Both the iPad Air 2 and the recently presented 9.7-inch iPad Pro have identical dimensions. Despite this, Apple has prepared a new accessory for the smaller brother of 12.9-inch iPad Pro. This begs the question – if you can use older covers Smart and Smart case studies for both devices? And if not, why not?
Given the dimensions given by the company from Cupertino would seem that the older gig will be a great fit for the new Apple tablet. But after all, it is not recommended to use them in case of 9.7-inch iPad Pro. All through their mismatch to the functionality of new equipment. The newest tablet Apple has (like the current iPad Pro) until four speakers. In turn ipad air 2 has only one pair. Smart Case for iPad Air 2 can therefore block the sound coming out of the top speakers in the vertical orientation of the tablet. Furthermore, 9.7-inch iPad Pro has a built-in LED just below the iSight camera. Unfortunately, the old Smart gig also do not have the appropriate cut-outs designed for this type of solution. In the case of Smart covers the situation is the same, that is not recommended use the older version of the new iPad. Apple confirmed the use of different magnetic connectors, both in the Smart Connector and Smart Coverze, which may interfere with the correct operation of the tablet. So it seems that you should not use any older Case'u Smart or Smart a cover on the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. The new accessory will cost around 229 gold – not every user will be satisfied with this title. Source: Macworld