iPad mini Retina Mini: Will we need new cases?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by suttong, Nov 9, 2013.

  1. suttong macrumors newbie

    Oct 1, 2012
    I've searched and have not seen a thread on this yet - pls post a link if there already is one:

    The new minis depth increases by only 0.3mm. Given how snug the existing mini cases can fit from various companies, I have a feeling some cases will not be compatible with both models.

    Since I am planning to buy a new retina mini I have reservations to buying the current cases designed for the old minis.
  2. KylePowers macrumors 68000


    Mar 5, 2011
    Well aside from the depth size, there's also a microphone on the back now, which imaginably would require a slight redesign in cases.

  3. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    The rMini is only like a 1/10 of an inch thicker. I would think even the most form fitting case could compensate for that minute increase, though the mini might not be completely flush w/ the case.

    Or an Xacto knife.

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