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glen e
Nov 2, 2012, 06:53 PM
PLEASE - put your new mini in a zip lock bag, cover it with shelf paper or don't go out of your room if you are worried. But WAIT A MONTH TO BUY A CASE.

Why? Because all the case makers that have something now have GUESSED at the dimensions and looks like they blew the magnet thing (again). The simple fact is even the big boys did not get the mini in time to ramp up engineering and production to make something that works. Hence, amazon/ebay is riddled with cheap cases that "kinda" work. Last march everything at Best Buy had problems.....

Back earlier in the year this happened with the IPad3 and even the big guys like Targus blew it and had zillions of returns as apple moved/polarized the magnets and all the cases were wrong. I owned a few of each and eventually you got a new case.

Two words of advice, if you want a good case that works and fits, wait a month and plan on spending at least 30 bucks. This 6 dollar stuff out now is junk. Pure and simple...and if "leather", most of it smells bad, literally.....

the drafting tables at the big case makers are busy tonight, you can be sure.....



iSheep89
Nov 2, 2012, 08:23 PM
A good thing about waiting for the lte mini is that by the time it comes out then there should be some decent cases by then. :D

MistaGavin
Nov 3, 2012, 12:13 AM
This is real talk. Deserves a bump.

nfl46
Nov 3, 2012, 07:09 AM
My Targus case that I got from Best Buy doesn't fit my mini.

http://m.bestbuy.com/m/e/product/detail.jsp?skuId=6749394&pid=1218806157465

It won't even close when the iPad is in the case, nor will the magnets work correctly. I had the Bigger Targus for my iPad 3 and it worked great. I'm returning my case.

Tikatika
Nov 3, 2012, 08:44 AM
Listen to him! He is the guru of iCases. And that is meant as a pure compliment, Glen e.

allapon
Nov 3, 2012, 12:31 PM
I agree with glen e on that. Now, I use clear hard case from Kay's case (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009SDH4AO/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00) for early protection. Actually, it fit only 3 corner of iPad mini, not the 4th one as you see in the picture comparing with the one on Amazon. But it help to protect my iPad mini, it should not scratch my iPad mini. I will use to cover that until I got the "real fit" case come along.

Luckily, I contacted Kay's Case and they are aware of this issue. They will send the update version with anything compatible later.

That is the fact when you get new product, accessories don't include!! :o

jedolley
Nov 3, 2012, 01:06 PM
I don't disagree with this post, but all the cases I have received fit fine and will protect the iPad until quality cases arrive. The only problems I have run into are that the sleep/wake not working, and the strange cut out on the top-back part of the case. None of these issues keep the case from protecting the iPad and the cases cost less than $8 in most cases.

shenan1982
Nov 3, 2012, 01:57 PM
I don't disagree with this post, but all the cases I have received fit fine and will protect the iPad until quality cases arrive. The only problems I have run into are that the sleep/wake not working, and the strange cut out on the top-back part of the case. None of these issues keep the case from protecting the iPad and the cases cost less than $8 in most cases.

Yeah, the cases will suffice until updated versions come out, several threads exist on this (I started one Friday morning).

maniac886
Nov 3, 2012, 02:52 PM
I don't disagree with this post, but all the cases I have received fit fine and will protect the iPad until quality cases arrive. The only problems I have run into are that the sleep/wake not working, and the strange cut out on the top-back part of the case. None of these issues keep the case from protecting the iPad and the cases cost less than $8 in most cases.

I just bought this (http://www.mobilefun.co.uk/flexishield-skin-for-ipad-mini-smoke-black-p36948.htm) case and the fit is spot on.

I am also waiting for more cases to be released towards the end of this month. The STM skinny is on the top of my list.

Gav2k
Nov 3, 2012, 02:57 PM
Smart Cover from apple and a neoprene slip case for me like normal. Why hide a thing of beauty!

glen e
Nov 3, 2012, 02:57 PM
The post was written for those "Mr and Mrs New to apple" members who innocently go to amazon or ebay and see the junk there and think they are getting a full featured case. ONE THAT IS ADVERTISED AS SUCH.

My point is, that is not true, the fit may be there, but the on/off may not work or have diff cutouts that they guessed on.

Yes, get yourself a cheap knock off now to protect. I am using a Kay's case and it's fine for protection. But if you want a case that does what is advertised in all respects...see you next month....

