Anyone having trouble with ipad3 magnet?

spinedoc77

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I've got a couple of Acase cases which work perfectly with my ipad2 in turning on/off my ipad when opened/closed. Neither of them work with my ipad3, I was wondering if anyone else had success using any kind of ipad2 case with the ipad3 and having the magnets function properly?
 

brand

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It sounds like more of a problem with your third party case than with the iPad. I have the official Smart Cover and am having zero issues with it.
 

Stealthipad

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Yep lots of threads here about cases not working as Apple moved the sensors. Do NOT buy the Targus Slim for the iPad 3 as it does not work. Amazon will be seeing the $50 case come back soon!
 

spinedoc77

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It sounds like more of a problem with your third party case than with the iPad. I have the official Smart Cover and am having zero issues with it.
Yeah that's what I'm thinking, but I wonder why. I wonder if there is some hardware difference in the ipad3 which doesn't let my cases work with it. I've got a smart cover laying around somewhere in the house that I never use that I can use to test it, just have to find it.
 

jahman

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Mine seems to have stopped working. Cheapo black leather case that worked fine with my iPad 2. Hmm...
 

drb1992

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I've got a couple of Acase cases which work perfectly with my ipad2 in turning on/off my ipad when opened/closed. Neither of them work with my ipad3, I was wondering if anyone else had success using any kind of ipad2 case with the ipad3 and having the magnets function properly?
People have been reporting that third-party cases haven't been working with the new iPad.
 

MacBlackBook22

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Yes I am having the same problem I wasn't sure if my magnets were even working I was going to bring the ipad back to the store and try the flip cover that is made for it as the new case I bought for the ipad isn't triggering the on/off function
 

TRACON

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Targus Slim line for iPad3 ...... Fail !

Another verified failure of the Targus (like them normally) Slim line case for iPad3.:mad:
 

tekchic

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My original launch day iPad 2 SmartCover still works, but I think they did change magnet placement so it broke a lot of case designs.