Smart Cover: Leather vs Poly. How is yours holding up?

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  1. KittyKatta macrumors 6502a

    KittyKatta

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    My original Tan Smart Cover has had some major adhesive failures where all around the edges and hinge then the layers have separated. AppleCare considers this normal wear and tear and on several occassions refused to replace it so I've decided to buy a new smart cover but am wondering if Polyurethane held up any better over time.

    So does anyone have any opinions regarding Polyurethane vs Leather durability? Does poly fringe less around the edges? How is yours (leather or Poly) holding up?
     
  2. golf1410 macrumors 6502a

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    My smart cover scratches my iPad. I switched to Smart Case instead.
     
  3. i0Nic macrumors 65816

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    The smart case is not of Apple quality. The fit is loose, the material feels cheap.

    I recommend sticking with the leather smart cover.
     
  4. -TYLER macrumors regular

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    Just saying, he wasn't talking about the smart case.
     
  5. Menel macrumors 603

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    My black leather held up to heavy use on my iPad 2 from Aug2011 to March2012. Sold it looking damn near new.

    My red leather with my iPad3 is holding up similarly, looking and feeling great.

    Sounds like an adhesive failure, or a drying out from being handled, and breaking free from adhesives. I do clean mine with mink oil to preserve and keep supple like all my other leather products, holsters, belts, shoes on occasion. 3-6weeks or so.
     
  6. bushido Suspended

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    well post #3 suggested getting a smart case instead, which is indeed a horrible idea
     
  7. glen e macrumors 68030

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    2 polys and 1 leather...all still good...no problems ...
     
  8. KittyKatta thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Is one holding up better than the other? I just got a Creme leather one and I think it looks good on white, but i wont use it yet because it already seemed to be getting dirty after a few seconds of use so I'm reconsidering for Polyurethane or a dark leather.
     
  9. Tikatika macrumors 6502

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    Pink poly ... 15 months old and still in perfect condition with daily use.
     
  10. LittleGwen macrumors 6502

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    Geen poly for a year and a half. It's holding up but it's getting pretty dirty. Thinking of purchasing another one. In blue perhaps ;)
     
  11. shamash macrumors 6502a

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    Just a note on the leather.

    I have the blue leather smartcover from Apple, and it's gorgeous, but it gets dirty quite easily, and you have to be very careful with it, because it shows wear. It's leather, leather doesn't like to get wet. Not thinking about it and trying to clean it with a dab of water will leave a mark.
     
  12. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

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    grey poly on iPad2 since launch 2011
    blue poly on iPad3 since launch 2012

    both still looks nice.
     

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