1. dalvik's Avatar
    So i just got my new ipad via FedEx and discovered that my INVELLOP case that used to work perfectly with my ipad 2 doesn't lock the new ipad... I also found a thread where people talk about this issue. So i called apple CS. and the guy told me that old covers wont work with the new ipad because it requires to have a much stronger magnet due to the new display modifications. Now comes the interesting part: i asked the guy what should I do with my three week old cover for which i paid $25 throw it to the garbage? he apologized and setup an order for a FREE black leather smartcover (which retails i believe for $60) specifically designed for the new ipad. So are any of you guys experiencing issues with their old smartcovers or third party cases?
    03-16-2012 02:35 PM
  2. alex.shimp's Avatar
    My Apple Smartcover that I used on my iPad 2 works just fine
    03-16-2012 03:39 PM
  3. dalvik's Avatar
    how about any third party cases?
    03-16-2012 03:43 PM
  4. Se7enth Sinn#IM's Avatar
    how about any third party cases?
    I'm using my Tuff-luv from my old iPad 2 and it works fine
    03-16-2012 03:55 PM
  5. dalvik's Avatar
    well i finally got home and tested it with my wife's buxton ipad cover which i bought at staples. it works only if I place the cover at certain position so that the magnets would match the ones inside the ipad's bezel. which actually proves the words of apple's CS rep. and not all people seem to have that issue. anyway getting a free $60 leather smartcover is a wonderful present to go with my new ipad from apple's excellent CS.
    03-16-2012 06:20 PM
  6. Penique's Avatar
    Smart Cover from "old" iPad2 works fine on my "new" iPad. So does the CoverBuddy back cover. Also fits just fine In my Maroo case. I'm happy I don't need to add any more cases!
    03-16-2012 06:56 PM
  7. gvndeb60's Avatar
    I bought the only case that Best Buy had which is a Targus Slim case. It fits perfect but the magnets don't work. I went on amazon and saw lots of reviews of people having the same issue. I am afraid to buy any other cases until this is resolved. I like the apple smart cover but did not love it.
    03-16-2012 09:42 PM