• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why no leather one piece smart case?

    Looked at the case options available for the new iPad Pro and I'm disappointed. The case is a really important part of the user experience with an iPad as it is what you see and what you touch everytime you use or hold the device. I have had quite a few iPads now and since they were first sold, I have always bought the Apple one piece leather case and really liked them. The leather absorbs some moisture from your hands to avoid that clamy feeling in a way silicon does not. Silicon rather than leather is a deal breaker for me but I also have no interest in a two piece design. It's fussy and less secure. With the front cover removed the sweaty silicon back has an unfinished look due to the exposed edge where the cover fits. I understand that this is meant to be a modular design that allows the keyboard cover to fit to the smart connector on that exposed edge but I have no interest in ever using a keyboard with my iPad and no interest in using it without a front cover, I don't like the increased bulk of the fussy magnetic front cover attachment. With the huge volume of sales Apple make I really can't see why they do not offer a range of case options. After some deliberation I have decided to not upgrade my iPad at all and will just keep using my Air 2 with it's leather case. If Apple offer a one pice leather smart case for it, I will then buy the iPad Pro. I also have an iPhone 6s with a leather case which will not be upgraded when the iPhone 7 comes out unless there is a leather case option. Apple need to offer some proper options for their premium devices instead of just dozens of colours. The case is the actual outside of the device once you own it and is more important than how the device looks when naked.

    13 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautifully Expensive

    I purchased this case for my 9.7-inch iPad Pro because it is a beautifully designed case. However, the silicone is very prone to damage and scuffs or chips easily. I previously owned an iPad Air with the leather Smart Case which was much more durable and a better economic solution for protecting an iPad.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    You will love it

    Nice skin and feel good when you touch your iPad, but little little heavy and I want transparent (no color).

    3 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Mediocre at Best

    Apple really missed it with the cover and case. The Smart Cover is the worst apple product I've ever seen, and this case is only slightly better. They designed the case so that you have to also buy the Smart Cover to ensure proper fit. It very cheap feeling. I returned both a few days after buying.

    27 of 33 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Mixed Feelings

    The case is alright although I am not sure I would call it a case as much as I would a cover for the pack of the iPad. I agree it is a bit over priced for what you get. I could see past both those issues but I fail to understand how Apple could create a case that does not have a holder for the Apple pencil....seems kind of dumb.

    25 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect with Smart Cover

    I really like the combo of Silicone Case and Smart Cover for my iPad Pro 9.7. Looks good, feels good, custom tailored fit. Yes, costly, but hey, it's Apple. I can't see downgrading a really well engineered product for cost. My experience with aftermarket cases for my iPads (on my fourth now) has not been very satisfactory.

    4 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Best

    I'll start by saying that this is the best case I've used for an iPad or iPhone. The fit and feel have been perfect for me, and it pairs beautifully with the Smart Keyboard. I was surprised to read a few reviews saying the case is slippery, as I have experienced the exact opposite. It absolutely sticks to my hand, even if it's damp or sweaty. As for the price, they do tell you what it costs before you buy it. The decision is entirely yours, which makes it a bit illogical to complain about it after the fact. Is this the best case? Of course. Are there cheaper options? Of course. The rest is up to you.

    12 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best for scratch protection

    This case looks phenomenal in person. The soft interior is something that Apple needs to make pillows with....ipillow. It fits with all the Apple Store screen covers and I do not know about 3rd party covers. I would recommend this if you want to keep your iPad from getting scratches or getting dirty. This case probably wouldn't absorb a drop very well, but sliding on a desk or simple bumps should be fine. Overall I like this case a lot and it works for me. If you are clumsy or if your iPad is for more than school, perhaps for a little kid, I would say get a rugged 3rd party case or apple care. Hope this helps.

    5 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    At first I was a little Leary about purchasing a silicone product rather than leather. I've had leather cases on all my previous iPads and iPhones. I bought the gray one and along with the Smart Cover and am very impressed with the quality. Yes, it may be a little expensive, but the fit and finish of these products are outstanding. Compared to the leather case for iPad Air two, it's a slimmer fit and really feels good. The cover closes perfectly. I bought this with the intent of just using it until something better in leather was made. The will be the only one I need. Thank you apple!

    7 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cracked after 3 months use!

