Magnet strength of the Smart Keyboard vs Smart Cover

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  1. sregreb macrumors newbie

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    I own both the Smart Cover and Smart Keyboard for my 12.9" iPad Pro. I notice the side magnet attachment on the Smart Cover is much stronger that my Smart Keyboard is. Has anyone else who has both noticed this, or do I possibly have defective magnets on the Smart Keyboard?

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  2. bigdog5142 macrumors 6502a

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    I have both for the 9.7 Pro and I experience the same thing.
     
  3. Arran macrumors 68040

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    I hadn't noticed it before but, yes, you're right. 12.9"
     
  4. RevTEG macrumors 6502

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    I have the same issues with my 12.9. I own both the Apple cover and the Apple keyboard cover. My guess is that the keyboard cover has the same magnets as the standard cover, but the extra weight of the keyboard makes it flop open differently.
     
  5. sregreb thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's sounds like the magnets are weaker on the Smart Keyboard then. I'm guessing they used lighter (thus weaker) magnets to keep the weight down. I wish they were stronger because I have almost dropped it when folding it up and it came undone. I'll just have to be more careful...
     
  6. Arran macrumors 68040

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    Good point. Or maybe they made them weaker to prevent damage to the 3-pin connector and internal wiring in the keyboard cover? The plain-old smart cover's magnets are pretty vicious!
     
  7. sregreb thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Maybe so. I know I can have my 12.9" IPad hanging from the Smart Cover and swing it around without worry. I'd never do that with the Smart Keyboard. Not that I do that as a practice but the magnets are quite a bit stronger.
     
  8. alecgold macrumors 6502a

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    Keyboard is significant heavier so the magnets may appear weaker while being the same strength.
     
  9. sregreb thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The magnets on the Smart Cover are stronger even when attached laying down with no weight applied. The magnets on the Smart Keyboard are simply weaker. Not that big a deal
     
  10. alecgold macrumors 6502a

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    Tried hanging my 2 iPP 12.9 with 2 different covers and 2 different keyboards, but no differences that my mkI hand could feel.
     
  11. LCPepper macrumors 6502

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    The Smart Keyboard definitely has weaker magnets from what I can tell.
     

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