iPad Pro Cover vs. Case Screwup

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  1. macduke macrumors G3

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    Was just posting in another thread about the Logitech keyboard case. Thought I would share in case anyone coming from the iPad Air 2 made the same mistake I did. How could Apple get rid of such a great case?!? What do you guys use for full case protection? This is what I wrote in that thread:

    I get that it's my fault for not paying close attention, but I was trying to order quickly so I could get my order in on time before the shipping dates slipped or something. The names are very similar and I'm pretty sure it's the same price as my old leather case, so it didn't seem weird. Damn.
     
  2. macduke thread starter macrumors G3

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    Went ahead and ordered the keyboard cover. Might as well!
     
  3. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    i'm interested how the keyboard looks on the 10.5. I know it is perfect for 12.9 but how the keyboard is on a smaller screen will be interesting.

    think i will just stick with the smart cover
     
  4. titans1127 macrumors 6502a

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    The leather was my only case for my Air 2 that I've had since launch day in 2014. They discontinued the smart case with the introduction of the iPad pro and the keyboard case. Not sure what I'm going to buy since I would love to get a Zugu case but they never have anything ready for launch day.
     
  5. blitzwing macrumors member

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    I hope logitech releases the CREATE version for 10.5. The newly announced slim case isn't as nice as the CREATE imo
     
  6. dooyou macrumors regular

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    The Slim Combo from Logitech looks very bulky. I thought first I will buy that, but it looks awful.
     
  7. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    I have the cover coming but want something to cover the back.
     
  8. augustya macrumors 68020

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    Yeah what cover are you guys thinking to use on the back of the 10.5" iPP now that Apple is not gonna sell the back cover !
     
  9. danmart macrumors 6502a

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    I'm hoping that the back covers come for both 10.5 and 12.9 soon...
     
  10. augustya macrumors 68020

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    But does it ever happen ? That after some days of the product release Apple comes out with Covers for it ? Has it ever happened in the past ? Looks unlikely to me that now, Apple will come out with the back covers for the 10.5" iPP !
     
  11. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    Not so sure about that. Apple may just have decided to not make a back cover. People complained about the cost but I have found little better that adds so little to the device size and weight.
     
  12. danmart macrumors 6502a

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    New accessories come out all the time.

    I agree this is weird and not understandable. Why would Apple choose to leave that money on the table?
     
  13. cjhacker23 macrumors newbie

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    My beef was that the front cover (of the Pro 9.7) by itself didn't fit properly, it was too big and flopped around. A rare and surprising design fail on Apple's part. Apple told me it was "meant" to pair with the back cover. Ugh, that back cover added too much bulk and weight and hid the beauty of the design, IMO. I wanted what I had with the iPad Air: a bare tablet with a form-fitting front cover.
     
  14. macduke thread starter macrumors G3

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    The keyboard isn't a case, it's a cover. I ordered it because I'm going to have to get some kind of back protection anyway, might as well spend the extra to get the keyboard.

    So they used to sell a back cover to go along with the front covers and keyboard cover? I skipped the first Pro so I didn't pay attention. I remember for older iPads that third parties used to sell rear cases to go along with smart covers. I freaking love the Apple leather case on my Air 2 so much. It's really disappointing that it's not even an option. I work at a university so I'm always toting my iPad all around campus, and that case as saved me a few times. I know so many people who have cracked their iPads around campus because they didn't have adequate protection.
     
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  16. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    My Apple 9.7 front cover and back covered seemed to fit fine for me.

    I do not want to leave the back of the device uncovered so I can lay it down and not worry about any scratches. I really wish they would do the smart case again but that will not happen here.

    Hopefully a 3rd party will make something to cover the back of my 10.5
     
  17. cjhacker23 macrumors newbie

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    yeah, for the ipad airs, if i remember right, there were two options: the silicone smart cover, or the leather full case (i agree, i had the leather case for my 1st gen ipad air, and it was lovely). the smart cover paired perfectly with the bare ipad, and of course the leather case was form fitting, so that fit perfectly as well. when i upgraded to the thinner, lighter ipad air 2, i just got the front smart cover and kept the back bare, and boy was that nice. so light and thin and beautiful to hold!

    then came the ipad pro (9.7). there was a silicone back cover, and a front smart cover that was designed to pair with the back cover, and the keyboard cover (also designed to pair with the back cover. however, the front cover, on its own, didn't fit. there was this slight but really annoying overhang that made the magnets not catch the cover, so it just kind of flopped around. it was really quite useless. if you look at the review of that smart cover on their website, it gets an average of 1.5 stars, with countless complaints about its poor fit. it's a small thing, granted, but it was surprising that apple, with all its attention to detail, would let that out the door.
     
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    The front and back paired fine. As I said, they were meant to pair together. The issue was when you *only* used the front cover. This is how they marketed the ipad air and air 2, with just a front smart cover. It fit great on the bare ipad (if you wanted full protection, they offered a full leather case for that purpose). the problem was with the ipad pro covers. the front covers by themselves did not fit properly. they hung over the front edge, in order to match up with the back cover. but if you didn't have a back cover, the front cover was too big and just flopped around.
     
  20. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    I understand and will look closely at my 9.7 back cover to see why it would effect the fit of the front cover. I had to actually use my thumb to slide the front cover for enough overhang to grab it and open it.

    I have ordered a third party back cover for now and my front cover will arrive tomorrow for the 10.5 that will arrive next week.
     
  21. cjhacker23 macrumors newbie

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    Better yet, take off the back cover and keep on the front cover. It hangs over the edge of the bare ipad. The smart covers for the Air and Air 2 were flush. The real issue comes when you fold it back. The Air/2 covers clicked nicely against the magents and stayed in place, fitting perfectly against the edges. The newer covers, because they're a bit too big, don't stay put when folded back.
     
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    I just ordered the same thing for the wife and I. I wanted something that would work w/ the outrageously overpriced smart cover I just purchased.
     
  24. RevTEG macrumors 6502

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    Thank you for posting those links!
     
  25. MaxPower49 macrumors 6502a

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    I wonder why the first one isn't compatible with the smart cover... it does say that, but it says it is compatible with the smart keyboard. Am I missing something?
     

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