No smart case for the iPad Pro 12,9?

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  1. Jardins de Vin macrumors 6502a

    Jardins de Vin

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    I just bought a second generation iPad Pro 12,9 and realised there's no official smart case for it. WHY? Why is there only a smart cover? I want to protect the back of it as well. Do any of you know more about it, is a case going to be released?
     
  2. DoubleFlyaway macrumors 6502a

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    Not as far as anyone knows. And it seems really doubtful now, considering it’s been almost a year since it was released.
     
  3. nightcap965 macrumors 6502a

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    It honestly doesn't need one. I use the Smart Cover, and that seems like quite enough.
     
  4. DoubleFlyaway macrumors 6502a

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    I like to use the case (I use the first gen one on my second gen) when I’m around my young child. But otherwise, I like just using the Smart Cover or ASK. And I have the sleeve for when I transport it.
     
  5. thadoggfather macrumors G4

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    Why would it not need one?

    the silicone back for gen 1 , which I use for gen 2 minus the flash being covered, adds extra grip and front lip protection if you ever drop your iPad. and I have once or twice now
     
  6. nightcap965 macrumors 6502a

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    I've had this 12.9 iPad Pro for over two years now, and I've never found that I needed extra grippiness. The Smart Cover is secure enough. I've never dropped it or come close. I have a feeling that even with a lip, the fall of a very flat, 1.53 lb. piece of metal and glass is going to end badly.

    But if you want a silicone back, you can find one easily on Amazon for under $10.
     
  7. iSearch macrumors member

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    If you're looking for a Smart Case, I saw some posts on the forum a while back for a leather Smart Case that seems to be identical to Apple's sold by a German brand, but I can't recall the name of it at this time. There are also some imitations on eBay, but I don't know if the product pictures are accurate.

    Apple decided to separately sell a Smart Cover and a Silicone Case for the first generation 12.9, but now only the Smart Cover is sold for the second generation. However, you can still get a Silicone Case for the 12.9 from Target or eBay, although it's a bit pricey. I got one and it fits the second generation just fine.
     
  8. mofunk macrumors 68020

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    I remember using a case for my first iPod touch. It was nice but after awhile dirt would get trapped which later scratched the back. So for my iPad I opted not to get one. Well years later it still looks new. I have the smart cover and a sleeve that I use to transport it. If you do find one that fits the back, make sure you keep the cover and the back clean.
     
  9. Jardins de Vin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That is seriously retarded. :(

    If you ever find it again, let me know. :D
     
  10. thadoggfather macrumors G4

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    That’s what I’m saying is at least once but I believe twice mine has fallen on a hard wooden floor, on its face specifically
    One time, from waist height and zero damage to screen or frame I checked thoroughly

    It literally saved my iPad. The silicone thick material coupled with large surface area turns out to be quite shock absorbent! It also completes the charcoal grey smart
    Keyboard look, and makes it so you can throw it in a bag without worrying about the back getting beat up by other things in the same bag


    My 9.7 pro has a silicone case too. Love these things
     
  11. iSearch macrumors member

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    I found it! The site is in German, but it appears you can make an account and choose your home country. https://www.arktis.de/iceo-ipad-pro-12-9-2017-smartcover-case-schwarz/

    This post has some pictures of the 10.5" version of the case.

     
  12. Jardins de Vin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Cool, thanks man! It's probably also the best looking one I've seen so far. Too bad it's not real leather though, I'm used to the leather of the smart case I have on my Air right now, I'm just disappointed Apple didn't make a real case for its most expensive iPad :/
     

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