iPad 2 case fits iPad 3 but not lock/unlock feature?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by keogh, Mar 16, 2012.

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    keogh

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    #1
    Howdy all,

    My iPad 3 64GB wifi turned up today, and I instantly took my ion carbon cover of my iPad 2 and put it on my iPad 3 expecting it not to fit, but it does.

    Now it does not fit perfect, but it certainly is good enough until more iPad 3 covers come to the market. However, I have one issue that I don't really understand.

    The iPad cover lock/unlock option that should appear in the Settings > General menu doesn't appear with this cover? I feel the magnet attaching to my iPad and it feels secure, but whatever I do I cannot get this option to appear in the settings? Any ideas?

    I'm sure that this option appears when the iPad feels the magnet attach, well as I say, it certainly is attaching as I feel it pull towards the iPad.

    Any help appreciated!

    ta
     
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    GoCubsGo

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    The magnets aren't in the same place reportedly. It's been discussed in recent minutes.
     
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    keogh

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    Really, well must be in close proximity as I feel it pull when I close the case. I'll keep an eye on other threads and see if I can get a solution! ta
     
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    Pleasantly surprised that my Choiix wake up folio for ipad 2 not only fits(just) but also works with the sleep/wake function! :)
     
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    I have this issue on my Sena Florence case. The magnet seems to be slightly out of position and does not activate the sleep/wake sensor. The two magnets on the corners to hold it closed work just fine.

    Some other folio style cases with larger magnets near the sleep/wake sensor seem to work on both the iPad2 and the new iPad.
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    I have the same case and will be returning it. The sensor has been moved just below the volume button.
     
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    Mark Booth

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    One vendor is claiming that Apple has changed the polarity of the magnetic sensor in the new iPad. Very interesting.

    Mark
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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    I hope you are right! I sold my choiix case with my ipad 2 and just re-ordered a new one based on your post.

    Is it still working well for you?

    Any issues with it popping out or scratching the ipad?

    Thanks!
     
  9. macrumors newbie

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    Choiix Wake up Folio for ipad 2 works!

    Thanks for the advice!
     

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