As mentioned in a previous post, now that the new iPad is in the hands of our customers they were able to confirm that our smart cover compatible carbon fiber case does fit on the new Apple iPad. The framework of this case is molded ABS frame with inlayed carbon fiber. The ABS material has a stiff rubber feel to it. I really liked adding this material into the mix because it does offer shock absorbing qualities. The installation process is simple. The preferred method is to heat up the frame with a simple hair dryer for a minute or two. As the frame heats up it will become more flexible and slightly expand. Next, snap the frame onto your new iPad. It will quickly form to it and provide a secure protective fit. It's that simple. As always we are here to support our products and provide any customer assistance needed.