iPad mini Discontinued leather smart case

Discussion in 'iPad' started by FasmTrout, Sep 9, 2015.

  1. FasmTrout macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2007
    Kind of sad Apple discontinued the leather smart case for the iPad mini. I always liked that case.

    Rushing to get one while they're still in stores isn't a good option for people interested in buying an iPad mini 4, given the thickness decrease.

    The silicon front + silicon back option Apple is pushing is a weak alternative too.
  2. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    Yep, I was checking out the accessories for the mini and the leather smart cases are missing. That new silicon backshell is kind of expensive.
  3. Cool Pup macrumors 6502a

    Cool Pup

    Jun 18, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    It sucks they're discounting them — it likely costs them far more than what they were getting back.

    However, FWIW, the silicon cases Apple puts out offers superior drop protection than the leather models. There's that at least.
  4. trekkie604 macrumors 65832


    Feb 25, 2008
    Vancouver, Canada
    That sucks. I use the flap on my smart case to hang it on the IFE on aircraft. The magnetic cover probably won't be strong enough for that

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