Apple has introduced a new Smart Cover for the iPad Mini that mimics its larger Smart Cover and runs for $39. The case is very similar to the full-sized version, but features no metal on the hinge, allowing the color to wrap around the tablet.

The Smart Cover is a front-only protective cover that comes in black, grey, pink, green, blue and (PRODUCT) RED colors. As we stated, the hinge has been converted from metal, but the magnet arrangement presumably remains similar.

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Here’s the new hinge arrangement, which does away with the double-jointed metal arrangement of the last one:

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