new iPad case compatibility?

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

  1. simeonbain macrumors newbie

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    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 macrumors P6

    Newtons Apple

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    I think the new iPad is thicker, I would wait till you can order the real thing.
     
  3. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    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.

    https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/the-new-ipad-vs-9-7-inch-ipad-pro-and-ipad-air-2.2038205/
     

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