• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Could have been good in leather

    • Written by Bruce K from La Verne

    I wanted to like this case. It's lightweight. Its sleep and wake function is perfect, BUT, the material gathers smudges in no time that are IMPOSSIBLE to clean off. I have the charcoal grey folio case and it's a MESS. I've gone online to get cleansing advice and tried the damp cloth with NO soap, just water, as it advises. It doesn't work. I then tried Dawn dishwashing soap with water and NO. The smudges do NOT come off and I've only had the case for a few weeks. It's a MESS. Apple needs to take this off the market until they can get a leather one out. The material on this case is impossible to keep looking like new and with the incredibly high 80 dollar price tag, sorry, it's a failure.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very expensive piece of plastic

    • Written by Dmitriy M from Royal Oak

    Too much money for very little protection. I will return this case and get something that protects the edges. Same case can be purchased for less than $20

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Overall great case except for the price it is sold for.

    • Written by George H from Orpington

    My first impression on this case is that it bonds very nicely with the new iPad Pro. As we know, Apple are trying to make their devices thiner and thiner and essentially we are also paying for a thinner design. So when buying a new case we would like it to be thin, so that the device does not look bulky. This case definitely captures that aspect of the new iPad Pro as the case is very thin. This case also stays firmly in place considering it is connected to the iPad via magnets. This case also leaves the sides uncovered so that an apple pencil can be attached on the side which makes it very convenient for apple pencil users. If you're looking for a case that really protects the iPad then this is not the case for you at it does not protect the iPad very well but for a case for everyday use this is a very good, lightweight case. The one reason why my review for this case didn't get all five stars is that it is very expensive and should be sold for a lower price considering the iPad itself is very expensive.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design can result in a dropped or damaged iPad.

    • Written by James E H from Klamath Falls

    The Smart Folio for the 11 inch iPad Pro attaches to the back of the iPad magnetically. The folio does not wrap around the edges of the iPad like previous folios. The magnetic attachment is not strong enough to hold the iPad in place if you do not have a firm grip on the iPad itself when opening or closing the Folio. My new iPad Pro has fallen out of the folio twice when I was opening and closing the Folio. I would normally choose an Apple Product over a third party product. However, the poor design of this product makes it a total waste of money. I expected much more from Apple.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Feels cheap, doesn't work well, REALLY expensive.

    • Written by donald M from valencia

    I've had an iPad Air 2 for a very long time. I can't use an iPad without a good case. The bare aluminium back will scratch any surface it slides across. I also don't like the feel of aluminum in my hand. The Apple leather case for the Air 2 was perfect. It protects the iPad well, feels great in my hands, and looks beautiful. It was worth $80. It was so good, that I refused to upgrade my iPad because Apple didn't make that same type of case for newer iPads.

    The 11" iPad pro finally tempted me, and I hoped that this new silicon folio case would be good enough. It's not. It really ruins the iPad experience. It may be some high quality silicon, but it feels like cheap vinyl. The edges are sharp, and the plastic feel is not very pleasant. The edges of the iPad are completely exposed, so if I drop it, there is no protection. I understand that one edge needs to be exposed to charge the pencil, but I still think Apple could have designed this in a way that protects this iPad better.

    If it were $20, then maybe it would be worth having. If it were made of leather, instead if this cheap feeling silicon, I'd be happy. I think I need to return this and buy an $11 case on Amazon.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Folio

    • Written by Dan B from Reading

    I love this as a compliment to the keyboard, lighter for when you don’t need the keyboard. For those of you saying this isn’t protective, you’re wrong it is . Why would you want to add something big and bulky to something that’s designed to be lighter and easy to handle? This is a protective case and the stand function works well. When you don’t need the keyboard this does the trick. I love them both.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Celeste Hsin-Hsin T from 新北市

    this is awesome

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't protect

    • Written by Mario R from Inglewood

    It may have 104 magnets to make a more aesthetic solution, but in functionality simply doesn't work. It has 3 sides open with doesn't make sense. If you fall your iPad from 4 inches high, you will have marks on the Aluminum.

    Simple a bad product from a company I used to admire for design.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sharp Edges

    • Written by Daniel H from Poway

    I like the functionality of the new iPad Pro, but the edges are very sharp making it very uncomfortable to hold. The Smart Folio does not make it any better. I’m hoping a back case with silicone rounded edges comes out. Until then, I feel I need to wear light gloves with this iPad Pro.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed!

    • Written by Martha G from GRAND MARAIS

    Honestly, this is a useless item, and for the money it is insane. It does not stand up with the weight of the iPad against it; for the cost I thought I was getting a case. It serves no better than if you were to fold a piece of card board in half and slide the iPad between it. Apple needs to reevaluate this product. I recieved it as a gift for all the trouble I had with Apple this summer; Apple gets the last laugh on this one!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful Seamless Fit, Bad Finish, Overpriced

    • Written by Michael R from DDO

    This smart folio cover easily magnetically and magically holds your iPad in place in a clever beautiful way, but the praise ends there. The edges are extremely sharp and uncomfortable to hold against your skin, very un-Applelike. Also un-Applelike, no  branding. What’s up with that? What a miss, especially at how overpriced this case is, no Apple branding. Really? At this price, it also should have been leather or at least leatherette, the silicone finish feels like a much cheaper product. Overall, adds very little weight and bulk, best ever in that aspect, but the final finish is an epic fail.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Slim, smart case

    • Written by Sam W from London

    If you're reading this I'm sure you already know how thin and beautiful the new iPad pro is. You might be like me and wanting to protect the screen and back from scratches, but don't want to ruin the appearance or feel of the device?

