iPad 5 buyers what are you doing for cases

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  1. Scarpad, Mar 20, 2019
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    im thinking I want to stay thin and light this generation. May be Smart Cover and a decal girl back skin. And maybe a sleeve for when I bring it out

    Gonna wait a little bit as there may be some cases that incorporate the pencil
     
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    I’m going with an otterbox defender case for mine. Hopefully the Apple Pencil will work ok with it.
     
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    For my current IPP 12.9, I have a neoprene zip sleeve for taking to work...other than that I use it naked (the IPP not me!).
     
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    I’m hoping to get the mini 5 next week. I may spring for a cheap case in stock on amazon until I see exactly what I want.
     
  5. Avenger macrumors 6502a

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    For the mini, I usually just get a silicone back. Something very light.
     
  6. *~Kim~* macrumors 6502

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    I'm planning to get a universal case until those designed for the 5 appear.
     
  7. 007p, Mar 20, 2019
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    Gonna try my mini 4 case while waiting to see what comes out that’s designed for the 5.
     
  8. Scarpad thread starter macrumors 68000

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    yeah i wonder what effect it would have covering up the mic
     
  9. sracer macrumors 604

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    Just use a small brad nail and poke a hole. :D

    As for when I get the Mini 5, I'm going with a skin on the back and using my existing smart cover for the front. I love the super thin and light combo.
     
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    I’ll probably do the same. Hopefully there’s some good cases soon.
     
  11. Scarpad thread starter macrumors 68000

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    yeah my plan as well, where do you get your skins from ?
     
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    I'm a bit of an odd duck when it comes to that. I find nothing works better and inexpensive than clear Contact paper. create a paper template, trace, cut it out and apply.
     
  13. 007p, Mar 21, 2019
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    I don’t think the volume buttons are different? Maybe slightly wider but not longer? Ever so slightly - not case breaking though in my opinion.

    upload_2019-3-21_19-10-45.jpeg

    Anyone else?
     
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    Is the rear microphone hole being covered with the old cases an issue if you never use it for facetime or video recording? I'm assuming no?
     
  15. mwhals macrumors 6502

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    The rear microphone was moved to the top center.
     
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    Aren't there two? One on the top and one on the back?
     
  17. EssModelsRule macrumors regular

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    I always get this brand because it’s the closest thing I’ve found to Apple’s old smart cases. This listing says it’s for a Mini 4 but the mic hole is centered and no reviews yet. Maybe this is for the 5? They have another listing for the 4 which has correct pictures (mic by camera) and plenty of reviews so maybe the link below still needs updated wording but the product is for the 5. If I ever order the iPad I guess I’ll bug the seller to clarify. The link address says Mini 5 too.

    https://www.amazon.com/iPad-Mini-Ca...o+ipad+mini+5&qid=1553207580&s=gateway&sr=8-4
     
  18. mwhals macrumors 6502

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    The rear one was moved from what I read.
     
  19. Kal-037 macrumors 68000

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    I’ll get the sky-Blue and white Smart Cover and back case (Apple Branded) and then drill a tiny hole in the back for the microphone.
    I really wish Apple would release a bunch of new colored back cases and smart covers for all their iPads.
    I like the Papaya color but it sucks it doesn’t have a back case for more protection.


    Kallum.
     
  20. psac macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah that was my point, I have a 4 case without that center hole, so then the question would be -- what usages are you losing if you keep the old case without the hole in the proper spot?

    Yeah I agree that looks like a case for the 5. It says only 10 left, maybe after that they'll relist it as a 5 (or a 4/5) case. I saved it for later to look again after I buy! I want to wait a few weeks to see if any Trade In specials come around for the 4 (Best Buy, I'm look at you!)
     

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