1. mozart27's Avatar
    Does anyone know when we can expect 3rd party cases to become available for the 2018 12.9" iPad Pro?
    10-30-2018 03:27 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Anytime soon, if there aren’t any currently available and provided that the cases that fit the previous models don’t fit.
    10-30-2018 03:30 PM
  3. Craig's Avatar
    I would order the 12.9 today if I knew the Logitech Slim Keyboard would work on the 2018/2019 iPad Pro....
    10-30-2018 10:09 PM
  4. TechnologyTwitt's Avatar
    I just checked Amazon, nothing specific for the 2018's yet...

    Does anyone know when we can expect 3rd party cases to become available for the 2018 12.9" iPad Pro?
    10-31-2018 08:42 AM
  5. Craig's Avatar
    I decided to get the Apple Keyboard with the 12.9 and if I don't like it will get the same Logitech Slim Combo I am using on my 10.5 now... when it comes out.
    11-01-2018 01:53 PM
  6. Abu Khadija's Avatar
    I decided to get the Apple Keyboard with the 12.9 and if I don't like it will get the same Logitech Slim Combo I am using on my 10.5 now... when it comes out.
    Are you keeping your 10.5” or getting rid of it? This is the position I’m in. Keep the 10.5” or upgrade to the 12.9”. It’s only about 156 grams difference on the weight plus the size.
    11-01-2018 04:19 PM
  7. Craig's Avatar
    Are you keeping your 10.5” or getting rid of it? This is the position I’m in. Keep the 10.5” or upgrade to the 12.9”. It’s only about 156 grams difference on the weight plus the size.

    I asked my wife, she has not played with the iPad Pro. We just added a new position for her, so she will be on the road more, and have more responsibility in the company. Instead of lugging around a laptop I often just use the iPad as the pencil makes life easier.

    Now that the new basic iPads have pencil, it's up to her. I have the 10.5 with the Logitech Slim combo and two pencils. Once I get the 12.9 working, she can play with the 10.5 and decide if she wants it, or will just use her laptop / iPad Air 2.

    If we keep it, I may still kill off the LTE and save $20 a month from AT&T.

    If she does not want it, it's Swappa bound.

    Sadly we're still stuck using PC/Laptops, as I have no possible way of accessing out main/biz software on the iPad. That still sucks.
    11-01-2018 04:29 PM
  8. ZOFOURTWENTY's Avatar
    I feel like this has been a weird launch, how come there aren’t as many cases and screen protectors as readily available as before? Kinda odd
    11-01-2018 08:30 PM
  9. Craig's Avatar
    I feel like this has been a weird launch, how come there aren’t as many cases and screen protectors as readily available as before? Kinda odd
    It is odd... it's like no 3rd party vendors except for software cared.
    11-01-2018 09:53 PM
  10. TechnologyTwitt's Avatar
    I'm actually debating whether or not to get a case for this one. Unlike my 2015, it's going to be much thinner AND the pencil will stick to it.
    11-02-2018 05:44 AM
  11. Craig's Avatar
    I'm actually debating whether or not to get a case for this one. Unlike my 2015, it's going to be much thinner AND the pencil will stick to it.
    I use it more as a laptop replacement when I don't want to bring my Laptop (HP Spectre 360) with me.. so the keyboard is essential. I don't like the virtual glass keyboard. Even when reading I often like the Kickstand of the cases, when I am reading while at a restaurant or such when traveling or at a table, etc.

    Different Strokes etc..

    That being said I am kind of sad I could not have a Logitech Slim Smart Combo Case for the 12.9 on launch day. Will see if I can get used to the Apple Smart Keyboard. Will know in 5-days... maybe.. I leave again on Thursday and may not have time to open the box Wed.
    11-02-2018 10:53 AM
  12. bricenm's Avatar
    I just ordered this one from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07J4K6ZK6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1&pldnSi te=1

    It looks to be a generic version of Apple's Smart Folio but much cheaper. Given it just covers the front and back, the Pencil 2 can still magnetically attach. Some of the other cases I have seen on Amazon for the new iPad Pros cover the sides of the device and not allowing for magnetic attachment of the Pencil 2.
    11-02-2018 09:51 PM
  13. ZOFOURTWENTY's Avatar
    I just ordered this one from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07J4K6ZK6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1&pldnSi te=1

    It looks to be a generic version of Apple's Smart Folio but much cheaper. Given it just covers the front and back, the Pencil 2 can still magnetically attach. Some of the other cases I have seen on Amazon for the new iPad Pros cover the sides of the device and not allowing for magnetic attachment of the Pencil 2.
    I’m gonna just get a generic case so that I can at least keep my iPad protected until Logitech releases keyboard cases
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    11-03-2018 03:24 PM
  14. TechnologyTwitt's Avatar
    So I changed my mind about getting a case. I needed a new bag anyway so...

