iPad Will iPad air smart cover fit iPad air 2?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by MrMister111, May 8, 2017.

  1. MrMister111 macrumors 68000

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    Will an iPad Air Apple smart cover fit an iPad Air 2, and wake/sleep the iPad as it does on Air 1?

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  2. Freakonomics101 macrumors 65816

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    No, it will not. The Air 2 is thinner and the buttons are different.
     
  3. MrMister111 thread starter macrumors 68000

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  4. MacDevil7334 macrumors 6502a

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    True they are different thicknesses. But Apple rearranged the internal magnet placements between the Air 1 and Air 2. This is what broke the Smart Cover compatibility between the two. Looks like they kept the Air 2 arrangement for the 2017 iPad so the Air 2 Smart Cover should work but not the covers from the Air 1.
     
  5. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    The Air 2 and iPad Pro 9.7" Are the same exact thickness. 6.1mm or .24 inch. The iPad Air/New iPad is 7.4mm or .29 inches.
     

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