Apple updates Smart Covers, kills the Orange but adds a lovely dark gray (and “color-matched fiber lining”)

New MacBook Pros weren’t the only thing updated quietly in the Apple Store this morning. Apple has updated the whole line of Smart Covers for iPad. You’ll notice the Orange Smart Cover is now gone and Apple has added a lovely Dark Gray Polyurethane model. Apple has added “color matched microfiber lining” to the description of the leather products (gone are the gray lining across the board) as you can see in the images below:

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Apple has also improved the colors of the Smart Covers as well:

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The whole line gets new part numbers but prices have not changed. Notice the subtle color change comparisons below:

Here’s the old Google Cache (note that Google is pulling the updated poly image without orange):

And here is the new:

Strangely, Apple hasn’t updated its Smart Cover main site – it still has orange! (below)

Mr. X provided the information over a week ago but wasn’t able to verify what the changes were until late last night.

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