• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute rubbish

    Appalled that Apple could sell this load of tat. I have the Smart Cover and silicone back at a hugely inflated price. I had an older iPad that had the cover in one piece that was much better. The new iPad accidentally fell on the floor and to my horror the cover covering the screen came off exposing the screen, the only good side was that the screen did not break. I wish I had brought a third party cover that would have been much better and loads cheaper. The joint cover cost £118.00 and I think Apple should refund the monies on this sub-standard product. Apple hang your head in shame. The iPad is Apple at its best. Let's hope Apple refund me. Here's hoping. :)

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Really great accessory

    I love the way the magnets work on both the front and back of my iPad pro. Continues to have the excellent stand capabilities of the original Smart Cover with the additional perk of propping it at the perfect angle for sketching and illustration. The build quality is great. My only complaint is it should be 10-15$ less expensive, but that's the same with almost every Apple accessory.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks nice; hard to open with case

    The cover looks and feels nice, and is the high quality one would expect of an Apple product.

    When used with the matching case, it can be difficult to actually open the cover. The edge of the case is higher than the screen, and the edge of this cover fits right into the lip the case forms, so there's no real edge to lift up on and nothing to grab. I basically have to try to shove a fingernail between the edge of the cover and the case and hope I can pry up enough to release the magnetic seal.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It works perfectly...albeit the overlap and price

    BACKGROUND INFORMATION: I came to a iPad Pro 9.7 inch from my original iPad Air. In the Apple Store, on the same day, I decided to buy this alongside my iPad Pro 9.7 inch. I had read the reviews and was thinking "Who cares about the overlap and I'll pay premium for a good product." Until I arrived home, restored my iPad from a backup and started using it.


    PROS:

    The extended fabric between the hinge and the cover (to make it fit perfectly with the silicon case) actually make the iPad lean back further and make it more stable if you are using it naked like me. It's definitely noticible after using my iPad Air Smart Cover with my iPad Air for nearly three years.

    The silicon makes the iPad more grippy when carrying - especially when using it in cold environments and I can enjoy the extra grip when I'm using my iPad if I put the cover behind iPad.

    The microfibre on the inside of the cover can be used to clean the screen if you detach the cover and wipes the screen with it.

    CONS:

    The first thing I notice was the overlap. In the Apple Store a few days later I tried on a silicon case and there was no overlap using that. So this was designed for people who would buy a silicon case with the Smart Cover? What about people like me who pay AUD $75 for a piece of silicon instead of AUD $184 for two pieces of silicon? There could at least be two versions.

    Next. Price and materials. I didn't mind the price at the time of purchase as there really were not many other cases to highlight how overpriced this is. There were only a few third party alternatives I considered at the time of purchase. However there were not many choices. It was basically this, the silicon case, Smart Keyboard, Logitech's keyboard folio or a cheap case off eBay that comes from China. I chose the Smart Cover and a cheap silicon back cover from China. But now, there are many alternatives including one that makes my wallet mad at me. The Sena Vettera folio case is just AUD $50 more yet it offers front and back protection as well as being made from handcrafted leather. I'm glad I didn't buy a silicon case or I would've just spent AUD $184 on a front and back SILICON case. I'm buying a Sena Vettera folio now. Oh and did I mention that this case uses a smaller magnet then the iPad Air one and should be cheaper? Instead it got bumped from AUD $45 to $75.

    Durability. My old iPad Air Smart Cover lasted about a year and 4 months before completely coming apart. Luckily an apple authorised reseller was doing a clearance and I got another one for AUD $24 - I luckily didn't go to an Apple Store and pay AUD $45. So this year I payed AUD $75 and after only two drops and a few months of careful usage the joints between the three folds of the cover are getting torn and the silicon that joins the hinge to the cover are starting to tear. This might not even make a year at this rate and I only dropped my iPad Twice on the CORNER and not the FACE of the cover.

    If I had written this review a few months ago it would've been five stars as my cover wouldn't be ripping apart and the third party cases wouldn't be highlighting how overpriced this is.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product for the iPad Pro

    Do not pay attention to the one star reviews. They are from people whom only bought the 'cover' and expect it to function as a complete 'case' for the iPad, without buying the Apple Silicone Cover for the iPad Pro. The smart cover and silicone cover are designed to work together, to provide a complete front and back protection for the iPad Pro. The smart cover fits perfectly with the silicone cover. It is actually a better design than the previous one piece smart cover for the iPad Air. I was skeptical at first, but after I bought both for my iPad Pro, I really like it much better. The iPad stands perfectly in either position, upright or lower angled. The one star reviews are from people that do not understand how to use the product. The silicone gives the iPad a nice grip in your hand too. I wish they were combined together for a lower price, but it is still the best case solution for the iPad without adding significant weight or bulkiness.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    The Smart Cover and case fit perfectly together. I wasn't sure if I would like this 2 piece design but works great together. Case keeps back of iPad from being so slippery and both cover and case have a wonderful soft almost luxurious feel.

