iPad mini The Official Apple Mini 4 Leather Cases..where are they?

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  1. leebroath, Sep 16, 2015
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    leebroath macrumors 6502

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    At the moment Apple are only selling the Silicone Case, which by the way isn't a case it's a back cover - and also selling a smart cover...put these together and it costs you £79 and they aren't even made of Leather!!! :(

    The leather cases for the Mini 2 are £55 and the Poly cases are £29, so I presume the when Apple do release the Mini 4 cases (made of Leather) they will probably cost £100 or do you think will they won't release Leather this time round?

    Am I missing something or are Apple deliberately not releasing the Leather to cash in on the higher expensive combined case and cover?
     
  2. USCJohnnyP macrumors newbie

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    I agree 100% here in the States, it's $70 for a leather smart case for the mini 2. The mini 4 case and cover cost $100. Not worth it. I ordered them when I preordered my mini 4, but will return them and use a sleeve until better case options are available.
     
  3. leebroath thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I think Johnny I will be doing the same, if Apple think they can sell a Leather case for a £100 (guessing of course) then I'll be sourcing a far cheaper option. I absolutely loved my Leather case for the Mini 2 but will have a change of heart if it's @ high cost

    I have also been told that that the Mini 3 and 4 are the same dimensions so the 3 cases will work...

    I don't know if that's correct because when I search for cases it suggests that the 1,2 and 3 are the same size and the 4 has new dimensions which make it longer and thinner

    that advise came from an Apple employee by the way
     
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    Based on the dimensions posted on the Apple web site, I'd be shocked if the Mini 2/3 cases will fit the 4.
     
  7. leebroath thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Still only one 3rd party case on Amazon uk :(

    Edit, ooops was only looking at Prime delivery cases
     
  8. jschu22 macrumors regular

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    Mini 3 cases will absolutely not work. The outside demensions may be the same but there is a significant thickness difference.
     
  9. Number-Six macrumors 6502

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    The outside dimensions are not the same

    iPad Mini 4 = 8 inches tall
    iPad Mini 2 = 7.87 inches tall

    http://www.apple.com/ipad/compare/
     

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