Otterbox case for the new iPad

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FFAP1234

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Hi everybody I'm new in the iPad forum ( not I the iPhone ) I just wanted to ask if anybody knows the otterbox case for the iPad 2 will fit the new one? If yes I would like to order it before my new iPad arrives : ) thank you all.
 

RoofMonkey

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Hi everybody I'm new in the iPad forum ( not I the iPhone ) I just wanted to ask if anybody knows the otterbox case for the iPad 2 will fit the new one? If yes I would like to order it before my new iPad arrives : ) thank you all.
I looked at Otterbox's page and they are advertising the Defender for the new iPad and iPad 2 as one unit.
99.9% sure it will fit.
New iPad is only .5mm thicker.
 

mbairguy

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Hi everybody I'm new in the iPad forum ( not I the iPhone ) I just wanted to ask if anybody knows the otterbox case for the iPad 2 will fit the new one? If yes I would like to order it before my new iPad arrives : ) thank you all.
Yes. The website first stated that the defender case would fit both ipads; shortly after, the page design completely changed to feature the new ipad. The new PN: APL2-IPADD-20-E40TR_A, hasn't yet shown up at Amazon.

I have also taken interest in the Gumdrop Military case (avail. Mar.28). Three (now) ipads with ob defender cases in "one" household will create issues. Imagine this scenario...wife says "OK, whose ipad is this...is it mine?.." Then, I say "turn it on and if you are blown away by the stunning display then no, it is not yours.."
 
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You should give the otterbox a comparison with gumdrop - drop series / military version first. Dust filters all around and a inner and outer shell with screen protection. Best $69 I ever spent. March 28 they sell ipad3 versions.
Also Griffin survivor case is right up there with gumdrop. Otterbox is way under biult . No screen protection either. Overpriced to for how light it is. Griffin is strong as is gumdrop. The two best.
 

mbairguy

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The new otterbox defender case "does" have an integral screen protector now. I guess they felt the heat from other vendor models. My new defender case arrives tomorrow and I will compare it to the old style.

I will be purchasing the Gumdrop Miltary case when it becomes available later this month. It is more my style.

I purchased iVisor screen protectors for both my iPad2, and my MBAir. These are undoubtedly the best screen protection systems made...wow.
 

billnye97

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I'm just curious but why do you guys need a protector that is military grade? Are you actually taking it out in Iraq or something? It just seems overkill and makes the product look silly if you really don't need that much protection.
 

mbairguy

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I'm just curious but why do you guys need a protector that is military grade? Are you actually taking it out in Iraq or something? It just seems overkill and makes the product look silly if you really don't need that much protection.
I use my iPad extensively for businesss. It travels around in a backpack; into everything from paper mills, power plants; to pool decks, or the beach. The iPad2 is not that much bulkier with one of these cases than the original iPad without. It is also easier to hold; prop against a wall while using powerpoint, blah, blah, blah....

Silly is your opinion that I don't happen to share.
 

RoofMonkey

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I'm just curious but why do you guys need a protector that is military grade? Are you actually taking it out in Iraq or something? It just seems overkill and makes the product look silly if you really don't need that much protection.
Piece of mind that it's protected against just about anything for me.
 

billnye97

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I use my iPad extensively for businesss. It travels around in a backpack; into everything from paper mills, power plants; to pool decks, or the beach. The iPad2 is not that much bulkier with one of these cases than the original iPad without. It is also easier to hold; prop against a wall while using powerpoint, blah, blah, blah....

Silly is your opinion that I don't happen to share.
Well I just wanted to know what people were using it for that required such a case. For instance, I have a friend who has the otterbox case for his iPhone and it is very unnecessary for his needs. He has never gone to a paper mill or power plant with it. Thanks for the nonsarcastic answer.