• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Case has delaminated (top & bottom seperating)

    • Written by from EAST OLYMPIA

    The case is generally a good item.
    However, the case has delaminated on the two short sides.
    The sealed seam between the top and bottom halves of the case have come apart.
    I'm ashamed of Apple for this shoddy product.
    I have "super glued" the two halves back together, but it is at best a poor fix for the problem.
    Would not consider buying another one.
    Have just ordered an Otterbox Defender hard case.
    I love my Apple products, but this one is terrible.
    C'mon Apple! For the premium prices you charge and which we willingly pay, YOU CAN & SHOULD DO A BETTER JOB.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It has gone very very loose after few months

    • Written by from Punta Arenas

    Like many other reviewers here, mine is falling apart after just barely six months of moderate/low use. At the beginning had a nice tight fit, but now my ipad air is sleeping out. Ver bad price/quality ratio.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Comes apart

    • Written by from Bellaire

    I've had this iPad case for 3 years, and the whole thing is coming apart. It's very bad quality and certainly not worth the price. It also gets dirty very easily and is difficult to clean.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great case but, it didn't last long.

    • Written by from St. Peter's Bay

    i purchased this case less than one year ago. I was happy with the ease of use and the level of protection it provided. The only down fall is the longevity. The case side seams started coming apart after 8 months of use and now at 11 month they're almost completely apart. The ipad easily falls out of the case with normal use now.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Was good but after a year everything was loose, stretched, ipad falls out

    • Written by from LAVAL

    The material stretches quickly over time. I loved it at first but for the money i should have gotten an imitation in hindsight.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't hold up

    • Written by from La Crosse

    My case didn't last a year before the side seams started to come apart. The two spots that you place your hands to hold the iPad is where it separated.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    could be better

    • Written by from westfield

    the case fits the ipad pretty good.. it could be a little tighter though. the problem I have with the case is that it started coming apart at the seams within 3 months. as another person put it on here, I'm having a hard time believing apple would put their name and logo on this case. it's clearly substandard quality.. the one thing I will say is that I love the way the case looks and feels, but could be way better especially considering what I paid for it.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Uncomfortable and didn't last

    • Written by from Chicago

    Initially the case is slick, has a good fit and protects the iPad . After just a year of moderate use the case split open, will not hold the iPad and does not prop up the device. It was very uncomfortable to hold from the start with razor sharp edges all the way around the perimeter. I don't want to research the hundreds of cases to find one that is function able and comfortable. I trusted Apple to do that. A little disappointing.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad case

    • Written by from Topton

    My case was purchased as a present, engraved also. Very nice to look at, it has worked fairly well for a short period of time. Did not receive quality for amount they spent. the glue along the edges began to come loose, the iPad would shift, then you had to adjust in order to use volume button, camera, etc. I thought something from Apple, and something that cost more, would last longer. I am now searching for a new cover for my iPad.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Go with the Smart Cover

    • Written by from Austin

    I initially went with the Smart Case to make it easier to travel with my iPad, but that was a mistake. The Smart Case doesn't position the cover very well to make a stable stand. The cover also causes long vertical streaks on the screen that are difficult to remove.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I don't recommend it.

    • Written by from Sprachigen

    It covers your iPad good and also looks fine but it has a terrible stand. It literally falls whenever you touch it and I mean that's the whole point in my eyes. I wouldn't buy it again.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Smart case

    • Written by from poway

    I've had my smart case for about 1 year. A little disappointed with the quality for the price. It's been slowly separating around the edges. I thought it would last longer.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Inferior to the last version

    • Written by from Irvine

    Pros
    -Nice material
    -Fits extremely well
    -Reasonably protective

    Cons
    -Stand viewing angle is too steep, steeper than the last version. Poking the screen while it's on the stand is easily enough to knock it over.
    -Magnetic latch is not strong enough.
    -3-folding design is inferior to the 4-folding design. It's far less secure as a stand. Not only is it easily knocked over, but the stand collapses easily as well.
    -Also can't be used as a handle the way the last version was.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad case

    • Written by from Ufa

    It's to big for iPad with retina display and it fils uncomfortable to handle it or carry it.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing case

    • Written by from Austin

    I REALLY wanted to like the smart case, but two things killed it for me. The case feels great in your hands while you're holding in in portrait mode, but when you use it in landscape mode, as you would to watch a movie, the edges are surprisingly uncomfortable to hold for any length of time.

    The second thing that bugged me was the cover. It fits very nicely and is of course held down by magnets, but it's a bit tricky to get your fingernail under it to open it. Especially for our 5 year old son.

    The case is a perfect fit for the device and looks fantastic on it. But in normal use there are better, more comfortable options out there at a lower price point as well...

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Hate It

    • Written by from Miramar

    Let me start by saying... By the leather smart case. It gets dirty by simply putting it into your bag/ knapsack. The flap is an issue to open for easy use and when folded in to use as a stand it isn't steady at all. Don't get this product. Pay a little more but you will be satisfied with the leather smart case

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too sharp + screen tips over when standing

    • Written by from Lidingö

    The smart case is substandard, not worthy of the Apple logo!
    It is too sharp around the edges, which makes it uncomfortable to hold and the lid is a bit difficult to open (almost requires use of nails to get a grip of the lid).
    But the most frustrating/surprising part is that it is NOT made to stand up properly. In its default setting the screen tips over when you try to make the iPad stand. So you have to manipulate the stand a bit to make it work, which means it is still not fully stable. Very surprising that this problem was not discovered before taken to mass production.

    Having just switched from the magnetic cover (which keeps falling off and offers no drop protection) to the smart case I am thinking of switching back, or to something completely different. In the end, the original black iPad 1 case is still the best allround solution Apple has come up with so far...

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    $50, really??

    • Written by from Madison

    Bought it sight unseen. I mean come on, its Apple and I expected it to be pretty darn nice. In all fairness, the iPad fits really well in it and I like that part, but the corners are sharp, the hinge doesn't look like it will last, the cover kinda covers down, but doesn't stay very well and it feels like a cheap piece of cardboard. Will return and get a plastic back from someone else and an Apple smart cover with the good hinge instead. Very disappointing to buy an Apple branded product like this. Never before have I been this let down by them. If it were $15 or $20 from a third party I could go with it, but not $50 from Apple themselves.

    31 of 41 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design...

    • Written by from Conway

    The magnetic connection comes off too easily. Because of this...my iPad slipped from the cover and shattered on impact. Definitely not worth the money. Replacing it with something more secure once I get my iPad repaired!!

    19 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It only works for protecting the ipad

    • Written by from Obregon

    The stand for movies doesn't work, the one for typing is to down, I gets to damaged to soon, but the only thing that does right is protect the ipad

    16 of 22 people found this useful