    One corner of this silicon case is already cracked, after only 3 months of very gentle use. (Used at home only, never travelled with, never dropped)
    Apple.com says accessories are not covered and asked me to check with store.
    Very poor quality at a top premium price. A rip off.

    30 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Please create a one piece leather case. This is less than ordinary.

    Please create a one piece leather case. The two part cover is $185 and easy to drop as it comes apart. I dropped the i{Pad as the cover came off the magnetic mount. The corner of the iPad now has a dent, and the silicon cover is cut at the corner. Waste of money.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, but why no leather option?

    Bought this case as I don't like having my iPad unprotected. Fits perfectly as you would expect, and the Smart Cover lines up perfectly with the cutout. For anyone like me that has always had leather cases, the silicone actually feels really good, and it's holding up so far resisting scratches and it's not a finger print magnet like I thought it would be. Yes, it's expensive and I would expect leather at this price, but it's still a good quality case just a bit expensive. It's also nice having the apple logo on the back.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect case for 9.7-inch iPad Pro

    This case fits perfectly, no movement as the case grips around the entire edge of the iPad. The case has a premium feel, much higher quality than cheaper third party cases. Higher price for high quality! Would definitely recommend this product.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect fit and works great with the Smart Cover

    The case is a great tight fit. Really nice feel to it, doesn't add bulk to the iPad like other cases I've had in the past. Works well with the Smart Cover but costly to buy both. Don't know how good drop protection will be but then I don't intend on dropping it!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Wildly Overpriced.

    It's a good quality case, and with a lack of compatible third party cases, was pretty much the only launch day option. But it is seriously expensive. $70 is an absurd asking price for half a case. Complete coverage will cost you $120 or $220, depending if you get the Smart Cover or the Keyboard case. These prices just don't reflect the value of the product you get. The iPad Air 2 Leather Smart Case was $80, and was a better feeling product in the hand than the silicone.

    Avoid.

    128 of 135 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Still need the cover

    It fits really nice and the buttons are easy to use. What I don't like is that there is no real shock protection. It is just good for being on your couch at home. Way overpriced for what it is.

    81 of 86 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A great addition to my new iPad Pro.

    I purchased a new iPad Pro and wanted to be sure that it was fully protected so I purchased this Silicone Case as part of the case set-up for it and I am very happy and pleased with it. It fits perfectly to my new iPad Pro and does a great job in help to protect my new iPad.

    This Silicone case goes great with the Apple Smart Case too in helping to protect and keep my new iPad Pro safe and clean. They both work great together and fit perfectly.

    A great product and worth the money.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Try In-Store, Before You Buy

    My review of both the silicone case and smart case for the iPad Pro 9.7 is a mixed bag. I've owned the previous cases offered by Apple, which were a 1-piece set, made of leather. In contrast, this option is a 2 piece set, with no 1 piece set option, and instead of made of the high quality leather, its made of silicone this time, and the combo is $40 MORE than the previous leather option. That's right, its no longer made of leather, but made of silicone, yet $40 more than it previously was. Also, I don't like that it no longer comes in black, so I got Charcoal Gray. The case is also more slippery than the previous leather version, and it is noticeably heavier, despite the iPad Pro 9.7 itself being lighter than previous iPads.

    Now for the good. The case is a great form factor, keeping the profile slim, but it feels protective. I'm probably going to keep it, as it does look good, and I haven't really found any other cases that I like. As far as whether or not I recommend it, I can't do that, but I can suggest you check it out in the store BEFORE purchasing to see if the weight,slipperiness, and everything else, makes it worth the high price.

    25 of 32 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Silicone Case for 9.7-inch iPad Pro

    well made, much like the one I had for my previous iPad - excellent fit and nice and grippy - the only reason it hasn't got 5 stars is the extortionate price - needs to be cheaper please apple!

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Fit

    I love the fit and feel of this case. It has a silky feel that has just the right amount of grip. It fits firm and snug to the iPad, and of course allows for full functionality of the iPad itself. Used in combination with the Smart Cover, it's the perfect solution to protect the iPad Pro. Another great feature is that it works well with the Smart Cover's magnets. The Smart Cover, when open, snaps firmly to the back of the Silicone Case...no flopping around! (Apple must have added magnets or metal inside the case itself to account for the firm grip.) I deducted one star because of the cost. Adding the Silicone Case and Smart Cover to the iPad is no small investment.

    8 of 23 people found this useful