iPad and I absolutely hate it. It claims to be leather but feels more like suede. It is so soft it's slippery I constantly feel like it's going to slip out of my hand and it's always slipping out of the triangle when I try to prop it up. Not only does it feel terrible but I just know this soft fabric is going to be ripped up from being taken all around town in my bag. The pictures make it seem like typical flat to the touch, tough, leather, not this teddy bear delicate kind, I'm returning it immediately.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really Disappointed

    • Written by from Candia

    When new, this is the most attractive color available and it's very nice to the touch. Six months later and the edges of the cover have absorbed body oils (I suspect) and looks terrible. No complaints about how it works, etc. On the basis of the stains only, I would not recommend buying this expensive cover.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great case, but beware...

    • Written by from Anchorage

    The case has a great look and feel, but it WILL cause yellow stains to invisible shield protectors. My ipad air has the distinct yellow lines matching the folds. Chicken and egg...don't know which is causing it, some chemical in the case (formaldehyde?) reacting with the polymer...or the polymer having some weird property making IT react with the case...either way, it's a GREAT case, easy to snap on and off, fairly protective most importantly, light and thin.

    Just be warned if you use zagg invisible shield. (i've been a very loyal customer of zagg since the beginning.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Has nice patina fits very well

    • Written by from Alexandria

    Unfortunately the cover on this doesn't work very well as a stand I do like a nice tight fit in the patina have not tried cleaning it yet because I think it might ruin the cover. For 80 bucks it's a little steep but it adds about the same weight as the iPad Air but it does protected very well.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • 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...

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Standardly Standard

    • Written by from Albertville

    The headphone opening is too small to fit oversized headphone inputs, the side buttons feel clunky but functional. The iPad fit snugly in the body, but the cover is not what i expected. It bulks in the first joint slightly and refuses to lie flat on the screen. It doesn't fit quite comfortably in the hand as I would have thought, and for the price of the case alone, I expected a firmer material and snug fit.

    1 of 1 people found this useful