Best answer: Due to a few different factors, old cases for previous iPad Pro models will not fit the new 11-inch iPad Pro or the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

Apple: Smart Folio ($79)

Why do I need a different case?

This is a perfectly valid question, as you may be wondering why the 12.9-inch iPad Pro (which is the same screen size as the last two) would need a different case, but the answer is simple; the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro has a different form factor.

The minimal-bezel display makes the screen take up a more real estate on the front, the lightning port has been swapped out for a USB-C port, and the slimmer design makes the new iPad Pro too different to fit into old cases.

The same thing goes for the 11-inch iPad Pro, even though Apple said it had a "similar form factor" to the old 10.5-inch iPad Pro, while in reality, has a completely different measurement, making old 10.5-inch cases not suitable for the new 11-inch model.

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Apple is best for day one

As with most of Apple's newest hardware, more 3rd-party companies will come out with cases and other accessories for the new models in the weeks to come.; however, if you're looking to make sure you have a case for your new iPad Pro on day one, getting one from Apple will be your best bet.

Our pick

Smart Folio

Get it day one!

The Smart Folio wraps your new iPad Pro in a thin and soft case that not only protects your device from scratches but can also be used as a stand. Plus, the Smart Folio also activates the auto-sleep/wake feature, so when you close the cover over the screen, it will turn off the screen automatically.

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