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war eagle
Jun 16, 2010, 02:39 PM
I've had my iPad since launch and the Apple case was sold out! So I settled for the little incase sleeve with the crappy stand. Well the stand popped yesterday and I can't really hold over anymore.

However, I goto the online Apple store and the case ships in 3-4 weeks? Ok, so I call an Apple store and they aren't accepting phone calls. My nearest one is like 2 hours away since im at school and i've been on the fence about going home, but if the availability in store is different I will definitely go home.

So my question for anyone who is a regular at Apple stores or has been there recently, did it seem that they were plentiful?



Zimmy68
Jun 16, 2010, 02:42 PM
I bought the iPad the second week it was released.
I still have not seen an Apple iPad case out in the wild.
I have checked numerous Best Buy and my local Apple Store and no go.
Plenty of crappy Belkin "sleeves" but no case.
I ended up picking up a nice folio case on Amazon.

Fuchal
Jun 16, 2010, 02:44 PM
I bought my iPad on launch day at 9pm in the Boston store, and they had tons of the Apple cases, so I took one of those as well.

dcsatt
Jun 16, 2010, 02:50 PM
I've had my iPad since launch and the Apple case was sold out! So I settled for the little incase sleeve with the crappy stand. Well the stand popped yesterday and I can't really hold over anymore.

However, I goto the online Apple store and the case ships in 3-4 weeks? Ok, so I call an Apple store and they aren't accepting phone calls. My nearest one is like 2 hours away since im at school and i've been on the fence about going home, but if the availability in store is different I will definitely go home.

So my question for anyone who is a regular at Apple stores or has been there recently, did it seem that they were plentiful?

I have an extra used Apple iPad case if you're interested (with original box). It was on the family iPad, so it has a scuff or two. If you're interested, PM me with an offer, and I'll send pics.

I use the Apple case on my work iPad and I love it. Still haven't found anything better.

itchystiches
Jun 16, 2010, 02:56 PM
There's no issues with the cases in the UK. Know this probably isn't much use to you but I walked in the day after launch day and picked up 2 of them. There were plenty more left on the shelves so I guess there's no supply issues at least.

DenniZ
Jun 16, 2010, 03:02 PM
There's no issues with the cases in the UK. Know this probably isn't much use to you but I walked in the day after launch day and picked up 2 of them. There were plenty more left on the shelves so I guess there's no supply issues at least.

Actually around me, after the bank holiday of the ipad launch, on Tuesdays, they were sold out of ipads and official iPad cases. Around the north west anyways.

Had loads if that other random one, the incase faux leather one.

itchystiches
Jun 16, 2010, 03:14 PM
Fully stocked in the Manchester store. Plus I picked my iPad up on launch day at 5:30pm at the local curry's. Don't really know what gives but I hope the trend continues for the iPhone.

iParis
Jun 16, 2010, 03:16 PM
Completely out of stock everywhere in Albuquerque, looks like it's gonna be that way for a while.

mcvaughan
Jun 16, 2010, 03:23 PM
Another vote for the Apple case; works well while sitting on the couch.

melman101
Jun 16, 2010, 03:36 PM
Yea another vote for the apple case. Picked it up on wifi launch. No problems :-). My only issue is it gets dirty very easily.

war eagle
Jun 16, 2010, 04:17 PM
I have an extra used Apple iPad case if you're interested (with original box). It was on the family iPad, so it has a scuff or two. If you're interested, PM me with an offer, and I'll send pics.

I use the Apple case on my work iPad and I love it. Still haven't found anything better.

I so want it.

rworne
Jun 16, 2010, 04:24 PM
The one I ordered near the end of May for my wife's iPad just shipped yesterday after a 3 week wait. The camera kit that was ordered with it is still MIA.

When I pre-ordered my 3G, I had the keyboard dock and case by the 3rd of April. Then they sat there mocking me until the ipad finally arrived ont he 30th.

I read the initial reviews on the Apple case and pretty much agree it isn't the nicest thing, but it is the best fitting and slimmest case overall. It also seems to hold up pretty well too.

itchystiches
Jun 16, 2010, 04:24 PM
It is actually a really worthwhile accessory. Although I'm a little sceptical of paying 30 quid for a case, especially considering you've probably just forked over at least the better half of 500 quid for the iPad, it does make it much more useable.

Without it I found the iPad to be a slippery mess. It was impractical for typing on whilst recling, I was always having to be careful what surfaces I lay it down on, and generally felt like porcelain.

With it I can just chuck it in my bag and not worry too much about scratches and it actually stays put on my leg, or whatever else it's perched on really.

Admiditdly it feels like it was made in an arts and crafts meeting but...

Moxofien
Jun 16, 2010, 04:28 PM
Finally found one today at best buy, had my iPad since 05/26 and have had another case on order from apple since 05/22.

