iPad mini If iPad Mini Case works on iPad Mini with retina display ?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by engagemawu, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. engagemawu macrumors newbie

    Sep 4, 2013
    At the first sight that there is no difference between the iPad Mini 1st and the 2nd with retina display, if this is right,then the case will compatible on both, don't I miss something ?
  2. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    You missed that the new Mini is thicker by .3mm. Form fitting shell cases will likely not fit.
  3. Johnwebster79 Suspended

    Nov 2, 2012

    Yes, I would think the same. Shell case will not fit. Leather Bulky case will fit.
  4. CJisohsocool macrumors 6502

    Oct 29, 2009
    Do you guys think Tpu cases will still fit? Like incipio ngp etc
  5. Ledgem macrumors 68000


    Jan 18, 2008
    Hawaii, USA
    I can't speak for all cases, but I recently asked an Otterbox representative about their Defender series cases. They said that the original Defender would be incompatible, but they didn't mention the device dimensions. Instead, they said that the retina iPad Mini has a second microphone that the original case would cover. Their upcoming, updated Otterbox Defender case will supposedly include an opening for this microphone.

    I don't know the location of the second microphone; based on the Otterbox Defender images, it looks like it might be on the upper back of the device (the original microphone was located at the top center). I don't know how audio recording and Siri performance would be affected by having the secondary microphone covered up. Either way, it's something to consider when looking at using cases designed for the original iPad Mini with the retina version.

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