iPad iPad black Smart Cover more like gray?

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  1. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Anyone buy a black polyurethane Smart Cover? Is your black black or more grayish?
     
  2. omgipown macrumors newbie

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    I bought a black smart cover yesterday, it is as black as the keys on a macbook.
     
  3. ZBoater thread starter macrumors G3

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    That is so odd. Mine is definitely gray. The package says black but I have an older black Smart Cover and the contrast is striking.

    Meh. Going back to the Apple Store today. I'm getting a red one. Unless it looks like pink. I'm not a pink kinda guy.
     
  4. mrgossett macrumors 6502

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    I have the red Smart Cover, and it's definitely red.
     
  5. Statusquick macrumors newbie

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    It's definitely gray. I bought a black one from Apple.com with my launch day air 2 and it's gray. The black one I got from staples for $20 is black like the mbp keyboard (I'm assuming this is the older model). I honestly like the deeper black.
     
  6. ZBoater thread starter macrumors G3

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    The one you got from Staples, is it the new polyurethane or the older leather? I think the older leather cover is black black, the newer poly is gray. The mganets on my old leather cover are not holding the cover in place too well, so I needed a new one. I would have preferred black, but went with Red. Sticks on good, but its a bit too flashy for my taste.
     
  7. Statusquick macrumors newbie

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    Pretty sure it's poly. It's smooth to the touch. The deep black one from staples jumped back to $39 a few hours after I ordered though I think.
     
  8. ZBoater thread starter macrumors G3

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    Went to Staples and found them for $20. Bought black, yellow and red. My wife has yellow. Hearing over to return the covers to the Apple Store. $40 for those covers is not chreap. 50% discount cNt be passed up!

    Plus, the black looks black, not grey. Must be older stock.
     
  9. juanrp macrumors 6502a

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    I think that the Smart Covers made for the original Air were modeled after last years iPhone case colors, while this years iPad Air Smart Covers are being colored to match this years iPhone cases (silicone).

    But the Air 1 and Air 2 Smart Covers are compatible so it's a thing of color.
    I have heard that the hinge on the Air 1 Smart Cover is a bit bigger than the new ones.
     
  10. mattroman246 macrumors 6502

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    Pics??
    Mine is definitely black
     
  11. karin037 macrumors newbie

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    I have last year's cover for the Air and this year's cover for the Air 2. This year's Smart Cover is definitely more of a charcoal grey. New cover is on the left.
     

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  12. boltjames macrumors 68040

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    Wait a minute. So if I want a black Smart Cover for the Air 2 I need to get last year's model?

    BJ
     
  13. karin037 macrumors newbie

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    Yes.
     
  14. boltjames macrumors 68040

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    Thanks. Is there a different model number on last years black cover versus this years slightly lighter black cover?

    I want to order one online but can't tell the difference.

    BJ
     
  15. karin037 macrumors newbie

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    Last years model # is MF053LL/A (Black)
    This years model # is MGTM2ZM/A (Gray)
     
  16. Statusquick macrumors newbie

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    No pics since I returned the $40 one. See above though.
     
  17. boltjames macrumors 68040

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    So I'm clear, you wrote "gray" but what you mean is "this year's black which actually looks more like grey", correct?

    BJ
     
  18. karin037 macrumors newbie

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    Correct.
     
  19. ZBoater thread starter macrumors G3

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    Then they should call it grey. Not black. I mean, it's nowhere near black.
     
  20. boltjames macrumors 68040

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    Thanks Karin.

    BJ
     
  21. dbdynsty25 macrumors regular

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    DEF not black. Got a Mini w/ a black cover, the Air 2 cover I ordered at the same time as the device, directly from apple, is definitely grey. Not even a discussion. LOL. Mine look like the pic above.
     
  22. xStatiCa macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the info guys. I am glad I just snagged an old version for $20 in ebay. I definitely want black black :).
     
  23. boltjames macrumors 68040

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    I found one at my local Best Buy this afternoon.

    BJ
     

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