Wish someone made this. Apple makes the Smart Cover for the full-size iPad and the iPad mini so why not for the iPhone 5? Designer Adrien Olczak, the brains behind this intriguing concept, rightfully points out that someone should “do this and take my money”. His idea is unlikely to become a reality in this form, even if it cries for Kickstarter.

Oh wait, an iPhone Smart Cover already exists!

Now, I don’t know about you but I really dislike screen protectors because they’re bad for multitouch performance more often than not. And as head-turning as designs of regular covers are, they’re tough to remove and hide the handset’s beautiful design, which is actually my main gripe with the sleeve industry in general…

Kudos to Matthew Panzarino of The Next Web for highlighting Olczak’s concept.

Of course, such a smart cover could never work with the iPhone 4S because it doesn’t have magnets inside. As for the iPhone 5, maybe its metallic body could lend itself to this becoming a reality, but imagine nicks and scratches from putting on the cover.

I’m also loving Olczak’s hispter bike and Leica camera concepts.

What do you think?

Does this concept has legs?

Would you buy the official iPhone Smart Cover from Apple?

  • rosssimpson

    Id buy it

    • R N

      totally with you there!

  • Yes. Yes. Yes.

  • I have enough to take care of going around town, home, to work, etc. I am trying to reduce the things I carry with me. I am down to just a car key (no house key, electronic entry), my wallet and my iPhone 5, occasionally my iPad. Why would I want to take forever to answer the phone or constantly have to fiddle with opening and closing a cover?

    Definitely a no, no, no for me. Zagg skin is all I need.

  • Fevostone

    Defo want one in black

  • iDara09

    You have to open the cover to get a quick look of your push notifications…!! (´・_・`)

  • jorith

    i really like the look of it, but im afraid wount open for crap thanks to size.

  • “I don’t know about you but I really dislike screen protectors because they’re bad for multitouch performance more often than not” WHAT!? OK, everybody has its right to have an opinion but I’ve never seen anyone say or write about this. I use multitouch devices (from Apple, Samsung, ZTE, LG and others) since the first iPod touch and I’ve always used protective screens on them. Most of the time I forget that there’s any layer of protection on the screens. Never felt a bit of difference between havin or not the screen protective layers.

  • all they have to do is make this a metalic bumper case like the vapor (way slimmer though) and have the cover attached to the bumper. Thats the most minimal size to get over the lack of magnets on the iphones.

  • its awesome!!

  • syntax_error

    looks great, even in ‘baby blue’

  • hellac00l

    Whats stopping from people making an iphone smart cover? Why can’t this be a reality? Does apple have some kind of patent? I bet if they made this in china and sold it on ebay it wouldn’t be a big deal.

  • NO thanks cause the damn “smart” cover slides around too much and its too flimsy

  • There is this product the Guoer Smart Cover –> which is about $20.00 –> http://www.usbfever.com/index_eproduct_view.php?products_id=2746

    which is basically the same thing as TidyTilt –> http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1498649420/tidytilt-for-iphone

  • truncj

    I feel like we didn’t search very long before posting this..

    • No. Tidy Tilt isnt the type of “iphone smart cover” that people are talking about. The Tidy Tilt looks great and does semi-useful things, but i want a smart cover for the iphone that does what the SmartCover for the iPad does (when you put the cover on the screen, the screen goes off and on).

  • Well, the smart cover scratched my iPad so I would serious think to use it in my iPhone.

  • Nice, ill take one.

  • I think I saw these on samsung booth

  • yeah

  • 4p0c4lyps3

    Hideous garbage, jmo tho. Mrrrrr…

  • Itsyaboy

    That’s what kickstarter is for do it yourself an make bank$$

  • One should use theSpigen Glas.t. They fixed the bubble issue and adhesive.

  • take my money

  • Look up Guoer iPhone 4 case on Amazon. It doesn’t cover the front, but the kickstand “roll” works, as well as it being magnetic, which is surprisingly coming in handy for me lately!

  • Take my money! I want a green one.

  • better hope for it with the iPhone 5S

  • just try getting it out of your skinny jeans pocket without the magnet detaching.
    and I do realize how awesome it would be as a stand, but c’mon son! you can’t see the screen? that’s a fail in my eyes. a device that begs for your attention many times per hour needs to have a visible screen without opening and closing.

  • Guest

    This looks really cool! I would get it. For those

  • Richard Wilkins Jr

    This looks cool. I would get it. The tidy tilt looks cool too but if you go to their FAQ’s on the site, they say it technically isnt made to cover the front of the phone it would cover parts of the screen and the light sensor on the front camera.

  • perng

    yes, now just do it and take my money

  • Anmol Chopra

    Yeah I Will! 😀

  • Cover iPhone Milano

    Wow this is my favorite phone i like so much i phone and also these all i phone cover so beautiful.