iPad mini Will iPad mini cases fit iPad mini retinas?

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  1. pinkoos macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    I know the retina is a hair thicker than the original iPad mini, so just wondering if anybody who has a retina mini in hand has tried an original mini case on it?

    Thanks.
     
  2. TB07-NJ macrumors 68020

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    Some do, it fact I'd probably bet many of them do ... my cheap "Poetic" Mini1 case fits my new Mini2 but you can tell it's "just not quite right" which was why I ordered a new one (for $8 it was cheap enough). I think a lot of them will fit both models depending on how they hold the Mini2. The Poetic would be (IMO) the hardest to fit due to how it snaps on the pad, yet it sort-of does. It's good enough for the interim.
     
  3. jmpage2 macrumors 68030

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    it's a 1 mm difference so probably most will stretch a bit and fit. Some higher end cases will probably get new molds for the rMini though.
     
  4. pinkoos thread starter macrumors regular

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  5. lawlbringer macrumors regular

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    Will the smart cover for the original still work with the retina?
     
  6. Ryox macrumors 6502a

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    yes it will
     
  7. dcpmark macrumors 6502a

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    The Speck back shell available at the Apple Store fits perfectly, which is good because I prefer the 2-piece solution of a Smart Cover and lightweight rear shell to the Smart Case anyway.
     
  8. stu.h macrumors 65816

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    0.3mm
     
  9. jmpage2 macrumors 68030

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    Ah, I thought the thickness was 1mm more on the new one... at .3mm it's hard to believe anyone with an existing case will bother retooling for this one.
     
  10. matneh macrumors regular

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    I concur that the hard plastic back shells (like the poetic) will not fit the new mini retina. Poetic is releasing new ones for the "mini 2" as they call it.
     
  11. bkribbs macrumors 65816

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    I bought an i-blazon one today for the mini 2, we'll see how it works.
     
  12. asdtfdr macrumors member

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    Don't forget that the new mini has 2 mics, one of them on the back.
     
  13. dcpmark macrumors 6502a

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    GREAT point. I noticed yesterday that the Speck shell that fits doesn't have the second hole for the mic on the back.
     
  14. jm5309 macrumors regular

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    My Speck Candyshell for the original mini fits my retina mini just fine. I wasn't expecting it to, so it was a nice surprise.
     
  15. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    I use mine naked.

    I mean, I do not like to use a case at all.

    I have a leather sleeve from Saddleback Leather to carry it in, but for using the device, I am trying to avoid covering it in plastic or any other material. It is soooooooo nice....

    And got AppleCare+ just in case....
     
  16. asdtfdr macrumors member

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    I was thinking of getting a Smart Cover compatible hard back, but I'll go naked too. I've just bought a custom sleeve from etsy that fits the iPad with the Smart Cover.
     

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