Smart covers will result into more IPAD 2 sales unfortunately for some.

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  1. zipur

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    Ok, so I get my I2 "Smile" now begins the just as frustrating search for the right case; for Me. So I get this wonderful Apple certified Smart Case "More joy" And I'm sitting at the breakfast bar at home, playing with the I2. Now I have the flap folded back under the I2 which gives you a little grip while you read in portrait mode. My wife ask me something, I turn and "Horror,eyes wide open, jaw drop" the magnets release and the IPad takes a three foot tumble "Expletive". Well it fell on the carpet, no harm-no-foul however lesson learned for me.

    Don't trust the Smart Cover to hold your IPAD safely or soon you will be buying a new one.
     
  2. Tim SPRACKLEN

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    Wow - that was a seriously close thing. Bet you're glad you didn't have a stone floor!! Heart rate through the roof - you need to sit down and take the rest of the day off...

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    Glad to hear your new toy is OK. My previous iPad made several similar tumbles but fortunately these things are pretty tough.

    Sounds like you need to bounce that cover back to Apple for an exchange. From reading this forum it seems that Apple's QC on the smart case magnets was pretty weak on the first batch as some people have problems and some don't.

    I use mine in that same reading position for several hours a day, for the past 3 weeks. The magnets hold quite well. I would have to make an aggressive tug to get them to release.

    If you're sure you had it attached properly then take it back and try a different smart cover before you give up. :)
     
  4. Martlet

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    It may not be the case. It may be the iPad. I brought mine in because the smart cover wouldn't stay on. Turns out it was a defective iPad.
     
  5. Tim SPRACKLEN

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    I'm talking on iPad Forum to a guy in the UK who's securing his iPad2 to his car dash with those magnets....:(

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    #6 zipur, Apr 2, 2011
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    Seriously?
     
  8. DontUnderstandMyIpad

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    The project looks quite impressive. Ingeniously simple and takes no extra space away. My only concern would be, that in case of a sudden acceleration, there is nothing preventing the iPad from swinging in a back-upwards motion.
     
  9. Tarkio

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    I just tried taking my 3 week old smart cover on and off a dozen times. It snaps off with no bowing, and snaps on aggressively with a loud click. If yours is bowing there's something wrong.

    You should take both the iPad and the smart cover to an Apple Store so they can see the problem. They aren't going to flag anything as a universal defect based on one defective item.

    Good luck! :)
     
  10. zipur

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    Id didn't mean the entire IPAD product line was defective. I'm not nuts, I just commenting that in my case the smart case is bowing.
     

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