How durable is the smart cover?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ideal.dreams, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. ideal.dreams macrumors 68020

    ideal.dreams

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2010
    Location:
    OH
    #1
    Hey guys,

    I bought a smart cover for my iPad and I'm wondering how durable it is. I feel like the top part is going to come off from the felt part on the other side. Has anyone had an experience like this?

    Sent from my iPad.
     
  2. Menel macrumors 603

    Menel

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2011
    Location:
    ATL
    #2
    Mine is still in nearly new condition, but only 3 weeks old.

    Black leather here. Yours?
     
  3. bjjp2 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2005
    #3
    Yup, already started.
     
  4. Mac.World macrumors 68000

    Mac.World

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2011
    Location:
    In front of uranus
    #4
    Been using my black leather since April. No problems.
     
  5. ideal.dreams thread starter macrumors 68020

    ideal.dreams

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2010
    Location:
    OH
    #5
    Mine is the polyurethane one. Will Apple replace it if it should start to do this? I don't wanna lose 40 bucks on something that won't last.
     
  6. bluez3 macrumors member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2010
    #6
    i got the leather one for the same exact concern with the polyurethane covers. when i looked at one that was being used by an apple store employee, it looked as if the corners of the stiff panels embedded in the cover were tearing thru the colored polyurethane material especially at the folds.

    my black leather cover looks good still, although i had it replaced a week after i had it a few months ago due to the silver paint rubbing off on the magnetic hinges. now i have a plastic back shell on the iPad, so this prevents the smart cover hinges from rubbing the iPad when the cover is folded to the iPad's back.
     
  7. ideal.dreams thread starter macrumors 68020

    ideal.dreams

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2010
    Location:
    OH
    #7
    Does anyone without the leather cover have a problem with theirs?
     
  8. thunderbunny macrumors 6502a

    thunderbunny

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2010
    Location:
    Cheshire, UK
    #8
    My leather one fell to pieces and is now in the landfill in less than 5 months of use :(
     
  9. CalWizrd Suspended

    CalWizrd

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2011
    Location:
    NYC/Raleigh, NC
  10. ideal.dreams thread starter macrumors 68020

    ideal.dreams

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2010
    Location:
    OH
    #10
    I appreciate all of the replies but I have the polyurethane cover, so knowing that the leather one lasts doesn't help me.
     
  11. mikey4020 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2007
    Location:
    UK
    #11
    I have the Blue polyurethane one and it's still in one piece. Find it gets really dirty quickly but a wipe down with a wet sponge every so often brings it up like new.
     
  12. Skika macrumors 68030

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2009
    #12
    About 3 months old, no signs of fallin apart.

    Silver/grey polyuorothaney
     
  13. ninerfan macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2011
    #13
    Pink poly cover here. Been using it for 4 months and not one problem with the front or back material. Magnets have weakened however. I have a ZUM SC Ultimate on the way. It is an interlocking back case which holds the Smart Cover securely in place. Can't wait until it gets here!
     
  14. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68030

    Mac'nCheese

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2010
    #14
    Had mine for months now. Even my two kids fighting over it haven't damaged it at all.
     
  15. LiloThePleo macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2010
    #15
    Pink poly cover holding up just fine, had it since the day after release.
     
  16. BJB Productions macrumors 65816

    BJB Productions

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2008
    #16
    I have a green poly. Got it same time I got my iPad, around a month after launch. Works fine, just does indeed get dirty easily and takes some good cleaning every so often. Mr. Clean eraser works like a charm.

    Edit: I will also say though I just recently purchased a second case because I wanted something with a little more protection and durability out and about. Use the Smart cover more at home.
     
  17. mathcolo macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2008
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    #17
    For me, the smart cover generally seems to be a great product. It keeps the screen of my iPad looking quite nice. Although one time when I dropped it with the smart cover on, it hit the hinges of the smart cover and left some dents in the iPad itself. Oh well :(
     
  18. ideal.dreams thread starter macrumors 68020

    ideal.dreams

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2010
    Location:
    OH
    #18
    Well its a relief knowing it will hold up. Thanks for the replies!
     
  19. Aspasia macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2011
    Location:
    Halfway between the Equator and North Pole
    #19
    Five months into my green poly and it's still in great condition.
     
  20. ZBoater macrumors G3

    ZBoater

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2007
    Location:
    Sunny Florida
    #20
    Wouldn't Apple replace it under warranty? :confused:
     
  21. iDuel macrumors 6502a

    iDuel

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2011
    Location:
    Greece/USA
    #21
    Not sure there even is a warranty for the SmartCover:confused:
     
  22. ZBoater macrumors G3

    ZBoater

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2007
    Location:
    Sunny Florida
    #22
    Yes there is. 1 year.
     
  23. The Game 161 macrumors G5

    The Game 161

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2010
    Location:
    UK
    #23

    No major problems but make sure if you are reading a newspaper wash your hands after as my smart cover had plenty of print marks on it which could ages to remove.

    I also have a few black bits that have appeared on the cover over time.
     
  24. George Knighton macrumors 6502a

    George Knighton

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2010
    #24
    Black leather here.

    I don't have any real problems, but it's going to be more or less a personal opinion because these things are very soft.

    They *will* wear, and it will be visible unless you take great care.

    My device is an everyday, workaday device, so I do not take great care.

    :)
     
  25. ZBoater macrumors G3

    ZBoater

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2007
    Location:
    Sunny Florida
    #25
    Black leather here, no probl.... Errrr, wait a sec.... :rolleyes:
     

Share This Page