Monday, March 14, 2011

How the iPad 2 Smart Cover Works

For lots of people, the most intriguing thing about the iPad 2 annoucement were the mystifying Smart Covers. These covers seem to have a life of their own, automagically attaching itself to the new iPad, and even being able to suspend/wake it.

Thanks to some teardown and dissection, you can now discover how the "magical" iPad 2 magnetic smart cover works, and find out there really isn't anything magical about it. It's all done with 21 simple magnets.

And no... You cannot use these magnetic smart covers with your old iPad.


  1. Rarely has there been such a great momentum for consumer products like the pads right now. Very exciting times. I wonder what the next big thing will be. Any thoughts? Yessir!

  2. I'm hoping the addition of the cameras to the iPad will finally push augmented reality Apps to become increasingly popular.


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