Apple Releases New iPad Covers


On November 1, Apple will start selling new Smart Covers and Smart Cases for iPad Air and iPad Mini. The Smart Covers will run for $39, and are made from Polyurethane with a soft, color-matched microfiber lining. It snaps into place, just like the previous models, via magnets. The leather Smart Cases will run for $69, and will add backside protection to Apple’s magnetic covers.

Both covers can be folded to be used as a prop for FaceTime use or more ergonomic keyboard typing. Plus, as with the old versions, when you lift either cover your iPad Air or iPad Mini will wake from sleep. 

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Smart Cover shoppers can choose from Black, Blue, Green, Pink and Yellow. The Smart Cases, on the other hand will come in Beige, Black, Blue, Brown and Yellow. Plus, Apple is supporting (Red) with a red option for the Smart Covers and Smart Cases. Companies that pair with (Red) donate up to 50 percent of sale proceeds to fight AIDS on a global scale.

Stay tuned for our roundup of the best iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina Display cases. 

Anna Attkisson
Anna Attkisson
A lover of lists and deadlines, Anna Attkisson covers apps, social networking, tablets, chromebooks and accessories. She loves each of her devices equally, including the phablet, three tablets, three laptops and desktop. She joined the Laptop Mag staff in 2007, after working at Time Inc. Content Solutions where she created custom publications for companies from American Express to National Parks Foundation.
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