New (Leather) Smart Covers Peeling/Ungluing at Hinge? (with pic)

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  1. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030

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    So I ordered the Smart Cover with my new 10.5" Pro when preorders started, and received almost a week earlier then iPad like a lot of people. I'm wondering if anyone else is having an issue with the earliest batches of Smart Covers, particularly the Leather one, where the Leather is peeling off the hinge where it attaches to the iPad. Currently on the phone with AppleCare trying to get this figured out, but it seems the first people who answer the phones don't know how to handle a return or replacement like this. :rolleyes:

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  2. bcaslis macrumors 68020

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    Got mine the day they hit the stores and not seeing anything like that yet.
     
  3. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Just looked at mine, no peeling. Just take it back to the store and they will replace it. My cover got here before the 10.5.

    The cover has a warranty, use it.
     
  4. fricotin macrumors regular

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    I have the same problem on my 3 year old Smart Case and iPad Air 2, it is peeling in many places, any suggestion as to which glue to use to fix the problem or any other solution ?
     
  5. iamMacPerson thread starter macrumors 68030

    iamMacPerson

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    Closest store is an hour away. Either which way, after 2 hours on the phone with Apple, I'm getting a swap done in the mail. The hardest part was trying to explain to three different people that Apple is in fact the manufacture of the Smart Covers.

    Now it seems I should have just gone to the store and saved an hour of my life, and anger and frustration.
     
  6. asleep macrumors 68040

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    That sounds like fun. o_O
     
  7. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Glad you got it worked out.
     
  8. mcdj macrumors G3

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    3 years? May I gently suggest retirement?
     
  9. sracer macrumors 603

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    That's a bit harsh don't you think? @fricotin is young and has many productive years ahead. A simple change in jobs is probably all that is needed. :)

    Seriously though, smart covers are, IMO, obscenely expensive. Using a spot of gorilla glue on the existing one is a better option than dishing out another $40+
     
  10. fricotin macrumors regular

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    Thanks for suggestion. in Canada, the **Smart Case** including taxes costs $111 or about $US85. It is nicely patinated and I'd like it to last at least another year.
     

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