Best iPad Air 5 cases 2024

The iPad Air 5 features the M1 chip, 5G connectivity, faster USB-C port, and improved camera system with Center Stage. Yet, it remains at the same price point as the previous model, between the regular iPad and the iPad Pro. Surely you'll want to protect your investment with the right case for your needs, right? Here are some of the best iPad Air 5 cases. If you want more functionality, give one of the best iPad Air 5 keyboard cases a try instead.

Note that the iPad Air 5 is exactly the same size as the iPad Air 4, so the cases are interchangeable.

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Which of the best iPad Air 5 cases should you buy?

The iPad Air 5 is a beauty for sure. Luckily, it's the same size as the iPad Air 4, so any iPad Air 4 cases will also fit just fine. If I have to choose just one case that most people will like, I'd go for the MoKo Case. No matter your taste, you'll find a color or pattern you like. The case is quite thin, so it doesn't bulk up the delightfully lightweight iPad Air. It has all of the functionality you expect from a case: Apple Pencil charging compatibility, Sleep/Wake functionality, and the folio folds into a stand that lets you place your iPad Air at two angles for either typing or watching videos.

If you're looking for something a bit more rugged but don't want to compromise on looks, the Spigen Rugged Armor Pro for iPad Air might be the one for you. It's not terribly bulky, but it offers full-coverage protection including a tab that holds the folio closed and keeps the Apple Pencil safely in place.

Karen S Freeman

Karen is a contributor to 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.