iPad Are iPad Air cases now useless with iPad Air 2?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Aluminum213, Oct 20, 2014.

  1. Aluminum213 macrumors 68040


    Mar 16, 2012
    Will the extra mm make a difference in the cases?
  2. justin216 macrumors 6502


    Mar 31, 2004
    Tampa, FL
    Depends on the fit of the original case. 1mm isn't much, but percentage wise, it's still considerable.
  3. Cool Pup macrumors 6502a

    Cool Pup

    Jun 18, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    I haven't heard much about this, but because Apple produced new cases for the Air 2, it seems like many, if not all, of the Air cases won't work on the 2. I'm not sure, though.
  4. stbrown macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2010
    For the apple smart cases, you need the new one for the Air 2. From my chat with the Apple online store, the smart cover from the Air will work on the Air 2
  5. ryanmcv macrumors 6502a


    Aug 12, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    From Apple:

    Which Smart Cover or Smart Case should I use with my iPad?

    The iPad Air Smart Cover is compatible with both iPad Air 2 and iPad Air. The iPad Air 2 Smart Case fits only iPad Air 2. The iPad Air Smart Case fits only iPad Air. The iPad mini Smart Cover and the iPad mini Smart Case work with all iPad mini models.

    http://store.apple.com/us/buy-ipad/ipad-air-2 (Scroll to the very bottom for the FAQ)
  6. Einz macrumors regular


    Feb 14, 2008
    My air case fits. The only problem is that the camera on the air 2 in not in the same location as the Air. You'll need a new case if you wanted to use the rear camera.
  7. zacheryjensen macrumors 6502a


    May 11, 2009
    I can confirm that my Logitech ultrathin keyboard cover fits okay. The only minor problem is that the iPad, when sitting in the groove you put it in to use the thing, tilts backwards a lot more than intended giving a totally odd viewing angle. Not unusable, but, clearly, not intended.

    Still, this will work fine until an updated version is produced and when you hook it up for cover use, you can't discern any issue with the fit.

    So basically it seems like accessories that work just like Apple's smart cover (not case) should be okay, mostly.
  8. bigdog5142 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 13, 2008
    I have the fabricskin folio for the iPad air and it doesn't work with the 2. It fits fine, but the magnets don't line up the same way to turn on the keyboard. So, since the keyboard won't even turn on, there's no way to use it with the 2. #

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