    I bought midnight blue color and like it a lot. Magnets keep cover firmly attached to case when I am using iPad. Wonderful design. Very happy with this product.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    Was this tested before GA? I find it hard to believe it passed the 'functions as stand' QA tests.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Low quality

    I have now had the smart cover for a few months. It is of very poor quality. Even if it fit at first, it stretched out from normal use (didn't even take the thing outside of my apartment) and fits very badly now. It's useless as a stand since the viewing angle has changed considerably. I contacted Apple about this and they did not stand by their product. Please save your money and spend it elsewhere.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This case is horrendous

    Apple finally got it right when the smart cases were released for the iPad Airs, after the clunkiness and weirdly sharp rubber edges of the first iPad's case. The cover Apple released for the second iPad was cool since it could stand, but didn't protect the back or edges from scratches/falls/etc. and now we've returned to that cover that no one really used since it was pointless, except this time it's more expensive, only available in silicone, almost a centimeter too wide for the screen. Wow.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    I've owned almost every version of the iPad and I like to use it with a cover only (and not a case). But this ridiculously fitting, loose, wobbly cover extends over the edge and will drive you insane unless you pair it with the full case. After a week of use, it actually made me so frustrated that I not only took the cover back... but I took my new iPad Pro back as well! The cover is just as important to me as the device, and I realized that I'd rather just keep my iPad Air 2 with its perfectly fitting smart cover. So thanks Apple for purposely making a cover for the new device which can't be used by itself... you just saved me over $1,000 and made me realize I'm perfectly happy with my iPad Air 2. :-)

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    9.7' iPad Pro Smart Cover - too big...

    I've just upgraded to the iPad Pro from an iPad Air and am really disappointed with the cover. The old one was fantastic, keeping the screen protected while keeping it slim and providing a stand. When I put the new one on the pro I thought that they'd sent me a poor one, but reading the reviews it's obvious they've changed the size to fit the back cover rather than a 'virgin' iPad. It seems to be no use as a cover as it flops around while its on and It feels like a second rate ill thought out design, either that or they're trying to push people to buy a back cover - which I neither want or need. If you're thinking about buying one of these make sure you test one and check you're happy with it before buying - mine is going to go back I'm afraid...

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Oversized, awkward to use

    The cover is oversized and unusable with the additional back case.
    Feels awkward and annoying unlike smart covers for ipad air 2.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fit perfect with the silicon case

    Perfect together.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    Unless you use the back cover the front cover doesnt fit right. If you think it does fit then you probably never had another iPad front cover only or this is your forest iPad. The cover is too loose and doesn't last flat behind behind the iPad when opened

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great design but very expensive

    There are many reviews whining about the fit and finish of this item. I have had the old version and was happy with it and when I upgraded to the new pro I ordered the cover. When combined with the back cover it is arguably a better design and better fit than the older version. The problem is they effectively doubled the price since you have to buy separately. I am extremely happy with the product but am disgusted I paid as much as I did.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed.....

    With the amount of money spent on Apple products I'm now having to resort to buying a new Smart Cover for the iPad Pro 9.7 because my iPad Air cover is not compatible any more...... This was a bad move forcing customers to have to change due upgrading from a previous iPad same size screen etc not happy with the expense of this iPad now having to upgrade the assesories as well each time is starting to get stupid

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    IPad Pro Smart Cover

    Perfect fit when used in conjunction with the Smart Case. Well done Apple!

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good cover

    If you buy the case and cover together they fit perfectly and are better than the reviews make them out to be. However, the cover leaves a residue on the screen along the vertical fold tracks. Yes it wipes off with microfiber. But it is annoying, especially at this price point.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible design decision, evidently driven by bean counters

    Nothing that hasn't been said before... The overhang is truly terrible, totally noticeable and makes the iPad/cover combo look unfinished, unprofessional and just plain janky. I keep thinking it's slipped out of place when I notice it, which is every single time I look at my iPad. What a stupid design decision to make in search of (presumably) saving a few pennies by only having to stock one cover. I will be returning it as soon as I have time to get to an Apple Store.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not fit properly

    does not fit! why????

    twice as heavy from previous, why???

    I am truly disappointed!

    Apple, get this basics right!

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