iPad Pro 12.9 (2018) New cases/sleeves Thread

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  1. Rck1984, Nov 4, 2018
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    Now that the new iPad Pro 2018 models are out and starting to ship, more and more threads about cases and sleeves are popping up. We've had an 'iPad Pro 12.9 new cases thread' for last generation, so i figured i'd start one for the 2018 model as well to keep the two models separated.

    Besides the official Apple ones, have you guys come across some 3rd party cases and/or sleeves?
     
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    Little too bulky for my personal taste, but looks very sturdy and practical! Gotta be real careful until December then :)

    I'm looking for a sleeve for my new 12.9 myself. For last generation 10.5 Pro, I have bought my sleeve on Etsy.
    Some very nice, high quality sleeves available there. Take a look at their website here.
     
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    Yes I have already received my folio for day to day use, this one is for travel, it is a compromise between protection and weight.
     
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    That makes sense!
    What do you think of the folio, I understood it's about the same material as lasts generation Smart Covers/Keyboard?
    --- Post Merged, Nov 4, 2018 ---
    Interesting!
     
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    It is the same kind of rubberized material as the case Apple had for the first Gen 12.9. Candidly I like the leather much better but I suspect this will be fine.
     
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    Wish they had more colors available though, just white and grey became a little boring.
     
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    Well I usually get black anyway, not an issue here :)
     
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    I'm looking for a clear back TPU case with cutout for the new Apple Pencil.
    If anyone comes across one, post back here and I will as well if I find one.
     
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    Received this 12.9" Ztotop Folio Case from Amazon a few minutes ago. Amazon calls it black but it is more charcoal gray. Can't wait to test it to see how well it lines up and sticks to the magnets on the iPad.

    At first glance (and not touching/seeing the apple version yet), this really seems like a steal. I caught it for $25.99 before it jumped up to $27.99 today as compared to $100 for Apple's. This will allow me to focus my extra funds to the authentic apple keyboard (maybe) & pencil (definitley)...

    Also, I wanted to state holding the 12.9" folio case from Amazon has me thinking I definitely picked the right size. I am moving up from the 10.5" to the 12.9". It really feels good in the hand and comfortable to hold with one hand. Also, it seems portable enough as it fits in my vertx transit sling bag packed with my kids clothes, diapers, and wipes. This is my daily edc on weekends. I am pleasantly surprised too see it will be functional on the go.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07J4K6ZK6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     

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    Nice find! Let us know how you like it.
     
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    Will do! I can't take credit someone posted it on another thread. I just can't find the post to give props!
     
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    How do the aftermarket companies know where to put the magnets before they have an iPad to test?
     
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    I would assume apple gives that information along with the dimensions to case makers prior to release. It's most likely on the engineering drawing or mockup.
     
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    It seems to have a front too. In fact I’m wondering if it’s copy of the old Apple full body cases. The pencil holder will make it kind of wide though.
     
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    Authentic Apple Folio seems to have a glossier finish and a higher quality felt on the inside than the amazon knockoff.

     
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    Well it’s only $15. I went ahead and ordered. It won’t be an iPad if I don’t go through several cases before I settle.
     
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    @gatorknight904 thanks for the heads up on that case Folio Case. I bought the official version but can't stomach the price (it will be my secondary case after the keyboard case (mainly for when I'm on the treadmill).
     
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    Spotted this folio on Amazon too and hesitated due to questions around magnet placement. Most of the early cases with edge protection haven’t allowed for the Apple Pencil attachment but hopefully this works out for you
     
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    For $25 and amazon’s hassle free return policy it’s definitely worth the try lol :fingers crossed:
     
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    The big question remains...will the new pencil be able to stick with the case on.
     
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    Yes according to this unboxing.

     

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