iPad Thoughts on protecting your new iPad Air 2?

hazeof3dd

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So I'm upgrading from the 4 to the Air 2, and I've been quite pleased with the look and protection I'm getting from my current configuration, an Apple Smart Cover (Leather), and an iCarbons White backing (when they still sent you a cutout Apple logo ;) ). My iPad 4 has remained in pretty much perfect condition.

As far as my new Air 2 I have on preorder, I was thinking of going with the Apple Smart Cover, despite my dislike of polyurethane, and I've preordered the Skinomi clear screen protector (which I won't use), and backing (which I will use). I feel like I'm doing the best I can with my options available. Anyone else have any thoughts?
 

Trahearne

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Was using iPad 4 with no protection except for the smart cover, which I haven't used much recently, and a MBP sleeve for transport (with some A4 folders). Had a couple of short scratches on the back, but the screen is pristine. Gonna put a tempered glass screen protector on this time, as my Jot Touch PP is on the way to my hands and I am a little bit worried about it. Other than that, I will put nothing, or perhaps an iCarbons back skin if someday I get scratches on the back.

;)

P.S. Sad about what mini3 turns out to be.
 
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bevsb2

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Nov 23, 2012
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Going with the Apple leather case. I have them on my rMini and Air and not a scratch on either. They add very little weight or bulk.
 

andyw715

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Oct 25, 2013
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Olive brown leather smart case with gold air 2 in it. I have a gold 6 plus in the olive brown leather case. Looks really nice.
 

Jony Ive

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Oct 23, 2012
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I don't need protection, I have a lot of care and my iPads are always like brand new


PS: I don't have kids, that could be a reason
 

houssein31

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Jul 16, 2013
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Thinking of going only with a smart cover and no back protection. Do you think AppleCare+ would be necessary in that case??
 

Eileen89

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Aug 12, 2014
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Apple Care +, screen protector and a very thin profile clear back cover. I don't want to hide my Gold iPad Air 2.
 

Traverse

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I haven't used protection (aside from occasional use of Apple smart cover) since I got my iPad 3. It's fine with a few minor scratches on the back from me hitting it against a shelf by accident.
 

Vidd

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I gave up on cases eventually with my iPad 2 since I stopped taking it with my daily. I'll be using a smart cover for the Air 2.