ipad-air-2-smart-coverNews of updated Apple iPad Air Smart Covers and Cases most certainly went unnoticed by many due to the excitement of a 5K iMac and gold iPads. Redesigned Smart Cases shouldn’t be a suprise since iPad Air 2 is 18% thinner, but it was baffling that Smart Covers were also updated since the iPad Air footprint remained untouched.

Well, original iPad owners can rest easy (and save $39), because earlier this evening the folks at iFixit were able to verify that the original iPad Air Smart Cover will indeed work with iPad Air 2.

This is also great news to anyone getting their first iPad Air, because the original Smart Cover can be had at extremely discounted rates since it has been discontinued by Apple. Here are the best places to score a legit one for as much as 50% off:

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– Staples: from $19.50 – Best Buy: from $29.99 – Amazon: from $28.97 – Walmart: from $28.97 – BestStopDeals (trusted eBay seller): from $19.99

Oh ya, iPad mini Smart Covers will work with iPad mini 3 and their prices have also been slashed

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