iPad 2 Cover major flaws! bank cards and aluminium scuffs!

aibo82

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Hi

The new iPad 2 cover looks great and i'm sure it been talked about grit scratching as this wobbles around on top of the glass!

BUT THERES 2 MORE!

1/ Aluminium hinge all well and great but looking at engaget there are no pads for this to sit on so its aluminium on aluminium and anyone whos worked with metal knows this will cause black oxidised scruffs and marks!

2/ Magnets I'm sure are pretty strong to hold this thing down so what about in a bag with CREDIT CARDS! well BLANK CARDS when its wiped your magnetic strips on them!

Cheers apple!
 

gforce216

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First iPad has a magnet inside of it too because of the accelerometer. There won't be problems.
 

urkel

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I like the concept but dont like the exposed back. I feel a case is essential for something like this, not only to cover the screen but also to protect the back. Aluminum dents easy so I wish it was an all around case.
 

JRoDDz

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1) It doesn't wobble.

2) Apple is smarter than you. They've figured this out already.

3) The magnets aren't strong enough to erase your bank card.
 

3goldens

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OMG, why dont you wait till youve seen the dam thing before starting a thread?
 

aibo82

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2 words!

Iphone BUMPERS!

They scratch the hell out the band around the iphone 4 and the bumper is plastic! we are talking about metal on metal with NO support just magnets there isnt even a indent etched into the ipad for it to sit in! and looking at the pics NO FELT PADS!

it will end in tears mark my words!
 

ClutchThese

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Not that I disagree, but how would you know this?
through Apple's quality assurance. Do you really think they would allow a product to do such?

Additionally, i carry all my CC in a wallet clasp. I've never had any problems with them being erased. WHY in the world would the magnet clasp on the "smart flap" erase any better than another magnet? It wont.
 

aibo82

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Yes there is. It's not bubbling over in positivity for an Apple product.
Well unfortunately some things are missed and I can see this happening! not trying to be negative but rub your aluminium macbook with a coin u'll see then, it will leave black scuffs!
 
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Filibuster

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Where's the hidden design flaw?

I may be paranoid, but I'm not convinced the smartcover is a straightforward, innocent idea that just occurred to Apple designers. It's entirely possible we will later discover that it is an attempt to remedy a serious design flaw, while at the same time not being forthright about the design flaw, analagous to the iphone bumpers, which Steve J. displayed with a fake air of casualness and innocence when iphone 4 launched.
 

urkel

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through Apple's quality assurance. Do you really think they would allow a product to do such?
-The original Magsafe design had issues where the cable would heat up near the connector and cause bubbling until it cracked and exposed wires

- A sizeable amount of Time Capsules died almost exactly at the 18mo mark

- The skinny iPad originally had a plastic facing that was so sensetive it could get scuffed by its own case

- iDevice sync cables are notorious for causing bubbling or exposed wires

- The original White macbooks would turn yellow after only a few months use

- iPhone 4 Antenna placement caused signal degradation simply by touch


iMac monitors. Bulging batteries. Cracked screens. Do we really have to keep going on because we can make a sizeable list here.

I'm not slamming Apple and I believe Apple quality assurance does a fine job, but things slip through the cracks enough that NOBODY could guarantee that this case will NOT cause the issues mentioned in the original post. So if there's a concern then it should be noted and evaluated.
 

ClutchThese

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-The original Magsafe design had issues where the cable would heat up near the connector and cause bubbling until it cracked and exposed wires

- A sizeable amount of Time Capsules died almost exactly at the 18mo mark

- The skinny iPad originally had a plastic facing that was so sensetive it could get scuffed by its own case

- iDevice sync cables are notorious for causing bubbling or exposed wires

- The original White macbooks would turn yellow after only a few months use

- iPhone 4 Antenna placement caused signal degradation simply by touch


iMac monitors. Bulging batteries. Cracked screens. Do we really have to keep going on because we can make a sizeable list here.

I'm not slamming Apple and I believe Apple quality assurance does a fine job, but things slip through the cracks enough that NOBODY could guarantee that this case will NOT cause the issues mentioned in the original post. So if there's a concern then it should be noted and evaluated.
everything you mentioned is fine. However, it's all due to people specific use. If you abuse your devices, yes they will fail or degrade. If you take care of it, they last. I've had the same iphone cable for two years, no problems. i don't have any issues with my iPad screen, because i've protected it with an antiglare screen. If you want things to last, do what is necessary to accomodate your lifestyle. it's an electronic device, it will fail at some point in the future. NOTHING is designed to last FOREVER.

you raised good points, i just don't think it is warranted just yet. no one has even had hands on the device.
 

aibo82

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Oxidised Alumnium cause by friction! now apply this to the ipad and that metal hinge and rub them together! returns anybody?
 
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admanimal

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I may be paranoid, but I'm not convinced the smartcover is a straightforward, innocent idea that just occurred to Apple designers. It's entirely possible we will later discover that it is an attempt to remedy a serious design flaw, while at the same time not being forthright about the design flaw, analagous to the iphone bumpers, which Steve J. displayed with a fake air of casualness and innocence when iphone 4 launched.
So now every time Apple introduces an accessory with a product, it will be to cover up a serious design flaw?
 

Ksane

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Not that I disagree, but how would you know this?
rofl! Because if there's one thing Steve Jobs is NOT, it's an idiot. The man doesn't have it in him to overlook something obvious like that.
 

Michael CM1

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If you buy a product and expect no degrading over time, especially a frickin' mobile device, you're expecting the impossible. I put a film cover on my iPhone 3GS and scratched the display while trying to take out an air bubble. I didn't put a cover on my iPhone 4 and got a tiny scratch on the front about a month after I got it. Neither really affected anything and were just things that you can notice if you know they're there.

I bought a brand new car and was careful as hell with it. About five years later, I've been in two accidents that weren't my fault (despite what the lying bastard who backed into me said) that required repairs from a body shop, been hit from behind another time at a light, had a Starbucks display board hit my car door and scratch it, and got hit by a cart outside a Bed, Bath & Beyond.

You can't prevent this crap.

As for the magnet thing, have you ever walked by your refrigerator with your credit cards on you? Do you put magnets on there? Ever walked by home theater or car speakers with your credit cards? Seriously, Apple is not run by morons. You don't make billions of dollars by making mistakes that would cost you millions in costs on a recall. Your credit cards will be fine.