iPad Smart Covers?...

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  1. Kal-037 macrumors 6502a

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    ... Some of the things I really like the iPad Airs and Minis more than the Pro for is the colorful Smart Covers (they add personality and identity to the iPads.) I am curious since I had an Air 2 Red Smart Cover that seems to fit the 1st Air, does anyone think the Mini 2 Smart Covers will fit the mini 4? I like the Orange color they added and also don't want the ones I have to just go to waste. :)



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  2. oldwren macrumors 6502

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    The mini 4 is taller than previous generations, so older Smart Covers won't fit properly.
     
  3. ron7624 Contributor

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    No, it won't fit. Apple has them listed separately on the website. As stated earlier, they are physically taller. I've got a couple that will go to waste myself, unless I decide to keep the Mini 2, but that in itself would be a waste.
     
  4. Kal-037 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Darn, I like 2 of the new colors but the rest are rubbish. I like the bright more traditional colors like Red, Blue, Orange, Yellow, and White. none of this "stone" and light pink junk.
     
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    The silver/white mini + new blue Smart Cover look pretty together. Very Apple Store-ish.

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  6. CaptMarvel macrumors 6502a

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    is protection that covers the front and not the back all that smart? :eek:
     
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    Everything is smart in Apple world, didn't you know? ;)
     
  9. addictzz macrumors 6502

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    That's why they have Apple Genius, don't they? ;)
     
  10. Leonick macrumors newbie

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    I think the smart part is that what is essentially travel protection for the screen can also be used as a stand. It's not smart protection, it's protection that is smart.

    Besides the aluminium back hardly needs as much protecting as the glass front.
     
  11. bransoj macrumors 6502a

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    I've used a smart cover only on my iPad since i got it a few years ago and its never been an issue.
     
  12. Vegasm macrumors newbie

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    Am I the only one that's annoyed by the fact Apple makes you buy 2 cases instead of the previous Smart Case for iPad Mini 2/3 etc.?

    Right now you're forced to buy a seperate front and back protective cover.. I have to say it's a smart move from Apple, but as a customer I'm not happy :( I liked my Smart Case!
     
  13. bigcat macrumors 6502

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    yeah, smart + back = $100 ouch
     
  14. sracer macrumors 603

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    For some, nothing less than an Otterbox Defender is smart. :D

    For me, I go with a smart cover and carefully cover the back with clear contact paper. Protects from scratches, inexpensive, and offers a nice grip.
     
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    They do have a Smart Case. Works well on my Air 2.
     
  16. newellj macrumors 601

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    For me and the universe of my expected drops, the full smart case works very well. The leather back provides a fair bit of drop protection as long as you're talking about a somewhat soft surface (linoleum, carpet, etc. - not hardwood, stone, etc.).
     
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    I got a .59 cent Moko promotional case from Amazon today. Now waiting for 2 things. My Mini 4 and Apple to release a leather case. I also ordered a Skinomi® TechSkin - Apple iPad Air Screen Protector + Full Body Skin Protector and will apply the full body skin to the back, hopefully Thursday.
    Granted the Moko is not a full time or even long term protector, but is something I can use till I'm all set. I have used a Moko in the past on other devices and they work just fine for an interum period.
     
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    Is the silicone casing for the back grippy? I like to prop my iPad up against a computer monitor or have it laying on inclined surfaces. If it were "naked" it would slide down. Previously I've been using an Otterbox Defender case, which has a rubberized exterior that is nice and grippy. I'm wondering if the silicone cases are similar.
     
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    Does anyone have any guesses on whether the all-leather SmartCases are going to be available for the Mini 4?
     
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