I was one of those who remained dubious that iPad 2 back covers would fit, but according to the Macworld review, they tried several, and they seem to fit just fine. The 2011 and 2012 iPad vintages are so alike, in fact, that they can use the same Smart Covers. And all but the most exacting iPad 2 cases will probably work on the third-generation model. I tried the new iPad with a few assorted iPad 2 cases hanging around our offices and it fit in all of them just fine. http://www.macworld.com/article/1165849/review_the_third_generation_ipad.html Lets hope my old Incase Mag Snap works...loved that thing!