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    Smart cover wear and tear?

    I'm having issues with my smart cover hinge rubbing itself causing a fine metallic dust on my ipad. Has anyone else noticed this? Here are pics of what it's doing.

    The little dark line under the hinge is the metal dust.


    This is causing my smart covers hinge to look bad.


    The dark spot in the middle of the pic is the dust with the cover removed.


    Close up of the hinge.


    Another close up of the other side of hinge.








    Anyone else seeing this issue? Also, I hate my smart cover color, but that's all that was in stock. I want a red one, but if it's having this issue I'll just skip it and put stickers on this one or something.

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    Nobody? A guy I work with is having the same wear issues in the same spots. He has the same color cover as me.

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    Yeah, I've noticed that same thing but with some good rubbin it comes off. Perhaps over time it will leave a more permanent mark but they will all have one so oh well.

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    No sign of that yet on my ipad2 after 2 weeks of constant use. You might consider a shell cover for the back, or cut a couple of tiny peel-off thin plastic pads to go between the hinge and the contact point of the iPad. The hinge acts to protect the edge of the device so it will no doubt see wear over time. But it's the back of the iPad that needs TLC.

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    It's worse on mine

    I'm having the same problem but mine is worse. The dust that wears off the hinge has transferred to the microfiber it two distinct spots. I'm especially worried that since the dust must be metal, that it will scratch my glass when closed.
    I don't fold it the way they show on the back of the smart cover package anymore. They show the microfiber out. When I fold mine I put the blue side out now but the marks of the microfiber are permanent. If that dust scratches the glass, they'll have a major issue.

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    No such problem with my poly cover

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    wonder how well the smart covers will do? Guessing everybody is buying one for the novelty. I almost bought a leather one, bit I've heard bad press about leather.
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    No issues as of yet. One week into it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunny008 View Post
    wonder how well the smart covers will do? Guessing everybody is buying one for the novelty. I almost bought a leather one, bit I've heard bad press about leather.
    I've had the black leather smart cover on my iPad2 for over 2 weeks. No bad press here, it's very nice in every respect, and feels great in the hand.

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    They replaced mine today

    Since my earlier post, best buy cheerfully replaced mine. So don't get me wrong that I don't love the smart cover. As a new Apple customer it wouldn't be an iPad to me without it. I've had mine since day one, drain it well below 50% daily, take the cover off a couple times also. I also almost always use it in my lap and I suspect that's the other factor. My hinges just rattle a lot. So if I could hazard a guess, it's those using them on their lap or irregular surface who are having the problem. Trky? Fortunately the easy fix is to fold it with the poly out.


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