The best iPad Pro cases in 2023

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The best iPad Pro cases will protect your expensive new Apple device from daily bumps, spills, and scratches whilst adding a touch of personality to your case, designed to better suit your lifestyle whether thats's working in the office or from home. Some iPad Pro cases might even double as a stand to prop up your tablet, or feature a keyboard to transform your tablet into a laptop-style workspace. 

The iPad Pro range comes in two sizes: 11 inches and 12.9 inches and is a hugely popular Apple product boasting fast performance, stunning LED-backlit display screens, and compatibility with the Apple Pencil 2. These iPads (understandably) don't come cheap, so making sure your device is well-protected with a high-quality case is essential to avoid any costly repairs or replacements. 

Not sure which case to buy or which iPad generation you have? Some cases and sleeves for previous iPad Pro models will also fit the newer M2 models - but you can always check which model you own in your device settings for peace of mind. We're pretty much experts when it comes to finding the most protective iPad Pro cases on the market, often designed to enhance your productivity with flexible kickstands, and a handy slot to secure your Apple Pencil or iPad stylus

We also have guides to the best iPad Pro keyboards, as well as the best Apple Pencil prices right now if you want to further improve your Apple set-up. Whatever kind of case you need, we've made sure to include a wide range of our favourites that offer the best value for money from brands you can trust.

Our top picks of the best iPad Pro cases 

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How should I choose the best iPad Pro case?

Whether you're looking for the best iPad Pro 12.9 cases or the best iPad Pro 11 cases, the first thing to decide is what features you need and how much protection you want. iPad Pro cases with a keyboard can be useful for using your iPad like a laptop – something that's more feasible than ever with the new 2022 M2-powered iPad Pros. For this, we recommend Apple's own Smart Keyboard Folio – or Logitech's Combo Touch if you want a trackpad.

These cases and folio-style iPad Pro cases also have the advantage of acting as a stand, allowing you to prop your iPad up for watching media, browsing social media, taking notes, or drawing. Tomtoc's nifty vertical iPad Pro case can even hold the Pro in a vertical position. You might even want to consider an iPad Pro sleeve instead of a full hard cover case, as these can offer well-cushioned protection like putting your iPad inside an envelope or bag.

Another thing to consider is the price. The best iPad Pro cases and sleeves overall can be reasonably priced, but Apple's own Smart Folio retails at a high price of around $79 / $89. With that said, if you simply want to protect your device from scratches and you aren't too fussed about looks, there are very affordable iPad Pro cases from JETech and ESR. Just be sure to check the specifications of each case or sleeve to ensure it fits your iPad Pro.

Will an older iPad Pro case fit the iPad Pro 2022?

It depends. The 2022 iPad Pro 12.9 6th generation and iPad Pro 11 4th generation come in the same sizes as the Pro 2021. However, despite the screen sizes being the same, there are some differences. The 2022 iPad Pros are very slightly thicker than their predecessors, which means they may need a dedicated case when it comes to products that have a very snug fit. 

With sleeves, there should be no problem, and some iPad Pro 2021 cases are also being advertised as suitable for the new iPads. To be sure, only buy a case that specifically says that it is suitable for your iPad.

Joseph Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news and features, updates buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment for creatives, from monitors to accessories and office supplies. A writer and translator, he also works as a project manager at London and Buenos Aires-based design and branding agency Hermana Creatives, where he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing photography, video content, graphic design and collaterals for the hospitality sector. He enjoys photography, particularly nature photography, wellness and he dances Argentine tango.

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