Do leather smart covers have weak magnets?...

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  1. Kal-037 macrumors 6502a

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    Just paid $80 bucks for leather brown Smart Cover. The spine has no issues but the tip being folded behind won't stay latched at all, so I can't keep iPad propped up in either position. Are all the leather Smart covers so weak, or did I maybe get one with bad magnets? I only ask because traveling to an Apple Store is a long drive. Lol
    Thanks for any input.


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  2. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    Magnets are fairly strong in mine and I have not had issues with it supporting the device.
     
  3. eneisch macrumors 6502a

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    Same here. No problem using it as a stand.
     
  4. Kal-037 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Okay thanks,

    But just on more quick question to make sure I explained the issue (the spine sticks to the iPad perfectly) but the tip doesn't stay connected to the spine when folded, like it is supposed to work like in this picture...
    https://image.ibb.co/c2TQNv/phonto.png
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    Again thanks for any help, I just want to make sure what's going on is not normal before I take it back.
     
  5. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

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    I use the magnet on My wallet case to find and pick up my zippo lighter in my coat pockets.
     
  6. Ollé macrumors member

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    Mine works as it should. Spine is all good and sticks well when folded.
     
  7. David58117 macrumors 65816

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    I'm curious if everyone replying here is talking about the leather case and not the regular one. I swear I read elsewhere that other people had weak magnets on their leather case.
     
  8. Starhawk macrumors regular

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    Maybe dumb questions, but is the smart cover folded the right way? I know on my old one if it were folded the opposite way, it wouldn't hold.
     
  9. Kal-037 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I fold it the same as instructed.
     
  10. David58117 macrumors 65816

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    I ended up buying a leather one for the 12.9.

    It is weaker than the silicone one, and it does sometimes come loose, but it does hold enough to work as a stand both holding it up and angled.
     
  11. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    Yep in this position it comes apart ALOT

    which is why if i use my leather smart cover i use it in a standing position only. I use my ASK for other tasks
     
  12. Synomenon macrumors regular

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    I have both an Apple brand leather smart cover (midnight blue) and an Apple brand non-leather smart cover (white). The non-leather one sticks more strongly. I have the white, plastic Moko back cover and when I flip the leather smart cover around to the back, it barely sticks. The non-leather sticks pretty strongly.
     
  13. ZipZap macrumors 601

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    I have seen many complaints about the leather cover and magnets that are too weak. Air it back to the store and have them open packaged until you find a good one.
     
  14. Kal-037 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The replacement seems a bit better, but not quite as strong as the polyurethane ones but the leather is so nice looking that it isn't all bad. Thanks for the help/suggestions everyone. :)



    Kallum.
     
  15. alau0115 macrumors regular

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    Because of this post, I went to a local Apple Store to check out the leather Smart Cover as I am about to pull a trigger on a iPad Pro 10.5"

    As I currently own a iPad Pro 9.7" with the Apple Smart Cover, I find the magnet of Apple leather Smart Cover (for 10.5") equally strong or not stronger than the Smart Cover I have IPP 9.7"

    I tried a leather Smart Cover in Saddle Brown on one IPP 10.5" on display.

    So I bet it is either I got lucky to find a good one or the OP had a bad one.
     
  16. David58117 macrumors 65816

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    Which magnet are you talking about?

    We're talking about the magnet that allows the Smart Cover to fold into a triangle, not the one that connects it to the iPad.

    The triangle holding one is weaker, while the iPad connecting one is about the same.
     
  17. alau0115 macrumors regular

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    Thanks for clarification. I certainly misunderstood what the OP meant. Yes, I referred to the magnet that joins the iPad. I didn't test the magnet that is responsible for forming a triangle in the store. Then it is another kind of problem. How weak is it? It is so week that it couldn't make the iPad stand?
     
  18. David58117 macrumors 65816

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    If the regular Smart Cover is at a 10 in strength, the leather one would be somewhere between 4-5, maybe even 3-5.

    It still holds the iPad in both positions (angled for typing, upright for viewing), and I've never had it fall, but I have to check and make sure it's held, before I use it.

    Just lightly touching the top 3rd/middle 3rd of it when it's a triangle will make it fall though..
     

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