Why no back case for new 10.5 iPad Pro?

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  1. marlman macrumors regular

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    i have just ordered my new 10.5 iPad Pro with a Smart Cover. Was surprised to find there is no back protector available.

    Is there any other alternatives out there to use with Smart Cover or keyboard?
     
  2. clukas macrumors 6502a

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    I read in another thread which suggested apple may introduce them a little later. Seems weird though. I hope apple brings them back.
     
  3. Fireball Dragon macrumors 6502a

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    Really unfortunate. Maybe a 3rd party like Belkin may bring them out. Or I may get a dbrand skin.
     
  4. urkel macrumors 68030

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    At $69 for a piece of silicon then you'd think they'd keep these on the market.

    I wonder if the lack of back cover is due to a durability issue. Ive had two iPad Pro 9.7 back covers crack on me (never dropped, never removed from case). I checked reviews on Apple Store and it seems to be a common problem. And unfortunately, Apple changed accessory coverage so even if you have AppleCare+ then the smart case isn't covered.
     
  5. S1njin macrumors 6502a

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    I didn't know about the accessory coverage. Now I'm okay w/ not ordering the Smart Keyboard right away. I'll use some Best Buy points towards it now.
     
  6. spiderman0616 macrumors 68030

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    I got a Moko back cover for mine on Amazon to use until the real ones come out. I think it's silly that they didn't release these right away. The guy I talked to at the Apple Store yesterday said it took awhile to get them for the new "standard" iPad too, which is even weirder since that form factor is well established.

    I'm a big fan of the silicon backs, and it's a bummer that they're not available yet for sure.
     
  7. WilliamG macrumors G3

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    Interesting. I have the 12.9 Pro 1st gen and my back case split some months back in one of the corners. It rarely left my desk so I was surprised. Had to get it replaced. Is this the crack you're referring to?
     
  8. marlman thread starter macrumors regular

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    yes, I was very disappointed there was no back cover for these. Ordered a Poetic Direct one from Amazon but am bummed I won't have it for at least a week.
     
  10. marlman thread starter macrumors regular

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    Decided going to send Smart Cover back not really any good without back protection.
     
  11. onepoint macrumors 6502a

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    Apple has had difficulty convincing customers to upgrade iPads at a rate similar to customer iPhone upgrades.

    In unrelated news, Apple has stopped making products that project iPads from damage :D
     
  12. ZipZap macrumors 601

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    I saw these at BB on the shelf today.
     
  13. onepoint macrumors 6502a

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    Apple silicone rear covers for the iPad Pro 10.5?
     
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    There are no Apple back covers for the 10.5 at Best Buy or anywhere.
     
  15. jbachandouris macrumors 601

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    I assume he means the leather 'smart' covers. Best Buy really doesn't have anything, aftermarket to otherwise, at the moment...
     
  16. gmillz22 macrumors 6502

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    I think Zip was referring to last year’s silicone cases.
     
  17. jbachandouris macrumors 601

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    I believe you are right as even Best Buy's website has the Apple smart cover as 'pre-order,' so they don't even have those in yet.
     
  18. gmillz22 macrumors 6502

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    I’m beyond confused/frustrated as to why Apple didn’t come out with a back case or hand the specifications over to some accessory makers ahead of time to make a few. I don’t like anything I’ve seen online minus the Moko translucent cover and that isn’t even eligible for Prime.
     
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  20. Johnhimm macrumors regular

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    Hopefully someone finds one soon with good ratings
     
  21. S1njin macrumors 6502a

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  22. ZipZap macrumors 601

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    I could have been mistaken...but I am pretty sure. Rockville, Md.
     
  23. eneisch macrumors 6502a

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    They don't make Apple silicone back cases for the new standard iPad, only covers (according to Apple's website).
     

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