iPad 2 - no place for magnets to grab on the back

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  1. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

    OrangeSVTguy

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    :(

    Well I've been loving mine but one little quirk that bothers me is there's no place for the smart cover to grab on the back of the iPad when you fold it open. So you basically have to hold the cover to the back when it's open.

    Does this bother anyone else? I think Apple could have placed some spots on the back for the magnets to grab to hold the cover.
     
  2. jxr0124 macrumors newbie

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    Easy solution...Take it off. It is not like it takes much time to take it off and put it on.
     
  3. OrangeSVTguy thread starter macrumors 601

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    Yeah that's easy to just remove it but I like to fold it open like a notebook. If you remove it, then you'll have to find some place to store the cover.
     
  4. Fliesen macrumors 6502a

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    hmmm, i hold it with my left hand and fold the smart cover in half...
     
  5. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    If you fold it into the triangle it makes the iPad easier to hold.
     
  6. Fliesen macrumors 6502a

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    [​IMG]

    either fold it like that, and it'll stay on (since you hold it in your left hand anyways?)


    and some even use it like this:
    [​IMG]
     
  7. arcsbite Guest

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    This!!
    I find it SO much easier to use the ipad in portrait mode using it like this.
     
  8. bossxii macrumors 68000

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    Great pics and exactly how I use it. The bottom pic works well with one hand or both as you can slide a finger in each side and it makes a great support.
     
  9. Fliesen macrumors 6502a

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    thanks, took a good 5 minutes googling them
    (especially the first one!) ;)
     
  10. kmichalec macrumors 6502a

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    OP, I thought the exact same thing. That's one of the reasons I took my smart cover back (in addition to no protection on the back of the ipad). My thought was, they went through all that trouble to put the magnets on the front, would it have been that hard to put some on the back, so the cover could fold flat on the back while you're using the iPad?
     
  11. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    Agree with the OP. Sometimes the magnet holds but it's really, really weak. Had it been 30% stronger it seems like it would have held.
     

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