I was thinking of upgrading from the 9.7" but not having back protection is a major turn off for how much you pay.
This is a bit baffling to me (until I remember it's Apple, and they're in charge of what I want, not me).
Any reason to think our old Silicon backs wouldn't fit...?
Will the old 12.9 silicone case work on the new 12.9?
While the dimensions of the 12.9 iPad may be the same, I've just looked at my 12.9" silicone case...
- the microphone holes are different between 12.9" version 1 and version 2.
- the camera, while in the same spot, is now raised, and I'm not sure it will fit in the version 1 silicone case. Camera cutout was already very tight.
- as already mentioned, flash will be completely covered.
Problem solved - Thank you!I didn't want to leave my new 12.9" iPad with no back cover, so I purchased this ESR back cover from Amazon for only $12.99:
Initially I was thinking this would be a temporary back until something better comes along, but it's actually pretty nice. Light and thin so it doesn't add much bulk... fits perfectly, even with the smart keyboard.
It's easy to hold, not as "grippy" as the silicone back, but it's much better than the slippery metal back of the iPad.
All in all, I'd recommend it! For $12.99, can't go wrong and if Apple produces a new silicone back at some point I'll reconsider upgrading.