I rarely start threads but ti think this will be useful information for anyone considering a smart cover. If you are like me, you HATE scratches and blemishes on your electronics!! I sold my iPad 1 last week which I had since launch day and it looked as new as the day I got it. I got my ipad 2 yesterday and the light grey smart cover. Well it turns out, the smart cover is creating two small scratches where the hinges meet the iPads aluminum body... i nearly fell out of my seat the first time i took the smart cover off and saw them!!!!! the good news is.. the scratches come right off... i took a damp rag and rubbed on the spot where the scratches formed... and they came right off and the ipad looks brand new again... its very strange... because the blemishes do not look like dirt... they look JUST LIKE SCRATCHES... but they come off... It seems like there is a part of the smart cover metal hinge that is rubbing the back of the ipad.. and the paint from the back of the hinge is coming off and sticking to the back of the ipad... the "scratches" on the ipad come right off.. but the blemishes on the smart cover hinge are permanent.. from where the silver colored paint is rubbing off.. in the mean time i started this thread so you dont FREAK OUT like i did.. wipe off the blemishes and go on your merry way... they arent permanent scratches on your ipad!! including pictures so you can see what im talking about... sorry for such a long post but i know there have to be a few of you out there who are as careful with your electronics as i am! note: this only happens when you flip the cover all the way to the back..which is the way I guess most people will be using the covers.