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 colors. It also features a soft, color-matched microfiber 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 movie stand.
The Smart Case folds in just the right places to become the perfect FaceTime and movie-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
Premium case at a premium price.
I recently ditched my perfectly functioning iPad3 for the new Retina iPad Mini because I really wanted a book sized tablet that I I recently ditched my perfectly functioning iPad3 for the new Retina iPad Mini because I really wanted a book sized tablet that I could type easily on. I'll admit when I bought my Mini I was less than thrilled about paying an extra 70 dollars for a case but after a week of use I can say this particular product exceeds expectations and is worth the money. There isn't much added weight, the protection is great, and it feels like a premium product should just the way the iPad itself was designed to be. The smart unlock feature is great and the stand is sturdy. I would recommend this case to anyone who is looking to protect their investment. …
- Written by David S from Worthington
146 of 164 people found this useful
Function meets design in perfect harmony.
First off I want to say that i was skeptical when i went to buy this case, but i am pleased with it.
I did go buy it when it was First off I want to say that i was skeptical when i went to buy this case, but i am pleased with it.
I did go buy it when it was released and have constantly used it since. I am extreamly carefull with my ipad and have only droped it ones and thankfully it was with this case and only a half bodys legnth from the ground, only minor damage to the case thats barely noticeable cosmeticly it has not effected my ipad in the slightest.
-The magnets on the case do their job and have not warn-out so far as i have noticed.
-case does not slip off of the iPad mini
-there is some space where the back of the case meets with the front, the crease isn't perfect and does lift off of the ipad just a little. but this may be just a problem with my case and isn't that big a deal.
-the magnets won't magnatize your screen or the inner workings. I saw a review on the old smart cover for the big iPad that blamed the case for slowing down their ipad... Pfft
Its a good case for moderate to light protection of your iPad mini. Good design and matirials were used to make it. complements the iPad perfectly
The only thing wrong with it if there is something wrong is the price. But you are paying for leather and brilliant design, if it seems pricey after that, than see if at the store they'll let you try it on for size. once you've seen it on your ipad you'll have no choice than to buy it. …
- Written by Jonathan C from Brandon
122 of 143 people found this useful
Case is good - 3 fold cover is AWEFUL!!!!
The case protects the iPad really well but what I really do not like is the cover. I have a iPad 4 with the Apple smart case that The case protects the iPad really well but what I really do not like is the cover. I have a iPad 4 with the Apple smart case that has the 4 tab cover. When you fold it one tab folds inside and holds the fold together really well. But with the 3 tab it relies on a magnet to hold the fold together, which it doesn’t do. When you try to type or put any pressure on it when its in landscape mode the fold just collapses. The size of the folds are bigger now and do not fit in your hand as well as they use to also so its not as comfortable to hold when reading in the vertical position. I would recommend any other one that has a 4 tab cover. …
- Written by C Robin L from Vancouver
146 of 212 people found this useful
Not for kids
Looks pretty when new but gets dirty very quickly. Worse, when dropped from only about 3 feet while in this case the screen still Looks pretty when new but gets dirty very quickly. Worse, when dropped from only about 3 feet while in this case the screen still shattered; a $200 repair. Nice for a careful adult not sharing with kids only. …
- Written by IAIN T from ALBUQUERQUE
2 of 3 people found this useful
I got this with the iPad so they've never been apart. It is understated function and quality - no fuss and no unnecessary bells an I got this with the iPad so they've never been apart. It is understated function and quality - no fuss and no unnecessary bells and whistles. There are cheaper covers - and some more expensive - but this is the one that is just right. …
- Written by Stephen P from DUNWOODY
2 of 2 people found this useful
Great Case, Poor Stand
This is an excellent protective cover, and worth buying just for that – it's a perfect fit and the cover is easy to use. But it's This is an excellent protective cover, and worth buying just for that – it's a perfect fit and the cover is easy to use. But it's not a great stand at all: upright, the iPad is likely to fall forward, and set up either of the two ways it is not secure with its weak magnet which separates with the slightest influence. I've added ultra-thin black Velcro strips to the back and outside cover to hold it at different and better angles, and it is much improved. I feel the stand aspect of this case is another clever design idea from Apple that is less than functional. Minimalism is great but shouldn't exclude function. …
- Written by Terry P O from Ottawa
5 of 6 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
- Oct 23, 2013
Yes, it fits perfectly. I just bought one and posted a review. I love it!
- Answered by Mary H from Downers Grove
- Nov 4, 2013
Is the smart case more secure than the smart cover in that it doesn't unclip when held by the cover to take a photo?
- Asked by Ilze D
- Nov 12, 2013
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
- Nov 12, 2013
Does the cover part of the iPad mini Smart Case stick to the back of the iPad mini Case when fully opened? (eg. by magnet or other way ?)
- Asked by Kenneth C from Northbrook
- Nov 14, 2013
No, it doesn't. This was my main concern when I ordered it, as I was worried the cover would be flap No, it doesn't. This was my main concern when I ordered it, as I was worried the cover would be flapping about when it's open and in use.
I'm happy to report that holding the iPad mini with the cover tucked behind it is very secure. The last panel of the cover is a little free, but it's far from flapping around. The folds in the cover are sturdy enough that your hand holding the device is enough to keep them out of the way. …
- Answered by Joseph P
- Nov 29, 2013
Mini-iPad case that securely holds stylus
- Asked by Kate S from Philadelphia
- Nov 12, 2013
Does the iPad mini with Retina Display Smart Case - (PRODUCT) RED wear easily and does it discolor much?
- Asked by Daire W
- Jan 5, 2014
My first choice was the black one, but as it was not in stock, I got the red. The (PRODUCT) RED is a My first choice was the black one, but as it was not in stock, I got the red. The (PRODUCT) RED is a beautiful product. I have only been using it for about 2 weeks, and I have not noticed any discolouration or smear of the dye on the screen, as I have had previously with the smart covers on my normal iPad. They do warn on the box that it may happen though, but I think it will give more character. …
- Answered by Johan D from San Francisco
- Jan 19, 2014