Beware retailers claiming iPad2 cases fit iPad3

Discussion in 'iPad' started by hazza, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Aug 9, 2004
    #1
    Reading that the new iPad was a tad thicker than the iPad 2, I was surprised to see MobileFun.co.uk claiming to have stock of a vast range of cases for the as yet unreleased iPad. I queried it with MobileFun and they assured me the current MicroShell Folio I wanted would work with the new iPad.

    I decided to do my own independent research and asked Marware the same question. Their reply:

    "The MicroShell, MicroShell Folio, and CEO Hybrid products for iPad 2 are not compatible with 'the new iPad'. They might fit, but the quality of that fit isn't great."

    I forwarded this onto MobileFun, but it seems they have chosen to completely disregard this information.

    Beware!

    Cheers
    Harry
     
  2. macrumors member

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    May 31, 2011
    #2
    0.6mm seems a fair bit thicker to me when it comes to old cases and shells being compatible.
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    Oct 6, 2009
    #3
    it depends on the case you are planning to use.
     
  4. macrumors 68040

    Stealthipad

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    Apr 30, 2010
    #4
    It all depends on the type of case.

    The shells that just barely grip around the front edges of the device just may not lock in if the iPad 3 is even a tiny bit thicker.

    Any case your device slides into should still work but might fit slightly tighter.
     
  5. macrumors 68040

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    The correct microshell is available direct from Marware. Use coupon code: MARWAREMC01 for 10% off & free shipping still applies
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Lukeyy19

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    England, UK
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    0.6mm is nothing, it's not even as thick as 7 sheets of paper.

    Here's how to see if your iPad 2 case will fit your new iPad.

    1. Take 4 sheets of A4 paper
    2. Cut them in half
    3. Place 7 of the half pieces in your case
    4. Place iPad 2 in case

    This is now thicker than the new iPad, does it fit OK?
     

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