Here's what happened last spring:

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1343536&highlight=targus

rockyroad55
Nov 3, 2012, 04:08 PM
If anyone likes sleeves, etsy is a great place to go to protect your mini until then.

shenan1982
Nov 3, 2012, 04:28 PM
Smart Cover from apple and a neoprene slip case for me like normal. Why hide a thing of beauty!

Where did you find a well-fitting neoprene? I like this idea (I prefer naked back), but can't find an ideal neoprene.

Gav2k
Nov 3, 2012, 10:12 PM
Mobilefun.co.uk

glen e
Nov 5, 2012, 08:52 AM
the most notable item that shows they used the chinese leaked prototype parts is the small hole in most cases avail today on the back in the middle....who knows what it was there for...
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h307/gersly123/67013A51-99F4-46C7-A87D-A62E7FAF511B-1777-000004A279386A52.jpg

steve dave
Nov 5, 2012, 11:48 AM
the most notable item that shows they used the chinese leaked prototype parts is the small hole in most cases avail today on the back in the middle....who knows what it was there for...
Image (http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h307/gersly123/67013A51-99F4-46C7-A87D-A62E7FAF511B-1777-000004A279386A52.jpg)

That was a rumored mic location

Want300
Nov 5, 2012, 01:00 PM
I will be waiting for the BookBook case if I decide to get the mini.

I bought a 16 GB mini for my GF, but she won't get it until Christmas, so I have plenty of time to wait for a good case to come out. I plan on getting her a Michael Kors case I think. She will appreciate that. Hopefully, they release one I think she would like in time for Christmas.

shenan1982
Nov 5, 2012, 01:02 PM
I will be waiting for the BookBook case if I decide to get the mini.

hehe, really? I'm waiting to see if they come out with a coconut watermelon air freshner before I buy a new car.

Want300
Nov 5, 2012, 01:41 PM
hehe, really? I'm waiting to see if they come out with a coconut watermelon air freshner before I buy a new car.

What? I haven't decided if I want a Mini since I have an iPad 2...

I said I would wait to get the BookBook case... assuming I decide buy an iPad mini, as in, I wouldn't spend money on another case because I know I would want the BookBook case when it becomes available... I think you misunderstood the meaning of my comment.

shenan1982
Nov 5, 2012, 01:42 PM
What? I haven't decided if I want a Mini since I have an iPad 2...

I said I would wait to get the BookBook case... assuming I decide buy an iPad mini, as in, I wouldn't spend money on another case because I know I would want the BookBook case when it becomes available... I think you misunderstood the meaning of my comment.

I know, I was just playing around. I just thought it was funny that a $30 case was the deciding factor in buying a $330-530 piece of technology, hehe

Want300
Nov 5, 2012, 01:58 PM
I know, I was just playing around. I just thought it was funny that a $30 case was the deciding factor in buying a $330-530 piece of technology, hehe

The BookBook has nothing to do with my decision on whether to buy the iPad mini for myself or not... I was just saying if I buy an iPad mini, that is my case of choice.

gmanist1000
Nov 5, 2012, 09:13 PM
I think Switcheasy did this with their cases. My Nude case for the iPhone 5 broke in a week.

KingArthurVI
Nov 6, 2012, 02:14 AM
That was a rumored mic location

Why would Apple put the mic at the back? :confused:

ANMA dojo
Nov 7, 2012, 10:19 PM
Why would Apple put the mic at the back? :confused:cuz some people like to shoot video from the back camera? a mic directed to the back would make sense in that scenario.

nfl46
Nov 8, 2012, 07:40 AM
If your case has a hole on the back, then it used the rumor specs and 9/10, the magnets don't work.

glen e
Nov 8, 2012, 09:31 AM
If your case has a hole on the back, then it used the rumor specs and 9/10, the magnets don't work.

thanks - you really summed up this whole thread in a few words...absolutely true,

that and no one was comfortable guessing at how to fit a hard back that locked on the smartcover, so there are none of those out yet...

jedolley
Nov 8, 2012, 09:59 AM
thanks - you really summed up this whole thread in a few words...absolutely true,

that and no one was comfortable guessing at how to fit a hard back that locked on the smartcover, so there are none of those out yet...

When you say "locked on the smartcover" are you referring to something like the Incipio SmartFeather? If so, it will be interesting to see if we see anything like that for the mini since the mini smartcover is different.

glen e
Nov 8, 2012, 10:00 AM
When you say "locked on the smartcover" are you referring to something like the Incipio SmartFeather? If so, it will be interesting to see if we see anything like that for the mini since the mini smartcover is different.

yes, you will get it....there are too many $$$ involved/requests to not have it happen....