iPad Pro Magnetically Hanging on Wall (New 12.9" Photo)

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  1. macduke, Nov 8, 2018 at 8:09 AM
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    macduke macrumors G3

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    FYI, the new iPad Pro has so many strong magnets that you can hang it on a vertical metal surface. It feels like a moderately strong hold, too.

    I imagine this would also work on a fridge. I meant to try it on my fridge last night, but forgot, but it sticks to the heater in my office just fine, lol. So does the Apple Pencil. Only thing I'm not sure about is if the camera bump would get in the way, but I don't have a big enough flat surface to try it on at the moment (the vent slots are uneven). Also this works in the folio case as well, which eliminates the camera bump. Here is my 12.9" model hanging in my office, without the case on:

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    EDIT: Tested it this evening and it does attach to refrigerators as well, lol. I was hesitant to try it because those steel handles are what cracked the display on my Series 0 Watch exactly two years ago today on the presidential election day.

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  2. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68040

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    Well that is braver then I would be. Cool to see though.
     
  3. macduke thread starter macrumors G3

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    I tried it in the case first, slowly placing it on there, and then tried to pull it off, and was met with more than enough resistance so I felt comfortable with leaving it there. Then tried without a case. It's only 2.5-3ft off the ground over carpet. I'm pretty careful with my devices, but if you're attaching to magnetic metal, I wouldn't really hesitate unless it's on something that moves.

    Figured this information might be useful for someone who wants to stick it on the side of their fridge (the door might not be a good idea with momentum possibly flinging it off) while cooking to check recipes and get it up out of the way of the mess. Or it might be good for someone who has some metal in their walls or some other surface in an office or home where they might want to stick it up when not in use or as a photo frame. When I saw the keynote and the dozens of magnets all over I knew that I needed to try this, lol.

    Now I want to Kickstart a magnetic car mount for this thing, lol.
     
  4. AlexJoda macrumors 6502

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    I am a little worried now putting the iPP together with my wallet including magnetic credit cards in my bag....
     
  5. macduke thread starter macrumors G3

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    Don’t forget about portable mechanical hard drives either! I just added another photo of it on my fridge.

    I have no idea how the compass works in this thing but it does seem to work in maps when I spin it around.
     
  6. Dammit Cubs macrumors 68000

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    Thank you for showing me this. This is Hilarious, amazing and useful.

    Still trying to figure what I’ll use it
     
  7. gilb55 macrumors newbie

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    Really hope accesory makers start to use these magnets - I use a Tacx iPad mount everyday with my bike on the turbo trainer : https://tacx.com/product/bracket-for-tablets/ for Zwift or TrainerRoad, it’s a small annoyance opening and adjusting it each day to fit the iPad in - a simlar mount to what I have that just snapped on a flat back with magnets would be great!
     
  8. iPhisch macrumors 6502

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    Dang I’m worried this thing would magnetize my automatic watches. That would be an expensive mishap.
     
  9. Dammit Cubs macrumors 68000

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    That is not a terrible idea, get the cheapest one and it's a digital notebook for the kitchen
     
  10. antwon412, Nov 10, 2018 at 9:48 PM
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    image.jpg I put my old gen 1 iPad Air on my fridge. Use it as a notepad for the grocery list. Synced with my phone as well as my wife’s. Also use it for recipes when cooking.
     
  11. DougFNJ macrumors 65816

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    I was thinking and cringing at the same thing. Should be fine though unless your covering your watches with it.
     
  12. TheRealAlex, Nov 10, 2018 at 10:01 PM
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    Brave yes, but this gave me an idea for $4.99 I will sell a iPad Fridge Magnet to Reinforce what it can already do so it won’t slide off. My source in China says he can make them for $0.50 cents each.
    Now I need a artist to design packaging for me. Hope to have this product on eBay and Amazon before Christmas.
    Tons of Fridge mounts already exists but are $20+ and bulky I’ll offering more of what I consider a Magnet Ledge, to support it from below. And the sides so it won’t fly off if you slam the fridge door.

    Thanks to Apple for adding the expensive Neodymium magnets already which provide most of the stability out of the box.
     
  13. Peter K. macrumors 6502a

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    I think you mean first generation iPad, non-Air, right? Those bezels are too thick for an Air, aren’t they?
     
  14. AlexJoda macrumors 6502

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    Nice idea! How do you charge it there?
     
  15. antwon412 macrumors member

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    It lasts for weeks at a time. I just take it off and charge it once a month. It’s held on with the Scoshce brand magnet system I use in my car.
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    Yeah I think you’re right. I gave the air to my son and took the old iPad...3 maybe and used that.
     
  16. Dammit Cubs macrumors 68000

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    This seems to be good and bad, I noticed that metal tables at like Starbucks, my iPad is sucked to the table and hard to move...
     

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