MacVixen
Jun 16, 2010, 04:30 PM
It's luck of the draw. Two weeks ago I was at the Valley Fair store in Santa clara, CA and there were quite a few of the cases (purchased one myself) - but I have to say - they were flying off the shelf in the 10 minutes I was in the store! The guy at the store told me that they had just come in that day and would likely be gone the next day.

And then I asked him about the camera connection kit - and he laughed at me :( Well not really, but he said he hadn't seen one of those in the store in WEEKS - even Apple's site says 4 - 6 weeks to ship :eek::(

richardmu
Jun 16, 2010, 04:38 PM
Get one. I love it.

I got it on day 1 with the iPad and it might not be as cool as the Vaja holster I have on my Touch but it does what it says on the tin and I actually like the feel of it.

An excellent design and for the price of 30 good value in my opinion.

Tulipone
Jun 16, 2010, 05:04 PM
The Apple Store in Grand Arcade had loads of Apple cases yesterday. Loads of docks also - no Camera Kits.

gigaguy
Jun 16, 2010, 06:03 PM
put a little plastic protectant on the case, works wonders to keep it clean and refreshed, lightly mind you. from my car detailing days, I use something called 303 protectant, but armorall and others may work, use just a little.
makes the case slightly slicker, but still grippy and much less prone to marks, dirt, and scratches.
did I say use very sparingly!, less is more.
I agree, few other cases can match the protection, and slimness of the Apple one, and I've tried 5 or 6 others.

Hey Jude
Jun 16, 2010, 06:16 PM
I got my case in over 4 weeks after I ordered it online. I really like the case, and it's true: the case gets dirty rather quickly, but I have been able to just brush it off, and it's good to go.

Jude

mrcc
Jun 16, 2010, 07:39 PM
The case is the best. Yes it gets dirty fast. But it's the best looking case

Seamaster
Dec 11, 2010, 03:53 PM
put a little plastic protectant on the case, works wonders to keep it clean ... I use something called 303 protectant, but armorall and others may work ... makes the case slightly slicker, but still grippy and much less prone to marks, dirt, and scratches.

I was recently persuaded to sell my Portenzo (loved it, but couldn't live without a typing position), and needed a stop-gap case in a hurry. So I called in to the local Apple Store and bought another Apple case. I immediately remembered what I hated about — straight out of the box it was covered in dust, dirt and scratches. But a short Googling later and I found the Armorall tip. I had some in the back of a cupboard and tried it. It REALLY works. Not only does it clean the case, but it gives it an invisible barrier that stops the crud re-accumulating. If you've got an Apple case, and this aspect of it drives you nuts, there's your answer.

PS: I also remembered what I love about the Apple case. The basic design is still the best all-rounder for practicality, and the typing postion is perfect.

Moyank24
Dec 20, 2010, 07:06 PM
I was recently persuaded to sell my Portenzo (loved it, but couldn't live without a typing position), and needed a stop-gap case in a hurry. So I called in to the local Apple Store and bought another Apple case. I immediately remembered what I hated about straight out of the box it was covered in dust, dirt and scratches. But a short Googling later and I found the Armorall tip. I had some in the back of a cupboard and tried it. It REALLY works. Not only does it clean the case, but it gives it an invisible barrier that stops the crud re-accumulating. If you've got an Apple case, and this aspect of it drives you nuts, there's your answer.

PS: I also remembered what I love about the Apple case. The basic design is still the best all-rounder for practicality, and the typing postion is perfect.

Thanks for that tip..I'm definitely going to try it out. The benefits of the case out weigh the cons (really the only con is that it gets dirty so quickly). It doesn't add bulk to the iPad and the typing position is perfect. So is the position for watching videos.

mrboult
Dec 22, 2010, 11:20 AM
It is actually a really worthwhile accessory. Although I'm a little sceptical of paying 30 quid for a case, especially considering you've probably just forked over at least the better half of 500 quid for the iPad, it does make it much more useable.

Without it I found the iPad to be a slippery mess. It was impractical for typing on whilst recling, I was always having to be careful what surfaces I lay it down on, and generally felt like porcelain.

With it I can just chuck it in my bag and not worry too much about scratches and it actually stays put on my leg, or whatever else it's perched on really.

Admiditdly it feels like it was made in an arts and crafts meeting but...

+1 to everything you said.

I hate my iPad when not in it's Apple case. It is a totally ESSENTIAL part of the product in my opinion.

tirnszw
Dec 22, 2010, 08:43 PM
I must say Apple iPad case is the BEST folio style case. Not only it is functional, it is slim, lightweight and durable. The case preserves the contour of the iPad thus minimizing extra bulk around the iPad, especially the convex curvature of the back. While third-party folio cases may look nice, they simply make the back flat at the vertex (where the Apple Logo is) spontaneously adding unnecessary thickness to iPad especially at the edges.

MacGurl111
Dec 22, 2010, 09:50 PM
InCase book case. It's bulky like a book but it can stand and has great protection.

