iPad mini How important is sleep/wake?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by bagelmaker, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

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    This is my first ipad. For those of you who've had an ipad for awhile, how important is the sleep/wake feature? Is it a make or break feature when choosing a case? Will I wear out my power and home buttons without it?
     
  2. macrumors 68030

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    it is a feature that apple provides and only the cheap rush-to-market cases have forgotten to put in. Wait a few weeks and everyone will have it as they waited and did it right. Don't rationalize a cheap case...

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1482103
     
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    AJsAWiz

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    I used this on my iPad 2. The sleep/wake feature was convenient however I removed the cover because I didn't like the streaks it left on the screen. Anyway, I haven't noticed any excessive wear on my power or home buttons without it on my iPad 2 and now my iPad Mini. And I use my iPad a lot, all day, every day. My power button and home button get a lot of use daily and I haven't noticed any excessive signs of wear on either at all.
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    You will not wear out your power switch any more than you will wear out your sleep wake switch.

    It's a convenience feature that goes along with an Apple Smart Cover.
     
  5. macrumors 68030

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    Or any other cover where the mfr was able to figure out the magnet positions on the pad.....
     
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    pasadena

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    It's a nice feature, not a "make or break". However, once you're used to it, you don't want to go back ! Or at least I don't :p
     
  7. macrumors 68000

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    Agree, however, if similar quality/priced cases have it versus ones that don't (i.e. Speck FitFolio), then it becomes an issue IMO.
     

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