Apple Smart Cover from Amazon "official" and the same as from Apple?

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  1. onthecouchagain macrumors 604

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  3. onthecouchagain thread starter macrumors 604

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    Thank you. That's reassuring. How did you find the model number of the "official" Apple smart cover? I'm not seeing it on their website... EDIT: Nevermind.
     
  4. TKEik683 macrumors member

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    Let me help you before you get caught by the same thing that happened to me.

    The link you posted is NOT A GENUINE Apple product.

    If you click the "10 new" link, you will see that the seller tells you it is a fake product there. Here is the link to that page. http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B004QKJXG2/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&condition=new

    This happened to me last week, I was not happy to say the least. How Amazon can leave such disingenuous sellers baffles me, and I am a huge Amazon fan. They did say they would take care of me if the seller gave me any issues with the return.

    Hope it helps.
    Cheers
     
  5. ZipZap macrumors 601

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    Great catch!
     
  6. CeeP macrumors member

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    where exactly does it say it is fake? I bought ones of these last week and thought it was legit since amazon is fulfilling the order.

    EDIT: I ordered from Everest Supply and apparently it has arrived already. I won't be able to check it out until thursday but I'll update to see my findings
     
  7. OneMike macrumors 603

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    Fulfillment by Amazon just means the seller previously shipped their items to amazons warehouse. That way rather then the seller having to directly ship it to you, it's in Amazons possession for them to handle.

    Has nothing to do with item being legit or not.
     
  8. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    ^ This. TKEik683 needs to clarify where the indication is that it is fake.
     
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    I use them all the time. One of the most popular Apple Resellers.
     
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  12. TKEik683 macrumors member

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    Hi,

    Sorry for the confusion, it looks like the seller is no longer listed in the OP's link and my link. I should have saved a screen shot.

    Basically, if you click the link I posted,in the company descriptions they would say the product was *NOT GENUINE*.

    I noticed this a lot when looking at smart covers. When buying one, click on the # new and see what the description is for the company. They might hide that it is fake there.

    Hopefully that helps?
     
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  14. LushMojo macrumors regular

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    So, the model number on this is MC947LL/A. However, the same website lists another one for retail cost ($69) with the serial MD301LL/A. Anyone know the difference? Could it be that the latter is a newer part that has the polarity set to work with the new iPad?

    Anyone with the former serial number listed able to verify that sleep/wake works with the new iPad?

    I'll post whether mine works once it gets here. Still wondering what the difference is between the two serial models.
     
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    the red is "officially" sold as an apple exclusive as its Product red
     
  17. Finiksa macrumors 6502a

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    Not necessary, all smart covers work with the new iPad. I have a year old leather smart cover, works perfectly with my new iPad.
     
  18. LushMojo macrumors regular

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    Good to know; thanks.
     
  19. screensaver400 macrumors 6502a

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    OWC (macsales.com) has some too. Last. Checked they didn't have leather, though.
     
  20. badtzwang macrumors regular

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    The MD301LL/A is a newer Navy Leather case that they released more recently (late last year I think and not specifically for the new iPad launch) ... The MC947LL/A is the older model.

    The MC947LL/A has a bit of a greyish/blue tint to it, while the MD301LL/A has more of a royal navy blue to it. Check the link below for pics and comparisons.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1284303&highlight=navy+smart+cover
     
  21. LushMojo macrumors regular

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    Well, that solves that question. Thanks!
     
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  23. onthecouchagain thread starter macrumors 604

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    So MacMall is selling the older one, correct? That's why it's marked down...
     

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