Magnetic cases

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by kingdummkopf, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. kingdummkopf macrumors member

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    my mother bought a cheap rotating case for her ipad. it contains magnets to enable the auto sleep function on the ipad. is that alright, or would she have been better buying an official one for peace of mind?
     
  2. number84 macrumors 6502

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    it's fine...what are you worried about? magnets too strong causing damage? if it works, i wouldn't be worried.

    besides, no official apple case does rotating, so if that's a feature you want, you have to go 3rd party.
     
  3. kingdummkopf thread starter macrumors member

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    yeah, that's the problem. i always think magnets should stay away from tech in case it damages them.
     
  4. mechanopony macrumors member

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    Technically, not all magnets will effect the sensor or the electronics, it really just depends on the strength. I've never had any issues with a magnetic cover for the iPad. However, I have heard of some problems with magnets and iPhones. Really though, it depends on the strength and position.
     

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