£55 for an iPad Pro Silicone Case?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by TheLondonFella, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. TheLondonFella, Mar 21, 2016
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    TheLondonFella

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    No wonder it's the richest company on the planet ...
     
  2. AGamble macrumors regular

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    65 for the lager model iirc.

    45 for the front cover.

    Should have worked harder at school ;)
     
  3. TheLondonFella thread starter Suspended

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    The money is no issue, whatsoever.

    I just don't like being taken for a mug.
     
  4. dumastudetto macrumors 68020

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    It's a premium silicone case that has been precision engineered for absolute perfection. Is it worth the money? Hell yeah!
     
  5. SuperKerem macrumors 6502a

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    'Precision engineered' are you joking?
    It's just a rubbery plastic case!
    I've got both the front and back covers, and I do feel that I was taken for a mug. Even the guy at the Apple Store realized just how overpriced it was.
     
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    THIS is why Apple is the richest company on the planet.
     
  7. mrklaw macrumors 65816

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    are the smart covers the same as the air 2, or are there new ones specifically for the pro? Not interested in the keyboard.
     
  8. Legendts macrumors regular

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    You need to buy in Australia A$229 for the keyboard/case, A$1599 (256) for the 9.7, 12.9 A$1949 IPP and A$165 for the pencil. OUCH!
     
  9. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    Yeah it's expensive but it's still good quality. Other 3rd party cases aren't great. Still it will last me a while and I don't need replace it.
     
  10. TrueBlou macrumors demi-god

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    You don't have to buy it, expensive accessories for Apple products are nothing new. Granted with each passing year they seem to give you less product for more money. Nothing really new there either.

    Just vote with your wallet, don't buy it, buy a third party one. There's no denying the quality of the Apple ones. But there are/will be some easily as good as the Apple ones, some even better, for a lot less money. They just won't have a nice Apple logo embossed on them.
     
  11. Johnwebster79 Suspended

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    I agree, I am sure you could find quality third party cases at a fraction of the price!
     
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    Strewth
     
  14. modelbehaviour macrumors 6502

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    I do wonder how they end up charging more for the front and back silicone case than they do the pencil, surely that must cost more to produce?!
     
  15. TheLondonFella thread starter Suspended

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    Well I ordered the front & back in Midnight Blue.

    Don't get jealous but both items will be costing me £14, instead of £94!

    I was offered an £80 rebate as a goodwill gesture, after receiving 2 of the large iPad Pros with dead pixels.

    Only just got around to using it.

    See ... I'm no mug ;-)
     
  16. TheLondonFella thread starter Suspended

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    I'm also perplexed by the fact that the simple, plastic rear shell is more expensive than the Smart Cover?
     
  17. Ben foong macrumors newbie

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    which ipad pro size was this? the 9.7 or the 12.9? Had to use my retail discount perk to reduce mine to £49 today and i still feel it won't protect the 9.7's portruding camera . I'm going to sell it once griffin introduce their survivor cases which are far better value in terms of protection than apple's cases
     
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    9.7, buddy.

    But I think it's the case for both size iPads?
     
  19. Mac2me macrumors 6502a

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    Huh? So isn't the rebate just like cash? And you still spent it on the Apple case and cover despite thinking it was overpriced. Interesting.
     
  20. madmike7221 macrumors newbie

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    I bought the iPad Pro 12.9 and got the Smart Keyboard really cheap but there is no protection for the rear of the tablet
    I see they make the apple silicon case but $70 is crazy
    Do they have a case that like the apple silicon cover works with the apple Smart Keyboard
    If not I'll just have to get a hard sleeve or carry case/bag
    But was hoping for a cover that protects the rear
    Thanks for any info
    $70 for a silicon cover for the rear of a tablet just crazy
    But apple will always get someone pay it
     
  21. Dave245 macrumors 601

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    Yea it's expensive but they are very good quality, I've had both only my iPad Pro 12.9" since they first came out and they have been great, no damage or discolouration like third party cases.
     
  22. nutriousmitten macrumors regular

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    I assume their stats show that more folks likely to worry about the back of the device, at least for IPads.

    Shame they don't make the smart case for the Pro, but no question that is fully intentional and they will use the smart connector as the excuse. The Smart case for the Air 2 is nice but overpriced,but still cheaper than the back and front covers purchased separately.
     

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