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Apple Updates iPad 2 Smart Cover Offerings with Color Tweaks

Alongside today's quiet MacBook Pro refresh, Apple has also updated its iPad 2 Smart Cover offerings, perhaps most notably discontinuing the orange polyurethane cover and replacing it with a new dark gray cover.


New dark gray Smart Cover

Other changes include:

- Interior color now matches exterior color. The interior side of the Smart Cover facing the iPad screen had previously been a uniform gray color on all models with the exception of the (PRODUCT) RED version. All Smart Covers are now a consistent color inside and out.


Smart Cover showing tan color on outside and inside

- More vibrant colors for polyurethane covers. Aside from the replacement of the orange cover with a dark gray one, sources indicate that the colors on the polyurethane models are now more vibrant. Polyurethane Smart Covers come in blue, green, pink, light gray, and dark gray.

- Color adjustment on navy leather cover. Apple offer five different leather Smart Covers, and sources reports that Apple has slightly tweaked the color on the navy version to make it "more navy" than the original version. All other colors (tan, black, cream, and red) remain unchanged.

Pricing on the Smart Covers remains the same, with polyurethane covers coming in at $39.00 and leather covers priced at $69.00. While Apple's store pages have been updated with the new colors, the company's Smart Cover page does not yet reflect the changes.

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37 months ago
Revolutionary!
Rating: 16 Votes
37 months ago
I wonder when the iPad 2 iOS 5 Security Flaw with the Smartcover will be fixed.
Rating: 9 Votes
37 months ago

I hope they've improved the quality of the leather covers. When we bought our iPads my fiancée got a leather red one. She spilt a tiny bit of water on the cover that same day and she rubbed it off with a soft white towel - result, a red stained towel and a lighter patch on the cover. Apple replaced it the next day with a pink polyurethane one and we've had no complaints with that one.


Wait, Apple replaced the more expensive cover with a less expensive cover and you have no complaints?

D.
Rating: 9 Votes
37 months ago
Is my orange cover a collectible item now? :D
Rating: 8 Votes
37 months ago

Nooooooo why did they get rid of the orange!? I mean I have an orange one already but I would like to be able to buy a new one if something were to happen to this one. :(


Wow, you must be devastated.
Rating: 7 Votes
37 months ago

they did no such thing... they replaced the orange ($39) with the dark grey ($39)


I wasn't replying to the article. I was replying to the quote in my response. :roll eyes:

D.
Rating: 7 Votes
37 months ago
I'd prefer they just made it practical.

As it is, it doesn't protect the iPad in case of a fall, not sturdy enough to be used as a stand, comes off if tossed in a back pack, doesn't magnetically stick to the back of the device so unless you're holding it it hangs.

Not a fan. The iPad case they made for the first iPad was much, much better (aside from the color options and that it got marked up so easily).
Rating: 5 Votes
37 months ago

OOOOOHHH MYYYYYY GOOODDD!!!!!!!!!

:eek:


Revolutionary!


In other news, Ann Taylor released their new winter line today. :D (That's roughly equivalent to this "announcement" about new colors for iPad covers).

10/24/10 is proving to be Apple's release date for minor tweaks. The holiday line is now set. It looks like we won't be seeing the "15 inch Air" until next year at the earliest.
Rating: 5 Votes
37 months ago
wow someone is on a negative voting marathon today

anyway, did they fix those annoying stripes/lines that appear everytime u close the not-so-smart cover?
Rating: 5 Votes
37 months ago

"Interior color now matches exterior color. The interior side of the Smart Cover facing the iPad screen had previously been a uniform gray color on all models. Smart Covers are now a consistent color inside and out."

My navy blue leather one already has this (bought on launch day)


Yeah, the article is incorrect. The leather covers have always had matching interiors.
Rating: 4 Votes

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