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
Just bought this after using the Smart Cover since I bought my mini. This is a much better design as it protects the rear of my iP Just bought this after using the Smart Cover since I bought my mini. This is a much better design as it protects the rear of my iPad mini and it fits beautifully.
I've got a 64GB black mini and bought the black leather Smart Case. Looks absolutely brilliant... now my only decision is do I sell my mini and get the Retina version when it's released. Decisions decisions!
Well worth the money! …
- Written by Jamie K from Birkenhead
60 of 69 people found this useful
Lightning Adapter Plug too thick.
Whilst the Smart Case is a beautiful addition to my iPad Mini, I use a 30 pin to lightning Short adapter, (Apple original @ £35), Whilst the Smart Case is a beautiful addition to my iPad Mini, I use a 30 pin to lightning Short adapter, (Apple original @ £35), to utilise the many old style USB leads I have around the home and office. The lightning plug on this adapter is THICKER than the one that comes with the iPad and doesn't fit in the recess on the smart case without being forced in, this is not good when you have paid so much for a dedicated case and charging lead (£90 in total).
It is necessary to file a chamfer on the top side of the plug to get it to fit, Apple really need to make sure that they test fit all their products before putting them on sale.
I would have given this great case 5 stars if it where not for this basic design fault. …
- Written by Mark H from Uxbridge
62 of 84 people found this useful
So pleased this FINALLY available for the iPad mini!
Great case and cover. Fits well without adding extra bulk.
- Written by Gemma A from Huddersfield
52 of 68 people found this useful
Not so smart case
My wife and I both purchased cases for our mini iPads they looked and performed really well, they made the handling easy when read My wife and I both purchased cases for our mini iPads they looked and performed really well, they made the handling easy when reading. BUT the oils from our hands soon turned them from looking good to looking grubby, this has been our experience of a blue and a brown leather cover which were less than a year old. Mine did prove to be robust enough to save the mini from certain death when dropped, but the leather needs to be more durable. Have ordered different make as ashamed of Apple's product, an expensive blunder …
- Written by David C from Bedlington
After spending almost a year using cheaper, fake/faux leather products I finally succumbed and bought the real thing.
Cannot re After spending almost a year using cheaper, fake/faux leather products I finally succumbed and bought the real thing.
Cannot recommend highly enough.
Fabulous feel, looks good and very slimline.
If you have any doubts, don't !
Money well spent! …
- Written by Carol W from Stowmarket
Feels like a book
Holding the iPad without a case isn't actually very comfortable, the cold metal is a bit unpleasant. However adding one of the lea Holding the iPad without a case isn't actually very comfortable, the cold metal is a bit unpleasant. However adding one of the leather cases makes it like holding a beautiful leather bound book. It is very tactile and is actually nice to touch. Only one problem, where the lid folds it causes lines to form on the screen, they do wipe off but it's a little annoying. Other niggles include the slight gap at the hinge side when closed. …
- Written by Ian G from Rotherham
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
Does the Smart Case for the iPad mini have a cut out for the second microphone?
- Asked by Aloha W from San Antonio
Can I clean it without ruining the case? If so, how?
- Asked by Zack D from League City
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
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