All iPads Slightly disappointed

Discussion in 'iPad' started by IBMJunkman, Oct 23, 2014.

  1. IBMJunkman macrumors member


    Jul 15, 2014
    Have iPad Air with only 16g. Ran into problems with lack of space. Bought an Air 2 with 64g. Transition was painless. I bought the Apple 1 piece case/smart cover for it. While the 2 is 18% thinner than the Air when in the Apple case the whole package is just as thick as the Air with a smart cover and a Belkin Shield back cover. The 2 sits down in the case like it is in a bowl.

    The Air Smart Cover fits the Air 2 so I will see if Belkin is making a Shield for the 2 and try that combo to get back my 18%.
  2. AppleWes macrumors 6502


    Oct 9, 2013
    I agree about the Apple Smart Case (specifically for iPad Air 2). It feels like they need to make the case smaller, the iPad sits deep inside it, as you said like a "bowl".

    The buttons are lined up correctly but the case is still too thick for the new iPad Air 2 size.
  3. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    Are the new smart cases (colors) made for the iPad 2?
  4. bnekic macrumors 6502a


    Sep 19, 2013
    Cleveland, OH
    I think a sleeve is the best solution for iPad. It's protects it but you can still use it naked.
  5. neteng101 macrumors 65816

    Jan 7, 2009
    Apple should make a back shell to go with the smart cover. Much prefer the 2 piece setup.
  6. scupking macrumors 6502a

    Dec 14, 2010
    I agree 100%.
  7. addictzz macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2012
    Why not 1-piece cover+back shell setup? Like moshi versacover for example.
  8. AppleHater macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2010
    I want the case but not the weight of the case that will put it at the same as iPad 3.
  9. Alith macrumors 6502

    Feb 9, 2008
    London, UK.
    Amen to that. I already have my Air 2 sleeve on pre-order.

    You can hold it naked but still have a secure, cushioned sleeve to move it around in that you can also rest the iPad on if it's flat on a surface. Best solution Imo.
  10. donnaw macrumors 65816

    Apr 19, 2011
    Austin TX
    I am always worried about putting mine down and it getting scratched. While I use a case with a stand for travel I do like to go without the case while at home. So I put a sticker on mine. I have Ghost Armor on my Air (front and back) and like that setup. I had iCarbon wood sticker on my iPad 3 but it was kind of thick and interfered with the case a bit.

    I'm thinking I'll go with the Ghost Armor thing again with my Air 2. Just have to be careful until they get the new ones out. Best of all worlds in my opinion.
  11. WilliamG macrumors G3

    Mar 29, 2008
    I have the Air 1 Smart Case and it's noticeably thicker than the Air 2 Smart Case sitting on my desk. Not gotten my Air 2 yet.
  12. Eileen89 macrumors 65816

    Aug 12, 2014
    Slightly disappointed

    I'm going to skip the Smart Case and look for a clear back case instead. I purchased the Gold model and don't want to cover it with a colored case.
  13. mrgossett macrumors 6502

    Mar 18, 2008
  14. janderson0719 macrumors 6502


    Aug 25, 2011
  15. vigilant macrumors 6502


    Aug 7, 2007
    Nashville, TN
    Seriously considering getting InvisibleShield Glass, and the InvisibleShield back installed on my Air 2, as well as on my 6 Plus.

    I've gone commando for soo long. The 6 Plus still feels some what slippery.

    I think it's old age kicking in.
  16. fanchee macrumors 6502a


    Nov 23, 2009
    I've been using a RickShaw sleeve with my iPad Air. Highly recommended!
  17. scupking macrumors 6502a

    Dec 14, 2010
    Because I like taking the Smart Cover off sometimes.
  18. addictzz macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2012
    Not sure why you would do this. I thought idea is to protect? Why you want to take it off?
  19. puma1552 Suspended

    Nov 20, 2008
    i have this for my 4, absolutely love it.

    sent an email last night asking if they would be making an air 2 sleeve, waiting to hear back

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