• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not last

    • Written by from Altrincham

    Absolutely loved it when I got it, but I have had it around two years and it is literally falling apart. The seams have come apart and it is worse than useless now. For the price I paid from the Apple shop I would expect this to last much longer. Would post a picture of it here if I could so you can see this is not a case of damage by customer or indeed reasonable wear and tear... This is just a poorly put together product. It's not as though I use the iPad all day either. Very very disappointed. Apple, if you read this, you have my email address...feel free to contact me.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Slips right off.

    • Written by from chapin

    First day I got my my new iPad Air 2 and I'm watching a video on youtube, the case is folded and the iPad is standing up. I get a call so I reach up and gently pause the video with a tap on the screen and the iPad falls right out of the case, and onto the hard floor. Now I have a dent in the side, and 3 cracks right down the screen. Very, very unhappy.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cover breaks apart after 1.5 years of use

    • Written by from Pickering

    Would have expected a more durable product from Apple. The Smart Cover seams have come apart with the result that my iPad(3) keeps sliding out. Will be replacing the product with something else from another manufacturer.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A big step back

    • Written by from Belmont

    I had a nice leather Smart Cover for my 4th generation iPad that I really liked. So when I got my iPad Air 2, of course I would get another nice Smart Cover. Nope. Apple doesn't make it in leather anymore. So I got the red plastic cover reluctantly. I took it back within 48 hours. It was a fingerprint magnet. So I reluctantly got a dark gray version. At least now I don't see every smudge...

    The current Smart Cover is the same as the one for the original iPad Air, so others know this already but it was a surprise to me. It has three panels instread of four. The old one always held the triangular shape. It's very hard for three panels to hold this shape. The old one had a nIce metal hinge that let it fold completely over. This one doesn't have a good hinge and seems to fall off a lot.

    I have since gotten a case with a four-panel cover that works just like the old Smart Cover.. So that proves that four panels are still possible even though the Air is slightly smaller than the previous iPads. I would prefer to have a cover vs. a case but that's what it took to get a cover that works. I think Apple took as big a step back with the Air Smart Cover as they took a step forward with the Air and Air 2. Apple seems to have forgotten that a cover or case contribute significantly to the ease and comfort of holding the iPad. It's not just a protective cover. Why sell something that makes it hard to use?

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful Product - If I could give negative stars I would

    • Written by from Salem

    From day one, this case has never propped up my iPad. The case always always flops over. Also, the case is now cracked in many places. I have had this cover for just over one year. I rarely use my iPad. This is an A-W-F-U-L product!!! Do NOT buy this product! Based on the other reviews I have read, I am not alone.

    Hey Appple! I want my money back. I think your billionaire company can afford it! I expect a response, apology and refund quickly.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mini cover falling apart at the attachment

    • Written by from Chicago

    Bad Bad Bad. Apple should fix.

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Did not last a full year

    • Written by from Wanamingo

    I bought a black one for my wife for Christmas last year, and by Thanksgiving this year the "spine" started to come apart, which kept the cover from aligning and putting the iPad in sleep mode, even though the cover was closed. Also, when my wife would fold the cover all the way back flat against the iPad, the magnet would put the iPad in sleep mode, even though it was open. I wish I could attach pictures of how the cover is falling apart. Disappointed.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    horrible cover - 0 star

    • Written by from Rio de Janeiro

    Hi, Apple, and thanks for making this cover because it gets dirty! Cover only fits one way! When you are in the stand mode, iPad slips right off! And there goes your $400-530 iPad with all your data on it. Screen cracks, cover slips right off and I'm disposing of this now

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not waste your money

    • Written by from Moravia

    This case is horrible it doesn't keep the iPad clean . It wakes the iPad up for maybe a week the it does not . Do not waste your money on this item . I bought this item in neon green couple of days it was brown

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Corner screen cracked - Cover just slipped off

    • Written by from Utrecht

    This cover is slim, it slides into place easily and then fits snuggly. Unfortunately, it also comes off very easily. The first week I had my iPad Air I took the ipad from the table to my couch and along the way - slam - the iPad slipped out of the cover, out of my hands and fell on the hardwood floor. One of the corners of the screen cracked immediately.

