Will ipad2 magnets ever lose their strength?

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  1. PurpleSauce macrumors newbie

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    I love my smart cover but I am worried down the line that it will become useless due to the magnets wearing out...is that possible or am just making it up?
     
  2. gravytrain84 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. After 254 days
     
  3. OatmealRocks macrumors 6502a

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    You forgot to subtract the 30~45 days from manufacturing > transportation > stockroom.

    OP stay in school. It will do you 'gooder' (i know..) than you think dude.
     
  4. physicsguy13 macrumors 6502

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    Yes they will but I doubt that will be an issue in the anticipated lifetime of the device. We have magnets in the lab that are more than 6 years old and are still pretty much as strong as the day that we bought them.
     
  5. zinka macrumors regular

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    #(*$#!#(* Magnets... how do they work?
     
  6. BadaBing!! macrumors 6502

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  7. PurpleSauce thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's what I'm not sure about. Maybe this is a dumb question but I seem to remember having magnets that wore out a little.
     
  8. PCClone macrumors 6502a

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    It all depends on where you live. The closer you live to the North Pole, the longer the last.
     
  9. mikethebigo macrumors 68000

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  10. Fisticuffs2065 macrumors member

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    +1

    Need a bandaid for my pinky.. :rolleyes:
     
  11. tigres macrumors 68040

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    Was just thinking the same.
     
  12. v66jack, Mar 24, 2011
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    Mate, you'll only be keeping the iPad 2 for a year. Then you'll get iPad 3. So when the magnets run out of magic magnet dust isn't really a problem.
     
  13. AppleScruff1 macrumors G3

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    You should be more worried about it cracking from folding and unfolding it.
     
  14. Blorzoga macrumors 68030

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    You will realize long before the magnets wear out that the smart cover is a gimmicky overpriced unprotective ripoff that Apple has somehow convinced a lot of sheep is the greatest thing since sliced bread.
     
  15. Blorzoga macrumors 68030

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    Only if they come into contact with kryptonite.
     
  16. anjinha macrumors 604

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    Dude, you need to get laid.
     
  17. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Neodymium magnets (most likey what's used) lose <1% per decade. Much, much less (negligible) if they are "kept" with an opposing magnet - which will happen when the cover is attached.

    We might actually have flying cars by the time they weaken appreciably. :)
     
  18. Mac.World macrumors 68000

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    Where have I heard this type of thing before? Must have been on an Android forum I was visiting.
     
  19. Cool Hwhip macrumors member

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    MacRumors has a neverending supply of stupid people.
     
  20. iApples macrumors 65816

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    Not everyone upgrades a $500 device that they don't need every year. :)
     
  21. SeanZy macrumors 6502a

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    Whats with islands? get more land! whats with deserts? get less sand...
     
  22. hlr element macrumors member

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    after oh, a few thousand years or so. give or take a few days.
     
  23. SteveKnobs macrumors 6502

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    Haha. I was thinking the same thing.

    By the way-I'm so sick of the "sheep" comments. It's such a lame attempt at insulting a group of people who buy what they want too. Also, anyone who uses that term really has no business loitering around on MacRumors. It's contradictory.
     

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