Seamaster
Dec 23, 2010, 04:57 AM
Thanks for that tip..I'm definitely going to try it out. The benefits of the case out weigh the cons (really the only con is that it gets dirty so quickly).

As an update, the tip about 303 Protectant is a great one; it's even better than Armor All at keeping the Apple case clean. I picked up a small bottle on the 'Bay and it's good stuff.

mac jones
Dec 25, 2010, 02:04 AM
Nu Vinyl works good also. I got some a Ace Hardware. No gloss or residue, and it repels the dust.

I'm not sure why Apple didn't treat these with something to improve them. It seems to be easy to do. The texture of the rubber is a detritus magnet.

Dr McKay
Dec 25, 2010, 06:49 AM
I bought the official black apple case, and regretted it, its almost impossible to get it out if you wanted to, and I couldn't make heads or tails of it, it was clearly designed to stand up in some configuration, but there wasn't any obvious way to set it up, and using it was awkward with the case on.

Built
Dec 25, 2010, 04:45 PM
While you would expect a certain level of "pickiness" from those of us who frequent Macrumors, it is interesting to see how others who are less "involved" react to the Apple case.

I noticed at Thanksgiving that my brother had an Apple case on his iPad. I didn't say anything, but for Christmas I got him a Yoobao Magic case. We exchanged gifts last night, and his eyes lit up when he saw the Yoobao.

He started saying how much he HATED the Apple case...and without prompting brought up all the same complaints that many of us on here have...impossible to keep clean, difficult to remove, doesn't seem to "work" right...

It was interesting to see this reaction from someone who knows nothing about Macrumors, etc.

MacGurl111
Dec 25, 2010, 06:06 PM
I'm assuming that y'all are talking about the black one. Had it for 2 days and I hate it and it gets very dirty, plus it's not padded enough for me. You can see everything on that case, dirt, dusts, etc.

mac jones
Dec 25, 2010, 07:47 PM
I have a few cases. I have the Magic case, and a few others.

I like the Apple case if it's treated with protectant to keep the dust off. It's most likely the lightest case made. It's also very cool looking.

It covers only part of the bezel which is good. It's also not that difficult to remove if you do it a certain way: peal off the outer edge ( down ) , and just push the ipad out- fingers against metal ; (instead of reaching in and trying to pull it out, which would be a drag (literally :D )

My favorite case is the Chinao, which is exactly like the Apple case except the material is a little different, although the Apple case is just a s good, and I also use that.

The Magic case is really nice but it must weigh three times what the Apple case weighs.

One case that didn't work at all for me was the Yoobao slim case. I had a hard time removing it; (a really hard time). Perhaps I didn't discover some trick to do this, (someone mentioned pushing from the bottom).


(Just MHO :D )

BTW Merry ! :D

cicihost
Dec 26, 2010, 11:28 AM
I have a few cases. I have the Magic case, and a few others.

I like the Apple case if it's treated with protectant to keep the dust off. It's most likely the lightest case made. It's also very cool looking.

It covers only part of the bezel which is good. It's also not that difficult to remove if you do it a certain way: peal off the outer edge ( down ) , and just push the ipad out- fingers against metal ; (instead of reaching in and trying to pull it out, which would be a drag (literally :D )

My favorite case is the Chicano, which is exactly like the Apple case except the material is a little different, although the Apple case is just a s good, and I also use that.

The Magic case is really nice but it must weigh three times what the Apple case weighs.

One case that didn't work at all for me was the Yoobao slim case. I had a hard time removing it; (a really hard time). Perhaps I didn't discover some trick to do this, (someone mentioned pushing from the bottom).


(Just my worthless opinion :D )

BTW Merry ! :D


Thnaks for the mini reviews :)

I cant find a case named "Chicano" ..
I like the apple case but the dust problem is a bad problem.
How can i solve it , i live in Turkey , what protectans must i use , i cannot find some protectans in Turkey :)

mac jones
Dec 26, 2010, 12:43 PM
Thnaks for the mini reviews :)

I cant find a case named "Chicano" ..
I like the apple case but the dust problem is a bad problem.
How can i solve it , i live in Turkey , what protectans must i use , i cannot find some protectans in Turkey :)

No, sorry it's 'Chinao' not Chicano.

Try Armor-All type products (Vinyl/rubber treatment). You will have to call around perhaps, but you have stuff like that. Automotive (retail) supply stores are a good bet.

:)

cicihost
Dec 26, 2010, 12:58 PM
No, sorry it's 'Chinao' not Chicano.

Try Armor-All type products (Vinyl/rubber treatment). You will have to call around perhaps, but you have stuff like that. Automotive (retail) supply stores are a good bet.

:)

Thanks again,

Chinao looks good. Seems a suite material inside and a leather outside.
How is the dusts with suite? :)
Only thing that i dont love , on the back side the mini holes :D