In the guide above you'll go "Behind the Design" and get advice from MacCase Chief Creative Officer Michael Santoro about the top 8 things to look for when buying a protective cover for your Apple tablet.
The definitive guide to choosing a quality iPad case or bag. The blog covers what to look for when picking a case or bag that will last. How to get off the treadmill of buying one inferior quality case after another and finally buy a case that will last.
The definitive guide to choosing the best iPad Pro messenger bag to meet your needs. The guide includes a discussion of price, materials, protection, storage, comfort and other aspects of finding the right bag.
iPad Pro 12.9 and 11 Shoulder Bags, Folios Briefcases and Sleeves
With multiple designs, multiple price points and two different types of materials,no one offers you more options or knows more about protecting Apple tablets than the company that invented Apple portable protection: MacCase.
Mac Case's product assortment available to protect and transport your pro-level Apple tablet is unparalleled. Whether you're looking for a simple 12.9 bag like our nylon Messenger Bag or a full-fledged, Premium Leather shoulder bag like our 12.9 Flight Jacket, Mac Case brings 20+ years of experience, innovation and passion to each and every design.
When Apple launched their 12.9-inch and 11-inch tablets, our designers and engineers got to work on a suite of new folios, messenger bags, sleeves and briefcases to fit the new sizes. We combined our world-class craftsmanship with an innovative suite of designs that had never been seen before.
We realize the large investment each Apple pro tablet owner makes in their hardware. Our job is to provide protection solutions that meet and exceed your needs to not only protect those expensive devices but perform flawlessly while doing it.
2023 iPad Pro 6th Gen 12.9-inch and 4th Gen 11-inch Cases
It's not every day we get new iPad Pros. And heading into 2023, Apple has updated their top-of-the-line tablet models. The big changes are internal with the new M2 chip set being added to both the 12.9-inch and the 11-inch models. Additional improvements have been made to the interface of the tablet with the Pencil.
MacCase is ready with our leading folio-style cases for these new iPads. Available in both the "clean" and Magnetic Accessory System equipped versions, our 2023 folio cases are brimming with the handmade quality and outstanding protection they have become known for over the last 12+ years.
Do I Need a Folio or an iPad Pro Leather Bag?
When potential customers arrive at our website they usually have a pretty good idea of what kind if protection they are looking for their Apple tablet. Some customers are the proud owners of brand-new tablets. Others are seeking an alternative to buying case after inferior case and are looking for something of substance and quality to protect an older model.
If you fall into either of these two camps or maybe a third we haven't mentioned, welcome. We're glad you're here and that you found us. As you can see we offer a full assortment of timeless, time-tested designs in leather or nylon. So whether you're seeking one of our handmade folios or an iPad Pro leather bag or one made from nylon, we hope you find a model that meets your needs.
What Size is My iPad Pro?
For many new Apple tablet users, (and some old ones too!), remembering what size iPad you have can be a daunting task. We know this because we sometimes talk to customers who are looking for a case and we ask them, "What size do you have?" Long pause. "I don't know", is often the reply.
If you ever find yourself not knowing or remembering what size your tablet is, we have a great solution. You can find your size by clicking the How to Measure an iPad for a Case link above under Guides. This blog post goes over the best methods to make sure you get an accurate measurement of the size of your Apple tablet. So next time you get asked, you'll know.
What Size iPad Pro Case or Bag Do I Need?
So now that you know what size your Apple tablet is, you're probably wondering what size case you need to protect and transport it. Luckily, you've come to the right place. No one knows more about protecting Apple's tablets than MacCase.
Some of the iPad case sizes are marked in the product title. If you see that the product title doesn't include the case size, there is usually a pull-down menu option to choose the size on the product page. If there's not, that case is for the 12.9-inch.
But all the other Apple tablets are smaller, 11-inch, 10.9-inch, etc. So even though the case might have been originally designed for the 12.9-inch, the smaller-sized tablet will fit in those models.
But because we are MacCase, (and a bit obsessive) we make most of our models to custom fit your specific size. That's just how we roll.
Are you are looking to use a 3rd party accessory such as a non-Apple keyboard with your iPad in one of our cases? The best thing to do is to "upsize" your case. For example, if you're looking for a sleeve to protect an 11-inch iPad Pro and an aftermarket keyboard, the best solution to guarantee fit would be to go with a 12.9 Sleeve.
