iPad mini Lifeproof nuud mini: using the non-retina case on the retina version?

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  1. davideotape macrumors 6502

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    It seems like this would have been addressed at length here, but search isn't yielding much results.

    i recently bought the Groupon lifeproof nuud for iPad mini with the impression that it worked with the retina display version too (groupon indicated as much)

    today i get a notice that it supposedly doesn't work with the retina version. i understand the issue with the two mics and don't care about that. what i care about is waterproofing. the retina version is .3 mm deeper, will that depth render the waterproofing useless?

    nothing looked out of the ordinary when i put it on and if it weren't for the email today i wouldn't have given it a second thought.
     
  2. Tortri macrumors 6502a

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    He seem to have success:

    First look: http://youtu.be/oCaBvbEQ8rw

    Review: http://youtu.be/5TAsLRX_gf4

    Snow test: http://youtu.be/YXxavRLxTiE

    I had used it in the shower watching Netflix and seem to work fine, no leaks, But i only did that twice. The internal seal is the water stopping seal, the edge one is like an initial seal stopping most of the water but some will get in due to the retina thickness, even the lifeproof nuud retina version does this though not as much.

    I had returned the original nuud eventually getting the retina version when it was released for my own peace of mind

    I am not guarantee it will always stop water I'm just telling you my experience and showing others experience.

    -Tortri
     
  3. hungx macrumors 6502

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    The retina Nuud should fit the non retina iPad mini and vice versa. The only difference between the two cases is that the retina Nuud has an extra opening for the secondary mic on the retina iPad mini.
     

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