    Ztotop iPad Pro 12.9 Case 2018, Strong Magnetic Ultra Slim Minimalist Smart Case, Trifold Stand Cover with Auto Sleep/Wake Apple iPad Pro 12.9 Inch 2018, Black

    When will 3rd party cases be available for the 2018 12.9" iPad Pro?-ipad-case.jpg

    and mens Messenger Bag 15.6 Inch Waterproof Vintage Genuine Leather Waxed Canvas Briefcase Large Satchel Shoulder Bag Rugged Leather Computer Laptop Bag, Brown

    When will 3rd party cases be available for the 2018 12.9" iPad Pro?-new-bag.jpg
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    11-06-2018 10:26 AM
  15. ZOFOURTWENTY's Avatar
    So I changed my mind about getting a case. I needed a new bag anyway so...

    Ztotop iPad Pro 12.9 Case 2018, Strong Magnetic Ultra Slim Minimalist Smart Case, Trifold Stand Cover with Auto Sleep/Wake Apple iPad Pro 12.9 Inch 2018, Black

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    and mens Messenger Bag 15.6 Inch Waterproof Vintage Genuine Leather Waxed Canvas Briefcase Large Satchel Shoulder Bag Rugged Leather Computer Laptop Bag, Brown

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    That’s the case I got to hold me over till a keyboard case drops.

    The bag is dope, now you just need a hat and whip to complete the Indy outfit
    11-06-2018 10:53 AM
  16. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    So I changed my mind about getting a case. I needed a new bag anyway so...

    Ztotop iPad Pro 12.9 Case 2018, Strong Magnetic Ultra Slim Minimalist Smart Case, Trifold Stand Cover with Auto Sleep/Wake Apple iPad Pro 12.9 Inch 2018, Black

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    and mens Messenger Bag 15.6 Inch Waterproof Vintage Genuine Leather Waxed Canvas Briefcase Large Satchel Shoulder Bag Rugged Leather Computer Laptop Bag, Brown

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    That's really good-looking!
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    11-06-2018 10:57 AM
  17. Craig's Avatar
    That's really good-looking!
    Funny, I have a very similar bag I have been using for the last year. Same concept. I have been putting my laptop up front and my 10.5 pro in the back zipper compartment, but not sure how both with fit with the new 12.9. I guess I will know tomorrow.

    When will 3rd party cases be available for the 2018 12.9" iPad Pro?-img_6871.jpg
    11-06-2018 01:12 PM
  18. bricenm's Avatar
    Looks like Moko listed their generic smart folio case on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/MoKo-Case-iPad-12-9-2018/dp/B07H86GWKW/ref=pd_rhf_gw_p_img_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID= 89S0447RBZD98R7Q5NDM

    It is only $19.99 which is cheaper than the Ztotop case. I purchased to Ztotop as well and it shipped yesterday so I will pass on this Moko unless I am not satisfied with the Ztotop case. One thing about this Moko case though is that it is not eligible for Amazon Prime (if that matters to you).
    11-06-2018 02:03 PM
  19. A_M_W's Avatar
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/18...ou-can-buy-now

    Reviews of some cases available now.
    11-06-2018 02:56 PM
  20. Craig's Avatar
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/18...ou-can-buy-now

    Reviews of some cases available now.
    Sadly no other keyboard cases yet
    11-06-2018 08:02 PM
  21. A_M_W's Avatar
    No it’s odd that 3rd party options appear delayed.
    11-07-2018 01:35 AM
  22. A_M_W's Avatar
    Sadly no other keyboard cases yet
    It’s odd that 3rd party options appear delayed. I guess, it maybe due to the redesign.
    11-07-2018 01:37 AM
  23. Raptor007's Avatar
    I noticed Apple isn't offering sleeves this year for the iPad and that is what I was looking for since I don't want a bulky case I need something to keep it protected but not bulky.
    11-08-2018 07:42 PM

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