Beware of problems w/Ipad 2 cases on New Ipad

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by DarkAether, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. DarkAether macrumors regular

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    If you're looking at Ipad 2 cases for your 3rd gen Ipad, pay attention at 2:25 in the now famous Vietnamese unboxing video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FCm_ggEhPQ&feature=player_embedded

    You'll clearly note that the Ipad 2 lens is smaller and - while aligned closer to the right side of the power button - doesn't extend past it. On the "New Ipad", the lens hole is larger and it's alignment extends past the edge of the power button. So even if some vendors are saying that their cases have enough give to deal with the minutely thicker case of the new model, it looks like there's probably going to be issues with camera alignment with the holes in the cases.
     
  2. Aqua Bliss macrumors 6502

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    Usually cases give about 1/8" all around for the camera hole. If the anchor point / center point is the same then I think it will barely fit with less empty space.

    Most companies don't care about this, but I have a feeling with Apple's attention to detail, they kept the center point the same for this reason.
     
  3. TB07-NJ macrumors 68020

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    I have (er, had as I returned it) a Marware case SUPPOSEDLY for the iPad 3. With my iPad 2 in it The camera of the iPad 2 perfectly aligned & centered with the one on the "alleged" iPad 3 case. It MAY be the new "slant" of the edges of the 3 make it look as if the camera is in a different location but it is in the same spot. If that is not the case then Marware is shipping iPad 2 cases marked as iPad 3 cases. I would expect that from some of the eBay & Amazon sellers but not from Marware.


    Edit: Pausing the video and taking a rough measurement from the edge of BOTH iPads to the center of the camera it is virtually identical. I think the different slant of the edge is creating an illusion. The camera itself is definitely larger.
     
  4. DarkAether thread starter macrumors regular

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    Apple has never shown any hesitation to tweak their designs in such a way that requires accessory makers and owners scrambling for redesigned products. As I posted in another thread....

    ...this theory kind of falls apart when you consider all the slight changes in the wheel based IPods over the years which required changes in cases generation to generation and even more recently the slight shifting in the location of the mute & volume buttons between the original AT&T IPhone 4 to the Verizon IPhone 4 (and now the 4S).
     

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