The 3rd-generation iPad Pro tablets are Apple’s most advanced mobile devices ever.
Both the 11-inch iPad Pro and the larger 12.9-inch version sport Liquid Retina all-screen display, Face ID, A12X Bionic Chip with Neural Engine, and USB-C connector replacing Lightning port.
The newest tablets come in two colors (Space Gray and Silver), and you can choose from four storage options: 64 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, and 1 TB.
As usual, the new iPads are released together with original Apple accessories. This time it’s the 2nd-generation Apple Pencil and the Smart Keyboard Folio.
If you prefer getting third-party cases, you’ll need to wait for some time. The new iPads have different dimensions than their predecessors. Plus there is edge-to-edge display, and different locations of the rear camera and ports.
iPad Pro dimensions ( height × width × depth )
|iPad Pro 11 (2018)||9.74 × 7.02 × 0.23||247.6 × 178.5 × 5.9|
|iPad Pro 10.5 (2017)||9.80 × 6.8 × 0.24||250.6 × 174.1 × 6.1|
What you have to keep in mind is that the Apple Pencil 2 can be attached to the side of the iPad using built-in magnets. Once it’s done, the iPad automatically starts charging the pen.
A case cover designed to work specifically with the 2018 iPad Pro should support this function.
We will update the list when a bunch of new and interesting cases are revealed. If you have a question or comment, make sure to reach us in social media or via the contact form.
15 best Apple iPad Pro 11 (2018) cases and sleeves
1. Luvvitt clear diamond case
You can get a plain transparent back cover for your new Apple iPad Pro 11 released in 2018, but you can also get the back cover with style.
Take a look at the Clear Diamond design from Luvvitt. The case is made from soft German Bayer TPU material featuring the diamond pattern. The case adds firm grip to your iPad, while the lip above the display gives extra protection to the camera.
2. ESR marble tri-fold cover
ESR offers the popular tri-fold case in a new design that resembles black marble.
This sturdy and durable case supports sleep/wake function, can be transformed into a vertical or horizontal stand, and sports transparent frosted back shell.
3. Tomtoc bag sleeve
If you want to give your new iPad Pro maximum protection when carrying it, the sleeve is better than the case. And the bag sleeve is better than any other sleeve.
Tomtoc offers the bag sleeve that’s tested to work with the 2018 iPad Pro 11. Slim and fashionable, the bag comes with an extra shoulder strap. The main compartment will accommodate the iPad, while other pockets are perfect for Apple Pencil, power adapter, or other accessories.
Patented CornerArmor technology protects from drops and bumps like the car airbag. Available in Gray and Black (shown above).
4. Italian leather zipper sleeve
You won’t find too many leather sleeves around that feature zipper opening on the longer side.
Add to it genuine Italian leather in dark green, and padded natural suede lining, and you have the beautiful sleeve from Voyage Prague.
You can choose from two options for the back side: felt, or leather + felt. Models in other colors are also available.
5. Zugu Muse Series heavy-duty stand case
This robust heavy-duty case from Zugu sports the car design and features adjustable magnetic stand with eight different angles.
The variant designed for the newest 2018 iPad Pro is compatible with the wireless Apple Pencil charging & pairing, and has a built-in long elastic stylus pocket.
Firm bumper edges are designed to give 360-degree 5ft drop protection.
6. Slimline book-style stand case
This affordable case cover opens like a book and features classic book cover design with the title: “Every man is the master of his own fortune.”
The case is made of durable faux leather in a matte finish, with soft honeycomb interior. The built-in stylus loop will let you keep your Apple Pencil always with you.
Available in three colors: Blue, Dark Brown, and Silver Gray (shown above).
Latest Apple iPad models
Together with links to tech specs and best case covers.
Apple iPad mini 7.9 (2019)
The world’s favorite compact tablet now comes with Apple Pencil 1 support and A12 Bionic chip with Neural Engine, three times the performance and nine times faster graphics. Prices start from $399.
Apple iPad 9.7 (2018)
2048 × 1536 px Retina display, Apple Pencil support, Touch ID, A10 Fusion chip with M10 coprocessor. Prices start from $299 for education institutions.
Apple iPad Air 10.5 (2019)
An ultra-thin design with the A12 Bionic chip and advanced Retina display with True Tone. Supports Apple Pencil 1 and the smart Keyboard. Prices start from $499.
Apple iPad Pro 11 (2018)
11-inch edge-to-edge Liquid Retina display with ProMotion technology, Apple Pencil 2 support, Face ID, A12X Bionic chip and Neural Engine, high-speed high-speed USB-C connector. Prices start from $799.
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2018)
12.9-inch Liquid Retina 2732 × 2048 px LED-backlit Multi‑Touch display with ProMotion technology, Apple Pencil 2 support, Face ID, A12X Bionic chip and Neural Engine, high-speed USB-C connector. Prices start from $999.
7. Belka leather flip cover
This classic case is made from premium vegan leather, featuring soft touch and matte finish.
Sturdy Fibonacci stitching and durable back shell with reinforced corners increase the level of protection. The case can be transformed into a stand and offers three card slots plus a special Apple Pencil holder.
Available in four rubbed textures: Black, Brown, Green (shown above) and Red.
