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  • Apple Debuts Magnetic 'Smart Covers' for iPad 2


    Among the most buzz-worthy introductions at today's Apple event is the groundbreaking new "Smart Cover" for the iPad 2. Demonstrated on stage in conjunction with the 2nd generation iPad's big unveiling, the magnetic smart cover makes it possible for your iPad 2 to automatically "wake up" when you open the case. Correspondingly, when the case is closed, your iPad will be put to sleep. What's more, there's even a microfiber surface on the inside to keep your iPad's glass screen fresh and clean.

    Smart Covers sport a bendable flap that conforms to the side of the device via the deployment of magnets, Steve Jobs says. "You can add it in a second. You can remove it in a second," he says. "You can have a bunch of them, and pick which one you feel like today and easily put it on." What Mr. Jobs is referring to, of course, is the expansive assortment of colors available for the "smart cover."

    Apple announced that the covers, which also act as a stand for the tablet, will be available in polyurethane for $39 a pop or the more upscale leather variety for $69. The iPad 2 itself, as announced earlier, will begin shipping March 11th to the US and to a variety of nations beginning March 25th.

    Source: Apple
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Debuts Magnetic 'Smart Covers' for iPad 2 started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 48 Comments
    1. ndproductions's Avatar
      ndproductions -
      1 word

      Daaaaamn

      I mean seriously that is just simply "magically" gorgeous...
      Well done apple! On it All!
    1. Goof's Avatar
      Goof -
      I hope that the old iPad Case will hold the new iPad.


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    1. deezine2000's Avatar
      deezine2000 -
      $39 a cover, OUCH! I wont have as many choices as i would want at that price.. lol
    1. nautical79's Avatar
      nautical79 -
      So thats all for the ipad, now when we gona heard from the new iPhone?
    1. jjsammy's Avatar
      jjsammy -
      with one product apple captures the ipad cover market.....
    1. punklove's Avatar
      punklove -
      is it just me or does this only cover one side at a time? and no sides when used as a stand... it looks like a rip-off of the "speck candyshell wrap"but with less protection... this case is going to be the cause of a lot of damage that wont be covered under warranty.
    1. frail1's Avatar
      frail1 -
      so basically it's like all the cases that used to come with blackberries? you take it out of the case and it wakes up, you put it in the case and it goes to sleep.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      I think it looks sweet. However will it work with a protective film is the question
    1. Silencer_0's Avatar
      Silencer_0 -
      How is the cover going to cause damage? I use an invisible skin on my iPad since I hate cases, and it's in perfect condition to this day (bought it the day it came out). Just because you don't have a full-bodied case doesn't mean you're going to damage the iPad.
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by frail1 View Post
      so basically it's like all the cases that used to come with blackberries? you take it out of the case and it wakes up, you put it in the case and it goes to sleep.
      That's what I was thinking! My BB Pearl used to do the same thing 5 years ago! LOL
    1. iSteed's Avatar
      iSteed -
      I think its cool but wont the bottom of scratch??? I love the case for the first gen ipad... I hope they have that as an option. I want the whole thing covered...lol
    1. joe97's Avatar
      joe97 -
      meh...don't know about this one...almost seems as gimicky as those oh so wonderful bumpers...I'll likely wait to see what Otterbox comes up with- that being said I am really looking forward to getting a new iPad 2!!!
    1. glassJAw's Avatar
      glassJAw -
      ooh i dig it but i rather just have a case.
    1. The6uest's Avatar
      The6uest -
      Quote Originally Posted by deezine2000 View Post
      $39 a cover, OUCH! I wont have as many choices as i would want at that price.. lol
      Yeah, the better colors come in leather only it seems..
    1. Micara57's Avatar
      Micara57 -
      Yet again another smart innovation idea by Apple.
    1. mbillie420's Avatar
      mbillie420 -
      The hinge that the cover attaches to is not very sleek. If you don't use the cover will it look like your ipad is missing something?
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by mbillie420 View Post
      The hinge that the cover attaches to is not very sleek. If you don't use the cover will it look like your ipad is missing something?
      hinge is built into the cover
    1. chillihound's Avatar
      chillihound -
      Quote Originally Posted by iGoof View Post
      I hope that the old iPad Case will hold the new iPad.


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      Of course your new iPad will fit in the old case, it'll constantly fall out and probably break coz iPad 2 is a third thinner.

      If you are going to the expense of a new iPad 2 the toss in a few extra bucks and get a case designed specifically for it.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      I wouldnt use the old case
    1. joe97's Avatar
      joe97 -
      Quote Originally Posted by mbillie420 View Post
      The hinge that the cover attaches to is not very sleek. If you don't use the cover will it look like your ipad is missing something?
      Stealth is right of course, the hinges attach to the iPad 2 magnetically.