Apple Smart Cover for Old iPad (1st Gen) Trick Works Like a Charm

 

By Posted 24 Mar 2011, 10:29

If you are currently a 1st generation iPad owner and are impressed at the quality of the smart covers for the iPad 2, you’ll be interested to know you too can use the smart cover on the iPad 1, with a bit of DIY and by watching this great video we’ve found for you.

Surprisingly, the process is actually very simple, and it turns out that you just need to purchase four earth magnets, apply a little bit of glue and your done. The smart cover attached to the iPad 1 has been demoed by Dan Provost at StudioNeat.com and he provides a link to KJMagnetics to where you can purchase the magnets from.

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As you can see from the video, it works pretty good, although don’t expect your iPad 1 to automatically turn itself on like it would do normally with the iPad 2. As for providing your device with a slick cover though and protecting the screen, not to mention fooling everyone to thinking you have a nice new iPad 2 – this DIY job works like a charm.

Try it out for yourself and let us know how you get on. We’ve included the video below so you can see how it looks on the first gen iPad.