$28 Apple Smart Cover?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by mac-spy, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. Ronnoco macrumors 68030


    Oct 16, 2007
    United States of America
    This is one of the reviews...not good...

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    1.0 out of 5 stars It's a fake!!!, June 19, 2011
    By*Kelsey - See all my reviews
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    This review is from: Apple iPad Smart Cover - Protective cover for web tablet - polyurethane - orange - Apple iPad 2
    I was so excited to get the iPad smart cover for my new iPad 2!! My dad has one for his iPad 2 and I think it's a great cover!! I love amazon and I order stuff fom this website all the time; so naturally, this was the first place I went to get my smart cover because I didn't want to drive for an hour to get one from the Apple store. When the cover arrived I opened it and put it on my iPad to try it out but something seemed wrong about it and I couldn't quite put my finger on it. The magnetic strip that holds it to the iPad seemed kind of weak and the feel of the front and the back of the cover seemed a little different from my dad's smart cover. Sure enough, after comparing it side by side with my dad's smart cover it was obvious that the "iPad smart cover" that I had just ordered was definitely a fake!! The magnetic strip is significantly weaker than the real smart cover and the texture of the material on the front and back of the cover is different as well. There is a very soft and fuzzy material on the bottom of the real smart cover so that it protects the front of the iPad and doesn't scratch it. However, the material on the bottom of the fake smart cover is obviously a cheaper, lower-grade version of the stuff on the real cover and I have no doubt that after a while it would scratch up the front of the iPad. Even examining the cover up close proved that it was fake; there were a few little bubbles underneath the material on both sides and the seams were coming undone around the edges on a few parts. Definitely not up to Apple standards, I highly doubt that Apple would allow such cheap products to be sold in their name. Needless to say, after discovering that I paid just as much money for a fake smart cover that is not nearly as good as the real one, I was pretty upset and I returned it immediately. To anyone considering buying this particular product on amazon, beware, it is not an authentic iPad smart cover. However, if you don't mind paying a few bucks less for an immitation product that is somewhat similar to the real deal then go ahead. I, for one, would rather go to the Apple store to be sure that I am buying the real smart cover.
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  2. malias4 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 21, 2011
    Greece and Holland
    Its fake man, i payed 69€ for my black leather one! Better buy an original smartcover and a cheap folio case for when u take your baby outdoors!!
  3. mac-spy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 25, 2011
  4. ijustgraduated macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2011
    Anything (new) below retail value will be a fake, unfortunately.

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