1. jmr1015's Avatar
    After several days with my iPad Air and the official Smart Cover from Apple, I wonder why a similar flip case isn't available for the iPhone. I'd love a flip case that covers the screen, and wakes the phone from standby upon opening. Functioning as a kickstand would be cool as well, but I could take or leave that particular feature.
    11-06-2013 01:48 PM
  2. Totalimmortal363's Avatar
    Because a smart cover for an iPhone would be stupid. Case and point, look at the S4 flip cover.
    11-06-2013 02:00 PM
  3. taz323's Avatar
    Don't how practical or how much protection it would be. But the functioning of it would be pretty cool. It's a good thought.
    11-06-2013 02:06 PM
  4. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    I've thought about this too, and I think it boils down to the case being too flimsy with the really thin pieces that bend, having magnets strong enough would difficult as well.


    Blazin' Tap Tap Tappity 2 You
    11-06-2013 05:03 PM
  5. taz323's Avatar
    I've thought about this too, and I think it boils down to the case being too flimsy with the really thin pieces that bend, having magnets strong enough would difficult as well.


    Blazin' Tap Tap Tappity 2 You
    And protection wise, would be loss some, but the idea of the kick stand is interesting.
    11-06-2013 05:21 PM
  6. jmr1015's Avatar
    I was thinking more along the lines of a smart case. Not just the front cover, but the full body case, with the front cover flap. So, picture the current official Apple leather case, with a front flip cover.
    11-06-2013 07:03 PM
  7. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    I was thinking more along the lines of a smart case. Not just the front cover, but the full body case, with the front cover flap. So, picture the current official Apple leather case, with a front flip cover.
    That may work better, but I'm still not sure the current flip procedure would work for the kickstand portion.


    Blazin' Tap Tap Tappity 2 You
    11-06-2013 07:13 PM
  8. P@t's Avatar
    When Apple releases an accessory, they go for the most adoption/sell through in addition to practicality. They must have considered or even made some prototypes at some point, but decided that it just didn't make sense. Either from a financial standpoint (ROI) or user experience.

    When I see Samsung users with that cover, it seems clumsy and not very well thought out. Twelve South and others have made smart type covers for iPhone, but the reception/sell through was limited.

    That's probably why Apple has not done it.
    11-13-2013 08:11 PM

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