You need one of these cases for 11-inch iPad Pro (2021) even if the device isn't as new as it used to be. While the latest iPad Pro sports an M2 chip, the third-generation iPad Pro is still a powerhouse with its M1 chip. Understandably, you'll want to keep it safe which is why we're on hand with the best cases for 11-inch iPad Pro (2021).
Fortunately, you can use the newer 4th-generation iPad Pro case with the older model, expanding your options extensively. Sometimes, you might want a case to show off your personality, while other times, you'll want something incredibly robust and able to handle a few knocks. Whatever your plans, we've got the best picked out below.
While you're protecting your beloved tablet, it's also a good idea to pick up one of the best screen protectors for your 11-inch iPad Pro (2021) to keep that mini-LED screen pristine as well. Read on while we take you through our pick of the best cases.
Best for most
MoKo offers a lightweight case that still provides you with a back cover with an open side so there's room for Apple Pencil charging. Its front cover folds around the back so it works well as a horizontal stand. It also has Sleep/Wake functionality for convenience, while there are plenty of colors to choose from.
Apple-designed cases are always pretty flawless. The Apple Smart Folio provides front and back coverage with a single piece of polyurethane. The Sleep/Wake function is activated upon opening or closing the front cover, while you can fold it back to form a stand for doing whatever you need to do, whether that's sketching or making FaceTime calls. There are some attractive color options too.
More protective than most, the Spine Tough Armor Pro can handle clumsiness, children, and a busy working life. It has shock-absorbent layers with Air Cushion technology, along with an Apple Pencil slot, and a kickstand for easy viewing.
Crème de la crème
For anyone who primarily works on their iPad Pro, a keyboard case is essential. The Apple Magic Keyboard is perfect, turning your iPad Pro into a form of laptop. The beautiful cantilevered design has a trackpad and a USB-C port for passthrough charging, so it has all you could need. A choice of black or white colors are available.
Offering enough room to hold the 11-inch iPad Pro with or without the Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil, Tomtoc's carrying sleeve is a great choice. It has soft fleece lining and an outer pocket for additional accessories. A cute range of colors are available.
Secure your Apple Pencil
ESR's trifold case has a similar design and level of functionality as Apple's Smart Folio, while being cheaper. It also has a flap to securely hold your Apple Pencil in place while it charges, so everything is that bit more secure.
Like a more rugged Apple Smart Folio case, Soke's iPad Pro case still makes room for a pencil slot to store and charge your Apple Pencil any time it's not in use. It looks great too with some really fun patterns to choose from, so you can really showcase your personality here.
Logitech is always a reliable brand to check out and this keyboard case is very well designed. It uses Smart Connection technology so there's no need to rely on a Bluetooth connection. It also has a detachable keyboard and adjustable kick-back stand so you can get things lined up just how you like them. The addition of a trackpad ensures this case effectively turns your iPad into a touchscreen laptop.
OtterBox's Symmetry series offers a cleverly designed folio case. The back cover is partly clear so you can still see the iPad's color and logo. The front cover folds into a stand and has the ever necessary Sleep/Wake functionality we all like to see. It also has discreet Apple Pencil storage.
A simple, clear case, the ESR Clear Case protects just the back of your iPad Pro. It's compatible with the Apple Pencil, with a cutout that allows charging without you needing to remove the case. It's worth adding on a screen protector to ensure full protection of your asset.
Sleeve and organizer
A stylish sleeve, the ProCase Felt Sleeve is a vertical sleeve with button and loop closure. The interior is soft micofiber and the case comes with a separate matching accessory pouch. It's only available in gray as the picture above shows, but it looks excellent.
Ideal if you want a slim keyboard case and don't need a trackpad, Apple's classic Smart Keyboard can be used at two different angles, depending on how you like to view things. No charging or pairing is necessary. You just put the iPad Pro in place and begin typing.
Which of the best cases for 11-inch iPad Pro (2021) is best for you?
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The 11-inch iPad Pro (2021) isn't the latest model but its M1 chip and mini-LED screen still ensures it's a high-end device. Supporting Thunderbolt ensures faster data transfer while its wide-angle selfie cam with Center Stage support is great for looking professional on calls. With the hardware still so highly competent, you'll truly want to keep your tablet safe with one of these cases. Most cases made for the previous generation are likely to fit, and that goes for the newer generation too, giving you plenty of options.
For anyone looking for a basic case that offers front and back protection, a folding stand, and Sleep/Wake functionality, the MoKo Case iPad Pro 11 Inch Case 2021 (3rd Gen) is an excellent option. However, if you want the most functionality possible and you don't mind paying for it, the Apple Magic Keyboard is what you need in your life. It'll turn your iPad Pro into a far more efficient laptop-style experience.
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Karen is a contributor to iMore.com as a writer and co-host of the iMore Show. She’s been writing about Apple since 2010 with a year-long break to work at an Apple Store as a product specialist. She's also a contributor at TechRadar and Tom's Guide. Before joining iMore in 2018, Karen wrote for Macworld, CNET, AppAdvice, and WatchAware. She’s an early adopter who used to wait in long lines on release days before pre-ordering made things much easier. Karen is also a part-time teacher and occasional movie extra. She loves to spend time with her family, travel the world, and is always looking for portable tech and accessories so she can work from anywhere.