Analyst expects Apple to provide newly re-designed Smart Cover at time of Apple iPad 5 launch
posted by Alan F. / Oct 14, 2013, 11:56 AM
White attended some trade shows this past weekend where he found cases for the slate in the new, smaller dimensions. He also expects Apple to use these new dimensions to offer a newly upgraded Smart Cover. The accessory provides a very attractive profit margin for the Cupertino based firm.
White is also telling clients that Apple's installed base of iPad owners is ready to update after very few changes were found on the previous two models. Besides the new form factor, the iPad 5 is expected to be available in the same colors as the Apple iPhone 5s, namely gold, silver and space gray. New colors and the slimmer design could be enough to get current iPad owners to upgrade to the newer model.
Speculation has Apple announcing its new tablets on October 22nd and the positing of this date, as speculative as it is, spurred plenty of activity in the iPad after-market. Trade-ins of the device at Gazelle spiked 86% week-over-week, and 269% year-over-year. Those selling their older iPads hope to use the money toward the purchase of a newer model.
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Now comes with an exorbitant price tag.
posted on Oct 14, 2013, 11:59 AM 4
That's what you pay for when you buy one of the best tablets on the market.
posted on Oct 14, 2013, 12:08 PM 4
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More Like... That's what suckers get when they chose to buy Apple branded accessories. I've yet to encounter a single 'Apple branded' accessory for any of my Apple devices that bettered that of 3rd party items... that are most often a far better value.
posted on Oct 14, 2013, 1:41 PM 5
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Oooooh....new iCover what an innovation
posted on Oct 14, 2013, 12:06 PM 3
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I don't know how people can stand screen covers. Sure the stand is nice but the covers get away when holding them. Best cases for tablets have no covers just like the best smartphone cases have no covers. They should just make a slim leather snap on like the 5s cover IMO.
posted on Oct 14, 2013, 1:38 PM 0
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