Apple unveiled the new iPad 3 earlier this week and while it wasn’t a radical new design, its subtle changes over the iPad 2 may pose as a problem for owners of the iPad 2 who wish to upgrade to the iPad 3 but continue to use the same accessories.
Will your iPad 2 case fit on the new iPad 3?
In terms of height and width, the new iPad 3 and iPad 2 are identical. The difference lays in its weight, thickness and a slightly redesigned tapering shell. Now given that the front display and bezel is identical to that of the iPad 2, you can expect screen protectors and cases which just cover the front (e.g. Smart Cover) to be perfectly compatible.
In the same aspect, sleeves and other kinds of cases that give enough room for you to easily slip in the tablet should be compatible with the iPad 3. However if you happened to have one of those hardcover cases which are designed exactly for the iPad 2, then it will not work on the iPad 3 mainly due to the different tapering and extra thickness.
Simultaneously, other accessories like speaker docks may also pose a problem whereas things like Bluetooth keyboards, charges and cables should be compatible.