iPad mini Are there new Smart Covers for the rMini?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by roberticus70, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. roberticus70 macrumors newbie

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    Hi there,

    Does anyone happen to know if Apple released new Smart covers for the retina mini, or are the old ones the only choices available?

    The reason I ask is that I bought an air with a blue Smart cover, and then bought a blue Smart cover for my rMini and they were a different shade [the Air's cover was a darker blue]. I gather that I bought one of the older smart covers for the original mini.

    I know this is a trivial issue, but I'm just curious.
     
  2. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Older smart covers were leather, newer ones are polyurethane. And yes, Apple makes the polyurethane ones for both Air and mini. You should be able to get them from Apple's online store if your local stores don't have them.
     
  3. Icaras macrumors 603

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    The air smart covers for both the Air and the new mini should be exactly the same shade of color. Perhaps you mistakingly purchased or they sent you the older version?

    They should match though. Going back and forth between both models on Apple's site, they look the same to me. I know that the Smart Cases for both iPads actually come in a slightly different shade than the Smart Cover and trade off green and pink for beige and brown, but because both Smart Case models look to be identical to each other, it would be safe to assume that Apple would make the Smart Cover match as well.
     
  4. jterp7 macrumors 6502a

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    can you actually still get the older leather covers?
     
  5. Icaras macrumors 603

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    Apple seems to have discontinued it on their website, so you'd have to look elsewhere for left over stock I guess.
     
  6. iVegas macrumors 6502

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    The old ones are still out there. I picked up a light gray one at Walmart.
     
  7. jterp7 macrumors 6502a

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    did you remember seeing any of the red ones?
     
  8. iVegas macrumors 6502

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    Yes. They're also available on Walmart.com and bestbuy.com
     
  9. bidwalj macrumors 65816

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    The older ones were not leather. Apple only made the polyurethane covers for the mini.

    And yes the new covers that just came out are different shades.
     
  10. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Oh, okay. That must be why I never got a Smart Cover for my mini, lol! Thanks for pointing out the mistake.
     
  11. rgarjr macrumors 603

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