Smart Covers Announced for the iPad 2

Discussion in 'Apple iPad News' started by Maura, Mar 2, 2011.

By Maura on Mar 2, 2011 at 1:13 PM
  1. Maura

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    During the iPad 2 launch announcement today, Steve Jobs presented the new Smart Covers that Apple has been working on for the iPad 2. They’ve done a good job of keeping most of the details about these under wraps (pardon the pun) until now, although there were some rumours a while back that Apple was working on developing a cover that would automatically put your iPad to sleep when you insert it and wake it up when you remove it. And guess what? That’s pretty much what the Smart Cover does, aside from a few other things besides! The Smart Cover is a flap that covers the front of the iPad 2, and can also be used as a versatile stand for both landscape and portrait mode. It’s held on by magnets, which grasp and auto-align it onto the iPad 2, and it wakes the iPad when you pull it back and puts the iPad to sleep when you close it. According to Jobs, it “adds minimal weight and thickness†and even comes with a micro-fiber lining to clean the screen. They come in polyurethane or leather, with the poly cases costing $39 and the leather ones costing $69, and available in five different colours each.

    Source: Live from Apple's iPad 2 event -- Engadget


Discussion in 'Apple iPad News' started by Maura, Mar 2, 2011.

    1. Hasty
      This is so up Marie's street....
    2. 1million
      Im really liking these.
    3. Maura
    4. zipur
      I can't get over how cool this case is! This sets a standard for all other cases love it so much that I am all in on the IPAD2!
    5. iPadOhana
      The guys at the Apple Store were trying to convince me to trade my iPad 1 in and used the new cases as a selling point...However, I like my Saddleback Case that will be arriving in a day...Thus, I think I'm going to just get the price difference and add a nice set of Bluetooth speakers...:)
    6. Texcoonazz
      OK I dont get it. Basically it is a cover that puts the unit to sleep and wakes it when you uncover. Blackberry has been offering this for years. So why not put this technology to use on the IPhone. That way I dont have to mute it when I go into a meeting. Little use on my IPad.

      And what level of protection will it offer? Very little from the looks of it. So what is its real purpose. To put the Ipad to sleep and waken it? Really? I just dont get it.
    7. gentlefury
      I really do like that case. Could be a selling point for me.
    8. iPadster
      Coming from using the apple case on ipad1 the main pint is to keep the unit light, thin, and protect the screen. The real test is what happens if you drop it:D
    9. addiosamigo
      will you be able to use this with the old ipad?? (without the sleep thing) I love this idea!

      if not I'm gonna make it fit! lol

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