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Old Jan 29, 2013, 08:43 PM   #26
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These weren't smudges, definitely scratches in the aluminum. I went to the apple store and they replaced it
Wow, that's pretty outstanding customer service.

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I used the clear tape trick.
Yep, I used a strip of clear packing tape on my spine where the SmartCover contacts it, since I was kind of aware it's a possible problem.

Now I'm using an iCarbon rear cover, ultra minimal (basically just scuff/scratch resistance, 3M faux carbon laminate), but it does cover the contact point so no concerns I also take my Smart Cover on/off almost daily (easily more than once), so that increases the chance of a scuff.
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That's a relatively common problem. Apple replaced mine, no questions asked.

Upon buying my iPad 4 I chose the Smartcase.

It's ideal as there's no way it will cause damage. It's also very nice to have the back of the iPad covered for a very secure grip with a comfortable tactile experience.

Although its nothing more than speculation, it seems to resist scratching & scuffing better. Mine still looks as good as new.
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I was being sarcastic. Of course it'll still work, I'm just wondering if he's trolling or not very clever...
Why would I be trolling?
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Why would I be trolling?
Because a clear piece of tape isn't thick, so of course the magnets are going to still work.
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Because a clear piece of tape isn't thick, so of course the magnets are going to still work.
Thats why I said "magnets still work well I'm guessing"
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 02:33 AM   #31
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I have seen a s***load of iPads in my time, and I've seen this issue of the actual denting/whatever of metal very often, but only on black iPads, never a white iPad. I don't see how that makes a difference, but from what I've seen, it seemingly does.
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