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Thread: The new iPad
03-16-2012, 07:38 PM #1The new iPad
Anyone if the screen size is the same as the iPad 2 and accessory for the iPad 2 work on the new iPad? Thanks
03-21-2012, 01:34 AM #2
Screen size is the same as for accessories as long as it does use magnets or are too snug fitting they work.
But iPad 2 smart covers like i said that have magnets won't work with the new iPad
03-31-2012, 07:48 AM #3
Only the early production smart cover 2's have some problems with the magnets. The rest produced lately are fine. Even the ones that were early production, have a 50-50 chance of the magnet polarity being correct and thus will work with the new iPad 3. If you get one that doesn't work Apple gladly take it back.
Many third-party cases have the issue with the magnet and again it's going to be a 50-50 situation with the magnets working or not because they did not install them with regard to proper polarity.
Apple on the iPad 3 made the magnets polarity specific so that the on/off switch would be more reliable and not subject to falsely turning off for turning on.