    I do prefer slim - my iPhone has only the screen protector - but this cover gives you unconsciously the suggestion you can pick it up a certain way, when you can't. If you don't want to risk having your screen cracked - buy the case. It's also easier for traveling as the back is obviously protected.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT for travel.

    • Written by from Chicago

    I got my case today, and while it looks really snappy, it's utterly useless for the ONE REASON I bought the thing. I would NEVER use this cover alone for travelling. It is far too flimsy and will not protect your device from even the most gentle trip through an airport x-ray machine.

    I wouldn't even put it in a purse or day bag with this cover on it. It's guaranteed to fall off and you might as well not have it on at all. I'm sure that when my husband sees his, he'll want to send it back immediately.

    This is extremely disappointing. I'm now forced to buy yet another hard case for travelling because that's why I own an IPad in the first place.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Beige I Pad Cover.

    • Written by from Southfield

    I purchased the beige leather cover and less than one week, it was dirty. The leather is not cleanable. This is the first Apple purchase that I have not been happy with.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not even close to good!

    • Written by from Tehuacan

    Magnets are too weak to hold your ipad securely.
    The cover damages the side of your ipad leaving marks that won't come off.
    Pretty unstable when used in landscape.
    No portrait position.
    Gets dirty really quick, and hard to clean up.
    Very expensive.

    Choose something else.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Caution! Virtually NO protection

    • Written by from Iowa City

    Sure, this covers your iPad screen, but if and when you drop it, your iPad could be toast.

    I also found the magnetic connectors to not be substantial enough to resist coming off when holding with one hand.

    I am getting a cover that the iPad slips in to so I have some protection of the corners should I drop my iPad.

    17 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It won't stay in place.

    • Written by from Homestead

    I love love love my iPad. The Smart Cover is stupid. It will not stay in place and it slid off while I was carrying my iPad and fell to the ground scratching my screen and denting the corners as it rolled across the driveway. Thankfully, my iPad still works! The magnet worked well for quite some time, but now it sticks and then just slides off the pad. I am only giving this item one star. The concept is good as long as the magnet works.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    : (

    • Written by from Philadelphia

    It falls off a lot. While I was picking it up the cover came off and the iPad dropped and the screen cracked : (

    25 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cover does not stay attached

    • Written by from Tempe

    I like the look and feel of this cover. Unfortunately, after two weeks of use it is not staying attached to my iPad mini. Although I am not using the cover as a handle, it is falling off when I pick up the device. Today the cover came off when I merely closed my mini. I've dropped the device several times in the last two days when the cover has come off. This will eventually lead to a broken mini. I'm replacing this cover with a different, safer one.

    10 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not happy

    • Written by from Union

    I don't normally write reveiws, but wanted others to know the good, bad and ugly of this product. I love the design itself. Thin and lightweigt - and I love being able to fold the cover in different positions to prop it up. But, as others have pointed out, the hinges have scratched off the surface so I now see shiny metal. The most annoying thing to me is that the cover doesn't stay firmly in one place when closed. It slips easily. I bring it to work every day in my computer bag and can constantly hear the click click click of it waking up and sleeping. I'll be purchasing something different.

    21 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Badly designed product

    • Written by from Timperley

    After less than 8 months of use I'm scrapping my Smart Cover because the hinges have damaged the back of my iPad and the magnetic attachment seems to be weaker then when I first got it.
    Opening and closing the case has caused the hinge blocks to scratch the iPad back so there's now shiny metal on the hinge blocks and on my iPad. This can only be due to bad design which, for a company like Apple which trades on its reputation for cool, well designed but expensive kit, is reprehensible.
    With the cover in place you have to use it as a handle (because the iPad is so smooth there's nothing else to grip and you can't add anything more to act as a handle) so those reviewers who insist that's not what it should be used for, and rudely question the intelligence of people who do, must have found some other way of holding it and should enlighten us with some constructive comments. So, the magnetic coupling apparently having got weaker over the few months I've used it means that the cover inconveniently detaches from time to time, more frequently as time goes by. I'm careful with it now, so I haven't damaged my iPad, but to me it's another indicator of the poor design of this product.
    Unsurprisingly, I recommend you don't buy this product.

    30 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just of the moment

    • Written by from Oxford

    Do not waste your money; I really am dissatisfied with this cover; it keeps coming off my iPad mini. I will just wait until the come out with a cover that covers the entire unit.

    10 of 15 people found this useful