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Apple launched its new 11-inch and 13-inch iPad Pro models on May 15, and there's still a notable lack of cases available for the device. For new owners wanting to protect their pricey investment from scuffs or an accidental drop, we've shortlisted a handful of options.

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We would have included the popular Zugu brand in this shortlist, but the company says it is still working on new cases for the M4 iPad Pro and plans to make them available in June or July.

Burton Goods Magnetic Leather Case

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A full-grain leather case with a soft microfiber lining, Burton Goods' slim but pricey case props up to offer multiple viewing angles, and the front flap supports the iPad Pro's sleep/wake function. Equipped with "rare-earth magnets," it also includes a magnetic tab that folds back when not in use and secures an Apple Pencil Pro during transit. There's an internal leather pocket for storing a few documents, and it's topped off with a hand-stitched French hem. The 11-inch model costs $169.95, while the 13-inch version comes in at $179.95. Burton Goods is the recent new venture of Brian Holmes, former Pad & Quill president.



Torro Leather Case

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Handcrafted using cowhide leather, Torro's case offers one of the more elegant finishes out of the cases listed here. The inner frame is designed for optimal shock absorption to protect against drops and impacts, while flexible sides aim to make it easy to insert and remove the iPad. It offers three adjustable standing angles, the highest angle for watching videos and the lowest for a stable surface to type or use your Apple Pencil. It also includes an indented groove on the side of the frame for charging Apple Pencil Pro, as well as the USB-C, and 2nd Gen Apple Pencils. Lastly, the front cover supports the iPad's sleep/wake feature. Pre-orders are open for the 11-inch ($74.99) and 13-inch ($89.99) versions, and the cases ship by May 30.



Otterbox Statement Series Studio Case

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The Statement Series Studio Case is slim and features a soft, durable fabric finish. The adjustable stand offers a range of viewing angles for typing, streaming, drawing, or video calls. Its front detaches to save space while working or commuting. There's also decent corner protection to save the screen in the event of a drop, and it includes a dedicated space to store your Apple Pencil. It's a pricey option though: The 11-inch model is $89.95, while the 13-inch version is $99.95. Color options are limited to Blue and Gray.



UAG Metropolis SE Series Folio

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The Metropolis SE Series is foremost designed for protection, and has a robust and durable design. Constructed with a lightweight composite material and a soft, impact-resistant core, this case is engineered to withstand significant drops. The corners also provide additional defense against scratches and dents in the event of accidental falls. The folio cover doubles as a stand, and the case also features a smooth PU exterior that's easy to wipe clean, while the Apple Pencil holder supports Apple Pencil pairing and charging. UAG says the case has been tested for medical environments, and can be sanitized with medical-grade wipes and disinfectants repeatedly without compromising its integrity. Available in Cloud Blue, Black, Bordeaux, and Olive colors, the Metropolis SE comes in 11-inch ($69.95) and 13-inch ($79.99) versions.



ESR Rebound Magnetic Case

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Apple Mac Daz

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The Burton and Torro both seem like quality cases but both don’t look like they have a typing mode like when you fold back the Follio cases ruling them both out for me
 
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Rainshadow

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Really, what I want to know is which, if any of these third-party cases allow for the multiple viewing angles that the Apple case now does.
 

DJ_Envo

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Product idea: A slim bumper with magnets on the left side, where you can attach an "old school-ish" smart cover.

It's cool that the iPad weights literally nothing, but i don't know anyone who uses them outside the house without a case and that adds weight.
 
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The ESR case is good but doesn’t support sleep/wake in my experience (iPad 11 Pro 2024). I’ve seen other reviews that suggest the same. Otherwise it's a fantastic case but worth keeping in mind if you're considering.
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HueBon

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The ESR case is good but doesn’t support sleep/wake in my experience (iPad 11 Pro 2024). I’ve seen other reviews that suggest the same. Otherwise it's a fantastic case but worth keeping in mind if you're considering. View attachment 2381295
I got the ESR case for the 13 and sleep wake works fine, I just tried it because of your post. I hadn't really paid attention before if it worked or not.
 
