Will the usb ports on this keyboard work with the Thunderbolt display?

Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad

Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad

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3 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    This keyboard does not work consistently when you plug it into the TB display. Sometimes it does, but mostly, it does not. This is a widespread problem with the Apple USB keyboard plugged into the USB port on the back of the TB monitor. The keyboard is fine if you plug it in directly to the MBPro. The USB ports on the TB monitor are fine if you plug in any other USB device. But the Apple keyboard does not like the USB port on the back of the TB monitor.

  • I also have issues with inconsistencies with this USB keyboard and the Thunderbolt display. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.

  • Yes it will. I currently use this wired keyboard along with a wireless trackpad and leave the keyboard connected to one of the USB ports on the back of the Thunderbolt Display. The two USB ports on the keyboard work fine for me when connecting my iPhone/iPad to sync.