Are you looking for a good quality, leather iPad case for the 9.7 and finding the options are getting fewer and far between?
Sure, there are plenty of sub $10 cases on the likes of Amazon and eBay. But maybe you're the type of person who knows they bought the world's highest quality tablet computer and wants a case that it's equal. Sound like you? Spend some time and get to know our Premium Leather case for the 9.7 iPad.
MacCase invented the Apple-specific case market back in 1999. We were there when Steven Jobs introduced the first iPad in 2010. We've been delivering the best, handmade leather iPad cases to some of the world's most demanding customers ever since.
People love the unrivaled quality, durability and timeless, professional aesthetic our cases provide. Does that sound like the type of case you're looking for? Scroll down and find out why our leather iPad 9.7 Folio is the first choice among discriminating 9.7 users worldwide.
• Custom designed specifically for the iPad and iPad Pro 9.7
• Quality you can believe in: Handmade from some of the finest hides available
• Provides the elegant and professional solution for iPad 9.7 protection
• Is the antithesis of all the low quality, disposable cases being peddled everywhere else
• Designed by the person that created the Apple- specific case market in 1999
• Best in Class protection for the Apple Pencil
• Limited lifetime warranty
• Unparalleled customer service: Have a problem? Call and speak to the boss.
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"I had an early Mac Case leather model. When the iPad arrived I got one of their Folios. I've been using them ever since. Each case gets better and better. The current 9.7 is excellent and cannot imagine using any other case."
- Camden B New York NY USA
"I don't understand the idea of buying a super expensive piece of tech and getting the cheapest case you can find to protect it. Would you park your Ferrari in a garage made of refrigerator boxes? Do yourself a favor and park your iPad in one of these cases."
- Suresh S. Hong Kong
Reviewer: DGS Honolulu, HI United States on Jan 05, 2014
I searched for a long time to find a case for my iPad which would actually protect it and also look good. Being partial to leather, I could not find any case that I would buy. With most cases on the market there was no need to use the term "faux" leather because they all look fake or are of poor quality. I first purchased a MacCase for my iPad and was delighted with the quality. I have had it for over a year and it has held up very well. I then purchased a case for my iPad mini and then another one for when I got my MacBook Pro laptop. Again, you won't find a higher quality leather case. All mine still have that wonderful REAL leather smell and touch. I don't usually write reviews but MacCases are that good!
Reviewer: Nicholas C Evansville, IN on Sep 26, 2013
The iPad Folio is a true work of art. The handmade quality is unmatched and I have never seen anything quite like it. The leather is beautiful. I was highly impressed when I took this piece out of the box. The Folio feels sturdy. So many cases sacrifice security for style, but MacCase does not. The iPad Folio is the perfect combination of elegance and safety. The SoundBoard feature is great. It is great because it means I do not have to cup my hand around the speaker to hear the audio. The iPad Folio is an overall great piece. It has got fantastic style while maintaining functionality. Pictures really do not do it justice. You just cannot appreciate the iPad Folio until you hold it in your own hands.The iPad Folio is well worth the purchase price as there are many other high-end leather pieces that go for thousands of dollars and are not as well-built the Folio.
Douglas M. on Jul 10, 2017
I purchased this item from MacCase for my husband. He could not have been happier with this beautiful, well crafted case! There is nothing else on the market that compares to it. I bought another case in the past from MacCase and absolutely loved it as well. Keep producing such quality items! I'm a long term customer for sure.
Robert C. on Jul 10, 2017
Whoa Nellie! Another piece of fine art from this company. This is my second iPad case and just as happy as the first time.
Tom D. on Jul 09, 2017
These cases are as awesome as advertised. I have the brown leather and my wife has the black pebble. Expensive, yes, but the price of having the best is sometimes high. Highly recommended.
Rob Cline on Jun 08, 2017
Well folks here I go again. I'm very blown away at the craftsmanship and attention to even the smallest detail. Let's see I now have the shoulder bag, the laptop sleeve and now my second IPad case and the details placed into each one is mind boggling. Ladies and gentlemen you will love the smell of fine leather and the feel of it too, you will instantly know the moment you see, touch and smell this and other products are truly "OLD SCHOOL" and will last.
