If you’re waiting for your new iPad to arrive, you might be wondering about cases. The difference in the thickness between an iPad 2 and an iPad 3 is only about half a millimeter: is that enough to mean you need to buy a new case?
After putting our new iPad through its paces, we’re happy to say that it will probably be a very rare thing indeed for a case to be incompatible with the new iPad.
We get sent a lot of cases here at Cult of Mac, so the first thing we did when we brought our new iPad home was start trying to see which iPad 2 cases still fit.
The answer? All of them. Not only folio and sleeve cases, but even back cover cases, which fit the iPad 2 as tight as a glove. Every single iPad 2 case we tried on our new iPad fit just fine.
Don’t want to take our word for it? When we were at the Apple Store this morning, all of the Apple employees on hand were telling new iPad customers that all iPad 2 cases fit the new iPad. Every single one of them.
So if you have a favorite case, don’t throw it away just yet. Looks like you’ll get to use it for another year at least.