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    Sarlic's Avatar
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    Default iPad 3 cases / accessories with iPad 4?

    The change to the lightning port notwithstanding, should cases, etc, made for the iPad 3 work with the 4? I thought I'd read that there would be no additioanl changes to the dimensions/enclosure, but was nervous to purchase anything. Liking the Targus Slim case, but didnt' want to drop any cash until I knew for sure.
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    Default Re: iPad 3 cases / accessories with iPad 4?

    I would like to know this as well! I just bought an expensive case for my iPad3 and was wondering if I did get the 'new iPad4' if my case would fit.
    I will probably keep my iPad3, being that I have no processor issues and even though I have lightening for my iPhone5, I still use the 30-pin dock for most everything else...
    iPhone5: white, 32GB, Verizon; iPad3: white, 32GB, LTE Verizon - iOS6
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    Oh crap. Speakers. That would be the biggest issue. If the speaker placement has changed dramatically, we're in trouble. Otherwise it SHOULD be fine. Let me see if I can check some hands on pics.

    Okay, whew. Bullet, dodged..

    iPad 3 cases / accessories with iPad 4?-apple-ipad-4-preview-hands-0.jpg

    The iPad Mini, however, has gotten the full redesign with the speakers on either side of the connector. Freaked me out for a second, as I thought it was a pic of the 4..

    Regardless, because of this all iPad 2/3 cases will work, and it just saved me $60ish dollars!

    Now, to find a cheap and sturdy iPad Mini case!
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    Default Re: iPad 3 cases / accessories with iPad 4?

    Apple didn't say this was their thinnest iPad ever, so I'm guessing that's basically saying the dimensions haven't really changed
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    Default Re: iPad 3 cases / accessories with iPad 4?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackberry Guy from CB View Post
    Apple didn't say this was their thinnest iPad ever, so I'm guessing that's basically saying the dimensions haven't really changed
    Yeah, like I expected the only physical change was the swapping of the 30 pin to the lightning connector and the internals. Battery, casing, etc.. all the same.

    That's fine with me. The only issue I had with the retina ipad was the lack of a performance boost, that's the only reason I'll upgrade my devices. Siri is nice, turn by turn is nice, but the upgrade from the iPad 2 to the 3 was nonexistent, unlike the 1 to the 2 or the 4 to the 5.

    Can't wait, I'm tired of getting shipment notifications for stuff OTHER than the damn iPad. I got so excited tonight, then I saw it was the lightning to usb connector to transfer photos. Le sigh.
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    Default Re: iPad 3 cases / accessories with iPad 4?

    According to Seidio, the same case fits the iPad 2, 3, and 4.
    http://www.seidioonline.com/category-s/8442.htm
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    I guess the big test will be the speakers. I really like the Targus slim cases, but no word from Targus yet on whether their cases will work.
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    Default Re: iPad 3 cases / accessories with iPad 4?

    If you go to Targus's website, you'll see a graphic on their iPad (3rd generation) cases that say "3 & 4"...

    "http://www.targus.com/us/section.aspx?buckettypeID=194&dBucketId=2978&navle vel1=products#dGFiPSZkbGVuZ3RoPTAmZHdpZHRoPTAmZGhl aWdodD0wJmxhc3RpdGVtPSZzb3J0Ynk9"
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    Default iPad 3 cases / accessories with iPad 4?

    I love incase designs
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    Default iPad 3 cases / accessories with iPad 4?

    I am looking a ipad 4 case that covers the bezel sides. It has to be leather something like the snugg case.
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    Default Re: iPad 3 cases / accessories with iPad 4?

    My case for iPad 3. Now it can fit for the iPad 4.

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