The iPad mini Smart Case protects the back as well as the screen, while maintaining the thin and light design of iPad mini.
The Smart Case is made from beautiful, aniline-dyed leather and comes in six rich colours. It also features a soft, colour-matched microfibre lining that helps keep your display clean.
Wake on open. Sleep on close.
Open the Smart Case, and iPad mini magically wakes up. Close it, and iPad mini automatically goes to sleep.
FaceTime and film stand.
The Smart Case folds in just the right places to become the perfect FaceTime and film-watching stand.
The Smart Case does double duty as a keyboard stand. Fold it back to tilt iPad mini into a comfortable typing position.
What's in the Box?
- iPad mini Smart Case
Ratings & Reviews
Does not hold the iPad upright
The case is very nice and feels excellent, but because of its softness 9/10 times will not hold the iPad upright. The magnets are The case is very nice and feels excellent, but because of its softness 9/10 times will not hold the iPad upright. The magnets are not strong enough and will make it collapse backwards. I will have to return the case because of this. …
- Written by Alexandru C from London
79 of 98 people found this useful
Better quality than cheaper alternatives
I bought 2 similar looking but cheaper cases from a reputable online supplier which were initially great. They had a leather front I bought 2 similar looking but cheaper cases from a reputable online supplier which were initially great. They had a leather front with magnets and folded into a stand, but the sides and back we're made of plastic and bits broke off after a short period of use leaving the corners of my iPad Mini dangerously exposed. I decided to buy the Apple smart case as it was made of leather with no plastic used. So far it's been great, though I have found the case can slip if not pulled together tight enough when putting it up as a stand, but you just wrap the flaps together tighter before standing the iPad upright and it stays no problem. I went for the black as marks shouldn't show up as much as they would on lighter colours. Only 4 stars as the price is a tad overpriced, but if it lasts the lifetime of my iPad it'll be worth it …
- Written by Colin Mark R from Belfast
21 of 24 people found this useful
apart from pricing excellent case.
I recently upgraded my mini and decided to pay full price for an apple case.
Apart from the price I have to say the case is excel I recently upgraded my mini and decided to pay full price for an apple case.
Apart from the price I have to say the case is excellent. Covering the power and volume buttons but still being easy to operate, through raised mouldings.
The magnetic folding cover is excellent and up to the job of curling into a triangle and holding the iPad mini in landscape.
The case has a leather/rubbery flexible feel unlike the cheaper plastic frames of others and fits well. As this case is slightly thicker than cheaper models it does muffle the speakers more but as I use head phones for anything more than alerts that's fine for me. The inside of the lid is soft and very screen friendly, again my other 3rd party covers tended to be more smooth and plastic there to.
Although a little thicker than 3rd party clip on cases it feels just as light/lighter.
Overall don't feel ripped off by pricing despite being 3-4 times more expensive to good.
My only concern is the hinged edge area that seems to protrude from the left of the case, other cases I have had in the past follow the lines tightly so I will need to see how this wears. …
- Written by mark L from plymouth
19 of 23 people found this useful
No doubt, it is perfect case but leather quality could be better.
- Written by Aleksandar G from Bosanska Gradiska
1 of 1 people found this useful
Great case that looks good and works well
I have had my iPad Mimi with Retina display and this case for almost a month now and think they are great. The case doesn't add I have had my iPad Mimi with Retina display and this case for almost a month now and think they are great. The case doesn't add too much bulk and looks professional. It is functional too and so easy to use. I recommend d it …
- Written by J R M from Waltham Cross
2 of 3 people found this useful
Nice case but not really worth £55
This case fits the iPad Mini absolutely perfectly, the case smells amazing because it is leather but the magnets are not very stro This case fits the iPad Mini absolutely perfectly, the case smells amazing because it is leather but the magnets are not very strong. When I go to watch a movie or something, sometimes I have to re adjust the case lid to prevent the iPad collapsing. The microfiber lining doesn't feel that soft, I have bought a case for £1.99 on eBay with better feel, before! I understand the cost because of the finish but overall it's an 'okay' case! …
- Written by Jacob S from Worthing
1 of 3 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Does the iPad mini with Retina display smart case fit on the iPad mini 1st generation?
- Asked by Addison Z from St.thomas
Yes, it fits perfectly. I just bought one and posted a review. I love it!
- Answered by Mary H from Downers Grove
is the case drop proof
- Asked by Thomas Z from Perth
Nothing is drop-proof, but it is slightly damage resistant.
It will prevent it from getting scuffed Nothing is drop-proof, but it is slightly damage resistant.
It will prevent it from getting scuffed if dropped, it prevents scratches, and it likely prevents most minor drop damage, but if it's dropped on the screen it will break, and the iPad will break if dropped on a hard surface from too high.
TL;DR: It's no Otterbox but it's better than nothing. …
- Answered by John C from Richmond
I can answer that from an iPad perspective - yes! I originally had just the smart cover and it woul I can answer that from an iPad perspective - yes! I originally had just the smart cover and it would unclip when I held the iPad by the folded cover. I switched to the smart case for this very reason. With the case, there is no separate detachable cover - the cover is a part of the case as a whole. …
- Answered by Joni L from Mckinney
Does the case easily fall over when it is in landscape standing mode?
- Asked by K V from Dedham
The case stays together with magnets so if you push it to a certain extent yes of course it's going The case stays together with magnets so if you push it to a certain extent yes of course it's going to fall over so don't push it hard …
- Answered by Park K from Rittman
Does the iPad mini 1st generation smart cover fit on the iPad mini with Retina display?
- Asked by Long D