1. John Martinec's Avatar
    Why are no rear Apple cases offered? I wonder if its because of the thinner bezel.
    06-05-2017 03:21 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Give it time. I'm sure 3rd-party vendors will offer them at some point.
    06-05-2017 05:18 PM
  3. TurboTiger's Avatar
    All I'm seeing available is the Smart Cover.
    I'm interested in the Smart Case.
    Good Luck
    06-05-2017 07:05 PM
  4. Bruins_CCH_4's Avatar
    All I'm seeing available is the Smart Cover.
    I'm interested in the Smart Case.
    Good Luck
    Same as me. I love the smart case in my Air 2. I am surprised it's not available yet.
    06-06-2017 10:41 AM
  5. IvanKaramazov's Avatar
    This (https://www.macrumors.com/2017/06/06...case-ipad-pro/) is probably close to what you want. You might not need the keyboard, but the back case is there and Logi typically makes pretty great keys...
    06-06-2017 11:55 AM
  6. jimpilot's Avatar
    I don’t have need of a keyboard. I love my leather apple case on my air 2. Cant believe Apple isn’t continuing the case for my new 10.5 iPad.
    06-06-2017 05:06 PM
  7. jimpilot's Avatar
    This (https://www.macrumors.com/2017/06/06...case-ipad-pro/) is probably close to what you want. You might not need the keyboard, but the back case is there and Logi typically makes pretty great keys...
    I wonder if you got the Logi case and since the keyboard detaches add an apple Smart Cover. Would that fit is the question. Looks like it would make an awesome case.
    IvanKaramazov likes this.
    06-06-2017 05:14 PM
  8. John Martinec's Avatar
    If I get the 10.5, I might just get the smart cover and then lay it down on the cover when on a table, otherwise I would be holding it or placing it in a bag.
    ladyc0524 likes this.
    06-06-2017 08:17 PM
  9. Matty's Avatar
    Why are no rear Apple cases offered? I wonder if its because of the thinner bezel.
    Maybe something like this would interest you? It's just a back case with a kick stand. Definitely not going to win any beauty contests but looks to do a very good job. 😃

    https://www.amazon.com/i-Blason-Full...mUvbUpU2950046
    06-07-2017 02:00 AM
  10. John Martinec's Avatar
    If I get the 10.5, it will just be with the front cover for now. I've always liked the Apple cases for my Apple iOS devices. I'm curious why they don't have any though. They even stopped selling the one for the 12.9 inch model.
    06-07-2017 05:01 AM
  11. jimpilot's Avatar
    Maybe something like this would interest you? It's just a back case with a kick stand. Definitely not going to win any beauty contests but looks to do a very good job. ������

    https://www.amazon.com/i-Blason-Full...mUvbUpU2950134
    Too big for me. The Apple leather case was perfect. Hopefully someone will come out with a quality leather case like the Apple one. Strange they would discontinue it, it seemed to be very popular. Maybe we'll see an article on it soon.
    Bruins_CCH_4 likes this.
    06-07-2017 07:26 AM
  12. IvanKaramazov's Avatar
    For what it's worth, I have an old iPad Air that still gets a lot of use (especially recently, while I've been waiting for the new 12.9"). For its entire near four-year existence I've used it with the Smart Cover and nothing else, though I have a sleeve I'll put it in if I'm throwing it in a bag of other stuff. In four years of heavy use it's never scratched or anything. The Smart Cover protects the screen when not in use, and provides a nice grippy texture on the back when folded over for holding. And it keeps the whole package as thin and light as possible, which for me is a lot of the appeal of the iPad in the first place.
    anon(427874) likes this.
    06-07-2017 09:45 AM
  13. jimpilot's Avatar
    Well I guess I'll have to give it a try.
    06-07-2017 02:01 PM
  14. MikeElmendorf's Avatar
    I was wondering the exact same thing. Yesterday, I was going to order the new iPad Pro 10.5 to replace my 9.7" Pro. I stopped when I discovered there was no back case.

    My current Pro has the Smart Keyboard cover and a silicone case on the back. That's what I want on the 10.5.

    I'm not ordering until I can get an Apple case for the back.

    Do we think it is a matter of it not being ready yet or maybe that they are not doing it?
    Bruins_CCH_4 and H_D like this.
    06-07-2017 02:04 PM
  15. Bruins_CCH_4's Avatar
    I don’t have need of a keyboard. I love my leather apple case on my air 2. Cant believe Apple isn’t continuing the case for my new 10.5 iPad.
    Same here.... strangely one of the factors holding me back because it affects the way I use the iPad. I'm holding out hope that Apple will release the case later on as they often bring out new cases partway through a product's lifecycle.
    H_D likes this.
    06-08-2017 09:05 AM
  16. MikeElmendorf's Avatar
    Any more news on this?
    06-10-2017 07:46 AM
  17. TurboTiger's Avatar
    9to5toys mentions several cases:
    https://9to5toys.com/2017/06/06/best...10-5-ipad-pro/
    Good Luck
    H_D likes this.
    06-11-2017 08:27 PM
  18. Cladster's Avatar
    Will probably just use the smart cover want to keep it thin/light, have a STM bag for out.
    06-11-2017 08:44 PM
  19. jimpilot's Avatar
    I've been thinking a lot about this. This is a little out there but what if Apple is trying to take a step towards a naked back to get us used to it. Why? because if the rumors are true about wireless charging on the iPhone 8 the back of the phone will pretty much have to be naked for it to work. So this is a first step towards that look.

    I know, a little wild, but the only reason I can see them dropping the case without comment.
    06-11-2017 09:54 PM
  20. MikeElmendorf's Avatar
    My trouble is that I want to use the Apple smart keyboard, but I need something for the back. It doesn't look to me like any of those cases will allow that.

    As such, I'm still holding on ordering.
    06-12-2017 10:39 AM
  21. MikeElmendorf's Avatar
    Update: I got my 10.5" Pro and this case: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...mUvbUpU2958956

    Fits perfectly, and very pleased to be able to put the pencil in there, too. I have one coming without the pencil compartment as well for when I don't need it.

    Works so well that I'm not sure I'd bother to buy the Apple silicone back cover when/if it comes out. Much cheaper, too.
    06-29-2017 03:43 PM
  22. itsnotmeitsyou's Avatar
    I just ordered the Poetic back cover. It’s kind of ugly, IMO, with the pencil holder attached to the side, but it will have to do for now.
    07-02-2017 08:49 PM
  23. itsnotmeitsyou's Avatar
    It looks like there's finally a good back cover option. Tech 21 impact clear back cover w/ pencil holder and Smart Keyboard/Cover compatibility.


    http://Tech21 Impact Clear Case for ...duct/HL7C2ZM/A
    07-23-2017 09:49 PM
  24. GolfnCPA's Avatar
    Went with the UAG Metropolis case. Excellent case that fits the Smart Keyboard.
    07-24-2017 06:14 AM
  25. bluegreen1965's Avatar
    You might try Pad & Quill. They have leather ones that are beautiful, but they are backordered. I'm still waiting for mine.
    07-25-2017 12:15 PM
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