Apple announces new iPad covers and cases

Apple today made a number of sweeping iPad announcements. Naturally, Apple also took the opportunity to announce new iPad covers and cases.

First, Apple announced new iPad Smart Covers made of polyurethane that will be available for both the iPad mini and the iPad Air. Apple's iPad Smart Covers work well to protect the front-end of your tablet and will retail for US$39.

Apple also announced new iPad Smart Cases, which protect both the front and back of your tablet. They're a tad fancier than the Smart Covers, as they're made out of leather. They'll be available on the Air for $79 and on the mini for $69.

Both the iPad Smart Cover and Smart Case will be available in Product (Red) versions as well.