Will your old iPad case fit the new 10.2-inch iPad?

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Will your old iPad case fit the new 10.2-inch iPad?

Best answer: Cases that fit the iPad Air 3 (2019) should fit the new 10.2-inch iPad; however, there are a few things to consider if you're looking for a case for the new iPad.The new entry-level iPad: 10.2-inch iPad ($329 at Apple)Take a keyboard with you: Smart Keyboard ($159 at Apple)

Slight different dimensions, but it shouldn't matter too much

The iPad Air 3 and the new 10.2-inch iPad are very similar in size, so much so, that we don't think most cases will have a problem fitting both; however, there are a few differences.

While both models have the exact same height and width — 9.8 inches and 6.8 inches respectively — the new 10.2-inch iPad is slightly thicker with a depth measurement or 0.29 inches rather than the 0.25 inches of the iPad Air. This difference is not likely to affect too many cases, but the depth difference could make an older iPad Air 3 case sit a little less snug on the new iPad.

It's important to note that both Apple's Smart Cover and Smart Keyboard accessories fit the iPad Air 3 and the 10.2-inch iPad.

Don't forget about the screen

The 10.2-inch iPad has a slightly smaller screen that the iPad Air 3 — the latter of which has a 10.5-inch screen. If you have an iPad Air 3 case that has a built-in screen protector, that screen protector will be a little off if you slap that case on the new 10.2-inch iPad.

Cases we like so far

There have been some cases that have caught our eye for the new 10.2-inch iPad. If you want to absolutely make sure you get a case that fits the new iPad, check out our favorite 10.2-inch iPad cases.

Luke Filipowicz
Staff Writer

Luke Filipowicz has been a writer at iMore, covering Apple for nearly a decade now. He writes a lot about Apple Watch and iPad but covers the iPhone and Mac as well. He often describes himself as an "Apple user on a budget" and firmly believes that great technology can be affordable if you know where to look. Luke also heads up the iMore Show — a weekly podcast focusing on Apple news, rumors, and products but likes to have some fun along the way. 

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