Currently Being ModeratedMar 8, 2012 3:14 AM (in response to Mason168)
I have ordered a case for The new iPad from INVELLOP on amazon.
Looks like it will be a great case!
Here is a link to amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006R2OH4A
And here is a picture:
Currently Being ModeratedMar 8, 2012 4:12 AM (in response to Mason168)
I thought i'd do the same thing, turns out this new ipad is thicker than the iPad 2, so yeh i cancelled my order, have a look in the comparison between iPad 2 and the New iPad, and see the difference in size so annoyed i hope i get a refund for my case. But the screen proctectors should all fit, because the smart covers are for both gens now
Currently Being ModeratedMar 8, 2012 4:25 AM (in response to iLoving)
Odd that they (Invellop) say the case fits both the iPad 2 and the new iPad. Other major legitimate case manufacturers are saying their iPad 2 cases are not compatible with the new iPad.
Belkin has a bunch for the new iPad: http://www.targus.com/us/section.aspx?buckettypeID=194&dBucketId=2978&navlevel1= products#tab-2978
Personally, I don't care for any of the Belkin ones -- there's one that's a 'maybe', however, it has a stylus holder built into the back -- yuck.
Speck has a sign-up page for email notification when their new iPad cases are launched: https://www.speckproducts.com/ipad
Currently Being ModeratedMar 8, 2012 4:16 AM (in response to benjitek)
I think compatibility all depends on how they're made. the 3 is .03 thicker than the 2. So a portfolio case with a bit of elastic would be more forgiving than a form fitting snap on case.
That one up above may not fit but a 'slide it into' portfolio case would probably just be a bit of a tight fit.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 8, 2012 4:34 AM (in response to Skydiver119)
I think I'll just use a slide in one (griffin's jumper) till I find an alternative to snapshield. And ya screen protector and smart covers seems to work so they are ordered already
@benjitek those you linked are not what im searching for, I am looking for a hard back cover that is compatible with the smart cover. For the ipad2 I have the snapshield and it worked perfect for me, hence the reason I want to get it again.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 8, 2012 9:48 AM (in response to Mason168)
I ordered the new iPad yesterday as well and wanted to buy a case like an Otterbox, something that can withstand a 3 year old wild child. I asked Apple directly if the iPad 2 cases would work on the new iPad, no they won't. Biggest thing was the camera is bigger on the new iPad than the iPad 2. So we will have to be patient, pray for no accidents or buy a flimsy case from Apple until the other guys come out with tough cases.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 8, 2012 9:56 AM (in response to Mason168)
The best case manufacturers will wait to get their hands on a newPad and customize it - particularly for the hard cases. Very possible a soft case might work on both models, but fit would not be perfect. I plan on getting a fairly low end iPad2 case (have a spare one I can access) until I find a nice one on which I'm willing to splurge.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 8, 2012 11:04 AM (in response to Mason168)
Griffin says some of their cases will fit. And although skeptical, I believe them and expect a refund if it doesn't work. Afterall, its only .6mm of a difference, thats hardly anything!
Personally, I like the intellicase.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 8, 2012 6:39 PM (in response to Mason168)
Case-mate just released some covers for the new iPad. It has a barely there snap on case for the back that works with the smart cover. Personally, that is what I am looking for, but I want a clear back, so you can still see the back of the iPad. This barely there case comes in 3 colors, but it is not clear/see through, which is what I am looking for. Hopefully this can help you.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 9, 2012 1:39 AM (in response to Lepzipadidia)
Thanks for the CaseMate info, however, the one you mentioned as well as all their cases for the new iPad are listed as 'coming soon'. I think we're all looking for something we can order now so that our shiny new iPads go from box-to-case before they get dented or scratched. Thanks though for stopping by
Currently Being ModeratedMar 9, 2012 7:01 AM (in response to PogoPossum)
I did some searching yesterday and found that a number of the leading manufacturers are already selling "new" iPad cases... I'm a little skeptical of how well the hard factor cases will work, but plan on ordering the Otterbox Defender and returning it if the fit is not right. The difference is only 0.6 mm, so minor, but if the curving of the back is different then some of these hard cases may not work.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 9, 2012 7:48 AM (in response to Mason168)
Thanks for the info. I'm quite fond of the case-mate ones but hopefully they willl make clear or smoked ones. The UK side of the site doesnt seem to be listing them, we at uk may have to wait alittle longer