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RoadMonkey
Mar 10, 2011, 10:17 AM
The one thing I have been curious about and have not been able to find a picture on Apple's site or in any reviews, is if the smart cover has to be removed to read a book. I have yet to see a picture of the smart cover being opened past the "triangle mode" for viewing a video. It would be nice if it could be folded all the way around back like any other cover.

If anyone has any reviews of this or a picture, it would be appreciated.

Thanks.



Mjmar
Mar 10, 2011, 10:18 AM
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In one of the guided tour videos it shows the smart cover flipped around to the back with no problem

Kadin
Mar 10, 2011, 10:22 AM
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In one of the guided tour videos it shows the smart cover flipped around to the back with no problem
Yeah. Watch the 'Safari' video in the Guided Tours section below, it's a perfect example of this.

http://www.apple.com/ipad/guided-tours/

wfj5444
Mar 10, 2011, 10:22 AM
It folds back and attaches to the back via a magnet (also closes to the front via a magnet) It can also be folded in half on the back, on to itself to allow you to use the camera. Also held in place via a magnet.

All this learned from various reviews released today.

PBF
Mar 10, 2011, 10:23 AM
Funny, I created a similar thread not too long ago. :D

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1109829

RoadMonkey
Mar 10, 2011, 10:23 AM
You guys rock. Thanks a lot.

HXGuy
Mar 10, 2011, 10:24 AM
Yes you can, you can see it in this video review at about the 3:28 mark.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PR0cYV6HSLU

I believe the cover will also magnetically stick to the back of the iPad like it does to the front, which will be great.

saving107
Mar 10, 2011, 10:24 AM
http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/3056/screenshot20110310at823.png

saving107
Mar 10, 2011, 10:27 AM
I believe the cover will also magnetically stick to the back of the iPad like it does to the front, which will be great.

I had been wondering the same thing, and I think in this clip it makes it seem like it will.

http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/8041/screenshot20110310at826.png

jclardy
Mar 10, 2011, 10:36 AM
I'm hoping the cover magnets stick to the back, it seems like having only the one hinge attached would make it unstable to hold on the hinge side if the other side could slide around.

HXGuy
Mar 10, 2011, 10:41 AM
I had been wondering the same thing, and I think in this clip it makes it seem like it will.

http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/8041/screenshot20110310at826.png

Yea it does seem that way...unless that guy has freakishly long fingers. :D

djransom
Mar 10, 2011, 10:51 AM
After watching the guided tour I'm now interested in the Smart Cover again. May or may not pick up one when I purchase my iPad 2 2morrow.

TroyBoy30
Mar 10, 2011, 11:48 AM
I watched several YouTube videos where the cover kept falling when folded over. No mag on the back to hold it in place

tomandshell
Mar 10, 2011, 12:20 PM
If it sticks to the back, I'm sold.

Nykwil
Mar 10, 2011, 01:06 PM
from the macworld video review it seems to not fully stick completely when folded all the way back

but it will stick to itself when folded back and folded on itself

not sure though


http://www.macworld.com/article/158447/2011/03/ipad_2_smart_cover.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjktdJ4_xkE&tracker=False