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MrMister111

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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?

Thanks
 

MrMister111

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MacDevil7334

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One it was thinner, only by a mm though isn't it. But as it's same size screen thought it still would fit.

The smart cover currently on the Apple website says fits iPad Air 2 and iPad (2017) and they are different thickness
https://www.apple.com/uk-edu-803021/shop/product/MQ4N2/ipad-smart-cover-productred?fnode=37

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.
 

Mlrollin91

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