• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for what it is.

    • Written by from Oxford

    No it doesn't protect the back and it does come off ipad easily but users who complain should do some research before buying. I love mine. It makes propping my ipad for viewing movies or typing easy. I went to iskins and bought their case made to work with the smart cover. This eliminates the smart cover from coming off, it is extremely secure. My only problem with the smart cover is that it seems to wear out easily. I have only been using it for a week and a half and it is already starting to bend out of shape in one area that bends to support propping. Maybe I should have bought one of the leather ones instead of the polyurethane one? I'm happy enough with it that if another better case isn't made for the ipad 3 I will buy a leather one when this one is no longer usable.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great design. Poor choice of materials.

    • Written by from Atlanta

    Well, the design of the smart cover is brilliant. I protects the screen, shuts the iPad on and off, acts as a stand, and does all this without adding hardly any bulk to the iPad like so many portfolio cases do.

    So why only three stars? Poor material choice. The polyurethane feels really nice, but it scratches and stains too easily. It got marks from just being in my backpack a few hours. It's like a you need to buy a case for your case. Also, stronger magnets would be nice to keep the case closed.

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, but buy the darker colors

    • Written by from Clarkston

    Works well; protects screen when your not using it, and is a good stand. Does show dirt on lighter colors, so buy the darker ones.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Canton

    I have the Smart Cover in Blue and have found a couple of things NOT to my liking when on my ipad 3... When the cover is on and you go to use it, if you open it too hard it comes off it's magnet attachments and I almost dropped the ipad because it did that, that being my biggest complaint... Also,it does not protect the back of the aluminum ipad 3 from any scratches to the surface of that aluminum, I don't care how sturdy it is, it will scratch. And when you are using it on a softer fabric other than a sturdy table, the Smart Cover when it is propped up in its standing position, does not hold the ipad in place, and that is in any of the fold up positions....And the colors are not that cool either...

    Come on Apple, please come out with a better Smart Cover option, especially for the price of the ipad 3 and even for the price of the Smart Cover! We really need to have full use of the ipad while still protecting it!!! I know it is early yet, but you can do this!!!

    35 of 54 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Smart Cover not So Smart

    • Written by from Georgetown

    Since it looks like Apple is committed to this cover for a third generation, I should tell you they are not really worth the money or very useful. The cover stays closed as long as you don't move the IPad too much, put it flat in an attache, the cover is not a longtime solution to being used as a stand, the back is unprotected, and maybe if you usednitnprimarily for gaming it would be suitable. However, in an academic or school environment it is in adequate.

    Also, your portfolio with keyboard is not for real typing, typing letters, papers, reports, etc they keyboard does not lay flat and it bounces every time you use it. Very disappointing.

    34 of 52 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from HEMET

    Sooooooo I really love the dedication apple puts into the engineering of their products, and the smart cover is no exception. The one thing I don't like is the fact I would need to spend 60 plus dollars on a leather one.

    29 of 42 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    The cover is sleek and very handy when propping it up to place on the table. It's not meant to be handled roughly, because it's magnetic it comes off, however still helps protect the screen. The back is not protected, but I purchased a cover separately for it. Anyway, I am pleased with it.

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad Smart Cover

    • Written by from Perryopolis

    Very disappointed. It did work well for several months. Then it began to fall off frequently. Then the hinge broke. Not to mention it started to look dingy. I replaced it with a cheaper version which never seemed to turn it off. Any ideas for a cover that protects better and turns it off?

    27 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the money

    • Written by from Lindenhurst

    While the design is visually appealing and clever, the actual experience is anything but satisfactory. The magnet that holds the cover to the iPad is not very strong. Several times each day, the cover and the iPad disconnect from each other which often means the iPad falls whatever distance to the nearest surface. It also disconnects when it is in my purse or laptop bag. I have scratched my screen as items shift in my bag and the screen is no longer protected. You can find much better options with a google search.

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    simple and perfect

    • Written by from Palo Alto

    i mostly use my iPad at home, but id feel safe having this case on the move

    i'd probably put it in a neoprene sleeve when its in my backpack or something, but otherwise it works really well just to protect the glass

    the aluminum is very, very durable so I'm not worried about dings and scratches- think of it this way: do many people need a permanent case for their MacBooks? those thinks are totally scratch resistant

    22 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's verk good!

    • Written by from Torslanda

    iPad smart case It''s the best I ever had!
    It's better an another case I had all the time!

    Thanks for made the iPad 2!
    (I writing this on my iPad now).

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Opglabbeek

    Very happy with this buy, does what it is supposed to do, PROTECT THE FRONT. There are so many people mad because it doesn't protect the back. It is a cover not a case. And it is a very good cover

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    • Written by from WOODBRIDGE

    SO FAR.


    17 of 21 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Missing the back for me

    • Written by from Boynton Beach

    I love it until i realize is no back to it. So I had to buy another cover for the whole ipad.

    23 of 33 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked great... At the start

    • Written by from Beauval

    I've had the smart cover for a couple months now since I bought it along side my iPad 3. It work very good at first, connected to the side fast and stayed on well. Until after a month of use the metal connecting plate started bending a little outward. Now it doesnt connect very well and falls off easily. I would recommend a whole case that covers the front and back.

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Better product

    • Written by

    It is so great. It combines sleekness, the ability to be manipulated andthe color choices. Awesome.

    18 of 24 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Essential accessory

    • Written by from FINSPÅNG

    The smart cover is excellent. It's perfect in every single way except one - when the cover is folded to the back, it doesn't quite attach to the back itself. Very small caveat though. All in all, this is the best accessory Apple's ever released - it's even better than than the excellent iPhone bumper.

    A shame that the good colours are reserved for the leather versions, though.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hate it

    • Written by from waterport

    The cover leaves dusty lines on the iPad and the magnet is weak. The cover is not what they show you don't waste your money. Look for a different style. I made a felt sleeve that I use all the time.

    18 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nothing "smart" about it

    • Written by from Norwalk

    Had it attached to my brand new iPad that I only owned a week propped up when the magnet decided to stop working and it crashed to the floor, shattering the screen. I am upset and dreading the $ that Apple will say is my responsibility even though their product caused the issue.

    42 of 72 people found this useful