iPad iPad Air Smart Cover - magnets weak?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by Hambones, Nov 13, 2013.

  1. Hambones macrumors member

    Jul 15, 2008
    Just purchased the new smart cover and the magnets seem very weak.

    If I hold the ipad upside down (screen completely down) the smart cover flaps open. Anyone else have this? It also seems very loose even when the ipad is upright.

    Trying to figure out if I got a bum case or this is how it is.
  2. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

    May 1, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    That is how it is.
    Magnets are for wake/sleep not for keeping the cover secured.
  3. Munitalp macrumors 65816

    Jul 17, 2007
    Yep I noticed the same thing... the cover on my iPad 2 had much stronger magnets so the cover would stay attached and never come loose... That was part of the reason along with it not folding in half that I returned mine.
  4. mechanopony macrumors member


    Sep 8, 2010
    It seems like the only magnets that are strong on the new Smart Cover are the ones on the left to hold it on to the iPad. It seems like there are either less magnets or just weaker ones on the new one.

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