This is my first time getting an iPad and I need it well protected from my toddler so I ordered Griffin Survivor for iPad 2 which is supposed to fit 3rd generation iPad as well. I read reviews that the protective screen in the cover was not as snug against the iPad 2 so i'm guessing it will be against the new iPad bc it has more depth. I would've gone with the gumdrop but I can't risk waiting that long since I know my toddler will want to get her hands on it the first day it comes out of the box. I am okay with more bulk as long as the iPad is protected, obviously my 2 yr old doesn't know to keep her water/juice away from technology. I read reviews and it seems griffin survivor and gumdrop are equally as good! Bought mine from Amazon with free prime shipping so I'm guaranteed to receive it in 2 days.