2 versions are available. One "clean" and one featuring 3 small circular magnets on the front cover than supports our -
Magnetic Accessory System (MAS)
Choose from 4 optional, attachable / detachable Accessories:
Apple Pencil Holder - Holds Apple Pencil or similar sized stylist
Cable Pouch - Holds all your iPad cables, adapters, ear buds, etc.
Paper Holder - Holds up to 8 sheets
Business Card Holder - Holds up to a dozen cards
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2020 4th Generation iPad Pro 12.9
Ethically sourced full or top grain leather
Method for Holding iPad
Offset cover design + impact absorbing tray
Protects Pencil While Charging
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Our iPad 12.9-inch Case: How Does It Improve Your Life?
Here are 7 reasons covering how our iPad cases will improve your tablet experience:
Expand the functionality of your case with our Magnetic Accessory System (MAS)
Provides a quality way to protect / transport your 2020 4th generation 12.9" and accessories
Feel good knowing you've chosen a product made from ethically sourced leather
Will last at least as long as you own the tablet
No need to keep buying case after case due to poor quality
Meets your need for a professional, well made, durable, protective and aesthetically pleasing case
Options allow you to customize the case to meet your needs
The Best Leather 2020 iPad Pro 12.9 Gen 4 Case for You?
MacCase invented the Apple-specific case market over 20 years ago. 25+ years later we are still innovating like no other. Our leather 2020 iPad Pro 12.9 Gen 4 case offers 2 distinct versions.
One features a clean, minimalist front panel. The other features our Magnetic Accessory System (MAS) which allows for the attachment of our 4 optional accessories. Both models are made using our exclusive ethically sourced leather hides.
Visually, the MAS version has 3 circular magnets integrated into the front cover. If you want to utilize options like our Pencil case, choose this version.
Each version works perfectly with Apple's 2020 4th generation 12.9-inch tablet. Our latest case designs maximize the your enjoyment juxtaposing the latest technology with old world craftsmanship.
2020 iPad Pro 12.9 Gen 4 Leather Case - Design Review
The latest in a series of interviews about the story behind the design of MacCase products. For this interview, we are speaking to MacCase President Michael Santoro about the new MacCase 2020 iPad Pro 12.9 4th Generation Case.
JKD: So what is new for the 2020 4th generation iPad Pro Folio?
MS: What we have going in is really an evolution of our very successful first generation design. In 2018 we moved to a Folio design that features a polymer tray. This as groundbreaking and re-invented iPad Pro protection for users looking for a premium experience. We're using this opportunity to build upon the success of the 2018 designs.
At the same time we introduced our Magnetic Accessory System. This was groundbreaking innovation number two for these new Folios. This suite of options has been incredible successful offering customers the chance to expand the functionality of their case with a Pencil case, comment holder, business card holder and accessory pouch.
For the 2020 model, were offering a 5th option. This is to not have the Magnetic Accessory System at all. If you never plan on using the optional accessories, you don't need the magnets. So we're offering a "clean" design with a magnet free front cover. It's very elegant.
Designing the 12.9 iPad Pro 4th Generation Case
JKD: Yes, let's talk about that. What does that mean for the new 12.9 iPad Pro 4th generation case? Or cases? Tell us about the 2 versions.
MS: As a designer and artist first, I always want things to look the best they can. I believe one of the reasons we have stayed in business over 25+ years is the timeless aesthetic our products process. It doesn't matter whether it's a Premium Leather model or one of our nylon pieces, the design vocabulary is the same. The values and the things we strive for are the same. Customers appreciate this.
JKD: How does the new "clean", magnet free design improve customer satisfaction?
MS: It's really about choice. We're all customers and consumers in one form or another. How did Getty Lee put it, "Each another's audience". We improve customer satisfaction by offering a choice to use our accessories or not. If you're not, you now have an option to purchase one of our world class Folios without the magnets that make the attachment of the accessories possible.
The Best iPad 4 Leather Case
When considering what makes up the best iPad 4th generation case, yes the pragmatic, functional, protective aspects are very important. But to be the best, a product has to add up to something greater than the sum of it's parts. Call it whatever you want, poetry, the "X" factor or the "it" factor.
The new, "clean" version of our 2020 leather iPad Pro 12.9 case just might be the best looking Folio we've ever done. And we've done a lot of them. It's a looker. All the elements are perfectly balanced.
Our signature curved panel which is highlighted by the contrasting white stitching returns as the dominate element of the front cover. This puts the emphasis back on the quality and back on the craftsmanship, which is where we want it.
JDK: Excellent. Thank you for your time.
MS: Thank you.
Will my 2020 Pad Pro 12.9 4th generation case fit the Gen 3 12.9-inch iPad Pro?
No. Apple changed the overall size and location of many of the details as well as completely changed the rear facing camera. This new size and list of detail changes facilities the need for a new case for the 2020 iPad Pro 4th generation tablet.
What is the best iPad Pro 12.9 4th generation case?
The best 4th generation 2020 iPad Pro 12.9 case is the one that meets and exceeds your individual needs as an Apple tablet user. These needs should include level of protection, overall quality and durability, overall aesthetic appearance, man-made or natural materials and overall functionality.
