Smart Cover Function Changed on iPad 3?

Discussion in 'iPad 3 Forum' started by AQ_OC, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. AQ_OC

    AQ_OC Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2011
    Messages:
    6,411
    Thanks Received:
    431
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    SC
    Ratings:
    +431 / 0
    I wrote here yesterday that the Bear Motion case that I used on my iPad 2 fits the iPad 3. And it does. However, when you close the case it doesn't not turn off the screen....so the smart cover feature in the Bear Motion case for iPad2 doesnt' work for iPad3. However, the old Apple Smart Cover does work on the iPad3, but mine has basically come apart so I'm done with the Apple Smart Covers (for what I paid for it it should last 5 years).

    Anywho...in looking for another case I decided to see if Bear Motion has a case for iPad3. They do, but it won't hit the street until March 22 (I really like their case...sturdy and puts the iPad at really good position for both typing and videos....way better than Smart Cover. You can see it here:

    Amazon.com: Bear Motion 100% Genuine Leather Case with Built-in Stand for iPad 3 / the New iPad (Latest Generation) - Black: Electronics

    Note that in the "Technical Details" section of the product description it says this:

    Has anyone else noticed any problems which suggest something changed?

    My initial thoughts where that while the iPad2 version fits the iPad3, something must have been slightly out of alignment to make the autolock feature not work. I'm not sure that should be considered a change to the Smart Cover function, but just due to having to make the housing thicker to fit the new battery, which we all know we needed to be done for LTE and the display.
     
  2. kanyewesttx

    kanyewesttx iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2011
    Messages:
    10
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    third party ipad 2 smart covers fit but do not make the screen sleep on ipad 3s. ipad 2 smart covers work 100% on ipad 3s .. maybe the magnets r in diferent spot on ipad 3
     
  3. Vishal

    Vishal iPF Novice

    Joined:
    May 7, 2011
    Messages:
    35
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Well. Mine works like it was working with iPad 2, but I got new one with ipad3
     
  4. AQ_OC

    AQ_OC Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2011
    Messages:
    6,411
    Thanks Received:
    431
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    SC
    Ratings:
    +431 / 0
    Yeah...it sucks but such is life. I'm going to order a new BEAR Motion.
     
  5. AQ_OC

    AQ_OC Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2011
    Messages:
    6,411
    Thanks Received:
    431
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    SC
    Ratings:
    +431 / 0
    I found this comment on Amazon.com in the review section for their iPad3 Bear Motion case. I think it comes from an employee:

     
  6. Jrs22

    Jrs22 iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2011
    Messages:
    77
    Thanks Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Ratings:
    +3 / 0
    I have a Sonix portfolio case purchased for my iPad 2 that doesn't do auto lock on my new iPad even though it fits well enough. I'm happy to learn that it's the case and not the iPad. Apple must have known this would happen but chose not to inform the industry. I have the luxury of having this case available to me for a few weeks as my son won't be home to retrieve my iPad 2 for a month. I hope by then the dust settles and we know which covers work properly.
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

bear motion does not turn off ipad

,

how do i put the cover on my ipad 3?covers for ipad 3

,
ipad 3 doesnt turn off when closing cover
,

ipad 3 how does the cover turns screen off

,

ipad 3 to powerv off with smart civer

,

ipad auto off with cover

,

ipad cover functions

,

ipad smart cover function

,
smart cover ipad on off function
,

smart function ipad