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Apple updates iPad 2 Smart Cover line

Lightly-bumped MacBook Pros are fine. But the real excitement from Apple Monday came with the launch of a new product destined to change tablet computing as we know it: a Dark Gray model of the polyurethane iPad 2 Smart Cover.

If Dark Gray just isn't your hue of choice, fret not; there's more good news coming. Apple also says that it has updated the Blue, Green, Pink, and Light Gray Smart Cover models to make them "more vibrant."

Sadly, as the Facts of Life theme song taught us, you take the good, and you take the bad: Pour one out for the Orange Smart Cover, which follows the Newton and the non-Pro MacBook to its own ignominious end.

The leather Smart Covers remain unchanged; Apple continues to warn that the "rich aniline dye" used to color those covers "may rub off during use." You may consider this a feature that, in turn, makes your skin "more vibrant," too.


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