Does this case work with the Apple Magic Keyboard?
The Magic Keyboard is a case onto itself. Because the rear panel of the tablet is completely covered by the rear panel of the Magic Keyboard there is no way to attach the tablet to the tray inside our Folio.
One Photographers Search for a Quality 2020 12.9-inch iPad Pro Case
We recently received an email from San Diego based professional photographer Ken Rockwell ( http://kenrockwell.com ) that told of his frustration in finding a quality 12-inch iPad Pro case.
Ken outlined his "wish list" of what he wanted for his dream 12.9 case on a post on his blog. He then forwarded this post to MacCase Chief Creative Officer Michael Santoro when the discussion of finding a quality 12.9-inch iPad Pro case came up.
The following is the reply sent to Ken from Michael.
Ken Rockwell: Is it just me, or is it impossible to find a good iPad cover today?
Michael Santoro: There are very few quality iPad covers being produced now. There are several factors that have caused this. One being the flood of cheap, poorly designed and executed tablet covers from China.
KR: Can we talk about the ports and controls? There needs to be a hole for every connector, camera, button and switch The Kavaj case I bought looked great, until I realized that the volume controls and more were hidden under leather, making them clumsy to use at best. It's almost like person that designed it never used it.
Does that make sense?
Of course there needs to be a big enough hole around the headphone jack so headphones fit, but that hasn't been a problem with the tablet covers I've used.
MS: Our 2020 iPad Pro 12.9 4th Generation Case have evolved from earlier models. The ports and controls were once covered but the polymer material we use to hold the iPad in the case. I don't think it was as bad as covering them in leather per your experience, but it was an issue for some of our customer.
In this new model, we were able to redesign the section, remove the material covering the buttons and keep the integrity of the tray.
Don't Cover the 12.9 Tablet Screen
KR: Again you'd think this was obvious, but some case makers insist on covering the screen, or enough of the bezel around the screen so it's impossible to make swiping gestures properly. This Kavaj case I bought was completely defective in design; it covered so much of the bezel that it made it impossible to use split screens on my iPad pro.
MS: This is another huge advantage of our innovative polymer tray. If you look at your 12.9 there is a machined aluminum edge right where the glass screen ends. Our polymer tray covers this aluminum edge but not any part of the screen. When you open our 2020 iPad Pro 12.9 4th Generation Case, all you see is screen. The tray practically disappears.
The Quality User Experience
KR: For crying out loud, an iPad case is supposed to just flip open and turn on. That's the whole point, which Apple's smart face covers do so well, except that Apple's face covers offer no protection against drops or the back of the iPad.
Apple makes back covers, but I haven't found them in leather, which would be ideal. Apple's leather iPhone cases are perfection, but I haven't found an equivalent for the iPad.
MS: Since day one, MacCase iPad Folios have had seamless, auto on/off functionality built into each cover.
KR: There shall be no latches, bands, locks, straps or other baloney in the way of opening it. It's beyond me why designers go out of their way to add cutesy tabs that have to be undone to get at your iPad.
MS: This is what you get when inferior design ability meets the need to stand out from the hoards of other cheap cases from all the other manufacturers. Moreover, using a piece of bonded leather scrap to make a tab is so much cheaper than utilizing expensive magnets to do the job.
Again, MacCase Folios have always used expensive magnet closures and completely avoided the inferior design solution of bands, tabs, etc. These kinds of design details are what sets the quality iPad Pro cases from MacCase apart.
2020 iPad Pro 12.9 Case with Pencil Holder
KR: An iPad is supposed to be portable. A case needs to be a case, and should not have pen holders, business card holders, cup holders or keyboard holders hanging off the sides or making it twice as thick as it ought to be. I don't want to carry an office with me; all I want is an iPad case, please.
MS: It's funny that you mention this. We developed a prototype that had many of these features and it was quickly abandoned for all the reasons you mentioned. But for every customer like yourself that doesn't want those things, there are plenty that do.
This lead us to develop our Magnetic Accessory System. This industry leading integration of accessories to hold the Apple Pencil, papers, business cards and the charging cable sets the standard for elegance and functionality.
iPad Pro 12.9 4th Generation Leather Case Materials
Mac Case models are unique in the leather goods world. We source our hides from ex-dairy cows who get put out to pasture once their milk giving days are behind them. When their time comes and they move on to that great pasture in the sky, their hides become available. It is much harder to source leather in this way.
We feel it's worth it though. If it sometimes takes a bit longer for the hides to become available, we can live with that. Knowing that we are sourcing our hides in the most humane way we could find allows us to sleep at night. It also allows us to bring wonderful products like our iPad Pro 12.9 4th generation case to market with a clear conscious.
KR: So what is MacCase doing? I'd love to hear about your ideas if you have a suggestion that meets every one of these simple requirements. It's easy to find cases that meet most, but screw up on one or another.
MS: Please come and have a good long look at what we are doing. I would love to know if what we are doing will pass the "Ken Test"!