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The best Apple iPad Pro 11-inch (2022) cases

Apple has released a new version of the iPad Pro 11-inch model for 2022, which adds numerous enhancements to the tablet's major components — from the M2 chip to improved networking tech. Despite a significant upgrade inside, the iPad Pro's exterior design has remained consistent for several years. That has not deterred case makers from stepping up to the plate with brand new designs for the 4th-generation iPad Pro 11-inch. One bonus is that all cases and covers you may have purchased for earlier versions of the iPad 11 Pro will slide nicely onto the new M2 model. We've gathered some high-profile new cases that are available now.

Smart Folio for iPad Pro 11-inch (4th generation) - Marine Blue
Apple Smart Folio
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iPad Pro 11-inch (4th gen and 3rd gen) Defender Series Case
OtterBox Case Defender
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Balance Folio 11-inch iPad Pro (2022) Cases
Speck Balance Folio
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Spigen Liquid Air Folio Designed for iPad Pro 11 inch Case M2 4th Generation (2022) / 3rd Generation (2021) / 2nd Generation (2020) / 1st Generation (2018) - Black
Spigen Liquid Air Folio
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ESR Hybrid Trifold Case Compatible with iPad Pro 11 Inch (2022/2021), Detachable Magnetic Cover, Tough Back Case, Pencil 2 Wireless Charging, Slim and Light, Ascend Series, Frosted Black
ESR Hybrid Trifold Case
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Fintie Hybrid Rugged Case
Fintie Hybrid Rugged Case
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Smart Folio for iPad Pro 11-inch  showing cover peeled back slightly.

Apple Smart Folio

Pros
  • Lightweight front and back protection
  • Sleep/wake functionality
  • Attaches magnetically
Cons
  • No extra protection

This Apple-branded iPad cover is an enduring favorite and is guaranteed to fit perfectly. The Smart Folio for the newest 11-inch iPad Pro is thin and light, offering front and back protection for your device. It automatically wakes your tablet when lifted and puts it to sleep when set down. The Smart Folio attaches magnetically, and you can fold it into various positions to create a stand for reading, viewing, typing, or videoconferencing. It comes in white, Marine Blue, English Lavender, and black.

Smart Folio for iPad Pro 11-inch (4th generation) - Marine Blue
Apple Smart Folio
Otterbox Case Defender outside and inside view.

OtterBox Case Defender

Pros
  • Heavy-duty protection
  • Built-in screen cover
  • Drop protection exceeds military standard
Cons
  • Heavy

The OtterBox Defender Series, a super-protective iPad Pro 11-inch case, provides multi-layer construction, a built-in screen protector, and a shield stand. Durable for the rough and tumble of work and play, it ensures your iPad will survive any activities you're into. It's not light: It weighs a little over a pound and is constructed with polycarbonate and synthetic rubber. It's been tested for twice the number of drops as dictated by military standards, and port covers prevent dirt, dust, and lint. The stand provides screen protection and converts for typing and hands-free viewing. It works with all standard networks and is compatible with all iPad 11 models from the first through the fourth generation.

iPad Pro 11-inch (4th gen and 3rd gen) Defender Series Case
OtterBox Case Defender
Speck Balance Folio for iPad Pro 11 2022 showing camera fold.

Speck Balance Folio

Pros
  • Microban antimicrobial protection
  • Covers drops up to 4 feet
  • Includes magnetic camera shield
Cons
  • Not compatible with second-generation Apple Pencil

Speck's slim tablet case protects against scratches and drops and transforms into a viewing stand for hands-free operation. The cover has a Microban antimicrobial coating that protects against 99% of stains and bacteria. The interior liner protects the screen against damage to the tablet glass, while the outer shell shields against drops up to 4 feet. The latch-secured protective cover includes a magnetic camera shield that covers the tablet lens and retracts when you need to snap a photo. The cover converts into a typing and viewing stand. The cover's built-in magnets are strategically placed for wake/sleep functionality. There's also an integrated holder, but only for the first-generation Apple Pencil.

Balance Folio 11-inch iPad Pro (2022) Cases
Speck Balance Folio
Spigen Liquid Air Folio open and closed.

Spigen Liquid Air Folio

Pros
  • Secure magnetic closure
  • Quick access to buttons and ports
  • Compatible with various screen protectors
Cons
  • Only comes in black

Spigen's Liquid Air Folio cover, featuring flexible polyurethane and polycarbonate, doubles as an independent stand for reading, viewing, or videoconferencing. Its secure magnetic closure maintains sleep/wake functionality with quick access to all buttons and the charging port. The case is designed to be compatible with Spigen screen protectors but can also work with many third-party screen covers as well. This iPad cover works for all generations of the iPad Pro 11-inch tablet.

Spigen Liquid Air Folio Designed for iPad Pro 11 inch Case M2 4th Generation (2022) / 3rd Generation (2021) / 2nd Generation (2020) / 1st Generation (2018) - Black
Spigen Liquid Air Folio
ESR Hybrid Trifold Case horizontal and vertical view with magnetic imagery.

ESR Hybrid Trifold Case

Pros
  • Attaches with powerful magnets
  • Works with iPad sleep/wake function
  • Provides for Apple Pencil charging
Cons
  • Cannot use the stand vertically

The ESR Hybrid Trifold Case has a detachable magnetic cover with built-in magnets to create a secure lock and solid stand while also being easy to attach and remove. Hybrid protection is derived from its flexible frame and hard back, which offers full protection to your iPad against scratches, drops, and impact. Its recessed side panel facilitates magnetic pairing and charging for the second-generation Apple Pencil, while a magnetic clasp secures your Pencil. Two modes — viewing and writing — let you achieve the perfect angle for viewing video, typing, or sketching. It comes in black, green, or gray.

ESR Hybrid Trifold Case Compatible with iPad Pro 11 Inch (2022/2021), Detachable Magnetic Cover, Tough Back Case, Pencil 2 Wireless Charging, Slim and Light, Ascend Series, Frosted Black
ESR Hybrid Trifold Case
Fintie Hybrid Rugged Case back and front with iPad.

Fintie Hybrid Rugged Case

Pros
  • Military drop-tested exterior
  • Air-cushioned corners
  • Second-generation Apple Pencil support
Cons
  • Heavy

Fintie, a famous name in device covers, offers its tri-fold Hybrid Rugged Case as extra protection against shocks, drops, and impact. It features a military drop-tested, shock-absorbing TPU exterior with four air-cushioned corners and wake/sleep functionality. A soft microfiber interior front protects your tablet glass, while a transparent back cover displays the Apple icon. It supports the second-generation Apple Pencil with a magnetic clasp and wireless charging. You can fold the front cover to use your iPad as a viewing stand or with the keyboard. This case comes in black or pink and is compatible with all iPad Pro 11-inch models.

Fintie Hybrid Rugged Case
Fintie Hybrid Rugged Case

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