iPad iPad Air Smart Cases $79?

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  1. andrewtm macrumors regular

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    I want an iPad Air with a Smart Case but $79 is pretty steep. They should at least have kept the cheaper polyurethane option like the old smart case. I don't even want leather.
     
  2. royinla14 macrumors 6502

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  4. Centris 650 macrumors 6502a

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    I think it was a smart move. I have a polyurethane smart case and it's all kinds of dirty. The leather is going to hold up much better.
     
  5. xNYMetsx macrumors 6502

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    $80. For a case? Come on, seriously.
     
  6. Binarymix macrumors 6502a

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    Have you seen the iPhone 5/5S leather cases?

    These things will see much more wear from table tossing, and greasy hands.

    They'll look like crap in no time.

    I still want one though. :D
     
  7. bhags8 macrumors 6502a

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    When ppl say "Apple fanboy" they mean you. Apple can do no wrong to some people. $80 for a case is a slap in the face. Omg those profit margins tho!
     
  8. Kauai macrumors 6502a

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    Help me out here people! What cases are you guys getting for your Air?
     
  9. mjpearce023 macrumors 6502

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    I thought 40 for the iPhone case was pretty high but 80 for the iPad case is crazy. If they get dirty as quick as the iPhone cases you will see a lot of returns.
     
  10. Centris 650 macrumors 6502a

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    Considering I've never owned a PC and a mac user since 1988 I'll take that as a compliment.
     
  11. leftywamumonkey macrumors 6502a

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    The leather they're using isn't holding up well. I'm assuming that it's going to be the same as it was on the iPhone cases. I would have preferred a RED polyurethane iPad mini cover.
     
  12. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    It's not a big deal on my opinion. No one is forcing anyone to buy an official case or cover. There will be many third party quality options pretty soon.
     
  13. Eckscaliber macrumors 6502a

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    The case is exactly what I want, but for $80, I'm going to have to pass. I'm looking forward to what Spigen is going to release.
     
  14. jps1012 macrumors 6502a

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    I agree. I'm thinking about getting the Smart Cover. Just worried if its dumb to have the back exposed.
     
  15. Kauai macrumors 6502a

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    Naked at home + cheap / safe case while going out / on trips.

    ...I'm not a nudist, I swear. :p
     
  16. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    On my iPad 3 currently I have a clear TPU cover on the back and the the Apple Smart Cover on the front. I'll be looking at the same for my iPad Air. I had a look on the Internet earlier but I couldn't find any iPad Air specific TPU covers but I think its only a matter of time before they are available.
     
  17. Eckscaliber macrumors 6502a

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    I would definitely not expose the back. In my opinion, having the cover on just the screen looks odd.
     
  18. jps1012 macrumors 6502a

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    Did u use a snap on back case? Did it look nice with the Smart Cover ?
     
  19. asleep macrumors 68040

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    They don't call these "Smart" to indicate you're smart for paying up for one...
     
  20. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    Yes I use a snap on clear back case and it looks and works just fine with my Smart Cover. I wanted a clear back case that's why I am reluctant to get the all in one back case and Smart Cover options.
     

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