2018 iPad Pro 12.9" Sleeve Recommendations?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by duelingdragons, Nov 4, 2018.

  1. duelingdragons macrumors 65816

    May 13, 2007
    Orlando, FL
    Hey all - Getting my 12.9" IPP on Wednesday along with the Smart Keyboard, which I understand offers some protection.

    That being said, I'm still a bit nervous about scratching the sides of the device when my IPP will be in my bag, etc.

    In the past I've used laptop sleeves, but I'd like something a little nicer for this device. Anyone have any recommendations for something to protect the device while transporting?

  2. ckiggins macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2012
    Richmond, VA
    I actually ordered the Apple sleeve for the 13" MacBook and MacBook Air. I'm going to see how that works. I wasn't a fan of the original 12.9" sleeve that they had because of the pencil pouch at the top, and you can't buy them anymore anyway.
  3. OptyCT macrumors 6502

    Nov 9, 2008
    I'll also be purchasing a sleeve for my new 12.9" IPP. As a reference, here are the dimensions of the old IPP vs. the new:

    iPad Pro 12.9" (2017): 12.04 x 8.69 x .27
    iPad Pro 12.9" (2018): 11.04 x 8.46 x .23

    I'm partial to fitted sleeves where the iPad doesn't move around too much. Using a 2017 iPad sleeve with the new one would leave about an inch of travel inside the sleeve. I think I'll wait until the new sleeves hit the street. Also, I'd like one with a pouch for the Apple pencil. Sliding the iPad in and out of a sleeve with the pencil attached to it seems like an exercise in frustration.
  4. Azathoth123 macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2018
    Fountain City
    Does anyone have a cheap sleeve/case option until better options become available?
  5. lewisd25 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 6, 2007
    I recommend the WaterField Designs iPad Pro sleeve case. Lots of protection and has a pencil holder.
  6. bandrews macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2008

    I've always used these sleeves with my ipads. You can choose the fit depending on which cover you're using and can go for a top or side loading sleeve depending on if you plan to use the Pencil. Well made, relatively cheap.
  7. odanrot macrumors newbie


    Jun 16, 2015
    Just ordered the Waterfield sleeve. Love their products.
  8. gjr74 macrumors member


    Sep 23, 2017
    PA, USA
    I wonder if Apple will release new sleeves at all. Correct me if I’m wrong but I think they introduced the leather sleeves at the same time they introduced the previous generation iPad pros, about a year and a half ago? And I’m wondering if they have even sold well, considering how expensive they were.
  9. Magnus41 macrumors newbie

    Jul 31, 2018
    I bought a leather sleeve for my IPP 10.5 like a month ago (I knew new ipads were coming but I always loved the look of the sleeve). Now I want to buy an 11 inch IPP but I really hope it can still fit in the sleeve, as I plan on buying the new ipad on december I was wondering if someone here would be so kind to try it out for me and tell if it fits.
  10. vkuber macrumors regular


    Feb 8, 2010
    Thanks for posting this. Just ordered!

  11. darkarn macrumors 6502a

    Apr 8, 2017
    I am trying to see if those cheap 2 SGD A4 cushioned sleeves will work, it will take a while for me to find though as already 2 Daisos I went to does not have it

    Other 100 yen shops (of which Daiso is one but obviously have to sell their stuff at 2 SGD) might have it but I am not in Japan so I will have to see if I have the time to find other Daiso branches
  12. Momof9 macrumors 6502

    Aug 22, 2018
  13. Cgdaw macrumors newbie

    Nov 19, 2018
    Are you saying if you order the top loading sleeve it’ll fit the Apple Pencil too?

    Just ordered one myself (top loading) and I’m hoping the pencil will fit as well
  14. Sumter macrumors 6502


    May 21, 2014

    This is the sleeve I ordered from Amazon to fit my new 2018 12.9 iPad Pro, it also has a pocket for Apple Pencil... although they seem to have just updated the name and didn’t change the actual product’s design or dimensions, so wondering how well the Pencil will fit, since it’s smaller than the last generation Pencil. I won’t be getting it until next Monday for the black color due to backorders but seems to be a solid option.

    That being said, this thread should be moved to the iPad Accessories section, not iPad section.
  15. bandrews macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2008
    No - think just the side loader fits the pencil but not sure as haven't tried.
  16. RevTEG macrumors 6502a


    Oct 28, 2012
    San Jose, Ca
    Thanks for this post. I’m been wondering if the 2017 Apple leather sleeve would work with the new 12.9 with keyboard folio attached. Wonder how the new pencil fits in the 2017 pencil slot on the leather sleeve?
  17. ht5pilot macrumors newbie

    Sep 15, 2011
    I just received my Amazon order today for the Comfyable laptop sleeve. I bought it because it had similar dimensions as the iPad Pro 12.9” (3rd Generation) with Smart Keyboard. I have tried many sleeves from Amazon, but mainly end up returing all of them except this one.
  18. Robertjan88 macrumors regular

    Oct 30, 2018
    For a case: Ztotop. They support charging the new pencil and are almost a 4th of the price Apple is charging.
    12.9 inch : https://www.amazon.com/Ztotop-12-9-...p+iPad+pro&dpPl=1&dpID=51kP6YXqQbL&ref=plSrch
    11 inch : https://www.amazon.com/Ztotop-Stron...pad+pro+11&dpPl=1&dpID=51R8MIC1ukL&ref=plSrch

    For a sleeve: ProCase : https://www.amazon.com/ProCase-Sleeve-Case-Bag-Protective/dp/B016Z3EFL0

    I own both ProCase and the 12.9 inch version of Ztotop and am extremely happy so far.

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