iPad Pro What case are you getting for your iPad Pro?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Infiniteconstancy, Nov 6, 2018.

  1. Infiniteconstancy macrumors regular


    Nov 9, 2017
    Would love to see what y’all are getting. Debating between the keyboard folio or non-keyboard folio.
  2. Rob198612 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 15, 2014
  3. BaddAdvice macrumors regular


    Jul 9, 2016
    Both the folio and the keyboard folio, you know, just to cover all the bases.
  4. dhill7 macrumors member


    Sep 15, 2016
    I really want a red case/folio from Apple, but I'll stick with the grey folio at this time of launch.
  5. flur macrumors 68000


    Nov 12, 2012
    Both folios, but I may return the keyboard folio.
  6. Snapperjw macrumors regular

    Oct 8, 2007
    I'm sure all the usual 3rd party case makers will introduce their offerings in the coming days. Certainly will need something to protect the little fellow.
  7. macduke macrumors G3


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    I bought the non-keyboard folio for the following reasons:
    • The keys aren't crisp—rather smushy, actually
    • It never felt balanced on my lap and was top heavy
    • It's not fully adjustable
    • The software integration isn't what it could be, such as no way to activate the home button, can't start typing to search on home screen, or to even open a new tab and start typing doesn't work. You have to hit a bunch of extra shortcut keys. It's not very useful for text editing without some kind of a basic trackpad to move the cursor around.
    • I didn't find a lot of situations where I needed to use it and can use my pencil to write notes
    • Despite not using it much, it came apart at the seams around the edge. I'm always very careful with my devices, and Apple sent me a free replacement. But I don't have high hopes that the new one is going to last for my wife's moderate to heavy usage after she gets it, even though I haven't really used the new keyboard aside from making sure it worked.
    • $200 is pretty insane considering you can get a 2018 iPad for not much more. Not worth the money given all my gripes above.
    Apple has somewhat addressed my concerns by adding two adjustable angles and adjusting the design to be more stable. And they addressed two things that I didn't mention above since it was completely fixed, such as removing the weird keyboard hump, making the magnets more secure, and providing back coverage for better protection. But it's still not enough to get me to buy another one. However, some kind of basic trackpad support might sway me, along with improved software support for the keyboard. A mouse on iOS would be kinda weird, and I've tried it before with Jailbreaking a long time ago and it is pretty weird, but they just need something for moving cursors around while editing text. Even if it's some kind of a touch sensitive spacebar that you have to hold down another key to use.
  8. Ettepetje macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2018

    ...with a Smart folio. No screenprotector. Been using this strategy on my iPad Pro’s 12.9’s and 10.5’s with great succes for over a year.

    The weight of the gel case is negligible, and the Smart folio stays off when not needed. A screenprotector ruins the ultra-low reflectance factor of the iPad screen in bright sunlight.
  9. Tdosthp macrumors member

    Apr 27, 2015
    No plans to use the new Apple Pencil?

    That is an issue i am seeing with this first batch of cases on Amazon, etc...not compatible with charging the Pencil.

    I bough this one before they ran out of black.


    Also got the Apple Folio. Can’t tell a difference between the two, of course not having the iPad yet. Hopefully the magnets will be just as strong as the OEM. If so, I will return the Apple Folio. Not a fan of the gray color.
  10. DNichter macrumors 604


    Apr 27, 2015
    Philadelphia, PA
    Smart folio on charcoal for me. Don’t like the new keyboard one so I’ll use my Apple wireless keyboard for now.
  11. Momof9 macrumors regular

    Aug 22, 2018
    I always hate doing the case shopping... I want a minimal case with more options on stand positions.... I also would like a pretty color maybe rose gold to match my watch and phone etc.... or no case and a stand, with a sleeve???
  12. AndyGarton macrumors member

    Sep 15, 2007
    I just want a simple cover for the screen, ideally leather, like the previous generation Smart Cover. I fear the new iPad Pro magnet arrangement (in the back, rather than down the side) will make such a case difficult, if not impossible.
  13. tekchic macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2010
    Phoenix, AZ
    Just the SmartFolio. I've always used SmartCovers since iPad 2 days, but I don't see SmartCovers this time, so it's the folio.

    While the keyboard looks cool, I don't want it on all the time and I don't like that it has keys in front if I want to fold it behind to watch a movie. So I'll probably just use a bluetooth keyboard if I need to do a ton of typing. I have a Magic Keyboard and an Anker bt keyboard that'll work just fine.
  14. AStaleyUK macrumors newbie

    Oct 20, 2014
    I’ll get the Pencil at some point, hopefully more case choices then. I’d like something slimline, but with a frosted rear preferably red.
  15. Ipadlover29 macrumors 6502a

    May 28, 2011
    Purchased the keyboard folio for my 12.9. I might also get the Smart Folio.
  16. artfossil macrumors 65816


    Oct 5, 2015
    My (original) 12.9 Smart Keyboard (recently replaced by Apple with a new one) is one of my favorite keyboards ever--ranking right up there with (my memory of) the keyboard on my Pismo Powerbook. So of course I ordered the new keyboard folio. I just can't function as well without the convenience of this keyboard as a large part of my workflow involves writing. I love that it now covers the back. (I'm now using the Apple silicone back cover, which they discontinued.)

    Not a cover, but for drawing at my work table, I'm going to use the Elevation Lab DraftTable stand, which I just got last week. What an amazing product--so well made.

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  17. THFourteen macrumors 6502a


    Apr 8, 2010
    Jetech case for £10 for the time being.

    Just need protection until there is more to choose from.
  18. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    Keyboard for me

    Got 12.9 so made the most sense
  19. akil316 macrumors member

    Dec 17, 2013
    I got the esr case though I might have to make some modifications to accommodate the pencil, I'll see once the iPad is in hand
  20. Greenmeenie macrumors 6502a


    Jan 14, 2013
    I always order 3rd party cases from Amazon for my iPads. Usually cost less than $20. But be careful, i’ve Been reading a lot of 3rd party cases available now for the new 11” & 12.9” iPad Pros block the new Apple Pencil from being charged.
  21. iMas70 macrumors 65816

    Sep 4, 2012
    I'm really not happy about Apple not having a Smart Cover. I trust the quality and fitment of Apple products. Not to say the aftermarket products aren't good/sometimes better but I"m confident Apple products fit their devices without me having to read a bunch of threads for feedback.

    With that said, I guess I'll end up with a clear back cover like I have on my 10.5" iPad Pro and a non-keyboard cover to product the screen. My iPad leaves the house with me everyday. I won't even think about taking it out without protection.
  22. gatorknight904 macrumors 6502


    Jul 24, 2011
    Dallas/Ft. Worth
    I am going with the following at launch:

    1. Ztotop iPad Pro 12.9 Case (exact knockoff to the apple smart folio) (in hand) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07J4K6ZK6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    2. Apple Smart Folio in Charcoal (will buy tomorrow)

    3. Apple Smart Keyboard Folio (will buy tomorrow)

    I hope the Ztotop proves to line up correctly with the camera and magnets. Would love to keep the $25 case. Jury is still out if I will keep the keyboard. May end up returning it and waiting for a sale during the holidays or eBay sale later this year or early next year. $200 will be weighing on my mind...
  23. Knowimagination macrumors 68000


    Apr 6, 2010
    I'm thinking I'm going to do smart folio and/or 3rd party case and when I need a keyboard I will hook up wired to a small mechanical keyboard.

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