Are OWC smart covers genuine?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by matrix808, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Has anyone bought smart covers from OWC? Leather ones are going for $40. Has anyone ordered or know if they are genuine Apple products?
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    I'm gonna guess if it says they are genuine they are. They have pretty good reseller ratings.
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    Im interested to know aswell
     
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    It clearly states the Apple part number and says they are genuine Apple parts.

    It does say "Unused / Like Brand New Condition" so I'm guessing these are the iPad 2 model smart covers.
     
  5. macrumors 603

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    I've bought several different used Apple accessories from OWC and have been 100% satisfied every time. Haven't bought smart covers but I would order from them again any time.


    Clarification in case anyone interprets this as suggesting they'd only work with iPad 2's. Apple's site shows all the smart covers as working with both iPad 2 and iPad third generation. See this for example and scroll down to Compatibility: http://store.apple.com/us/product/MD306
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    With such a significant price reduction (on an actual Apple part, rather than the cheaper non-Apple smart covers on Amazon), does this indicate a new cover coming from Apple soon? Perhaps they're clearing their supply?
     
  7. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well i've always known OWC to offer cheaper "genuine" apple parts but whether or not they are TRULY genuine i wasnt sure as anyone can "claim" to sell genuine parts.

    but I will say i have bought Ram and and HDD from them and no problem at all. I have never bought apple products from them so was mainly wondering that.
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    Looks like the black color is gone; just went back to get one.
     
  9. macrumors 603

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    All the Apple branded stuff I've bought has been clearly sold as used, and this was the case. Again I've been 100% happy; I knew what I was getting, the price was right, and the delivered on what they promised.

    Looks like they're not saying the covers are used. If I were to guess, Apple may be changing out the boxes to say they're compatible with the new iPad as well and thus OWC got some bulk stock to clear? Again just a guess.

    Though when you add shipping I'm not sure these are as big a deal.
     
  10. macrumors 6502

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    Seems like a pretty good deal. I ordered a green cover.
     

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