New iPad smart cover issue..

Discussion in 'iPad' started by leighschvartz, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. leighschvartz macrumors newbie

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    Hi All..

    Quick question for those of you who are saying that some smart covers or cases don't work with the new iPad.. does it still attach and function properly other than the sleep/wake function?

    I have a third party smart cover and just wanted to know if it will still function as screen protection for the time being, or should I buy another case? Picking up the beauty tomorrow afternoon!

    Cheers.
    Leigh
     
  2. Bradllez macrumors 6502

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    My smart cover works.

    So based on that information, it should work for you too.

    /bradllez
     
  3. leighschvartz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Did you have an official apple one though?
     
  4. Bradllez macrumors 6502

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    Yes sir.

    /bradllez
     
  5. BHP41 macrumors 6502a

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    I have the Apple one and it works. There have been some reports of certain 3rd party ones not working.
     
  6. leighschvartz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah I know.. I was just wondering if they still clipped on and still functioned as a case / cover even if the sleep/wake feature didn't work.

    Hoping so!
     
  7. imlynxy macrumors 65816

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    i have targus it doesn't work. Marware ceo has no problem. Apple slighly moved sensor.
     
  8. wrkactjob macrumors 65816

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    Ion Carbon Cover

    Case fits but sleep function doesn't, just a matter of waiting for the case manufacturers to work out where the new magnets are located.
     
  9. leighschvartz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks!
     
  10. aggieastrosfan macrumors member

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    Bought my first smart cover today for my new toy, love it! Works great for me.
     
  11. ebika macrumors 6502

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    I have a third party smart cover. It sticks on properly but doesn't wake/sleep the iPad 3.
     
  12. BizRunner macrumors member

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    All good

    My polyurethane gray Apple Smart Cover works great!
     
  13. rzucker macrumors newbie

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    I bought two Targus slims for my two IPADSand neither one of them put the scene to sleep unless I manipulate the cover. Back it goes
     
  14. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    You could probably retrofit those thin refrigerator magnets on it if you don't want to buy a new case.
     
  15. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000

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    I bought the Apple smart cover to go with my new iPad, and it seems to work perfectly :)
     
  16. Craiger macrumors 6502a

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    Question for smart Cover owners, is it supposed to "stick" to the back too? Like when it is open and folded to the back. Mine doesn't and it's really annoying to hold with my left hand and have the cover hanging halfway off. I'm thinking about returning it..

    I never had an iPad 2 but don't remember this being a problem with a friends iPad I played with sometimes.
     
  17. junglesnake macrumors 6502

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    I have a orange one and it works great and no it does not stick to the back.
     
  18. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000

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    You mean the right, loose edge? Mine clicks into the back ever so slightly, but doesn't take too much to knock it off. Not that big of a deal for me.
     
  19. Craiger macrumors 6502a

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    Is that on the new iPad?

    Yeah the right side. I can feel a bit of pull but it will fall off at any angle whatsoever. I really might go to the apple store tomorrow to see if they all do it.
     
  20. elmo151 Guest

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    checking sleep/wake is like making certain the refrigerator light goes out when you close the door.

    I peeked under the apple cover and it works:D
     
  21. Craiger macrumors 6502a

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    I'm still listening for that tree to fall!
     
  22. Kerber0s34 macrumors member

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    I received my new iPad, upgraded from 1st gen iPad. I also ordered the smart cover, and I found that it won't hold the iPad in the upright (landscape) orientation. The supporting "triangle" collapses and the iPad falls over. Could this be an issue that the covers were designed for the weight of the iPad 2 and the 3rd gen one is just heaver enought to be an issue?

    Or am I just not doing it right?
     
  23. wrkactjob macrumors 65816

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    Recieved an email from the manfacturers today re the Ion Carbon cover

    "Thank you for your interest in ION-factory.

    In regard to your inquiry, our production department has an idea for it, stay tuned at http://www.ion-factory.com/ for the updates. For the Carbonado Cover for the New iPad (3rd Generation) will be available on next Friday 23 Mar 2012 Asia time.

    However, for the Carbon cover for the New iPad (3rd Generation) will be available in mid April, we will keep you update once it is released.

    Look forward to assist you soon.

    Should you need further assistance, please direct to us again. Thank you.

    Kindest regards
    service@ion-factory.com
    Find us on FaceBook | ION-factory"
     
  24. shellbryson macrumors 6502

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    I bought one from Apple at the same time as newPad and unsurprisingly it works just fine. I think there may be some issues with a few OEM/3rd party iPad 2 covers when used with newPad.
     
  25. LiloThePleo macrumors 6502

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    You have to fold it so that the soft felt side is facing outwards, not inwards. Otherwise the magnets don't hold well.
     

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