The Best Bag for iPad Pro 12.9 with Magic Keyboard
For many Apple tablet owners, using the Magic Keyboard is part of their toolset. While the Magic Keyboard is easy to install and uninstall, most users leave the keyboard connected to the tablet. This presents a problem when needing to protect both the keyboard and the tablet during transport or storage.
There are a lot of cases and bags of various types that will protect the 12.9 Apple tablet. Very few bags are custom designed to protect the tablet and the Magic Keyboard. We have 2 options that do.
Meet our Magic Keyboard Sleeve and iPad Pro Briefcase. Both are fully compatible with Apple's Magic Keyboard. The sleeve is designed to protect the tablet/ keyboard when not in use or during transport in a large bag.
The iPad Pro Briefcase is designed to elegantly transport and protect your tablet/ keyboard combo with space for other items. It can be carried by its' handle or worn as a shoulder bag. Many users have called it the best bag for the iPad Pro 12.9 with the Magic Keyboard?
Whether you choose the simplicity of the sleeve or the more robust features set of the Briefcase, both models provide a cutting-edge way to protect and transport the 12.9-inch iPad Pro and Magic Keyboard.
Two iPad Pro Messenger Bags
MacCase has built its 25+ year reputation for building the world's best Apple protection products on hard work, insane levels of quality and innovative designs. We've got the scars to prove it.
This spirit of innovation and quality is instilled in 2 of our most popular models, our nylon iPad Pro 12.9-inch Messenger Bag and our Premium Leather iPad Messenger Bag.
While they are quite different in their execution, the core principals of MacCase design can be found in each one. Both are highly protective through the inclusion of a custom 12.9-inch or 11-inch sleeve. Your tablet goes in the sleeve, the sleeve goes in the bag and you're good to go.
Moreover, the sleeve and bag can be used together or separately. This creates a wonderfully versatile bag that you can use everyday for a broad range of situations. This versatility is one reason our iPad Pro messenger bags are so popular.
Both use their materials to the highest levels creating designs that are full of character. The nylon offers ultra-lightweight and the leather version offers the natural beauty and durability of that material.
Both designs offer storage beyond just protecting the tablet. Pockets and compartments abound with places for accessories and personal items. If you're looking for an iPad messenger bag, each of these exciting models offers features, advantages and benefits that lead the field.
What is the best bag for iPad Pro 12.9?
The best bag for iPad Pro 12.9 is the one that best meets your individual needs. First and foremost it should protect Apple's largest tablet when you're carrying it in the bag. It should be comfortable and provide ample storage for other items. This will be the best iPad Pro bag for you.
What is the best iPad Pro Messenger Bag?
The best iPad Pro messenger bag will be protective and easy to use. It will provide room for other items besides your tablet. With a wide variety of sizes, materials and prices available, think about what it is you want form your iPad Pro carrying bag and then choose accordingly.
Why are there so many iPad Pro Bags?
Tablets by their nature, are portable devices. If you're carrying it outside of your home, you're going to want to protect it. A specific iPad Pro bag will do this job better than a generic one. Apple's tablets are very popular. This is the reason for the broad range of iPad Pro bags.
What size is my iPad Pro?
iPad Pro size is found by measuring the screen diagonally. Unlike many previous Apple tablets, all Pro models are named by screen size. Measure the lit part of the screen (not the bezel) from the bottom right corner to the upper left corner. The length will be 9.7, 10.9, 11 or 12.9 inches.
How many versions of the iPad Pro 12.9 are there?
As of Oct, 2022 there are 6 versions of iPad Pro 12.9-inch that Apple has released. Differences between the 1st and 2nd generation are mostly internal. Extensive changes to the 3rd generation model were made including the removal of the home button and a near bezel-less screen.
How do I know which model is my iPad pro?
As of October 2022, there have been 6 generations of iPad Pro 12.9 and 4 generations of iPad Pro 11. The 1st generation of the 11 has a home button. The 2nd and 3rd do not. The 1st and 2nd generations of the 12.9 have a home button, the 3rd -6th do not. The 6th has the M2 chip.
How can I protect my Magic Keyboard?
You can protect your Magic Keyboard and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro with these 2 excellent options. This briefcase will carry the keyboard and other items or a sleeve designed specifically for the 12.9 Magic Keyboard will protect it during transport and storage.