8. City Sheep Shore dark leather felt sleeve
From City Sheep Store comes a wonderfully stylish sleeve that’s made from full grain leather and 100% natural merino wool felt.
The sleeve features a large external pocket to carry your iPhone, earphones, or power charger. There is also a leather holder for Apple Pencil.
Make sure to select “iPad Pro 11-inch” when placing an order. Three color combinations are available, including Anthracite + Brown (shown above).
9. Pipetto origami stand case
The popular origami stand case from Pipetto is now available for the newest 11-inch iPad Pro.
The stand is made from an original PU material with a matte finish and features a soft dove-gray microfiber lining. Most importantly, the Pipetto case offers five different stand positions – three more than Apple’s Smart Cover.
Available in over 14 colors, and two material combinations.
10. Grapher folio leather sleeve
This minimalist and modern sleeve from Cocones Studio is designed to fit the newest 11-inch iPad Pro released in 2018 – with or without the Smart Keyboard Folio.
Grapher folio sleeve is made from water-repellent antistatic 100% Merino wool felt that’s resistant to stretching and pilling. The design sports a prominent zipper that enables to open the sleeve on two sides. Inside, you will find a holder for your Apple Pencil.
Other colors are also available. You can also order to add a gift message to the package.
11. Neviss Bags messenger bag
From Neviss Bags comes a fashionable multi-functional messenger bag sleeve that’s perfect for the 11-inch iPad Pro.
Besides the main compartment, the bag has large pockets on front and back that you can use for the iPhone, cables, charger, power bank, and other essentials.
Available in two color combinations: Black Paisley (shown above) and Ballerina Pink.
12. Pochette Gavotte natural cotton sleeve
Do you prefer a cute and cozy sleeve made from 100% cotton? Pochette Gavotte offers a wide range of designs that are both modest and sophisticated.
Each sleeve is made to order and is padded with 5 mm upholstery foam to give an extra level of protection. A large pocket on the front is covered with a subtle Pochette Gavotte logo.
When placing an order, make sure to write down the name of your iPad and exact dimensions: “iPad Pro, 11-inch, 2018, 247.6 × 178.5 × 5.9 mm.”
13. ESR urban folio case
Light and slim, this folio case provides stand functionality so that you could use your iPad for writing notes or watching movies.
Hollowed-out pure polycarbonate back plate keeps your iPad light and ensures better ventilation. Available in two colors: Twilight (shown above) and Graphite.
14. Luvvitt case with Apple Pencil holder
Are you looking for a solid tri-fold case that sports the built-in Apple pencil holder? Take a look at the design from Luvvitt.
The case features the hybrid design. A hardback case, lined with premium heather fabric, is combined with flexible TPU bumpers. The bumpers provide a shock absorbing cushion against drops. A special holder on the side of the case will securely accommodate the stylus.
15. Infiland slim-shell case
The lightweight case cover from Infiland is one of the best alternatives to Apple Smart Cover. It supports auto sleep/wake function and has a built-in stand.
What makes this case stand out is the translucent back that’s made in the color corresponding with the color of the tri-fold front.
Available in four colors: Navy (above), Black, Gray, and Rose Gold.
Bonus: ESR tempered glass screen protector
Designed specifically for the 11-inch iPad Pro released in 2018, this tempered glass screen protector is only 0.3 mm thick, keeping the display’s original touch sensitivity.
The transparency of the glass is reaching 99%, preserving the original Liquid Retina quality and colors. 9H hardness rating means the screen will be protected from scratches that could be made by keys or other hard objects.
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Where to buy iPad Pro cases and accessories
More and more cases for the 11-inch iPad Pro released in 2018 are being revealed every day. Make sure to visit these online stores to have more options to choose from:
Amazon – the biggest online store offers the biggest selection of all kinds of case covers and accessories. If we had to pick one web destination for everything related to tablet and e-reader accessories, it would be Amazon.
Best Buy – the range of offered accessories is pretty limited, but the online store is worth checking out if you want to buy cases and accessories at reduced prices.
eBay – a proven place to shop for affordable accessories. Sometimes, you can pick up here the case that’s the same as the branded one you’ve found on Amazon but costs two-thirds of the price.
Etsy – this is our favorite marketplace for custom items, hand-crafted to order. There are a plenty of unique sleeves and jackets to choose from. Most of them are handmade, many can be personalized.
Top iPad cases and accessories to get in 2019
Based on recommendations from top tech sites and best customer reviews.
Zugu Muse Case for iPad Pro 11 (2018)
Magnet-secured case with 8 stand angles. Wireless Apple Pencil charging support, 5ft drop protection, car industry materials. Also for iPad Pro 12.9 and iPad 9.7.
Average rating: 4.7/5
Anker Tempered Glass Screen Protector for iPad 9.7
Premium tempered glass with 9H hardness rating. Retina clarity with 96% transparency, 0.3 mm thickness, and oleophobic coating. Also for iPad Pro models.
Average rating: 4.4/5
Tomtoc Shoulder Bag for iPad 9.7 and iPad Pro 11
Shockproof, padded urban iPad sleeve that’s both slim and lightweight. Main compartment for iPad, external pocket with a pen holder. Comes with an extra shoulder strap.
Average rating: 4.8/5
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