Thin, minimal design.
The lightweight, durable 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.
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 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.
Wake on open. Sleep on close.
Open the Smart Cover, and iPad mini magically wakes up. Close it, and iPad mini 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 mini Smart Cover
Ratings & Reviews
Works well to protect from scratches.
I have a mini Retina and bought the polyurethane Smart Cover (which I'm using in conjunction with a Best Buy/Rocketfish clear mini I have a mini Retina and bought the polyurethane Smart Cover (which I'm using in conjunction with a Best Buy/Rocketfish clear mini back shell). I like this combination because you can remove either the front or back (or use both of course) and use the iPad without a big bulky case. If you're looking for impact protection, this is not the way to go. This will protect from scratching though and works well for me personally.
I would have bought the Smart Cover (front & back combined) but it appears they are only producing this in leather, which I personally don't care for.
One alteration I had to make though to the clear back shell was to drill a hole to accommodate the additional microphone hole on the top-back of the mini Retina's case. The back shell was made for the 1st gen mini which does not have that microphone. …
- Written by Sergey Z from Whittier
103 of 120 people found this useful
Keeps Coming off!!!!!!! =(
I really love theses cases. I have on for my iPad 2 and I simply LOVE IT! But the one I got for my Mini does not stay flat on the I really love theses cases. I have on for my iPad 2 and I simply LOVE IT! But the one I got for my Mini does not stay flat on the screen when closed, and when trying to use it as a stand it keeps coming off. Really annoying!!!! It comes off TOO easily... =( …
- Written by Mariana C from Bage
135 of 190 people found this useful
Amazing product but one upset when I first got it, it was clean after a week with my kid it was covered in marker. I washed it and Amazing product but one upset when I first got it, it was clean after a week with my kid it was covered in marker. I washed it and it was again good as new. …
- Written by LK O from New York
105 of 131 people found this useful
3 Stars might be generous...
I got the mini very soon after its release in the fall of 2013, so I got one of these cases from the Apple Store before reading an I got the mini very soon after its release in the fall of 2013, so I got one of these cases from the Apple Store before reading any helpful reviews. I would say I got about 6 months of good use out of this, but it has started to stretch out and barely stays on the mini at all anymore. The magnetized cover helps to keep it closed and from falling off but that shouldn't have to happen. I'm going to take it in and see if they will do something. I'm not optimistic after having it for so long.
It gets 3 stars for being a good product for about 6 months. Right now, it gets one star for being lightweight, sleek and cute (blue) - but not functional. …
- Written by Kerigan K from Aurora
Doesn't work well
I have a smart case for the ipad 2 and it aligns well and stays open/closed. This one does not work as well. In the open position, I have a smart case for the ipad 2 and it aligns well and stays open/closed. This one does not work as well. In the open position, the magnet is weak and cannot hold itself closed. For an already way overpriced case, it should at least work. I am trying to find something better. …
- Written by Christopher S from Tallahassee
A friend of mine admired the cover I have for my full-size iPad 4, so I bought her one of these covers for her iPad mini. It's not A friend of mine admired the cover I have for my full-size iPad 4, so I bought her one of these covers for her iPad mini. It's not the same at all, and comes off way too easily. After only a month of use, the case was broken. She's disappointed in her gift, and I'm disappointed in Apple for marketing such a cheap, shoddy product. …
- Written by Jerry R from Mojave
2 of 4 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Does this smart case have a back side to it or is it an open back?
- Asked by Hailee P from Elk
- Mar 16, 2014
Apple do both a 'Smart Case' and a 'Smart Cover'. The 'Smart Cover' is a front only (protecting the Apple do both a 'Smart Case' and a 'Smart Cover'. The 'Smart Cover' is a front only (protecting the screen and automatically shutting it off when closed. The 'Smart Case' has a front and a back - hence protecting both sides of your iPad. Make sure you check which one you require before you place your order. …
- Answered by Ben N
- Mar 24, 2014
does it fit a ipad mini thats 16gb
- Asked by Maha R from Medford
- Mar 10, 2014
Yes, it fits any iPad mini.
- Answered by Kevin M from Langley
- Mar 16, 2014
Does the iPad mini 1st generation smart cover fit on the iPad mini with Retina display?
- Asked by Long D
- Jan 12, 2014
- Answered by Sebas G from Juarez
- Feb 8, 2014
How heavy is the cover for the iPad Air?
- Asked by Betty L
- Nov 17, 2013
It really isn't heavy at all. I would say only a few ounces. I own one, bounced off my couch and lan It really isn't heavy at all. I would say only a few ounces. I own one, bounced off my couch and landed flat on its face. Works fine, only minor scuffs on the silver bezel. …
- Answered by Akash D from Khancoban
- Apr 5, 2014
Prompt what is the difference between smart case to Pad mini1 and Pad mini2 ? For even earlier thanks!
- Asked by Alex B from Miami
- Dec 11, 2013
Is there a cover for iPad mini and keyboard?
- Asked by Anne M from Owensboro
- Feb 11, 2014
I would look at the Logitech Folio sold through Apple online.
- Answered by Aaron K from Redwood City
- Mar 6, 2014