iPad Dimension: iPad 4 vs. iPad 3

Discussion in 'iPad' started by zuckuss00, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

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    #1
    I want to order a case for my new iPad 4. I'm just concerned because everywhere list cases that will fit the iPad 3 and also the iPad 4. Are they the same thickness? I remember hearing somewhere the new iPad 4 is slightly thicker than the iPad 3...? I don't want to order a case and find out it won't fit.

    Thank you.
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Satori

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    #2
    iPad 3 is slightly thicker than iPad 2. 3 & 4 are the same.
     
  3. macrumors 68030

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    There is all of a .03" difference between the 2 and the 3/4. No case is built to such tight tolerances that that difference will matter.
     
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    MrGimper

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    #4
    Not strictly true .... the snap-on back shells such as the belkin snap shield for the ipad 2 don't fit the ipad 3.
     
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    virginblue4

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    As someone else said, the Belkin snapshield for iPad 2 does not fit with the iPad 3/4.

    Back to the topic, iPad 3 and 4 are identical in dimensions.
     
  6. macrumors G3

    Night Spring

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    Yes, exactly. Most (I'd say 90-95%) of iPad 2 cases will fit iPad 3/4, but there are a few that don't. However, all cases that fit the 3 will also fit the 4.
     

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