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Leather Smart Cover for 10.5-inch iPad Air - Midnight Blue

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  • Overview

    This beautiful Smart Cover, made of fine leather, protects your iPad Air screen. It automatically wakes your iPad when opened and puts it to sleep when closed. You can easily fold the Smart Cover into different positions to create a stand for reading, viewing, typing or making FaceTime calls. And it’s easy to remove, so you can snap it on and off whenever you want.

    What’s in the Box

    Leather Smart Cover

  • iPad Models

  • 1.5 Average
    1 out of 5 stars
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    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Where is the smart case?

      This is useless to me, as it offers no protection for the back of the iPad. It is nicely designed as these covers always are, but without an accompanying back c This is useless to me, as it offers no protection for the back of the iPad. It is nicely designed as these covers always are, but without an accompanying back case, what is the point? So I am now forced to use a horrendously ugly $15 3rd party case with my beautiful new iPad Pro. What I really want is the lightweight leather smart case that shipped with the original iPad Air. That was perfect and is still going strong for us all these years later. Apple's leather sleeve is nice for designers, but for people who want to use this iPad in the regular way iPads have been used since their inception, it is useless. My iPad spends at least half of its time stood up with the tri-fold case. A sleeve means I'd have to rest it on salt shakers or a stack of magazines or something. Not the most elegant or safe solution for sure.

      • Written by Simon W from Brooklyn

      188 of 252 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Where is the smart case?

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Just a cover, not a case

      I thought this was a Smart Case like the one I have for my iPad Air 2, but it is only a screen cover. Ridiculous for $69, only $10 less than the Smart Case. I g I thought this was a Smart Case like the one I have for my iPad Air 2, but it is only a screen cover. Ridiculous for $69, only $10 less than the Smart Case. I get the feeling Apple is trying to push 10.5 iPad Pro buyers into the much more expensive sleeve, which doesn't offer the functionality, convenience or protection (when the iPad is in use) of the older Smart Case design. I will be returning this tomorrow and look to the aftermarket for a suitable case that protects both the front and back of my new iPad, and hopefully has a sleeve for the Pencil as well. Apple dropped the ball on this one.

      • Written by MICHAEL C from Sanford

      151 of 211 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Just a cover, not a case

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Like previous versions, but should be complimented by a proper back/case.

      This is fundamentally identical to the leather Smart Covers that came before it. Like those, the material is decent and the magnetic attachment mechanism nov This is fundamentally identical to the leather Smart Covers that came before it. Like those, the material is decent and the magnetic attachment mechanism novel, but the overall design is still not suited to all situations. I'm also somewhat disappointed that Apple doesn't have any case, leather or otherwise, to compliment the 10.5-inch iPad Pro at launch. Perhaps Apple will finally engineer an iPad equivalent to the sturdy leather case they make for the iPhone. Until then, as much as I dig the Smart Cover's simple design and aesthetic, I'm not sure I can recommend this for anyone who wants full, front AND back, protection that befits their significant investment in the 10.5-inch iPad Pro. Also, perhaps the saddle/tan (on my Smart Case for the iPad mini 2) is better than the blue, but that's subjective... And, will these ever be offered in GREEN?

      • Written by Thomas P from Hanover

      126 of 163 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Like previous versions, but should be complimented by a proper back/case.

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Apple Smart Cover is Lemon.

      I had never purchased a cover/case for my IPads from apple. So, I decided this time to purchase this cover for the new IPad Air. The magnet will not hold, so I had never purchased a cover/case for my IPads from apple. So, I decided this time to purchase this cover for the new IPad Air. The magnet will not hold, so it keep coming off leaving the front unprotected as well as the back. For $69 bucks? No, not recommend.

      • Written by Joyce S from North Las Vegas

      2 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Apple Smart Cover is Lemon.

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Poor

      Sending this back hadn’t realised it only covered back ridiculously expensive for a thin piece of leather which offers no protection

      • Written by Hazel C from Coventry

      1 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Poor

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Just a cover that falls off; not a full case

      Since this cover easily falls off with the lightest of touches, how can this cover claim to provide any protection at all? We need a full case, like the smart c Since this cover easily falls off with the lightest of touches, how can this cover claim to provide any protection at all? We need a full case, like the smart case that Apple used to make for the iPads. We need a case that the entire iPad snaps into, and completely protects both the front and back and provides full protection.

      • Written by Scott R from Austin

      1 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Just a cover that falls off; not a full case

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