iPad New iPad Air - no more leather Smart Cover

ctyrider

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Bummed out about the lack of leather Smart Covers for the newly announced iPad Air. Can't stand polyurethane covers, and who wants a bulky Smart Case.

I am going to miss my Navy Blue leather Smart Cover from iPad 3 days. Hopefully one of the 3rd party accessory makers will come through.
 

DaGrandMastah

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Bummed out about the lack of leather Smart Covers for the newly announced iPad Air. Can't stand polyurethane covers, and who wants a bulky Smart Case.

I am going to miss my Navy Blue leather Smart Cover from iPad 3 days. Hopefully one of the 3rd party accessory makers will come through.
I was just about to post this. I feel the same way. I love my leather smart cover and don't want a full case....looks like i'm gonna have to go with the polyurethane one now. :(
 

ctyrider

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The smart case looks pretty good to me. :shrugs: I'll need to see it in person.
I am sure it's good if you want a case, but to me - all cases are ugly and add too much bulk. I just want Smart Cover that's not made of plastic
 

NuggetSauce

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Bummed out about the lack of leather Smart Covers for the newly announced iPad Air. Can't stand polyurethane covers, and who wants a bulky Smart Case.

I am going to miss my Navy Blue leather Smart Cover from iPad 3 days. Hopefully one of the 3rd party accessory makers will come through.
Smart covers are a rip off. I'm not bummed at all. 1st party accessories are the most marked up Apple products. There's plenty of great 3rd party cases that are great quality for much cheaper.
 

vmaniqui

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Bummed out about the lack of leather Smart Covers for the newly announced iPad Air. Can't stand polyurethane covers, and who wants a bulky Smart Case.

I am going to miss my Navy Blue leather Smart Cover from iPad 3 days. Hopefully one of the 3rd party accessory makers will come through.
NO SO FAST MATE.....check this to be released leather IPAD/MINI SMART LEATHER CASE .
 

vmaniqui

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Cases are Leather
Covers are Poly
cover is leather:

"Like the new iPhone's case, these Smart Cases will be made of dyed leather on the outside that is available in six colors: brown, beige, black, yellow, blue, and red. Meanwhile, the interior is lined with microfiber, which Apple claims will keep your device and screen clean while it's being protected."
 

ron7624

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Use a skin on Smart Cover.

I was just about to post this. I feel the same way. I love my leather smart cover and don't want a full case....looks like i'm gonna have to go with the polyurethane one now. :(
I bought a carbon fiber skin kit for my Apple smart cover because I don't like its feel. This smart cover skin it adheres very well as I've used it for 8 months and although not leather, it does rid the Apple Smart Cover of the crappy feel of rubber. I bought it after giving up on Apple making a leather Smart Cover for the original mini.
I don't want the bulk of a full case either.
 
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Robster3

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cover is leather:

"Like the new iPhone's case, these Smart Cases will be made of dyed leather on the outside that is available in six colors: brown, beige, black, yellow, blue, and red. Meanwhile, the interior is lined with microfiber, which Apple claims will keep your device and screen clean while it's being protected."
No, Case is leather
Smart cover is poly:rolleyes:
 

ctyrider

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Smart covers are a rip off. I'm not bummed at all. 1st party accessories are the most marked up Apple products. There's plenty of great 3rd party cases that are great quality for much cheaper.
Did you not see the part where I (and many others) do NOT want a case, Apple's made or otherwise.

Smart Cover is a perfect iPad accessory, as it adds screen protection and stand capabilities, while addicting minimal bulk. Marked up or not, show me another 3rd party cover accessory that matches Apple's quality and functionality.
 

Mr.C

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cover is leather:

"Like the new iPhone's case, these Smart Cases will be made of dyed leather on the outside that is available in six colors: brown, beige, black, yellow, blue, and red. Meanwhile, the interior is lined with microfiber, which Apple claims will keep your device and screen clean while it's being protected."
You're getting confused between the official case that includes a Smart Cover as part of it which is made of leather and the official smart covers on their own which are only available in poly. Apple is not offering the smart covers on their own in leather.
 

DaGrandMastah

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I'm really hoping someone else comes out with an identical leather smart cover. I don't care who makes it as long as it's similar. I loved that thing on mine.
 

jabingla2810

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I'll be making my leather covers for the iPad Air :)

I just need to get one of Apple's covers in hand to make sure I've got the right measurements and magnet placement. So, in a couple weeks, I guess.
Your covers look fantastic.

My only request would be if they could fold and form a stand like the Apple one.

PS. And also make a Breaking Bad related one! ;)
 

DaGrandMastah

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Your covers look fantastic.

My only request would be if they could fold and form a stand like the Apple one.

PS. And also make a Breaking Bad related one! ;)
I 2nd this. I would definitely be in for one if they folded like the ipad covers...look like better quality too.
 

Mr.C

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I'll be making my leather covers for the iPad Air :)

I just need to get one of Apple's covers in hand to make sure I've got the right measurements and magnet placement. So, in a couple weeks, I guess.
I've been on Etsy before but I've not seen your stuff. It looks pretty good but again my concern would they don't fold like Apple's smart covers.
 

jlyanks85

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Can anybody confirm if the current smart covers for 2-4 will work with the ipad air?

The screen size is the same so I can't see why it won't work. It would save me money too since I love my black leather Smart Cover.
 

Gjwilly

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Can anybody confirm if the current smart covers for 2-4 will work with the ipad air?

The screen size is the same so I can't see why it won't work. It would save me money too since I love my black leather Smart Cover.
It would hang over all the edges and the attachment magnets would likely be in the wrong locations.
 

badman89

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I don't think this is a big deal to be honest. I was at the apple store today and when I was checking out the iPads I could hardly tell the difference between the leather covers and the polyurethane covers. They feel almost the same. In fact I didn't even notice that there were two different types of covers until the employee pointed out that some of the covers were leather.

In your opinion what makes the leather case so much superior?
 

kingalien

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I don't think this is a big deal to be honest. I was at the apple store today and when I was checking out the iPads I could hardly tell the difference between the leather covers and the polyurethane covers. They feel almost the same. In fact I didn't even notice that there were two different types of covers until the employee pointed out that some of the covers were leather.

In your opinion what makes the leather case so much superior?
Resists dirt better, esp black leather cover.
 
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