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
114 of 132 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
146 of 204 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
114 of 141 people found this useful
Incredibly weak magnet
This is the first Apple product I've purchased that is genuinely defective. The magnet purporting to hold the case on the iPad min This is the first Apple product I've purchased that is genuinely defective. The magnet purporting to hold the case on the iPad mini is so weak as to be useless. I purchased this at the Apple Store, walked out with it to the parking lot while playing with the different kickstand options. The cover came detached, dropping the iPad mini to the asphalt.
This is as awfully flimsy as the other reviewers have stated.
I expect a very high level of quality from first-party Apple products but this one puts a dent in that reputation. When a product fundamentally doesn't do what it is designed to do, you have a problem.
Avoid at all costs. …
- Written by Casey P from Renton
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
2 of 2 people found this useful
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
1 of 1 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Can I continue filming video while the cover is closed?
- Asked by Eduardo R from Mexico
- Jun 11, 2014
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
Whats the difference between this case and the 1st Gen iPad mini Cover?
- Asked by Thomas P from Athelstone
- Oct 26, 2013
new color options are only difference. apple also released leather "Case" for iPad mini.
- Answered by Duran R from Marietta
- Nov 3, 2013
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
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