iPad2 cases to fit iPad3?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by Richard8655, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. Richard8655, Feb 9, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2012

    Richard8655 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 11, 2009
    With the new photos of the iPad3 exterior case and from rumors, it seems the iPad3 will likely fit most iPad2 protective cases (covers).

    Does this seem plausible?
  2. seong macrumors 65816


    Feb 11, 2010
    Well, if it's 100% same, then it should work. But, if it's slightly thicker, then some of the cases, like the ZUM Back cover, could not work.

    Wait for the official release of the iPad 3, or iPad 2S. If Tim Cook (or whoever it's going to be) says that there are absolutely no external&cosmetic changes, then it will work.
  3. ninerfan macrumors regular

    Apr 8, 2011
    As far as the ZUM back cover goes, this is what was told to me by the U.S. rep for ZUM in Hong Kong. They were going to replace my pink cover free of charge due to cracking in the corners. However, they are no longer manufacturing the iPad 2 covers, they are "preparing for iPad 3", and they only have frost or smoke black iPad 2 covers left.

    I can only assume that means there may be a slight difference in size of the back. It is rumored that the original Apple Smart Cover will fit the ipad 3.
  4. xraytech macrumors 68030

    Mar 24, 2010
    Well according to this, from Engadget, the form factor is the same. Unless apple is going to release an iPad Two Thirds.

  5. Richard8655 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 11, 2009
    Thanks guys. I ask because I bought a fairly expensive cover made for iPad2 in anticipation it would work for iPad3. It wasn't a hard case form fitting type, but more of a flexible slip-over type cover.

    Took a risk but we'll have to see. So far looks positive. Looks like the external ports/camera access will be the same.
  6. WLS, Feb 11, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2012

    WLS macrumors 65816

    Jul 10, 2008
    I thought I read that the camera position had changed slightly (based on an analysis of a rumored iPad3 shell part.). but if your case covers that then no problem. I bought a W/F sleeve for my iPad2 and as far as I can determine as long as the width and height are the same a slight difference in thickness will not be a problem.
    Here is a link toshow what I am talking about..
  7. taskmanager macrumors regular

    Jan 12, 2009
    I bet it will be slight. Like the iphone att vs verizon with the side buttons
  8. TC25 macrumors 68020

    Mar 28, 2011
    As if anyone here would know this.:rolleyes:
  9. Richard8655 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 11, 2009
    Never expected anyone would know this. Just speculatiing. What does anyone really know from Apple? Strange comment.
  10. TC25 macrumors 68020

    Mar 28, 2011
    Strange question.
  11. MartyF81 macrumors 6502

    Sep 5, 2010
    Chicago IL
    The Smart covers will fit on both the 2 and the 3.

    There is a "compatibility" chart on the smart cover sales pages in the store.
  12. Kukulcan macrumors 6502

    May 14, 2011
    From the looks I really hope my Vaja Libretto will fit. If so I will gladly pay the "upgrade" price for the iPad itself.
  13. kobyh15 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 29, 2011
    Think I would have problems with the Yoobao executive leather case for the iPad 2 fitting the iPad 3? Trying to get all my accessories to be here when my new iPad gets here. Don't really want to wait for "official" iPad 3 case if the current version 3 will work just fine.
  14. RamGuy macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2011
  15. kobyh15 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 29, 2011
    I'm banking on it not mattering much. I just ordered the Yoobao folio case I mentioned above off of Amazon for 25 bucks shipped. Great price and 30 day return policy if it doesn't fit. I don't want a naked iPad when I get it though.
  16. LR Hog macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2012

    What about the Zum SC Ultimate for iPad2? Will it fit the New iPad?
  17. ejisfun macrumors regular

    Jan 7, 2011
    All of the tight snap on backs such as the Zum Ultimate or the Speck Smartshell will not fit the new iPad.
  18. ScubaCinci macrumors 65816


    Jul 11, 2008
    Cincinnati OH
    LOL...their site says "Due to the nature of the Vintage leather, color of the case may vary from the picture"

    Vintage leather??? Is that like from old cows?
  19. TC25 macrumors 68020

    Mar 28, 2011
    It's so easy to get the dimensions of the new iPad instead of guessing, right?

    The new iPad is 0.6 mm thicker or .02 inches. With the possible exception of the hard, plastic snap on cases and skins, every iPad2 case will fit.
  20. Dane89 macrumors newbie

    Mar 16, 2012
    Whats about the price?
    I couldn't get any idea from there?
    But I really got impressed from it. I wish to have one. :)
  21. glen e macrumors 68030

    Jun 19, 2010
    Ft Lauderdale
    no fit for khomo either
  22. batotman macrumors 6502

    Mar 14, 2012
    Strong suspicion some older Incipio cases fit (like the NGP). The specs are identical on the website.
  23. Laserawesome macrumors member

    Mar 7, 2012
    Boston, MA
    This is not true. I literally just bought an incase magnetic snap cover for iPad 2 and it fits perfectly! I bought it hoping it would fit, knowing I could easily return it if it didn't and it does. Even the camera hole is the right size.
  24. devilsnj30 macrumors member

    Mar 16, 2012
    The Speck Fit Folio Does not fit.
  25. gquiring macrumors regular


    Oct 19, 2007
    My generic eBay snap on case won't fit my iPad 3. It just won't snap in.

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