• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failed after 12+ months

    • Written by from Miami

    The apple wireless keyboard that came with my iMac failed after warranty had expired, so I decided to get a new Apple keyboard. This one with numeric keypad was appealing, since it is much easier to input data in spreadsheets with it... I did not mind it was wired (my printer, mouse, touchpad, external drive... all those are wireless, so usually there are plenty of usb ports free). However, this keyboard failed on me as well, pretty much the same problem I had with the wireless one: several keys in a "column" (8, i, k, .) became irresponsive. Next day another row: "7, 4, 1"... This is a home computer, with very light use, the keyboard was never abused, or moved around... and there is nothing that can be done to try to fix it: its elegant design is achieved by glueing it together. This time I decided to look under my desk and bring back to duty a 2003 apple keyboard (A1048), not as sleek but extremely reliable, with actual full sized keys... It makes much more sense too: Why have a "laptop" style keyboard attached to a desktop computer? Footprint is the same, and I now think it looks and feels rather nice...

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Ponta Delgada

    I don't never saw nothing like that!
    I'm an unconditional fan of Apple, but...
    I've an iPhone, a Mac Pro, a MacBook Pro and several applications from Apple.
    This is the 3 keyboard that I was buy!!
    How can it be possible, try to clean one key (according to Apple procedures), lost the key function and have to buy another keyboard!!!???

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible - do not buy

    • Written by from Dipton

    Strike 3 - you're out. I've had 3 of these keyboards now in less than 4 years. Whole blocks of keys stopped working on the first. On the second and third - the whole keyboard just stopped working one day.

    Also, throughout their extremely short lifetime it was a battle for my MacBook Air or Thunderbolt display to even acknowledge it was attached. Had to restart the computer or, on a good day, un-plug and re-plug the keyboard.

    Looks good but is so flakey and short-lived that, in my opinion, it's bordering on dishonest to sell it.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy

    • Written by from Victoria

    Do your homework. Read these reviews. Check the support forums. All of them will show that this keyboard works with a Mac computer for 1-2 months before mysteriously failing. The reports are all exactly the same, the keyboard mysteriously stops working with the Mac, yet continues to work fine with clunky old PCs, meanwhile the Mac easily handles 3rd party keyboards... clearly some sort of OS or firmware issue between the two. DO NOT BUY. Apple will not support you on this issue. I spend hours trying to resolve and finally was given the option to buy a new keyboard... thanks Apple, enjoy your billions of profit.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shame on me

    • Written by from Wake Forest

    I've replaced two of these keyboards now and I'm done. I'm getting a cheap keyboard from amazon this time.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Marty in VA

    • Written by from Hampton

    This keyboard does not work very well i have had to take it back two times now for the same problem it stopes working and i have to plug in a windows base keyboard. i will be returning it for the third keyboard. very dissatisfied .

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2 broken keyboards later

    • Written by from St Helens

    I bought this keyboard back in October. I returned it in January because my Thunderbolt was no longer recognizing it. They claimed it was the monitor but it wasn't it was the keyboard. Exchanged it and then had the same issue happen now in June. Thankfully I went in and they let me pay the difference for the wireless one (although it was $20 and is missing the 10 key..not too happy about that). I would recommend staying away from this keyboard as I had so many issues!

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor build quality

    • Written by from Manchester

    I have purchased four of these for my 2011 macbook pro. Only one lasted longer than six months. The These are great when they work, but are very delicate and break within a few months of moderate use. I use my mac to code and write documentation. I hate to say it, but if you do any amount of typing, you are better off going with a 3rd party keyboard.

    16 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Far Inferior to predecessors

    • Written by from New York

    I had my old keyboard from 2007 to 2014, no problem. When it did finally get wrecked in an accident, I boayght this " new and improved" aluminum case product. I am about to go to the Apple Store and buy my FIFTH of these since. They basically work for six months and then begin to go haywire. May do better in clean room environments but out in the real, humid, particulate world, they go down super fast.