Rob C on Apr 11, 2017
A Product That is Truly Old School When I found this website about six years ago, I could not believe my eyes. I was reluctant at first because nowadays things are not made to last. I gave it a shot and placed an order. Boy was I ever wrong!!! I pulled this iPad case out of the box, and I was blown away with the smell of fine leather and that special feeling that comes from touching fine tooled leather. I still have that first case and my new iPad 9.7 fits in the case like a well-worn glove.
Abdullah Mulazim on May 03, 2016
My experience since buying the bundle has been short of amazing. When traveling, I always get questions and compliments. Funny thing is when I went to purchase a new "air" and took the old ipad out, the guy looked at it and said, "what the"....he was impressed with condition, thanks to the leather MacCase. One of the venders in the mall was trying to sell me a case. I told him what I wanted and he kept going around showing everything he had. I kept telling him what I had and the replacement would have to meet the test. I finally showed him the mac case and his graciously thanked me for my time and said you're right I don't have anything like that. Thanks again.
Martin Owen on Feb 19, 2015
I just received my case for the iPad Air 2. This the second case I have, my previous one being for the iPad 3. That prompted me to by the bag for the MacBook Pro 17", which also takes my iPad. The quality is remarkable. The patina of the cases just gets better as they age. They fit perfectly and feel so nice. I'm totally hooked on the products and the company. Customer service is excellent and, believe me, there isn't a better way to look after your Macs!
Lynn Judge on Feb 13, 2015
This is my second Mac-Case leather folio. This vintage case has the character and functionality I was expecting. The tactile feel is soft and gives you the added confidence of a minimal slip surface. The black interior frames the screen nicely and enhances viewing the screen like you would experience sitting in a movie theater. Great fit and quality construction throughout.
• 9.5" x 7" x .5"
• 6 ozs
Choose from classic satin, pebble grain black or authentic, full grain distressed vintage brown. Our hides are the real deal, not "bonded leather" made from scraps and glue.
Protect and transport all your iPad 9.7 accessories with our matching Accessory Pouch. Fully padded and lined, each handmade Pouch is the perfect compliment to your 9.7 Folio.
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The latest in a series of interviews about the story behind the design of MacCase products.
For this interview, we are again speaking to MacCase President and Chief Creative Officer Michael Santoro about the company's new Premium Leather iPad 9.7 cases.
JKD: There was much speculation this week around the possible introduction of Apple's next tablet model. What did MacCase have planned?
MS: Wow Jody, I don't think you've ever asked me a question that I wouldn't answer but I think the time has come.
JKD: Really? Can you explain?
MS: Just because Apple didn't release the product we thought they would doesn't mean they won't. Telling you all about what we were working on now would be premature given the nature of what may happen going forward.
JKD: Understood. OK, so while we didn't get what was anticipated, we did get a replacement for the aging iPad Air, the new iPad 9.7. What is your response to what we did get from Apple? Were you disappointed not to get a truly new model?
MS: This news coincided perfectly with the arrival of the latest addition to our leather iPad 9.7 cases, the Premium Leather iPad 9.7 Sleeve. They came in on the same day Apple released their news. I don't think this has ever happened before.
From a strategic standpoint, what they did makes sense. The Air has been around for a while so transitioning to the iPad 9.7 seems like a smart move. It keeps their assortment fresh and up to date. The questions is, is making your new iPad heavier and thicker a step forward? I guess the market will decided.
Regarding how I feel personally, it's always exciting when we get something new to design for. We were ready for something new in a way we have never been before so I guess there is a bit of a let down. But as I mentioned, just because we didn't get something all new now, doesn't mean we won't later in the year.
The development work we have done for what we thought was coming will help us respond much more quickly going forward. We didn't do it in a vacuum. We have a new development model that will help us bring our products to market in a much more expedited way. I'm glad to have gone through this exercise and come out of it in a much better place. As far as what Apple will do in the short and medium term, we'll have to wait and see. In the meantime we have a bright, shiny new iPad 9.7 to design for.
