iPad mini Ottebox for Retina Mini

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ks-man, Nov 16, 2013.

  1. ks-man macrumors 6502a

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    Does anybody know if the Retina mini uses the same otterbox case as the original mini? The otterbox site makes it look like there is a new one but I don't see it on Amazon or anywhere else. I don't see anyone commenting either on if it works or not.

    Thanks.
     
  2. 53kyle macrumors 65816

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    Yes, it will work. The rMini is only 0.3 millimeters thicker which makes no difference for cases.
     
  3. Z3man macrumors 6502a

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    It's only 0.3mm thicker, if it was 2.0mm thicker it wouldn't fit.
     
  4. 53kyle macrumors 65816

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    Oops, sorry, getting my measurements wrong by memory. I will edit.
     
  5. pheenix11 macrumors regular

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    I have the Otterbox Defender for the iPad Mini Retina, I specifically looked for the new version because I didn't want to take any chances. I do know of one difference at least: the new version has a hole for the additional microphone on the back while the old version doesn't.

    The primary user of our iPad mini is our 4 year old son. He does pretty well with it and when I went to sell his old one on eBay there wasn't a scratch on it thanks to the Otterbox.

    New Version
    SKU Number 77-28157 (iPad Mini Retina or iPad Mini)
    http://www.otterbox.com/iPad-mini-w..._color=20&start=1&cgid=ipad-mini-retina-cases

    Old Version
    SKU Number 77-23834 (iPad Mini)
    http://www.otterbox.com/iPad-mini-Defender-Series-Case/apl2-imin1,default,pd.html
     
  6. rrm74001 macrumors regular

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    The most simple answer to your question is no. They redesigned the Defender case for the iPad Mini with retina display. As mentioned, the main difference is that they added a hole on the back for the second microphone. It is only available for purchase direct from Otterbox, as far as I case tell.

    I highly recommend it. It is my go-to case for iPads. I already have one for the iPad Mini with retina display that I do not even have yet :).
     
  7. ks-man thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So just confirming that you got yours for the retina mini straight from Otterbox? I was hoping to see it on Amazon as it is usually $25-30 cheaper than where Otterbox sells it.
     

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