This fake Smart Cover for the iPad 2 may indeed fool you since it looks very similar to the real deal, but it really isn't. Not only is buying this Smart Cover knockoff for $33 a bad idea, it's also a smelly situation. Lesson learned kids, buying knockoffs never pays off.
Ever since Apple released the Smart Covers for the iPad 2, people already speculated similar covers for the iPhone 5 will replace the current Bumper cases for the iPhone 4. Apple is expected to release the iPhone 5 with a similar aluminum back as found on the iPad 2, and as we learned from Apple's iPad 2 keynote, they worked so hard to design a beautiful looking device that they did not want to cover it all up. Will we see a new breed of Smart Covers for the iPhone 5? It's definitely a possibility. Apple will want to wow customers with new and exciting accessories for the iPhone 5 and I don't think we will see the famous Bumper case sticking around once the iPhone 5 is released. Those Smart Covers above are just an idea of how they will look on the iPhone 5. I digg them already.
Still stuck with the original iPad but you just wished you could use that Smart Cover? A simple mod that requires a little bit of gluing a few magnets to the side of your iPad will make your wish come true. The downsides to this are that your iPad will not automatically lock and unlock by the Smart Cover since only the iPad 2 had built-in magnets that act as a sensor.
After Apple announced the new Smart Covers for the iPad, many people are now concerned that these beautiful covers will scratch their new iPad 2. The Smart Covers use magnets to latch onto the iPad's aluminum bezel and because the Smart Covers magnet latches are also made out of aluminum, I could see this being a concern. What many people don't know is that Apple thought it out before creating a product that will scratch your iPad 2 and added little gray rubber pads on the inside of each magnet latch to supposedly avoid any scratching. Will these be sufficient enough though? I guess you will have to find out the hard way or wait for reviews. And of course, we will have a review up as soon as possible!
All new iPad, all new cases. Apple's iPad 2 brought an array of new colored cases this year opposed to the boring black iPad Case Apple released with the first iPad. The new Smart Covers by Apple are a totally new and unique way of how we look at cases for the iPad. The new Smart Covers provide even less protection than the older black iPad Case because of how they work. The Smart Covers are not really cases but covers for the front screen of the iPad 2 but they also double as a stand for typing and viewing movies. They work on magnets and attach to the iPad 2's screen quickly and easily. Not only do these Smart Covers protect your iPad 2's screen, they clean it as well because of the microfiber lining.
So basically what you're getting using a Smart Cover is screen protection and no back protection. You do however get the ability to flip back the Smart Cover to immediately have a keyboard and FaceTime video stand. To see how this all works out, check out the Smart Cover page. In addition to all this colorfulness we've seen with the Bumper cases for the iPhone 4, the iPad 2 will automatically lock and go to sleep once it's covered by the Smart Cover and will instantly come back to life once you remove it. It's pretty genius.
Apple did it again with perfect accessories for the iPad 2. You can choose from 10 total colors, 5 being made out of polyurethane (same as the original black iPad Case) and surprisingly enough, 5 leather colors. The poly Smart Covers are priced at $39 while the leather ones will set you back $69. Those are pretty pricey.