Smart Folio for 12.9-inch iPad Pro (3rd Generation) - Charcoal Grey

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  • Overview

    The Smart Folio for the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro model now offers protection for both the front and back. It also provides open-to-wake and close-to-sleep functionality.

    What’s in the Box

    Smart Folio

  • 2.5 Average
    2 out of 5 stars
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    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      I dearly miss the old iPad Smart Cases.

      This case is very well put together and feels like it's made of the same high tech silicone material Apple uses for its watch bands. Not overly rubbery, as prev This case is very well put together and feels like it's made of the same high tech silicone material Apple uses for its watch bands. Not overly rubbery, as previous synthetic cases were. That being said, I miss the days of being able to purchase a full front and back genuine leather iPad "Smart Case." They retailed at less than these non-leather replacements. Those leather cases wore beautifully and developed a great patina with use. And they protected all sides of the iPad, which these new folios don't. However, I start thinking about Apple's new (and unfortunate) pricing scheme and wonder what they would have charged for a leather version today?!!! Aesthetically, I'm tired of the dark gray after having it on my old iPad as well. I would have gone with white but I didn't want to have to clean it all the time. Why not offer ProductRed, or simply black? I also am shocked that Apple left their iconic logo off of the back of the folio. I always thought the logo added a touch of class, and I do miss it.

      • Written by Garo Y from West Grove

      160 of 175 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?I dearly miss the old iPad Smart Cases.

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Expensive and not leather plus sharp edges to boot.

      I travelled 40 miles to purchase one of the new iPad Pro 12.9 models. To say i was disappointed with the cover is an understatement. I have 2 iPad Air 2’s a I travelled 40 miles to purchase one of the new iPad Pro 12.9 models. To say i was disappointed with the cover is an understatement. I have 2 iPad Air 2’s and the covers are great. They are covered by leather on all sides. I was expecting the same for the latest cover but sadly no. I cannot comprehend why you should bring a silicone cover out that has uncomfortable sharp edges. Maybe Apple think you will buy it any way and then update to the leather when there is one available. I do not trust Apple anymore, it is a shame.

      • Written by Darren P from Biggar

      123 of 153 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Expensive and not leather plus sharp edges to boot.

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Works, but too bulky and heavy

      The new iPad Pro is so light and thin that it’s a shame they didn’t make a screen-side-only cover. This adds 0.49 lbs to a 1.4 lb device. Unnecessary, but I sus The new iPad Pro is so light and thin that it’s a shame they didn’t make a screen-side-only cover. This adds 0.49 lbs to a 1.4 lb device. Unnecessary, but I suspect it was done to address the camera bump. The keyboard folio is even worse. I hope they redesign both down the road.

      • Written by GLADE S from salt lake city

      107 of 122 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Works, but too bulky and heavy

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Why hasn't someone at Apple test driven this in the real world

      The star is for the Folio but here are some random thoughts. Just bought my 4th (and probably last Ipad) a 12.9" and looking for a case but reading between the The star is for the Folio but here are some random thoughts. Just bought my 4th (and probably last Ipad) a 12.9" and looking for a case but reading between the lines there are a lot of disgruntled purchasers here. You wonder if real people test drive these things. Over $2K for a product and I cannot get a case/cover that will protect the thing and that has some style. The Apple keyboard case I looked at purchasing doesn't protect the edges of the product, like this Folio, and allows no place to store the pencil that is secure, at $300AUD, come on!! this is just crazy. I'll pay money for a good product but there are too many negatives here, and this 'smart folio' is another example of how this company is missing Steve Jobs. Sadly, Apple has run its course I think, and I say that as I go back to an Apple IIe. Even its multiport USBc connector I looked at purchasing in tandem with the 12.9" has detractors who have found the product not working in all three ports or not working after a period of time. That is simply a quality issue which should not occur with such an expensive product. I bought the iPad on a whim, and have been disappointed with some of the issues being raised, am hoping it will be half as good as my still working ipad pro, Air and original. End of negative thoughts, hoping for sunshine in two days when delivered. Buyers Remorse, no way!

      • Written by Michael C from Buderim

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Why hasn't someone at Apple test driven this in the real world

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Poor design and expensive

      The silicon material scratches and bruised easily. Less than 2 days of extremely careful handling and use (without even putting it into a bag to carry around), The silicon material scratches and bruised easily. Less than 2 days of extremely careful handling and use (without even putting it into a bag to carry around), the outside of the folio is already covered in unsightly blemishes, looking battered, that are simply impossible to remove. In addition, the keyboard appears to have already imparted a permanent scratch to my iPP screen. Considering how expensive this is, I would have expected it to be made of a better material and, not to mention, the keyboard design that scratches despite handing my new iPP with extreme care!

      • Written by PJ T from London

      1 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Poor design and expensive

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Good Case!

      A good case! Stays in place firmly thanks to the magnets throughout the ipad’s metal frame, and the ipad does not slip out. Edges are not sharp as other revie A good case! Stays in place firmly thanks to the magnets throughout the ipad’s metal frame, and the ipad does not slip out. Edges are not sharp as other reviews were saying, edges are malleable and soft, and bend without much force The exposed edges of the ipad have a small bit of protection, a small lip from the smart folio. Pros: -Soft to the touch -Covers both sides of the iPad -Easy acess to volume buttons, power buttons, and charging port -Provides moderate protection -Microfibre inside for screen and back of the iPad -Allows charging of Apple Pencil Cons: -Price -3 edges of the iPad are exposed Overall i really like it, it’s like an upgraded version of the smart cover - with a back, and i do think it will stand the test of time. (But let’s see)

      • Written by Eren K from London

      4 of 6 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Good Case!

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