Apple’s new 9.7-inch iPad Pro is the same dimensions as the iPad Air 2 on paper, but the device’s new 12-megapixel camera means your old iPad case probably won’t cut it. That is unless you cut it yourself to accommodate the new larger camera and flash that will make a larger opening on cases necessary for the new device. So your iPad Air 2 case won’t be a perfect fit, but there is already a long list of notable case makers with products available to order. The only exceptions to that maybe are sleeve style cases that don’t have any camera openings.
But if you want a case that was truly made to fit your new 9.7-inch iPad Pro without any compromises, below we’ve put together a running list of the best new cases available now and coming soon.
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The new 9.7-inch iPad Pro will officially go on sale March 24th after its introduction at Apple’s event earlier this week. The device starts at $599 for the entry-level 32GB model, and it’s also available in 128GB ($749), and 256GB capacities ($899) with pricing going upwards for cellular models. You’ll be able to get it in Apple’s usual silver, space gray, gold, and rose gold (for the first time) color options.
And with support for Apple Pencil (and a new Smart Keyboard from Apple), you might also consider some new accessories for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro other than cases including keyboards, Apple Pencil cases and docks, and more.
Smart Cover ($49) | Silicone Cover ($69) | Smart Keyboard ($149) | Apple Pencil ($99) | Pencil Replacement tips ($19) |
StyleFolio ($39.95) | StyleFolio Pencil ($59.95) | StyleFolio Luxury ($44.95) | SmartShell Plus ($59.95) |
Clear Grip flexible, soft transparent Case ($12.99) |
Survivor All-Terrain ($79.99) | Survivor Slim ($79.99) | Airstrip 360 ($39.99) | Snapbook w Keyboard ($99.99) |
iPad Pencil case ($29.99) |
Messenger Universal keyboard stand ($69.99) | Slim Book keyboard & detachable case ($139.99) | Folio ($100) | Messenger Folio ($60) | Rugged Book ($149) |
Unicorn Beetle PRO ($19.99) |
Droptech case ($59.95) | Hideaway Case ($69.95) |
Urban Armor Gear
Pad & Quill
Contega Thin Case ($89) | Contega Linen ($109) | Oxford Leather ($109) | 10% off with coupon code “PQ97”
Peralta San Francisco
Scarlett Sleeve ($79) |
DODOcase ($65) | Leather Portfolio ($70) | Durables Sleeve ($70) |
Octane Pure ($40) | Lexington ($35) | Faraday Folio ($40) | Tuxen ($50) | more
Apple Pencil Charging Dock ($29.95) |
Tempered glass screen protector ($10) |
Read our comparison of what’s different in the 9.7-inch iPad Pro versus the 12.9-inch model. And check out our roundup of the best new iPhone SE cases.