What happened to the 12.9 ipad pro case??

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  1. yalag macrumors 65816

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    What happened to the 12.9 ipad pro case?? I tried to buy it from apple online and it's gone! But I can find them with bestbuy and other places? Is there something wrong with the design??
     
  2. kebrone macrumors member

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    Do you have link to the one you are referring to?
     
  3. yalag thread starter macrumors 65816

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  4. kebrone macrumors member

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    ah ok. Probably it might be sold out... or removed due to poor review and ratings?
    Attachment from Apple Store cached link.
     

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  5. spiderman0616 macrumors 68030

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    According to something I read on iMore today, the 12.9 silicon back cover is discontinued, the 10.5 version isn't happening, and I'm guessing the 9.7" won't be around much longer.
     
  6. thadoggfather macrumors G3

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    Make sure if you buy its for gen 1

    Won't have back mic cut out or fit the new protruding 7 camera in gen2

    I'd check eBay its where I got my 9.7 one for like 30 something and I love it
     
  7. yalag thread starter macrumors 65816

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    can you explain what you mean? you cant even buy one, apple dont sell it
     
  8. thadoggfather macrumors G3

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    Do u want it for a new 12.9 or gen 1? If the latter get it off eBay

    If new 12.9 you're right you're sol
     
  9. yalag thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I want it for the new 12.9 but can I just buy the old one from bestbuy?
     
  10. thadoggfather macrumors G3

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    No the camera cut out is too small to accommodate gen 2 camera

    And no cut out for mic on back
     
  11. yalag thread starter macrumors 65816

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    so what case am I supposed to get? I dont what apple is trying to do
     
  12. thadoggfather macrumors G3

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    I have no idea I don't have a 12.9 gen 2

    And neither do I in relation to your statement haha
     
  13. yalag thread starter macrumors 65816

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    i guess if we drop more ipads then they will sell more?
     
  14. thadoggfather macrumors G3

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    Yeah the gains from selling ac+ and replacement iPads outweighs the gains of charging people an insane amount of money for a silicone back

    If I were crafty and handy I'd get one off eBay and try to mod it to fit gen2 12.9 but that's ambitious
     
  15. brentsg macrumors 68040

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    It wouldn't be too tough to mod. I honestly don't care about camera and mic, but I'm probably in the minority.

    I have the cover on my new 12.9 but it is tented up over the camera. I'll have a crappy one here Saturday that I won't like. Will use that till I mod it, or find something.

    Despite the money I spent on this, I'm pretty dissatisfied with Apple due to the rear cover issue, and the short crappy lightning cable.
     
  16. WilliamG, Jun 14, 2017
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    WilliamG macrumors G3

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    I'm using my 12.9 1st gen cover on the gen 2 and it works 99.9% perfectly. It doesn't work with the flash (don't care), it does cover the mics to SOME degree (don't care, as voice dictation still works great if you speak just a slight bit louder - easy to compare - it's very slight), and the camera cut out works just fine. No issues.

    Also, nobody maybe has noticed, but there's only 8 speaker holes per speaker on the new iPad Pro 12.9 (so 4x8), whereas the old iPad Pro had 4x9 speaker holes. Thankfully, the 8 holes line up perfectly on the original back case with the 8 of 9 holes there. The 9th hole you just see the metal of the iPad through. Hah. :D

    So... yeah. Bummer there's not a dedicated second-gen back case, but I'll hold onto my original one as it's gold dust to me.
     

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