Thin, minimal design.
The slim, yet sturdy Smart Cover protects your iPad screen without covering up its durable aluminum back. So your iPad still looks and feels like an iPad — just with a little extra protection.
The Smart Cover is made of polyurethane and features a soft, color-matched microfiber lining that helps keep your display clean.
An aluminum hinge magnetically aligns the Smart Cover with iPad for a perfect fit. While magnets inside help it stay put.
The Smart Cover does double duty as a keyboard stand. Fold it back to tilt iPad into a comfortable writing position.
Wake on open. Sleep on close.
Open the Smart Cover, and iPad magically wakes up. Close it, and iPad automatically goes to sleep.
FaceTime and movie stand.
The Smart Cover folds in just the right places to become the perfect FaceTime and movie-watching stand.
What's in the Box?
- iPad Smart Cover
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iPad 2 (2nd generation)
iPad (3rd generation)
iPad with Retina display
Ratings & Reviews
The smart cover does what it says. It aligns perfect every time and makes a very handy stand whenever you need one. Keeps the scre The smart cover does what it says. It aligns perfect every time and makes a very handy stand whenever you need one. Keeps the screen clean as well however, the smart cover has damaged my iPad 2 on the side the magnet sticks to. It has left it scratched and ugly. If I had known it would do that, I would have bought another case or something that wouldn't damage the product. …
- Written by Ariana R from Greeley
1157 of 1388 people found this useful
Sleep or wake up?
When I first got this cover it would put my iPad2 to sleep and when I lifted the cover it would wake up. This only lasted a coupl When I first got this cover it would put my iPad2 to sleep and when I lifted the cover it would wake up. This only lasted a couple of days. Now I manually have to do it. Very disappointed in the product for what I paid. :( …
- Written by Susan L from Ada
912 of 1214 people found this useful
I got this case in pink and it gets so dirty so fast. It does not protect the back part at all which is what I see getting marked I got this case in pink and it gets so dirty so fast. It does not protect the back part at all which is what I see getting marked also. I would recommend getting a case that slides in and out like a pocket to protect it if you plan to carry it in a bag because it gets scratched easily. The case does NOT clean the screen as well as it claims to. …
- Written by Beth A from Coraopolis
875 of 1394 people found this useful
Slips right off.
First day I got my my new iPad Air 2 and I'm watching a video on youtube, the case is folded and the iPad is standing up. I get a First day I got my my new iPad Air 2 and I'm watching a video on youtube, the case is folded and the iPad is standing up. I get a call so I reach up and gently pause the video with a tap on the screen and the iPad falls right out of the case, and onto the hard floor. Now I have a dent in the side, and 3 cracks right down the screen. Very, very unhappy. …
- Written by Wanda J from chapin
1 of 1 people found this useful
Cover breaks apart after 1.5 years of use
Would have expected a more durable product from Apple. The Smart Cover seams have come apart with the result that my iPad(3) keep Would have expected a more durable product from Apple. The Smart Cover seams have come apart with the result that my iPad(3) keeps sliding out. Will be replacing the product with something else from another manufacturer. …
- Written by Robert A from Pickering
3 of 4 people found this useful
A big step back
I had a nice leather Smart Cover for my 4th generation iPad that I really liked. So when I got my iPad Air 2, of course I would g I had a nice leather Smart Cover for my 4th generation iPad that I really liked. So when I got my iPad Air 2, of course I would get another nice Smart Cover. Nope. Apple doesn't make it in leather anymore. So I got the red plastic cover reluctantly. I took it back within 48 hours. It was a fingerprint magnet. So I reluctantly got a dark gray version. At least now I don't see every smudge...
The current Smart Cover is the same as the one for the original iPad Air, so others know this already but it was a surprise to me. It has three panels instread of four. The old one always held the triangular shape. It's very hard for three panels to hold this shape. The old one had a nIce metal hinge that let it fold completely over. This one doesn't have a good hinge and seems to fall off a lot.
I have since gotten a case with a four-panel cover that works just like the old Smart Cover.. So that proves that four panels are still possible even though the Air is slightly smaller than the previous iPads. I would prefer to have a cover vs. a case but that's what it took to get a cover that works. I think Apple took as big a step back with the Air Smart Cover as they took a step forward with the Air and Air 2. Apple seems to have forgotten that a cover or case contribute significantly to the ease and comfort of holding the iPad. It's not just a protective cover. Why sell something that makes it hard to use? …
- Written by Michael G from Belmont
5 of 6 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Does the Smart Cover for the older iPad come in different colours? Or just the dark gray?
- Asked by Elena G from Woodbridge
- Dec 1, 2014
Will an iPad 4 case fit an iPad 4 Retina Display?
- Asked by Janette M from Mountlake Terrace
- Aug 21, 2014
Yes, fits perfectly on mine
- Answered by Matthew A
- Nov 8, 2014
will the smart cover mess up my ipad cause of the magnet
- Asked by Mely Y from Las Vegas
- Jun 11, 2011
No, the iPad uses a LCD display and flash memory, neither of which are negatively affected by magnet No, the iPad uses a LCD display and flash memory, neither of which are negatively affected by magnets. …
- Answered by Alexander B from Hayward
- Jul 22, 2011
Original iPad Air Smart Cover fit new iPad Air 2?
- Asked by David W from Fort Mccoy
- Nov 17, 2014
- Answered by Donna T from Fort Wayne
- Dec 24, 2014
Will the iPad Smart Cover scratch the sides of my iPad3?
- Asked by Antonio M from Bakersfield
- Nov 28, 2012
Will the Polyurethane color wear off after a couple of weeks?
- Asked by Brooklyn C
- Oct 5, 2011
Yes. Be careful with the cover, I've used it for school and it is pretty beat up. Don't just throw i Yes. Be careful with the cover, I've used it for school and it is pretty beat up. Don't just throw it in a bag. I use another case when I don't feel like using the smart cover or when I know that I could potentially damage my smart cover. …
- Answered by Janell D from Carrollton
- Oct 8, 2011