• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Please bring back the more sturdy version!

    • Written by from Fairfield

    I'm sorry, but Apple, who is usually amazing in the design department, really botched this one. The case frustrates me every time in use it. It has no stability. Apple's engineering department seems to have forgotten basic principles. I always have to readjust the stand in both positions because it never quite fits my viewing perspective and it's flimsy. I truly hope Apple can rectify the major flaws of the IPad Air Case and Smart Case.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    You Get What You Pay For

    • Written by from Miami

    The quality is top notch and the functionality is too.

    It wakes and sleeps automatically upon opening and closing.

    The leather will wear in over time and give your case character.

    No complaints. Expensive and worth it.

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    IPad Air case looks dirty

    • Written by from Baldwinsville

    I am so disappointed with this case. I purchased the brown, I thought it was beautiful. It felt so nice and looked great and I didn't have any trouble with the stand or the magnets. But over time the oils from my fingers have discolored that beautiful leather. It looks awful! I've tried everything I can think of to clean it and restore it to something close to its original appearance but nothing has worked. I paid $79 for this case that hasn't even lasted five months before it needs to be replaced. I am not happy.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't bother

    • Written by from Da Nati

    Great cover but does not work as stand at all not worth money

    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Dorchester

    This is what I've been looking for and the color is so nice! It fit right in and it function perfectly!

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good looking, but poor functionality.

    • Written by from Ventura

    Doesn't stand up worth a ding dang. Very frustrating. If you want to prop it up to write emails and stuff, you're gonna hate it.

    Stands up ok in the movie viewing format though, as long as you don't breath on it wrong.

    I gave it an extra star because it sure looks pretty.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Change it back

    • Written by from Hood River

    I have used the original Smart Cover for the iPad 2 for 3 years. The new cover and case for the iPad Air isn't impressing me. The material is nice, but the design isn't. The cover has one less fold than the previous covers. This causes the incline to feel less secure and the magnet doesn't hold well. I feel like I am always readjusting it and trying to keep it from coming undone. I am writing this review simply to give Apple my feedback in the hopes that they head back to the drawing board on the covers design or head back to the original design. It was far better.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TERRIBLE case not even worth a zero star rating.

    • Written by from Torrance

    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. Don't waste your money.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not so smart case….

    • Written by from Seattle

    Can't believe Apple would want to attach its name to this. First its ability to stand upright is totally lame. The folded triangle thing is not even close to be able to support the iPad in a proper way. Secondly the case is so thick (in some respects good) but I was not able to completely insert a phono plug through the case into the iPad. I would not recommend a purchase of such case. This design needs a total overhaul.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not that great, way overpriced.

    • Written by from Raytown

    I've had this case for about four months and over that time the cover flap has started to become very flimsy with daily use. It also doesn't work that well when you try to use it as a stand. Honestly it's just not that great of a case, I would look elsewhere. Too overpriced for something that wears down so fast.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Helotes

    a little pricey, but you pay for premium leather. Nice feel and saves on the buttons on the ipad

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad Air smart case

    • Written by from Kincardine

    Went to the Apple store in Waterloo and bought a new iPad Air . The sales men was great, not like going to the other stores. Bought the case from there, Fits real nice, better than the one they made for the iPad 4. You spend all the money for the iPad Air why cheep out on some case made by some other company. Looks and feels great. It stands up good.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice looking but it fell apart

    • Written by from Redondo Beach

    I've had the case for less than a year (much less than a year). All the seams have come unglued and the case is now worthless. For the price charged, this should be much more durable. Extremely disappointed.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Cover When Used Correctly

    • Written by from Quincy

    I'll repeat other reviews suggesting that some people aren't using this case correctly. If you fold the cover with the suede side out, it works perfectly as a stand. As for the gap issue at that leather hinge, once the case has been broken in, the cover sits flush as intended. Be aware that the natural leather cover will show age and it's susceptible to oil stains like any unfinished natural leather products. Personally, I think the natural leather looks better once it's had some break in time. I eventually oiled my cover to give it a deeper natural brown color. It looks great!

