new iPad case compatibility?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by simeonbain, Mar 24, 2017.

  1. simeonbain macrumors newbie

    Mar 24, 2017
    Just ordered the new (5th Generation) 9.7" iPad. Wondering if anyone know if iPad Air 1 cases are completely compatible with it? In particular, I'm looking at getting a back protection skin.

    I know the iPad Air had a silent/orientation switch which the new iPad does not. Have any of the other buttons/camera moved?
  2. Newtons Apple Suspended

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I think the new iPad is thicker, I would wait till you can order the real thing.
  3. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    The new iPad 9.7 is the same thickness as the iPad Air 1 from my understanding. Essentially, Apple used the Air 1 casing for this new iPad. And the camera/buttons have the same position. Here is an article listing the dimensions of the new iPad and comparing them to the Air 2/Pro 9.7.

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