How long should we expect a smart cover to last?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by KittyKatta, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. KittyKatta macrumors 6502a

    KittyKatta

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    Im getting used to the smart cover but I'm curious if anyone has any experience with materials like this. If these were $10 then I wouldnt care but with the constant bending and unbending of polyurethane or leather then I'm wondering exactly how long it will last before this $40 investment starts falling apart.

    Also, in case anyone is wondering then I have an invisible shield back protector and the smartcover hinge works over the plastic but is significantly weaker. I cut the shield to ensure direct metal to magnet contact but its still not nearly as strong a magnet as I'd expected.
     
  2. mgchan macrumors member

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    It's OK, only needs to last 1 year, I'm sure the iPad 3 will have magnets placed in slightly different locations.
     
  3. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

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    The iPad 3 cover will be awesome. Even more minimalist but 2x the price!
     
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  5. KittyKatta thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    :p
    Maybe they'll reverse polarity on the iPad 3 so if you put the old cover it would literally shoot it out in the other direction.
     
  6. WoodrowCall macrumors 6502

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    But there will be an adapter you can buy directly from apple. It will cost more than the cover.
     
  7. JamesSmart macrumors newbie

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    I'm concerned about it creasing and becoming bent
     
  8. iLuis macrumors member

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    The 2011 is iPad 2 year, maybe the iPad 2 Smart Cover works on the iPad 3 MAYBE...

    Apple going to say... we now make a new cover, is more better and keep your screen clean and the back too. :mad:

    People saying the iPad 2 going to have 128GB, USB, SD cards, Retina Display, Thunderbolt, a nice camera up to 5mpx, 3D...

    And is just more skinny, more faster, REALLY FASTER!, better graphics.
     

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