Apple Debuts New Smart Covers and Smart Cases for iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3

Apple has introduced new Smart Covers and Smart Cases designed to go along with the iPad Air 2 and the iPad mini 3 that it unveiled this morning.

Smart Covers are available in polyurethane, while the Smart Cases are available in aniline-dyed leather. Smart Covers for both the new Air and the new mini are available in Black, White, Pink, Yellow, Blue, Green, and (PRODUCT) RED. They are priced at $39.

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Leather Smart Cases for the iPad Air 2 and the Retina mini 3 are available in Black, Midnight Blue, Olive Brown, Soft Pink and (PRODUCT) RED. Smart Cases are priced at $79 for the iPad Air and $69 for the iPad mini.

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Leather Smart Cases for the iPad Air 2 can't be purchased online yet, but the Smart Cases for the mini and the Smart Covers for both products can be ordered and are available to ship in one to three days. In-store pickup options are listed as "Coming soon."

As with all versions of Apple's Smart Covers and Cases, these new products include sleep/wake functionality and serve as a stand for the tablets when folded back. While old iPad mini cases will fit the iPad mini 3, Smart Cases for the original iPad Air will not fit the new iPad Air due to its thinner profile. It is unclear if Smart Covers for existing iPad Air models will fit the new model, again due to its smaller size.



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59 months ago
Can't wait to put this on the ultra powerful A7 iPad mini 3!!!
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59 months ago

Wait... Other than the Touch ID and the camera.. What exactly is new and innovative about iPad Mini 3?


The camera is the same as the old model. Only the Touch ID is different. THAT's IT! :mad:
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59 months ago

The $100 price increase


And the junk camera is EXACTLY the same


There is no price increase for Mini 3.
iPad Mini 2 price is $100 reduced.

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What's the difference between the mini 2 and 3?

$100


Put it this way,Mini 2 is now $100 cheaper.
Or you were expecting the flagship mini model to be $100 cheaper than usual?

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Right be we aren't comparing prices from an year ago, that makes no sense

Today there is a $100 difference and the only change is Touch ID and a gold color

You don't seem to understand,the changes in iPad mini 3 no matter how small,have not caused any price increase at all,they are selling them the sane price they were selling the older version up until yesterday.
They have just reduced $100 from the price of the older version.
It's a simple thing to understand,yet you keep bringing the $100 difference.
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59 months ago

The camera is the same as the old model. Only the Touch ID is different. THAT's IT! :mad:


+ 2x2 MIMO antennas for 802.11n going from max 150 to 300 mbps.
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59 months ago

The camera is the same as the old model. Only the Touch ID is different. THAT's IT! :mad:


Behold, you can get one in gold now. :rolleyes:

Glassed Silver:mac
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59 months ago
FYI:

Which Smart Cover or Smart Case should I use with my iPad?

The iPad Air Smart Cover is compatible with both iPad Air 2 and iPad Air. The iPad Air 2 Smart Case fits only iPad Air 2. The iPad Air Smart Case fits only iPad Air. The iPad mini Smart Cover and the iPad mini Smart Case work with all iPad mini models.

http://store.apple.com/us/buy-ipad/ipad-air-2 (Scroll to the very bottom for the FAQ)
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59 months ago
Glad they are focusing the higher hardware specs on the Air. :)
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59 months ago

Thanks Apple, you just saved me so much money!


I'll agree that the Mini 3s are not too impressive. But maybe that means you need to jump to the Air 2.

(I'll agree it is strange. Last year the two iPads were the same internals. This year, only the Air gets the new stuff.)
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59 months ago

What's the difference between the mini 2 and 3?

$100


Correct - but the newest mini was $399 last year and it's $399 this year.
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59 months ago

What increase? It's the same price the iPad mini 2 was when it was launched.


What's the difference between the mini 2 and 3?

$100
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