Smart Covers - Do they come in open-faced boxes now?

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

  1. MacLifer, Mar 16, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2012

    macrumors member

    Mar 18, 2011
    UPDATE: I have been told my memory is either fading and/or I had a counterfeit cover the first time. Apparently, the smart covers have always come in open-faced boxes.

    I remember when the iPad 2 came out, the smart covers came in fully enclosed boxes, with a picture of the smart cover on the front of the box.

    I just received a smart cover I ordered from the online Apple Store and I was a bit surprised that they came in see-through, open-faced boxes. Basically you see the smart cover directly inside the box.

    Is the see-through box the norm now?

    With all this talk about counterfeit covers, one gets a little paranoid. (Yes, I know I did order it from the Apple Store so counterfeit is probably unlikely.)
  2. macrumors regular

    Feb 20, 2008
    Milano, Italy
    All the smart covers I see in the local Apple store are boxed like the one you received.
  3. macrumors 65816

    Nov 2, 2008
    You're mistaken.
    It's always been a clear plastic front that shows the real Smart Cover inside. I bought one at the iPad 2 launch.
  4. RossMc, Mar 16, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2012

    macrumors 65816


    Apr 30, 2010
    Newcastle, UK
    They have always came in open-faced boxes. The blue one I got on launch did and so did the updated Dark Grey one I got a few month ago.

    Are you sure you didn't get a knock off one the first time?
  5. macrumors 68030

    Jun 19, 2010
    Ft Lauderdale
    you got it from apple and you are still paranoid?


    yes - open faced since I can remember...
  6. thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 18, 2011
    Fair enough. Maybe that is possible. Thanks.
  7. macrumors 603

    Jun 14, 2010
    It's how I remember it as well. Always with open/clear front to the box.

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