    If so, this is the case for you. Protect the front and back, keep the device super-slim, and have a built-in stand for when you need it.

    It can be tricky to decide between this and the keyboard version. For the sofa iPad users who don't input much more than a few words at a time, the slim fit of this case far outweighs the physical keyboard.

    Highly recommended!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Much Better Than Expected

    • Written by Philip P from Chatsworth

    I initially resisted buying this cover as I thought it was overpriced for what it appeared to be. However, after trying several cheaper covers purchased online I decided to give it a try as I could always return it. To my surprise, it was proof once again that you get what you pay for.

    Ease of use: Rather than snapping into a plastic tray, the iPad is held against a flat surface by powerful magnets. Many have tried to dislodge their iPad by shaking it; all have failed. But when you want to use a naked iPad, it magically slides right off the backing.

    Fit and finish: It’s an Apple product made for an Apple product. Of course it fits. The sides are not covered so buttons are easily accessed and the Apple Pencil sticks magnetically as it should. The case itself has a silky feel to it, not at all plasticky feeling, and, wonder of wonders, it is not a fingerprint monster. Yes, as some have noted, the edges of the case are quite hard and sharp, but I believe this is intentional — a feature rather than a bug. Should the case fall from a moderate height, those hard edges, which extend a tiny bit out from the sides, would provide a modicum of protection. The sharpness only becomes a factor if one holds the case in a certain way, and of course some will.

    Protection: In a word, minimal. For someone like me, whose iPad rarely leaves home, it’s fine. But for someone who lugs their iPad around in a backpack or uses it in a non-friendly environment, I’d say look elsewhere.

    Final word: I was very surprised by the overall quality and usability of this case. My usual iPad case is a Pad & Quill Oxford Leather case, and I have one on pre-order for my iPad 11, but I have a feeling that it won’t be used as much as this Apple product on a day to day basis. In a perfect world this case would cost $59, not $79, but (trigger coming) the world is not perfect, and this case is a good solution for many, if not most.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works but pricey ...

    • Written by Derek S from Moreno Valley

    This cover does the job of protecting the surface of my new iPad pro. It also helps me grip my iPad better so I don't have to over cradle it when I'm in hard floor rooms. My beef enters when I look at the cover's cost!!! The material minimally covers the surfaces BUT doesn't cover the sides. Now I'm all for the advancement of tech. My heart has beat for apple since my Mac Plus of 1986. I glowed when Apple became the 1st trillion dollar company before Microsoft. With all the accolade nose why give me a case that's so flimsy and overcharge me?

    Apple ... you really make it hard to love you (sigh)

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't see why all the hate on comfort

    • Written by Steve T from Los Angeles

    I don't get the reviews saying it's uncomfortable to hold... it feels perfectly fine to me. I guess it's a millennial thing with the case somehow harshing their mellow. I just wish Apple would've offered a cheaper alternative.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great idea but the material is lacking

    • Written by Walter A L from Austin

    I was really hoping Apple would have leather covers available. I like the idea of this smart folio and it works great but man this material is cheap and marks up like crazy. Reeeaaally hoping for leather.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Intrusively Uncomfortable

    • Written by William F from Dublin

    The 11" iPad Pro is my 8th iPad and have had an iPad in daily use since the day they were first sold. All have had covers. I spend 1-2 hours per day using the ipad and cannot remember ever having noticed any of the covers as uncomfortable. The edges of this folio cover are uncomfortable to the point that I'm wondering if Gaffers tape will make it better.

    Clearly an execution problem as I can't believe this is the way it was designed. Astoundingly annoying and my first apple product in over 20 years that is just a fail. 1 star because it protects as it should. I guess you can just take it off altogether when you are holding the iPad.

    Just can't recommend this. Maybe leather will be better or maybe if they make just a cover.

    If anyone has a solution other than wearing gloves please post.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy this smart folio protector

    • Written by John P from Watertown

    This was not a good purchase. I am quite surprised that Apple would put something out there like this. As other reviewers have noted, the edges are sharp. It's hard to hold the ipad when the cover is on. It just feels uncomfortable. Also, this is not a leather product. I'm not sure what it is. I hope to find something else to replace this cover. As much as I like the new IPAD, Apple has once again very much disappointed me on options to protect the device. Shameful. Don't buy it.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Stylish case

    • Written by Fayaz K from North York

    Nicely designed case. Easy to pull when needed. The case protects the back and front unlike the previous Smart Cover. Doesn’t add bulkiness to the iPad Pro. I hope we get to see leather material and in different colours.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too Sharp to Hold

    • Written by LeMont M from Indianapolis

    I like the way the case attaches and that it covers both front and back, but the edges are extremely sharp and uncomfortable. For that reason, I’m returning it and wouldn’t recommend purchasing it.

    11 of 11 people found this useful