When will someone make a smart cover for iPad 1?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by black743, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. black743 macrumors 6502

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    As the title says. I know the smart cover doesnt' work with the original due to the magnets. However, with its popularity, I'm surprised someone hasn't made something similar for the first iPad, since so many still own them.

    Anyone seen anything yet? I have the incase magazine jacket, which is very similar, but the closest I've seen.
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    Given that there aren't any magnets in the 1st gen, you really can't make a cover like that.
     
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  4. black743 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I know it has no magnets so it won't work, but I've already heard bloggers state that its popularity would likely cause clones for ipad 1 that work in a different way....but how would they work?
     
  5. drenline macrumors 6502a

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    I'll make you one right now, just forward $69.99 to my paypal and I'll send you one.
     
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  8. RadicalxEdward macrumors 6502

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    That's the one people are saying apple ripped off and it's the closest you're going to get for the iPad 1.

    The ipad 1 has a proximity and light sensor right? If apple wanted to I'm betting they could get it to tell a cover was closed on it and turn the screen off. Not sure why they didn't go that route with the iPad 2. Maybe it's less reliable. but for the iPad 1 it'd have to be setup by apple on the os level.
     
  9. xraytech macrumors 68020

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    No need to wait, just use an iPad 2 Smart Cover, glue and 4 magnets.

    http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/23/original-ipad-retrofitted-to-play-nice-with-smart-cover-magnets/
     

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