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I got the ESR case for the 13 and sleep wake works fine, I just tried it because of your post. I hadn't really paid attention before if it worked or not.
Thanks for letting me know, I can use that to justify my free return... although I really like this case otherwise so will see.
 

Badpat

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I got the ESR case for the 13 and sleep wake works fine, I just tried it because of your post. I hadn't really paid attention before if it worked or not.
I‘ve got the same combo and auto sleep/wake does not work most of the time. I got it to wake maybe a few times and sleep hasn’t been working at all.
 

The Chosen One

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Still waiting for a 3rd party variant of the Apple smart cover/folio. I already bought a stupidly expensive iPad and I refuse to buy a €100,- cover that can be €15-25,- for pretty much the same quality.
 
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I got the ESR case for the 13 and sleep wake works fine, I just tried it because of your post. I hadn't really paid attention before if it worked or not.
To follow up, checked the website and saw this for the 11 vs the 13. Sneaky. Guess I can enjoy my precise cutouts at least 😂
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CBlakeston

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What I really want is a cheap Jet tech style case that protects the iPad with a built in flappy thing at the back but that doesn't seem to exist yet.. so I bought the Apple Smart Folio case which is great and slim and light but doesn't cover the sides, so if you drop it your toast.

I got the 'Maledan for iPad Pro 11 Inch Case 2024' which is kinda like what I wanted but with a built in pencil slot I will never use. was only £12 with current discount. That works really well and sleep wake works and you can fold the back to get different viewing angles BUT.. when you fold the cover around the back the magnets don't hold it in place so it just flaps around and is super annoying.

I've just ordered the 'ESR for iPad Pro 11 inch Case (2024, 5th Generation), Rotating Case with Removable Magnetic Cover' for £42 and comes tomorrow. I suspect this will be my interim case until I find something better. It's a case by itself that then slips into a foldable case. It seems to do everything I want but will be heavy and bulky.. but it will do for now.

I'd pay for the Otterbox statement case but unless I'm missing something you can't put it in a slightly raised typing style position that all the others do?
 
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Still waiting on the otterbox symmetry 360 elite case. All around protection while still being light, thin, with a spring loaded pencil holder that is only extended when the pencil is on the iPad, as well as a tri fold cover much like the apple folio cover. This was hands down the case I used, protective without adding bulk and weight.
 

CBlakeston

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Still waiting on the otterbox symmetry 360 elite case. All around protection while still being light, thin, with a spring loaded pencil holder that is only extended when the pencil is on the iPad, as well as a tri fold cover much like the apple folio cover. This was hands down the case I used, protective without adding bulk and weight.
that does look pretty good!
 
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Loved the simple ESR Rebound Magnetic Case on my M2 iPad Pro (especially the added pencil holder), will be getting the same for the M4 iPad Pro.
 
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CBlakeston

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Loved the simple ESR Rebound Magnetic Case on my M2 iPad Pro (especially the added pencil holder), will be getting the same for the M4 iPad Pro.
The Mac Rumours link seems to go to the ESR trifold case? doesn't the rebound have protection for the edges and corners of the iPad?
 

Uofmtiger

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I ordered the ESR Lift case. Doesn't come until tomorrow, but I liked the multiple angles and the ability to use it as a stand that puts the iPad closer to eye level. It can also be removed from the case/stand, but still has protection on the iPad.
 

schustmi

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I am very happy with the Otterbox case. It is thin and I like that I can remove the front cover (magnets), push out the kickstand and use the iPad. The kickstand only goes out so far, and that could be improved, but it feels well built. I also like that there is a little area for the pencil so that it doesn't get knocked off when it gets bumped.
 

HouseLannister

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I like the ESR case because it can be used as just a back cover to make it level enough to lie on the desk. Once we got Apple Pencil and magnets everywhere, a lot of simple back cover cases and bumpers just disappeared.
 

mimeArtist

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Anyone else think the denim colour is such a weird additional choice, I appreciate when the ipad pro first launched there was just black... but it just seems such a weird addition to go with black and white. It's just so... I don't know... meh!
 
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