New iPads Get Redesigned Magnets for More Smart Folio Viewing Angles

Apple has new Smart Folio cases for its latest M4 iPad Pro and M2 iPad Air models that boast a wider range of viewing angles, and thanks to Marques Brownlee, we now know how it's done.

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With the help of some magnet paper, MKBHD reveals that Apple has added bigger, more cubic magnets to the M4 iPad Pro that align with a new longer rail of stripe magnets in the Folio Case, thereby achieving a wider range of viewing angle adjustment.

The magnet paper also reveals that, because of how thin the new iPad Pro is compared to the previous generation model, Apple has had to use flatter, more circular speaker drivers, which appear to be closer to the top of the device.

Apple is selling the new Smart Folio for the 11-inch iPad Pro in Denim, Black, and White. There's also a Smart Folio for the 13-inch iPad Pro in the same color options.


Similarly, you can get the Smart Folio for 11-inch iPad Air in Light Violet, Charcoal Gray, Sage, and Denim. There's also the Smart Folio for the 13-inch iPad Air in the same color options.

The 11-inch and 13-inch versions of the Smart Folio case for iPad Pro and iPad Air are priced at $79 and $99, respectively.

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Top Rated Comments

purplerainpurplerain Avatar
2 weeks ago
I now want to buy magnet paper and run it over the surface of everything that exists.
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
smr Avatar
2 weeks ago
We have been discussing this over here ('https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/m4-ipad-pro-smart-folio-case-is-improved.2426087/') :cool:
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DMG35 Avatar
2 weeks ago
I purchase one and this is such a welcome improvement. The added viewing angle is so much better.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Thisismattwade Avatar
2 weeks ago

Nothing. It is just Apple tax.

Also, cases and cables are Apple’s worst quality products, their cases chip and look horrible shortly after, their cables self-destroy after 1 year. I have third-party cases that have lasted the entire lifespan of the device, and cables that are almost 5 years old with no sign of severa damage.
I dunno. I have the original usb-c cable from my launch day 2018 11" iPad Pro and we use daily to charge various devices (now coupled with the Apple compact dual usb-c charging block).

I'm shocked at how long this cable has lasted - almost 6 years! Apple cables are certainly more expensive, though!
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
spaxxedout Avatar
2 weeks ago
This man makes something as dorky as magnet paper seem cool. Icon.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gsmornot Avatar
2 weeks ago

I now want to buy magnet paper and run it over the surface of everything that exists.
I have some and did that at first but forgot I had it until I watched this. Ha.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)