JKD: How does this change in the iPad lineup effect the MacCase lineup?
MS: Our Sleeve designs for the iPad and iPad Pro have been some of our most popular models. With the release of the iPad 9.7, we see this trend continuing. Many times when Apple introduces a new model there is a lag between when we get the specs and when we actually ship the new designs we have created for it. Sometimes that lag is longer than we like.
The new leather iPad 9.7 cases are really some of the best products of their kind. They are extremely protective. The silent magnetic closures are pleasure to use. They feel great in your hands. They will last long after you're current iPad model has been replaced. Oh, and they smell wonderful too.
It feels so good to have these new leather iPad 9.7 cases in stock before you can even order the actual tablet from Apple. Again, this has never happened before. And sure, you can say that for the most part, the new 9.7 is the same as the 9.7 Pro, but this leather iPad 9.7 sleeve is new for us. It's new for us and it's designed for the new 9.7 so that is a nice synergy to have in our favor. We usually don't get that lucky (laughing).
JKD: Is there a perfect fit for each MacCase model? Does the new 9.7 fit in all the current leather iPad 9.7 cases?
MS: That is the fantasy. For models like our iPad Flight Jacket, the fit is fine. We have already talked about the new leather 9.7 sleeve. The fit is perfect there. What we need to address is the very minor changes to the Premium Leather iPad 9.7 Folio.
The new 9.7 has some very small but significant changes that the average user will never notice. I picked them out right away and discussed them with our engineering team to make sure our Folio will remain the single best, most professional case you can buy for the iPad 9.7.
Another strange thing is that we sold out of our current inventory of iPad Pro 9.7 Folios on the same day the new 9.7 was released. We had held off on any new production of 9.7 Folios to see what Apple was going to do. So we knew we were running out. But we have never run out of a model the day a new model was announced. Wow, Jody, what's going on? (Laughing).
JKD: So what is the status of the Premium Leather 9.7 iPad Folio? Can customers place an order for one?
MS: The case is in development. When you're dealing with a millimeter here and a millimeter there of tolerance, you cannot rush it. It has to be right. We do not want any quality issues, functionality issues, or aesthetic ones for that matter.
JKD: So the small changes you need to make is preventing you from just keeping the iPad Pro 9.7 Folio in production as is?
MS: Yes. We need to address the small changes between the iPad Air and the new 9.7 and between the iPad Pro 9.7 and the new 9.7. The next generation of this case has to work for all three models. It's a big ask and a big task to make sure this is achieved.
To answer your original question, yes, customers can place an order for a new leather iPad 9.7 Folio. We hope to have the new case in stock by mid April. Since the Apple stores do have any idea when they are getting the new 9.7, our mid April date might move a bit because we need to have access to the new 9.7 for testing. Once Apple ships the 9.7 the wait for a new Premium Leather iPad 9.7 Folio will not be a long one.
iPad 9.7 Flight Jacket
JKD: Earlier you mentioned the Premium Leather iPad Flight Jacket. This model has been around since the first iPad introduced by Steve Jobs. What are the plans for this model?
MS: That's a good question that I was hoping you were not going to ask (laughing). It's been one of the most eccentric products I ever designed. It was a big hit early on despite is diminutive size. Then, crickets. Then it got hot again, and then cooled off. We've tried different price points and the more expensive it got, the better it sold.
We did a whole design program where we looked at using different materials in combination with the leather. We had plans to move the design froward but then sales would cool off and we'd put it on hold. It's not like we have not worked on it. It seems like we always had inventory so there was no urgency to get something new out.
Yes, it was designed for the original iPad, but you've seen how small that case is. If we designed it for the size of the Air and now 9.7 iPad, it would be too small to hold anything else. I've been thinking of what the next generation should be, what it should do. At some point the inventory will be close to selling out and I will have to make a decision on how that design will move forward. That is a tricky one, though.
JKD: As always, thank you for your time.
MS: You're very welcome, Jody.