iPad Pro Light case similar to the smart case but for iPad Pro 9.7?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by Ipadlover29, Jan 27, 2017.

  1. Ipadlover29 macrumors 6502a

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    Looking for recommendations if anyone knows of nice light case that is similar in functionality and weight to the smart case made for the iPad Air 2 but for the newer iPad Pro 9.7.

    The smart case for the iPad Air 2 is 144 grams in weight. Most of the cases I've found on amazon are more than 200 grams.

    Thanks in advance,
    AK
     
  2. SLC Flyfishing, Jan 30, 2017
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    My understanding is that the air-2 and the pro 9.7" are identical in size, so cases should be interchangeable. You should be able to order the case for the air 2 and it will fit on your pro 9.7"

    Main issue is that a case like that for the Air2 wouldn't have the vents for the extra speakers of the Pro.

    My wife has the silicone case and Smart Cover, which is close to the smart case, just two separate pieces. It has the vents for the extra speakers.
     
  3. hungx macrumors 6502

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    Also, the speakers on the bottom of the iPad Air 2 are spaced farther apart, so the Air 2 Smart Case will slightly cover them. The camera flash will also be covered.
     
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    Yeah, hadn't thought about that either.

    Now I know what the Apple Store employee was talking about when she told me a case I was looking at might not "fit". I was thinking to myself that it shouldn't be an issue since the physical dimensions were the same. Forgot all about speakers.
     

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