Smart Cover for new 11” iPad Pro?


sracer

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They are there. Front and back coverage in three colors. The gray was what I ordered. Thanks Apple!
They are there, see: https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MRX72/smart-folio-for-11-inch-ipad-pro-charcoal-gray?fnode=37

I picked the charcoal grey! Was scared that Apple would forget us after the 10.5 iPad Pro lacked a case.
ha good that you got in on that! But that's not a smartcover, but a smartfolio that covers the back as well.

I wish they only had the cover, I don't like the back cover. But small issue.
They might still offer one, or maybe they have the folio-only to offset the camera bump.
 
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Lobwedgephil

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ha good that you got in on that! But that's not a smartcover, but a smartfolio that covers the back as well.


They might still offer one, or maybe they have the folio-only to offset the camera bump.
They don't as of now, only the Smart Folio.
 

macdaddy1991

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I'm wanting just the cover as well so I can do a marble dbrand skin on the back to match my XS Max
 

Newtons Apple

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ha good that you got in on that! But that's not a smartcover, but a smartfolio that covers the back as well.


They might still offer one, or maybe they have the folio-only to offset the camera bump.
The smart portfolio is exactly what I wanted and ordered. They did not offer for the 10.5 pro and was very disappointed. I had the smart cover for the 10.5 but never found something that really matched to cover the back, too.

With the folio it is like having your cake and eating it, too!
 

Loopy65

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Yeah, I only want the cover for the front. So much better when I want to travel light and maybe do a small amount of typing (like now infact!!)
 

benk777

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Smart Keyboard covers? I hope so, as I prefer it to the folio. Especially since the smart keyboard (non-folio) allows you to have your iPad Pro at a low angle for drawing/writing, when not using the keyboard.

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benk777

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After looking into this further, I think the new positioning of the smart connector (rear, lower center, by USB-C port) is prohibiting a smart keyboard cover (non-folio). I am so accustomed to writing on my iPad with the keyboard folded underneath, creating that nice low writing angle, that this may be a deal-breaker for me.
 

Loopy65

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After looking into this further, I think the new positioning of the smart connector (rear, lower center, by USB-C port) is prohibiting a smart keyboard cover (non-folio). I am so accustomed to writing on my iPad with the keyboard folded underneath, creating that nice low writing angle, that this may be a deal-breaker for me.
I agree, it’s pretty major for me too .. 95% of the time I’m sitting with the iPad on its Smart Cover. Perfect angle for typing in my comfy chair!
 

havenyoung

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Yeah, I only want the cover for the front. So much better when I want to travel light and maybe do a small amount of typing (like now infact!!)
With the new magnets layout inside the iPad Pro, I doubt the cover only option is possible anymore.
Looks like the magnet on the side is reserved for the Apple Pencil 2 and that's why they switch to the folio style.
Here at 1:47 is the magnets layout:
 
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Tmelon

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Just had chat with Apple and they say smart COVERS are coming soon *phew*
I wouldn't trust Apple's chat as a reliable source. They're too low on the corporate ladder to have any insider information and even if they did, they're prohibited from discussing products that haven't been announced. They were likely thinking you were referring to the Smart Folio.
 

iapplelove

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I plan on buying a regular Smart Cover for 79.99 as well.

Have no use for a keyboard on my iPad.

And loved the Smart Cover since the second iPad!
 

RevTEG

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ha good that you got in on that! But that's not a smartcover, but a smartfolio that covers the back as well.


They might still offer one, or maybe they have the folio-only to offset the camera bump.
I know this thread is about the 11 inch but why in the world did Apple once again only offer white and gray for the 12.9? Sam ole same. I'd like a little color...
 

rickeames

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I'm totally confused as to how you are supposed to use the ipad with the cover on when you're not typing? You fold it behind and the keys just sorta stick into your fingers? As least the one for the 10.5 folds into itself, hiding the keyboard...what is this one supposed to do?