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shakeman0
Mar 19, 2012, 10:44 AM
Hey all,

Does the Snapshield for the iPad 2 fit the iPad 3? Is it really tight? How are the cutouts? Pics would be fantastic if you have any. I'm thinking about picking one up today.

Thanks,



HazyCloud
Mar 19, 2012, 10:50 AM
While it looks like it fits, the corners aren't actually coming over the iPad like they should. Here's a thread with pics.

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1343364&highlight=belkin+ipad+2+fits+3

Weaselboy
Mar 19, 2012, 11:04 AM
I assume you mean Belkin. I have the snap from my iPad 2 and it does not fit the new iPad. The added thickness of the new iPad prevents the sides of the shield from coming up far enough to snap on to the edges.

kdnole
Mar 19, 2012, 11:07 AM
I picked one up at Target and it fits great! I use it along with the smart cover so I'm not so sure about what's happening with Weaselboy's.

vistokid
Mar 19, 2012, 11:15 AM
I assume you mean Belkin. I have the snap from my iPad 2 and it does not fit the new iPad. The added thickness of the new iPad prevents the sides of the shield from coming up far enough to snap on to the edges.

I'm in the same boat. I picked one up this weekend based on the info I read on the forums. Got 3 edges on, but the 4th just wouldn't go. I was really giving it a lot of force as well.

shakeman0
Mar 19, 2012, 11:36 AM
It's weird that there are so many different experiences with the case. I guess I'll try picking one up and if it doesn't fit I'll return it.

rwings01
Mar 19, 2012, 11:53 AM
Hey all,

Does the Snapshield for the iPad 2 fit the iPad 3? Is it really tight? How are the cutouts? Pics would be fantastic if you have any. I'm thinking about picking one up today.

Thanks,

Hi,

I installed the Belkin snapshield secure ipad2 version on my new ipad and the fit is perfect. All 4 corners snap in correctly and camera hole is centered. I posted pictures in the thread below, go take a look.

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1342856

Regards

vistokid
Mar 19, 2012, 12:11 PM
Hi,

I installed the Belkin snapshield secure ipad2 version on my new ipad and the fit is perfect. All 4 corners snap in correctly and camera hole is centered. I psted pictures in the thread below, go take a look.

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1342856

Regards

Actually to add a little more. I bought 2 snapshields. The first one I tried I was only able to get 2 edges snapped in. The second I was able to get 3. I was really trying hard to get that 4th edges on too. Just wouldn't go.

rwings01
Mar 19, 2012, 12:30 PM
Actually to add a little more. I bought 2 snapshields. The first one I tried I was only able to get 2 edges snapped in. The second I was able to get 3. I was really trying hard to get that 4th edges on too. Just wouldn't go.

The way I did it was snap in the 2 upper corners first and then the bottom 2. This is while the iPad is in vertical position.

I have the snapshield secure.

MiamiBourne
Mar 19, 2012, 12:42 PM
It's weird that there are so many different experiences with the case. I guess I'll try picking one up and if it doesn't fit I'll return it.

I was expecting a struggle but this case seems to fit like it was meant to go on the new iPad. I have no problems taking off the case as well. The camera is not 100% centered in my eyes...to me it looks like it's favored towards the top right corner but for the price discount I won't complain. I was hoping to find the Snapcase secure though, so I might try to find that one.

Zimmy68
Mar 19, 2012, 01:24 PM
Mine seems to fit fine and I had it on all weekend.
This morning at work, I needed to remove it so I could dock/charge it.
One of the corners cracked.
Oh well, I'll keep using it until the Snapshield Secure comes out for the iPad 3 then return it back to Target.

BrianSoCal
Mar 19, 2012, 05:38 PM
I just picked up one of these at Fry's, open box, for $14.24....I couldn't be happier, it fits perfectly, and is a great compliment to the Apple Smart Cover.

rwings01
Mar 19, 2012, 06:14 PM
I just picked up one of these at Fry's, open box, for $14.24....I couldn't be happier, it fits perfectly, and is a great compliment to the Apple Smart Cover.

Congrats, did you get the snapshield or snapshield secure? Love my black leather smart cover/ snapshield secure combo... :D

BrianSoCal
Mar 19, 2012, 06:17 PM
Snapshield Secure, and I have to give you some credit, as I went out and grabbed one based on your high praise :D

Congrats, did you get the snapshield or snapshield secure? Love my black leather smart cover/ snapshield secure combo... :D

O-H-T
Mar 19, 2012, 06:17 PM
I have the iPad 2 snap shield secure, fits the iPad 3rd gen just fine.

rwings01
Mar 19, 2012, 06:31 PM
Snapshield Secure, and I have to give you some credit, as I went out and grabbed one based on your high praise :D

lol, glad to help a little :D... I have to admit though, I've gained a lot more knowledge than I've given on these forums. BTW what color cover/shield do you have?

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I have the iPad 2 snap shield secure, fits the iPad 3rd gen just fine.

Yes it does, good choice...

BrianSoCal
Mar 19, 2012, 06:35 PM
[QUOTE=rwings01;14566909]lol, glad to help a little :D... I have to admit though, I've gained a lot more knowledge than I've given on these forums. BTW what color cover/shield do you have?[COLOR="#808080"]

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Fry's only had Smoke and Pink in stock. I was looking through the rack looking for other colors behind the front Smoke when I stumbled upon the open box one for $14.24. What a steal! Pairs nicely with my dark grey Smart Cover.

rwings01
Mar 19, 2012, 06:39 PM
It's weird that there are so many different experiences with the case. I guess I'll try picking one up and if it doesn't fit I'll return it.

Make sure to pick up the snapshield secure with the magnet on the back...seems people are having better success with the new iPad. The snapshield without the magnet on the back seems like a hit and miss. Damn, not sure if this makes sense :confused: lol. Please report back

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[QUOTE=rwings01;14566909]lol, glad to help a little :D... I have to admit though, I've gained a lot more knowledge than I've given on these forums. BTW what color cover/shield do you have?[COLOR="#808080"]

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Fry's only had Smoke and Pink in stock. I was looking through the rack looking for other colors behind the front Smoke when I stumbled upon the open box one for $14.24. What a steal! Pairs nicely with my dark grey Smart Cover.

Nice

SmittS
Mar 21, 2012, 09:38 AM
Well I had the Snap Shield from Target for about 4 days. Only removed it and reinstalled once, and the corner broke. You're going back!

Zimmy68
Mar 21, 2012, 09:39 AM
Yep, my corner didn't break, I was lucky, it only cracked.

It will go back when the new version finally arrives.

It actually is much easier to take on and off now!

BrianSoCal
Mar 27, 2012, 08:36 AM
The top left corner cracked but the case stays on without issue. I'm keeping it until the new Snap Secure comes out, even with the crack, it's still a great case.

pbateman.as
Mar 27, 2012, 09:05 AM
I have the iPad 2 snap shield secure, fits the iPad 3rd gen just fine.

My Secure fits fine as well.

sluggozmom
Mar 27, 2012, 09:16 AM
I have the ipad 2 snap shied secure in clear... Fits perfectly. It's been removed once without issue. I'm very happy with it :)

wesk702
Mar 27, 2012, 09:04 PM
So I bought the snap shield secure in smoke (ipad 2 version) and it fits just as it's supposed to on the iPad 3. All the corners lock in like it is supposed to. The only thing I notice is at seems to be a tiny bit of space in between the case and the back of the iPad where the logo is.