I won’t lie. The Apple Leather Smart Cover for the iPad 10.2 is undoubtedly the best iPad cover you can get today. But it’s certainly not the iPad Smart Cover I recommend buying. Here are a few reasons why you shouldn’t get Apple Smart Cover for iPad 10.2 2019.
Let’s start with the price. The Apple Leather Smart Cover for the iPad 10.2 2019 is priced at $69. It makes sense to buy this cover for the iPad Pro which costs north of $650. But for a tablet priced at $329, does it really make sense to buy a cover accessory that costs $69? For me, it makes very little sense.
Sure, the quality of the official cover is second to none but it’s a little too much to pay for people who barely can afford the iPad itself. If you are looking for a cheaper case, make sure to check out our article covering the Best iPad 10.2 Cases and Covers that don’t break the bank.back to menu ↑
The Leather Smart Cover only protects the front of the iPad 10.2
When you buy a case cover, you expect it to protect both the back and the front of the device, don’t you? Well, with the Apple Leather Smart Cover, it’s only the screen you will be protecting. The Smart Cover attaches to the iPad via the smart connector and only protects the front of the iPad.
The back of the iPad is completely unprotected. So, in case of a drop, you can expect your iPad to full of dents, if not more. At this price point, I would expect the cover to protect both the back and the front of the iPad 10.2 7th generation.
You will need to buy an additional case in addition to the Apple Smart Cover for Full-Protection
You heard it. If you want to protect your iPad 10.2 7th generation completely, you will need to buy an additional case which covers the back of the iPad.
Here’s a pro-tip. Make sure the case you are buying has a cut-out on the side where the Apple Smart Connector is located. Else, you won’t be able to use the Smart Cover for your shiny new iPad.back to menu ↑
There are Cheaper Options out there
You will be amazed to see the number of cheaper iPad Covers which look and feel extremely similar to the offering from Apple. Sure, when you are paying for an Apple product, you are paying for the quality but remember that you are also paying for the Logo.
When you buy a third-party iPad 10.2 cover, you will be able to save quite a bit. Most of the cases run for $20 or less and most of them also come with a year warranty.