• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Minor flaw = big pain

    • Written by from san diego

    The case fits and looks great. Don't buy it unless you have long and strong finger nails. It is a pain to open. I've had mine for a month or so and am thinking of crazy glueing something to the front flap to open it.

    21 of 29 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for protection

    • Written by from Southport

    I just picked up this case with an iPad4. With my previous iPad I had a Zagg cover on the back and a Smart Cover to protect the screen. This is a far superior solution.

    Pros: Other reviewers have complained about fit, but my iPad fits snugly in the case. In fact it took a bit of work to get the iPad in. It is lined throughout with the same material that was inside the Smart Cover so I'm expecting not to see scratches when removed. The case is thin so there's not a bulk issue at all. It's also soft so I find it easier to hold for an extended period. The cover was $50 which seems high unless you price Zagg ($35) and a Smart Cover individually.

    Cons: Like the case I had for my iPad first generation, the seam where the back cover and the neoprene edge (that holds the iPad in place) come together, there is a sharp edge which is uncomfortable to the touch. I wish Apple had designed this with a rounded edge-maybe in the next generation..

    If you are looking for a low bulk solution to protect your iPad, I would recommend this.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice case

    • Written by from Salem

    I like the wake up feature and folding but this feels so cheap. NOT WORTH $50.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Novato

    This is such a simple case but it amazes me everyday! The stand works great and you can even clean the screen with the micro fiber material! Simple beautiful and functional!

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Nelson

    It's ok the hard to clean other then that its a pretty good product. if I were you I would get it. well done apple. anther problem is the face time Position is not stable at all.

    14 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Ideal, used wisely

    • Written by from Skokie

    This is a superbly thin and convenient case for use around the house and for "genteel" traveling. But when handing over my iPad 3 to kids, or for using on rougher travel, I prefer my thicker, sturdier, iSkin hard case, which is also more stable for movie viewing.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Uncomfortable to hold because of unfinished edges

    • Written by from London

    Unfinished edges around the lip of the case make this really uncomfortable to hold if used for more than 5 mins. It also doesnt hold my ipad 4th gen securely. Very disappointing quality in total contrast to my fantastic ipad. Avoid.

    28 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    What a difference!

    • Written by from Dallas

    When I bought my iPad in April Apple only offered the Smart cover. i wanted to protect the sides and back of the iPad so I purchased a third party case with 'smart cover' technology. It was heavy, cumbersome and the 'smart cover' was not always that smart. I finally just bought the Apple Smart case and it is beautiful, works great and doesn't add any bulk or noticeable weight to the iPad. It's terrific and very high quality.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not what I expected from Apple

    • Written by from Sunrise

    I'm disappointed with this case. Yes it does fit properly with my 4th gen iPad and yes it does provide decent protection. However from a design point of view, this case is just not "Smart".
    The edges are kind of sharp making it uncomfortable to hold. And the cover when flipped to the back will not magnetically stick, leaving it loose and unsecured. I expected more thought to go into designing this product. Not happy.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Like the smart case

    • Written by from Laval

    Well, I had a bit of hard time to get my iPad fit into the case. Once it was in, it shaped the iPad perfectly while protecting both sides, the screen and the back. I strongly recommend it especially if you have kids

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Form Fit and Function

    • Written by from Lake Peekskill

    This case is a nice looking iteration of the original iPad case but of course that is subjective. It has nice curves that compliment the iPad with cut outs for the speaker, mute switch, headphones and 30 pin connector. The accented volume button with plus and minus graphics is a nice touch as is the power button. The apple logo is also nice.

    Here is where the smart case fails miserably. The case does not fit snug, it some times pops out if held in a certain way and there are gaps big enough between the iPad and the case that you can see right through. I tried this case with both an iPad 2 and iPad 3rd generation which is bigger and to my surprise they both fit terribly. This is a big FAIL. FYI I've tried two different smart cases purchased months apart to see if I just got a bad case.

    The smart case does it's job, it protects the front and back of the iPad, the stand seems to work well on flat even surfaces and it turns the iPad on and off as intended. The buttons as described early are a nice addition. The edges of the case are hard and seemingly sharp, it is very uncomfortable to hold and fails in this respect. Users have also complained of magnetic hold of the cover being week and therefore disengaging easily but have also complained about the cover being difficult to open because it sits flush with the case and requires finger nails to lift it open, I agree with the complaints. So for function it does what is intended but falls short, leaves much to be desired. So it kinda Fails in my book.

    I hope this review is helpful to buyers.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It doesn't fit!

    • Written by from Maple Plain

    The Smart Cover doesn't fit my iPad 2. It's lose like baggy pants and I fear my iPad isn't secure. Loved the Smart Cover but not happy with the case at all.not even sure the cover will close tight enough for the sleep mode to activate.

    20 of 31 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Smart Case

    • Written by from Lincoln

    Just received this case today. Got it in Grey. Would like to have it in Black but does not look like it is being offered in Black. It fits nice and not very bulky. The only thing is it is hard for me to open the cover, maybe it is because I have not used it yet. First time having it engraved and didn't realize it to be really small.

    21 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed

    • Written by from Concord

    I wrongfully assumed that I could get a great cover for my I Pad through Apple. The design is truly lacking. I is very difficult to use the stand. It doesn't stay. The I Pad falls down. I have to use other items to keep the screen propped up. I'm so disappointed.

    25 of 45 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    APPLE ROCKS!!!!!!

    • Written by from Rochester

    I'm not sure why people think this product is so bad or doesn't fit?!?!?! I have the 4th generation iPad and it took me more time to open the box than to slightly press the iPad into my case slot, lol. Which means it took me no time to get it to fit. I've just received my order today and I absolutely LOVEEEEE ITTTTTT!!!!! Thank you Apple

    17 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not high quality

    • Written by from FLORISSANT

    Not the quality I expected from a company that produces such high quality products. Does not fit iPad 4 well at all. If the cover is not laid perfectly, it does not lock the device. I am returning this item which I just received today.

    16 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Good

    • Written by from Wauchula

    I dropped my ipad the other day while it was in this case, took it out and it was completely fine. Keeps the ipad up.

    Cons:The suede on the inside gets picks up any stains, it's crazy. The flap doesn't pick stick to the back of the case, and the from of the case is ripping apart because.

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not well designed

    • Written by from Salem

    The hard sharp border makes it painful and awkward to hold. The lid when open seems like it should stay open, but it doesn't. It doesn't work well as a stand. If you set to type it's not up high enough and wobbles when you type. Stand more upright is even more flimsy. Not up to Apple's quality standards.

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working

    • Written by from tucson

    I've had this case for 5 months and it no longer works, it has lost it's magnetism, so therefore does not put the ipad into and out of sleep mode. It doesn't stay closed anymore. It was great while it lasted but for fifty dollars I would expect it to worK longer than 5 months!

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Case, Not so good stand.

    • Written by from Gardiner

    I love it as a case but the "stand" does not work so well. I dont believe in this case the stand is make it or break it though. I like how it covers the whole Ipad, so not to leave the back of it exposed to being scratched.

    7 of 10 people found this useful