    Also they get grungy to the point of disgusting and (this is important) NEVER try to clean them. No matter how careful you are or how closely you follow their instructions, it will wreck the keyboard. I even saw a tech from a Genius Bar try to demonstrate how to clean one, and even he wrecked it.

    Basically, just get used to budgeting $50 every six months for a replacement. I don't know any other answer.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keys stop working

    • Written by from Raleigh

    I liked this keyboard until the j, u, 7, and F6 keys stopped working one day. I don't know if I'll be buying another one. I don't think I've ever had a keyboard stop working like that before.

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    USB 2.0 Keyboard has 4 star rating?

    • Written by from MORGANVILLE

    I just bought this Apple keyboard today (2015) and it is USB 2.0 with two USB 2.0 inputs - you can't even connect the superdrive to it. This is really useless and now the new laptops come with only 1-2 usb ports at all - how about a Thunderbolt keyboard and superdrive Apple? Can we get something for our 1 billion dollar investment? Or at least make a dock of your own so I can tie in all these antiquated accessories left in the dust of Apple Madness.....

    - Come on people revise your vote for the 21st century -

    17 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    have now had 2 keyboards die!!

    • Written by from Maryville

    I've just had my second keyboard fail within a year...very frustrating. I like the numeric keypad feature, which is why I purchased it...but now I've got to revert back to my bluetooth keyboard until I get this one replaced...AGAIN! There is obviously an issue with this keyboard from what I read in the message boards. Apple - please fix or replace this keyboard, this is extremely disappointing!!!

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Make it wireless already

    • Written by from Gilbert

    I've had the wireless and wired versions of the Apple keyboard and I could really use the full numberpad keyboard to be wireless. It can't be that hard Apple!

    17 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does Not Last Lone!

    • Written by from Vail

    Worked for 2 years than quit on me and I am very disappointed. Not eligible for return. I love my Mac but maybe Apple keyboards need improvement in workmanship.

    15 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    yosemite does not recognize this wired keyboard

    • Written by from New Castle

    if you are on yosemite, i would not advise buying this keyboard. there are documented issues. after i upgraded yesterday (to 10.10.2), this keyboard does not work. i have tried all the fixes on the support boards to no avail. how can an apple product + an apple product = non-functioning? color me unimpressed.

    37 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Many Problems

    • Written by from Crown Point

    This key board came with my home computer (iMac) and we had problems with it since day one. Returned it to the store once and the second broke about a year later. Went back to the store after spending $1500+ on the computer and they said they would not replace it. Now I just use my old Dell keyboard and mouse. Maybe it's just my luck!

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    i like the keyboard but mac pro doest....

    • Written by from redlands

    i like this keyboard very much. but my $5500 mac pro won't even recognize it. my mac air sometimes will, sometimes won't. I'm so sick of paying such premiums for apples stuff and it just sits there and looks pretty. nothing else. now using a logitec keyboard. works flawlessly. learning to loathe apple

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wired Keyboard

    • Written by from Victortia

    Keyboard failed after two years light usage. Beautiful Trash.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

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    • Written by from Excelsior

    This is the 3rd of these I have bought. Should have bought the wireless to begin with the second time. Works well for about 3-6 months then "undiscoverable" or stops working. Know it is not USB ports because I can plus in the wired mouse into the USB and that works just fine.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Olympia

    I bought this keyboard because the wireless keyboard by Apple does not have the numeric keypad to the right. It is a beautiful, sleek and sexy device, but its a case of all style and no substance. I had it 4 months and it failed. The USB ports are low powered which means you are relegated to jump drives or iPods. Basically, my MacBook Pro could no longer recognize the device. After reboots and testing on another MacBook, it was confirmed it the keyboard was dead as a door nail. Very frustrating!

    With the Apple name, it is assumed there is a sense of extreme quality and ease of use. However, I am incredibly disappointed in the failure of this device. I am truly gun shy now with Apple peripherals. I ended up buying a Logitech 750 Wireless Keyboard for MAC which is really nice.

    26 of 30 people found this useful