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Keep that new iPad Pro safe with the OtterBox Defender's multi-layer protection

Otterbox Defender iPad Pro Case
Otterbox Defender iPad Pro Case (Image credit: OtterBox)

What you need to know

  • The OtterBox Defender is now available for order.
  • It's a rugged case for those hot new iPad Pros.
  • There's even a built-in screen protector.

If you're waiting impatiently for your new iPad Pro to arrive you're probably already turning your attention to how best to protect it. OtterBox has been thinking about that as well, and the Defender Series is the result. Available for both the 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro, the case is available to order direct from OtterBox now.

What you'll get is a case with a "multi-layer defense from the solid inner shell and resilient outer slipcover" which sounds pretty safe to me. But there's more.

The new iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd Generation) and iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th Generation) are always protected from the most rugged adventures or littlest hands with Defender Series. With multiple layers of protection, including a built-in screen protector, Defender Series keeps the new iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd Generation) and iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th Generation) protected from drops and bumps. A screen shield snaps on the front of the case when not in use and doubles as a stand for easy viewing and typing.

Having something to keep that gorgeous screen safe and sound can be vital if you're in a harsh environment, and having a stand that can keep your iPad Pro upright is perfect for watching media and whatnot

If protection is the name of the game, OtterBox's Defender Series is definitely worth your consideration. It'll set you back $129.95 for the 12.9-inch (opens in new tab) model and $89.95 for the 11-inch (opens in new tab) one.

Oliver Haslam
Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.