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Why no Smart Case for iPhone?

jmr1015

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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.
 

taz323

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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.
 

metllicamilitia

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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.


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taz323

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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.


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And protection wise, would be loss some, but the idea of the kick stand is interesting.
 

jmr1015

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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.
 

metllicamilitia

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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.


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P@t

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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.