will the ipad 1 covers work with ipad 2?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by alent1234, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. alent1234 macrumors 603

    Jun 19, 2009
    don't really want a smartcover since they don't protect the back. wanted one of the ones that protect both sides
  2. Pballer110 macrumors 6502

    Nov 3, 2010
    probably not the new models are thinner so the shape is going to be off
  3. vajeff macrumors member

    Jan 30, 2011
    Hoping to find out later today. I do not see why it would not. May be a little looser in the cover, but should fit in. And with the flap to tuck it in it should be fine.

    Worse case scenario put it in with something else such as paper, micro cloth folded up, etc.

    I am not crazy about the Smart Covers, and like the look of the new Targus Cover. I will probably buy the Targus Cover today (provided i get the 64 blk 3G I seek). If the front does not easily fold around back on the Targus Cover (like it does on the Apple Cover), I will take it back and use the Apple Cover until something else comes out.
  4. alent1234 thread starter macrumors 603

    Jun 19, 2009
    is there a non smart cover for the iPad2? seems like apple is only trying to push the smart cover
  5. brettatk macrumors regular

    Mar 11, 2011
    I've only seen the smart covers. Maybe there will be 3rd party covers available at some point.
  6. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    The front screen protectors will work -- just need a hole punch to make a hole for the camera. The back side protectors will not work b/c it's a different shape.
  7. frunkis54 macrumors 65816


    Apr 2, 2009
    the ipad 2 will fit really sloppy in the ipad1 genuine case
  8. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    Yes, check out the Macally Bookstand2. Functionally it's the same as Smart Cover except that it protects the back and retails for $10 less. It's go some bulky corner snaps that hold the back in place, which is the only downside.
  9. vajeff macrumors member

    Jan 30, 2011
    Not saying it will be perfect, but it will fit if you want a case, and the one you want is not out yet.
  10. OceanView macrumors 65816

    Sep 16, 2005
  11. Eric8199 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 27, 2009
    When I was at Best Buy on launch day, Griffin had a really nice folio case for the iPad 2 similar to the original Apple one but not quite as crappy. Unfortunately, they had no iPad 2s left to go with it!
  12. JROC453 macrumors regular

    Jun 22, 2010
    South Florida
    Well I'm using a Targus leather folding case that I had for my iPad 1. It fits almost perfect. I pealed off my power support screen protector and put it on plastic wrap and installed it on my iPad 2 it also fits almost perfect. Not one bubble. I'm really good at putting them on ;). Also... I did not have to cut out for the front facing camra. :cool:

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