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    Mar 17, 2013
    Magnetic covers
    Will the magnets in covers such as the Apple iCover and other third party magnetic covers cause damage and/or interfere with the iPad's functionality over time? I would think that it would, but I would like someone with an electrical/technical background to respond.


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    Jan 23, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    No, Apple's magnetic covers are designed not to interfere with the operation of the iPad. I can't speak for all third party devices but I'm sure that the named brand covers are designed the same way as Apple's.

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    Raz0rEdge's Avatar
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    Jul 17, 2009
    27" i7 iMac, 24" iMac, 13" Macbook Air, iPhone 5 & 5S, iPod Nano 7th Gen, iPad 2 16GB WiFi, iPad 3
    Since the technology is built into the iPad and the cover designed by Apple, they've probably done the necessary due diligence to ensure no damage will occur.

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    Jan 22, 2010
    Victoria, BC
    Mid-2012 MBP (16GB, 1TB HD), Monoprice 24-inch second monitor, iPhone 5s 32GB, iPad Air 2 64GB
    The magnets are nowhere NEAR strong enough to do any damage.

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    Dec 20, 2006
    Lake Mary, Florida
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    Agreed with the others. Remember, the iPad contains no magnetic media (like a hard drive or floppy disks), so magnetism is not of concern.
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    Mar 09, 2011
    mbp 15 2009, mbp 13 2010
    Few years ago, USATODAY did a review on Magic cover, a kid asked his father why magnet used in cover,
    the father replied that is apple.

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