Thin, minimal design.
The lightweight, durable Smart Cover has been completely redesigned for the all-new design of iPad Air. It protects your iPad Air 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 comes in six great colors. It also features a soft, color-matched microfiber lining that helps keep your display clean.
A hinge magnetically aligns the Smart Cover with iPad Air 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 Air into a comfortable writing position.
Wake on open. Sleep on close.
Open the Smart Cover, and iPad Air magically wakes up. Close it, and iPad Air 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 Air Smart Cover
1-800-MY-APPLE or Chat now
Ratings & Reviews
Perfect companion to the iPad Air
I love how they redesigned the side where the magnets hold the cover to the iPad. On my iPad 3's (PRODUCT) RED leather Smart Cover I love how they redesigned the side where the magnets hold the cover to the iPad. On my iPad 3's (PRODUCT) RED leather Smart Cover the side was metal, but the new iPad Air Smart Cover has the same soft material as the cover itself. No need to worry about scratching the metal anymore.
Other than that, this cover works the same - propping the tablet up for easy typing or watching a movie. It also still automatically sleeps/wakes the iPad when covered/uncovered. The soft back of the cover does a great job keeping the screen protected when sliding in and out of a backpack or luggage.
My only complaint is the color is not really red. I'd call it more of a bright orange-red. I'd recommend looking at it in person before you buy - especially if you are wanting more of a cherry red. …
- Written by Christopher M from San Antonio
34 of 36 people found this useful
LOVE THIS COVER
If you're looking for a protective case, this is not for you. This will protect the screen and keep the iPad looking great though! If you're looking for a protective case, this is not for you. This will protect the screen and keep the iPad looking great though! The color is vibrant, and unlike the leather version, the polyurethane can be cleaned! This case looks great on the space gray iPad Air! …
- Written by Lawrence K from Madison heights
32 of 35 people found this useful
Very nice and useful product allows to position I Pad air for face time videos and pictures. Also is compliments the I PAD Air in Very nice and useful product allows to position I Pad air for face time videos and pictures. Also is compliments the I PAD Air in its thin design. …
- Written by Bhamati V from Plainsboro
19 of 22 people found this useful
Not magnetic & doesn't line up correctly.
My (Product)red cover doesn't align with the rear of my iPad Air when open, nor does it adhere to the back via the magnets. So wh My (Product)red cover doesn't align with the rear of my iPad Air when open, nor does it adhere to the back via the magnets. So while I love the red, I could use with stronger magnets and a cover that doesn't slip around.
Though, it covers the screen well, protecting it from scratches when closed. For that alone, I give it two stars. …
- Written by Emily R from Minneapolis
1 of 1 people found this useful
Despite other reviews, I think it's better than the last gen Smart Cover.
I had the Smart Cover for my ipad 3 and now the new one for my Air. I believe the new one is actually a better design.
The spi I had the Smart Cover for my ipad 3 and now the new one for my Air. I believe the new one is actually a better design.
The spine is better.. but doesn't look as cool as the metal one. This new spine locks much more positively and is near impossible for it to unintentionally move it around. It is also easier to attach to the ipad.
The magnets are stronger in every area, this keeps the cover shut more strongly, and it actually now keeps the cover slightly connected against the back when open!
The new tri-fold design is great as well. (You have to fold it so the microfiber faces out or it does not work). When done properly it is a very strong typing and viewing stand.
Don't expect this to protect your ipad from a drop and please don't write a bad review saying it provides bad drop protection. This cover is purely for people that never drop their device (yes we exist) and want something that works as a stand, is very light, and will protect the screen when placed in a backpack or something. …
- Written by Adam J from lynnwood
4 of 4 people found this useful
Cover closes well but stand option is gone
The magnets in this cover hold it tightly to the iPad as others have already commented. Since the iPad air isn't as wide, they sh The magnets in this cover hold it tightly to the iPad as others have already commented. Since the iPad air isn't as wide, they should have narrowed the folds in the cover. Due to the large folds, the 'stand' functionality of past covers is no longer functional. Apple should fix these and replace them. For $39 I expected the same product as I have with my iPad 2. …
- Written by Susan S from Montevideo
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Can I use an iPad 2 cover on an iPad Air?
- Asked by Junxi C from Wilmington
- Oct 22, 2013
Unfortunately, no you can't use an iPad 2 cover on the iPad Air, as the dimensions of the iPad Air a Unfortunately, no you can't use an iPad 2 cover on the iPad Air, as the dimensions of the iPad Air are smaller than that of other full sized iPads.
iPad Air dimensions:
240 mm (9.4 inches)
169.5 mm (6.6 inches)
7.5 mm (0.29 inches)
iPad 2 dimensions:
241.2 mm (9.5 inches)
185.7 mm (7.31 inches)
8.8 mm (0.34 inches) …
- Answered by Andrew S
- Oct 23, 2013
How closely do the Pink, Yellow, Blue, and Green iPad Air cases match their respective iPhone 5C colors?
- Asked by Jonathan K from Austin
- Oct 30, 2013
I saw them at the Apple Store ND they appear to be a perfect match to the iPhone 5C.
- Answered by Michael L from Brandon
- Nov 2, 2013
I have an iPad (the very first one). Is there a cover for this old iPad?
- Asked by Maria W C B from Daly City
- Nov 18, 2013
If you are asking specifically about the Smart Cover, the answer is no. There is no Smart Cover tha If you are asking specifically about the Smart Cover, the answer is no. There is no Smart Cover that works with the 1st gen iPad …
- Answered by Jon R from Berkeley
- Nov 23, 2013
Does the iPad Air Smart Cover magnet hold it open as well as closed?
- Asked by Jason A from Saint Louis
- Nov 8, 2013
No, the new covers are made specifically for the iPad Air, which has different dimensions than the i No, the new covers are made specifically for the iPad Air, which has different dimensions than the iPad 4. …
- Answered by Andrew C from Dallas
- Nov 11, 2013
can I use a Ipad Air smart cover on an Ipad 4th generation ?
- Asked by Yvon P from Laval
- Nov 4, 2013
No, the devices are different dimensions so the covers will not be the same either.
- Answered by Andrew C from Dallas
- Nov 11, 2013