iPad mini fake ipad mini smart cover?

jonasdamn

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Mar 4, 2013
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Hello, today i bought ( have waited 1 week till it arrived) ipad mini smart cover red from local retailer. Price was lower than at official apple store, furthermore, that shop salesman said that they are selling only original covers. However after i got it and tried at my house i was a bit suspisious that it isnt official cover because:
at cover box there is no serial number or smt like that
cover corners looks a bit bad quality
ipad cover unlock/lock feature works sometimes....
I have made picture and maybe you could say if it is fake. If it is, i will go to store and will get back my money, thanks

Pictures:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/7ycnj8b96y8lphj/2013-05-20 17.20.57.jpg?v=0swn-
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ig9exee023wcbmn/2013-05-20 17.19.32.jpg?v=0swn-
https://www.dropbox.com/s/fufrn973enxdbfr/2013-05-20 17.18.40.jpg?v=0swn-
https://www.dropbox.com/s/rjhrvffdniukqg2/2013-05-20 17.18.26.jpg?v=0swn-
https://www.dropbox.com/s/0gt7fb4pammlvx9/2013-05-20 17.16.43.jpg?v=0swn-
https://www.dropbox.com/s/8gqfzbz3tiha5xs/2013-05-20 17.16.05.jpg?v=0swn-
 

czecho7

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Sep 3, 2010
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It's hard to say for sure, but it seems fake to me. At the very least, it definitely doesn't look like it's in the best condition. I got mine at the Apple Store two months ago and it still looks great, if I were you I would return it and buy one from the Apple Store to be sure you're getting better quality.
 

susa

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Oct 3, 2009
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Canada
It looks just like one I got on eBay whereas the seller made no claims it was real. A pretty good repro, I was wondering if it was real, lol, and seller just bought a bunch to get a discount and cash in. But on close inspection the slicing all around the edge isn't exactly straight. If you want to pay more for perfection, or it is the principle, you should probably return it and order from Apple.
 

jonasdamn

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Mar 4, 2013
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It looks just like one I got on eBay whereas the seller made no claims it was real. A pretty good repro, I was wondering if it was real, lol, and seller just bought a bunch to get a discount and cash in. But on close inspection the slicing all around the edge isn't exactly straight. If you want to pay more for perfection, or it is the principle, you should probably return it and order from Apple.
Thanks, I gave it back because they stated that it is original and price was lower only for 10 dollars comparing with apple store... Will buy tomorrow from apple store
 

JayMysterio

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Apr 24, 2010
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I also bought one off of Ebay from a seller claiming they are genuine. The difference I see is on the inside below the 'designed by' stamp, I have a 'product red' stamp as well.
 

jonasdamn

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Mar 4, 2013
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I also bought one off of Ebay from a seller claiming they are genuine. The difference I see is on the inside below the 'designed by' stamp, I have a 'product red' stamp as well.
I will buy today red one cover from official appl store and I will check the differences between that old one and new one.
 

jonasdamn

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Mar 4, 2013
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JayMysterio

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Apr 24, 2010
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How much did you pay? Igot the same one for $5.99.
With postage & handling it was $9.99.

There were cheaper ones, but the pictures often showed versions with a metal clasp, which I didn't know the mini ones had. Also the cheaper ones were being sold by sellers with low feedback and transactions. On the average 'the genuine' ones I've seen, going for $12, $15, $30, and the regular $39.99 price.

I have to commend the seller, I purchased it Friday, and it arrived Monday. Faster than the back case I ordered from Amazon at the same time.
 

vmaniqui

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Mar 8, 2013
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California
With postage & handling it was $9.99.

There were cheaper ones, but the pictures often showed versions with a metal clasp, which I didn't know the mini ones had. Also the cheaper ones were being sold by sellers with low feedback and transactions. On the average 'the genuine' ones I've seen, going for $12, $15, $30, and the regular $39.99 price.

I have to commend the seller, I purchased it Friday, and it arrived Monday. Faster than the back case I ordered from Amazon at the same time.
Most sellers on eBay ship their products faster than amazon. That's what I noticed. If you're looking for a case that covers the back of your mini you can check Fintie at amazon. I got one and that's what I am using now.
 

Binarymix

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Nov 1, 2007
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Yeah, it's a fake. The red one from Apple is marked product red, and all the lettering is in a slightly darker shade of red than the cover itself.