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Way overpriced & won't stand up

    • Written by from Anderson

    Seriously Apple, $80 for this piece of junk?! The old smart cover was better as it could actually keep the iPad in an upright position. This is horrible and you should be ashamed. Send me back $40 and I'll change it to a **, but it's definitely a * in its current form.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Leather stains

    • Written by from Houston

    The problem I have had is that the case looks like trash because the leather absorbs the oils from you fingers and palms. This is normal oil that everyone's hands produce. I would suggest that you Scotch Guard spray your new leather iPad smart case or Apple do something to prevent this problem from happening in the first place.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Lovely case, if you're willing to spend the extra money.

    • Written by from San Jose

    Overall the iPad Air Smart Case looks nice, is thin, and somewhat protective. I'm convinced this is real leather because each unit is different; each has different graining and imperfections, which in my opinion gives each a unique look. It does scuff up a bit, but a little rub will most likely alleviate it. The leather is soft to the touch. My favorite thing about this case is it's compactness. It fits the iPad perfectly (no surprise) and it's protective against light drops. A downside I've found with this case is that water is not this thing's friend. It aborbs water, which means it probably wasn't treated with a coating to repel liquids. That shouldn't be something that stops you from buying one, but just be aware. What might stop you from picking one up is price. At $79 this thing is EXPENSIVE. You could get a $20 case from a third party manufacturer, but from the ones I've seen they're either too bulky or just ugly. With that said if you're willing to shell out the extra dough for something more high quality than the average folio people outfit their iPads with, this is a lovely choice.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I won't use another case

    • Written by from Waverly

    The fit, finish, design, of the smart case is perfect. The feel of the leather is exactly what I want to feel when using the iPad. No matter what they did to process it and dye it, it's still a natural material and so it feels great.

    I have a love/hate thing with the stand. I use the stand all the time for typing and surfing. It's a great feature. I also use the stand-up feature for watching stuff. However, I WISH there was a happy middle viewing angle. Typing mode is too flat for simple surfing, and watching mode is too vertical and unstable for tapping on the screen. So to solve this, when I really want to sit and use it I have a tablet stand from Am*zon that does the job.

    With that said, I won't use another case. This is a tight fit, no loosey goosey covers or padded backs, no fake plastic or vinyl materials. Even when it looks "used" it still looks great. Think vintage. The iPad slips right in too, plenty of protection for a responsible user.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor quality and flimsy stand

    • Written by from KAMLOOPS

    This over priced case doesn't even feel like leather and begins to scuff, look old and used within a week even though you have babied it. The stand is useless as it doesn't even do what it's supposed to and falls over all the time. The flap doesn't even close flush with the case. A very poor product not worth the $100.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple showed me better brands

    • Written by from Petaluma

    I always buy everything from Apple. Until this case. First $79 was insane. So I reluctantly bought it. After getting home and looking at one terrible design (triangle stand gone - that extra flap gave it stability - now missing.) I returned it the next day very disappointed in both price and design. Price was the real problem. This should have been $29 (or even $19 to reward customers for being loyal). But it wasn't. It's a flat out rip-off. Anyway - I returned home and just felt unsafe without a case (having dropped my ipad 3 - 1 ft and shattering the glass - but that's another bad design problem for later).

    So what Apple did was force me to look at other brands. Thank you Apple - as I found there are many accessories made by other companies that were not only better but they cost significantly less. For $25 i got a better designed case. This led to me looking at all the Apple accessories that other brands make and found several items I plan to get in the future over Apple brand.

    So who is to blame? Greed in marketing at Apple, the designers for putting out a garbage case (over-priced, magnet for dirt and normal grease on hands, stand is broken (by design)....it's just plain wrong).

    If I were apple - i would toss in a case for free. That case did not cost more than a dollar to make. Losing customers loyalty to brand is a bad thing.

    14 of 16 people found this useful