21 magnets discovered inside the iPad 2 Smart Cover

If you’ve purchased an iPad 2 last week, you probably would’ve gotten a Smart Cover for the device as well. If I’m not mistaken when you played around with the cover, you’ve probably wondered – why is the Smart Cover is so smart? The folks at iFixit gave it a well-deserved teardown and discovered why it works so well. The Smart Cover packs a whopping total of 21 magnets within its folds. These magnets allow you to easily fold the cover into a stable triangle as well as affix sturdily to your iPad 2. In addition to being a mount/case for your iPad, the magnets are used to trigger sensors on the iPad 2 to activate/deactivate sleep mode. Head here to check out the Smart Cover teardown if you don’t dare to put your own Smart Cover under the knife.

This article was filed in Homepage > Apple > Tablets and was tagged with Apple Inc, iOS, iPad, iPad 2, smart cover and teardown.
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