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iPad2 Smart Cover does not work with Original iPad

I was thinking about whether or not to upgrade and get the iPad2 when it comes out on Friday, March 11 because the iPad Smart Cover looks like a pretty slick cover.  Then it got me thinking that perhaps I could just get the cover and use it on my Original iPad… kind of like how I got a Taylormade TP headcover for my driver even because it has a cool magnetic closure on it.  I did a little research and found this article that says: “Unfortunately, the answer is no. The Smart Cover functions as it does because of the aforementioned magnets embedded in the iPad 2. The iPad 1 lacks these magnets, and as such, won’t allow the Smart Cover to do its thing”.  That said, looks like it’s not work the trouble to just go buy the cover.  I’m still on the fence on whether to upgrade… are you going to upgrade yours?

Chief Pot Stirrer @thinkspace


  • Alyssa Magnotti

    March 10, 2011

    Nope, I’m not upgrading mine yet. I like that it’s slimmer, I like that it has the cameras, but those just aren’t enough to make me want to upgrade now. I’m actually surprised that they didn’t add 4G capability as that may have been a hook. I’m holding out till they create a white one!

    • Michael Sladek

      March 9, 2011

      No 4G because there’s no real 4G in most locations. At least a year away. Also, 4G tech may be more of a battery drain… Just like switch from EDGE to 3G, Apple’s chooses not to be on the bleeding edge just to add a checklist feature.
      “Holding out till they create a white one!” Available March 11, 2011 🙂 http://www.apple.com/ipad/features/

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