Thin, minimal design.
The slim, yet sturdy Smart Cover protects your iPad mini screen without covering up its durable aluminum back. So your iPad mini still looks and feels like an iPad — just with a little extra protection.
A hinge magnetically aligns the Smart Cover with iPad mini 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 mini into a comfortable writing position.
The Smart Cover comes in six vibrant polyurethane colors with a soft, color-matched microfiber lining that keeps your display clean.
Wake on open. Sleep on close.
Open the iPad mini Smart Cover, and iPad mini magically wakes up. Close it, and iPad mini automatically goes to sleep.
FaceTime and film stand.
The iPad mini Smart Cover folds in just the right places to become the perfect FaceTime and movie-watching stand.
What's in the Box?
- iPad mini Smart Cover
Ratings & Reviews
The not-so-smart cover
I love my current iPad smart cover so when I ordered the iPad mini I just had to have the smart cover as well. But when it arrived I was majorly disappointed.
The connection feels flimsy and it never seems to line up properly. With the large iPad cover all you had to do was get it close and it would click in place and stay there. Even once I got the mini iPad cover to line up it kept moving every time I opened and closed it.
The lack of a metal hinge means that the cover does not fold over as nicely as the standard iPad smart cover. When I hold the mini iPad with the cover flipped to the back it doesn’t lie flat because of the spring force applied by the single-piece hinge design. But even when I flip the cover to the front to protect the screen it doesn’t lay flat there either. Honestly, it felt a lot like a paper-back book seam that had been bent back and forth too many times, quite the disappointment for a new product that I just took out of the box.
The cover itself also just feels cheaper. It’s the same price as the full-sized cover (even though it is smaller, easier to manufacture and uses less costly materials) but it is majorly lacking in quality. The color options are nice but the single-piece design is terrible and the cover itself seems to be more pliable, which only adds to its flimsy feel. I love my iPad mini but will be taking the smart cover back to the store. Hopefully some OEM gets wind of this deficiency and makes a mini version of Apples full-sized cover because that is all I really want. …
- Written by Anna G from Norcross
420 of 521 people found this useful
Hate this cover
I have an IPAD 2 and could not wait to get the Mini. The cover is another story.... It's flimsy and keeps coming out of the pad. The magnet is not strong enough to hold it in place. Also, the folds do not work for me. Love all Apple products but, this is the one time I have bought something that I am returning for sure. …
- Written by Lorna D from Lone Tree
178 of 254 people found this useful
I love it!
My grandma and I both recently purchased the Smart Covers in both green and blue. The colors are very attractive to the eye, and t hey are very easy to notice. The cases lie perfectly on top of the iPad Minis. The stand feature works perfectly and it is very stable. I think this is a wonderful purchase and I highly recommend iPad mini users to get one! …
- Written by Jose P from Burlington
145 of 188 people found this useful
Smart cover awesome
The smart cover is awesome but is great
- Written by Ian G from San hairdo
27 of 44 people found this useful
I'm not sure why this got some bad reviews. Mine snapped right in to place the first try and it feels just as sturdy as the one on my full size iPad.
Simple, yet elegant. So glad I could get it to be an exact smaller version of my iPad! …
- Written by Joshua W from Allen Park
33 of 40 people found this useful
I love my iPad mini SmartCover. I bought the green one because it looks good against the Slate body of my mini. Despite what mos t review say, I have yet to have an issue with my cover or it staying on. The magnets in mine are just fine, and the cover operates fine for normal use. No, it isn't the best in protection, but it's a great accessory for those who just need a screen cover when not in use. It will not compare to big bulky cases that are designed to genuinely protect the iPad. …
- Written by Joshua B
35 of 44 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
- Asked by Bronwyn F from Helensvale
- Oct 31, 2012
Buy "Pages" for word processing. You can then email a document to yourself (or anyone) as a Word doc ument.
iPhoto is available for iPad. …
- Answered by Robert M
- Nov 2, 2012
Best thing to use is an unscented baby wipe and a terry cloth to dry
- Answered by Keith G from Prairieville
- Oct 30, 2012
- Answered by Alfonso T from Windsor
- Apr 28, 2013
- Asked by Debra Y
- Mar 8, 2013
Yes, it can charge just fine. The iPad Smart Cover does not interfere with the lightning dock connec tor. …
- Answered by Jorge V from Concord
- Apr 19, 2013
- Asked by Audrey H from Morris
- Jan 19, 2013
Yes. It does the same as the normal iPad Smart Cover
- Answered by Konner K from Hillsboro
- Apr 7, 2013
- Asked by Sandra H from Jacksonville
- Feb 13, 2013
- Answered by Isaac C
- Mar 29, 2013