Apple Intros Magnetic Covers for Second Gen iPad

Along with the second generation iPad, Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced new covers for the multimedia tablet during a special media event on Wednesday. The new cover is called the Smart Case and protects the iPad’s glass when closed, and folds back to act as a stand for the tablet, too.

Smart Cover for iPadApple’s new Smart Cover

The Smart Case attaches to the iPad with magnets, and automatically wakes or sleeps the tablet when it’s opened or closed, according to media outlets at the event. It is available in polyurethane or leather with a microfiber lining that cleans the iPad display, and is available in five colors for each cover material.

Smart Cover openSmart Cover works as a stand, too

Apple priced the polyurethane cover at US$39, and the leather version costs $69.