Will Apple make an ipad 2 case?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by Mr502, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    The smart covers are great and all, but I'm hoping Apple will make a case that will protect the entire ipad 2. They cost too much money to depend on a piece of fabric for protection. What do you think?
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    The smart cover is MUCH MUCH more than just a piece of fabric. Its not much of a "case" because its not a case, its a cover lol

    but to answer your question, no apple will most likely never make an iPad 2 case. The smart cover does everything they want, protects the screen and adds absolutely no bulk

    There will be dozens upon dozens of 3rd party cases to choose from though
     
  3. macrumors 68030

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    Never seen apple add accessories after a launch
     
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    michael.lauden

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    I haven't either - I'm pretty sure 3rd parties will take care of us. As usual.
     
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    Apple OC

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    well there was the Apple Bumper after Antennae gate :cool:
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    The Smart Cover was a pure profit gimmick. Sure it might be useful if you don't care about protecting your $500+ device, but imagine the profit margin on those things, especially the leather ones. I won't be surprised to see knock-offs and cases with similar magnetic features in the near future selling for much less. As long as people will buy these, why would Apple bother producing a real case?
     
  7. macrumors 6502

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    Those were sold on launch day.
     
  8. macrumors 68030

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    And as an apple shareholder in a big way, i chuckled when i saw the cover...brilliant...just like the bumper for the i4 that has got to be 4000% profit item. And yes, im not cynical or think there is a hugh conspiricy here, i own a cover and bumper.

    But both are cute and offer abilty to buy mutiples of, for more profit.

    I love apple....they let me retire early....and its my decision to buy a full case from other companies....
     
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    michael.lauden

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    congrats.
     
  10. macrumors member

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    Brilliant marketing on Apple's part, to show of a cover along with the hot selling product. The fact is, the Smart Cover is not a case, it provides very little protection except to the front glass part of the iPad, which, in a big enough impact, it would come off anyway. In a drop scenario, this cover would be rated extremely low in protection, and thats why I consider it a cosmetic accessory only.

    There are already third party "smart" cases coming to the market this week that offer far superior protection and appearance.
     
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    NewYorkRanger

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    No.
     
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    Charlie Sheen

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    Apple wan't peopple to recognize the ipad in puplic. And if the cover prevents the ipad to be seen than the concept is bad. Thats why there's only a cover
     
  13. macrumors 68030

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    Ok charlie....
     
  14. macrumors 6502

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    +1

    Collect them all!
     

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