New cases for the New iPad.  Or iPad (3rd generation).  Or iPad 3.  In any case, here’s what we know.

New cases for the New iPad. Or iPad (3rd generation). Or iPad 3. In any case, here’s what we know.

You know the scene at the end of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” all the Whos in Whoville join hands and sing that Wahoo Dorris song? It’s sort of like that here at the GriffPlex, only without the handholding. Or the singing. Or the inimitable Thurl Ravenscroft doing clever songs that double as character exposition.

But we’re really excited about the new iPad (3rd generation). Here’s the short version:

  • Weight  – 1.44 lbs (652 g) – heavier by 51 grams
  • Dimensions – 9.5″ X 7.31″ X .37″ – thicker by .6 mm
  • Screen – 2048 X 1536-pixel resolution on a 9.7″ Multi-Touch display – pixellier by millions
  • Chipset – “Dual-core Apple A5X custom-designed, high-performance, low-power system-on-a-chip with quad-core graphics” – speedier
  • Camera – 5 MP iSight camera – higher resolution by 4 megapixels

Now here’s the great news.

Based on Apple’s public specs, most Griffin cases for iPad 2 will fit the new iPad.  And you can buy them all now here in the Griffin store.  So you can order now and have a brand-new case to keep your new iPad protected from anything from scratches and jolts to the stray spoonful of Who-hash.

Oh and did we mention we’re giving away a boatload of gear and an iPad 3?  Sign up for the newsletter to enter.


  • JohnK

    “most Griffin cases for iPad 2 will fit the new iPad” umm… maybe you could, like, list the ones that definitely fit so we know which ones to order? Just sayin’.

  • Sioda

    QUESTION RE: THE “SURVIVOR” CASE:  Based on the above post by Griffin, indicating that “most Griffin cases for iPad 2 will fit the new iPad,” can Griffin (or someone else) confirm that Griffin’s “Survivor” case for iPad 2 will fit the new iPad?  Thanks.

    • Griffin Technology

      Hi Sioda.  Yes, in fact, Survivor for iPad 2 fits iPad 3 just fine.  Thanks!  ^WebW

      • Kelly M. Spore

        That’s good to hear that it fits. 2 questions: 1) I’ve read the camera connection kit does not fit using this case 2) does the case use the magnets to lock/unlock, if so does that work on the iPad 3?

  • HP

    There is a lot of talk that iPad 2 cases will not work with the new iPad as the magnets that work the auto wake feature have moved in the device. Could you please tell me which of your cases are the best fit/will work with the wake feature correctly?

    • Griffin Technology

      HP – we got a list from our QA guys late Friday evening of those cases that fit and work with the iPad’s Auto-Wake feature based on actual product testing with the new iPad.  I’ll post that list in a new blog post this morning.

    • Griffin Technology

      To take the most advantage of the sleep/wake function on your iPad 2 or iPad 3, we recommend our IntelliCase.  It combines the protection of a hard shell for your iPad with a fold-away cover that works with the Sleep-Wake feature on your iPad 2 or iPad 3.  

      Here’s a link:


  • Rich

    New iPad is thicker by .8 mm, NOT the .6 mm you estimated! So, will the Grip Vue case
    properly fit the New iPad??

    • Griffin Technology

      Hi Rich.  The Grip Vue is not a Griffin product, so I can’t speak to its fit.  Thanks.  ^WebW

  • Josh

    The new iPad fits in most cases designed for iPad 2 without any trouble. Although some cases designed specifically for the ipad 3 will stick out a little over the top when using an ipad 2, depending on the design.