iPad 2 Smart Cover Question

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  1. RoadMonkey macrumors newbie

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    The one thing I have been curious about and have not been able to find a picture on Apple's site or in any reviews, is if the smart cover has to be removed to read a book. I have yet to see a picture of the smart cover being opened past the "triangle mode" for viewing a video. It would be nice if it could be folded all the way around back like any other cover.

    If anyone has any reviews of this or a picture, it would be appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Mjmar macrumors 65816

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    In one of the guided tour videos it shows the smart cover flipped around to the back with no problem
     
  3. Kadin macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah. Watch the 'Safari' video in the Guided Tours section below, it's a perfect example of this.

    http://www.apple.com/ipad/guided-tours/
     
  4. wfj5444 macrumors 6502

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    It folds back and attaches to the back via a magnet (also closes to the front via a magnet) It can also be folded in half on the back, on to itself to allow you to use the camera. Also held in place via a magnet.

    All this learned from various reviews released today.
     
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  7. HXGuy macrumors 68000

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    Yes you can, you can see it in this video review at about the 3:28 mark.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PR0cYV6HSLU

    I believe the cover will also magnetically stick to the back of the iPad like it does to the front, which will be great.
     
  8. saving107 macrumors 603

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    I had been wondering the same thing, and I think in this clip it makes it seem like it will.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. jclardy macrumors 68030

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    I'm hoping the cover magnets stick to the back, it seems like having only the one hinge attached would make it unstable to hold on the hinge side if the other side could slide around.
     
  10. HXGuy macrumors 68000

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    Yea it does seem that way...unless that guy has freakishly long fingers. :D
     
  11. djransom macrumors 68040

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    After watching the guided tour I'm now interested in the Smart Cover again. May or may not pick up one when I purchase my iPad 2 2morrow.
     
  12. TroyBoy30 macrumors 68000

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    I watched several YouTube videos where the cover kept falling when folded over. No mag on the back to hold it in place
     
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