• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Functional but disappointing

    • Written by Kenneth M from Orem

    When I purchased my IPad Pro 10.5 inch only this and the Logitech keyboards were available. I chose this because it did not add bulk, and was functional. After using it for several months now, I can offer a few points potential buyers may find useful.

    Positives: It's APPLE so it fits and it works. The fit and finish are great and the "leather" looks and feels elegant. While it only covers half of the iPad as some have mentioned, I deliberately chose this over a clam shell because it was significantly thinner and lighter. The Logitech would have made my iPad Pro into something like a Macbook Air which I wanted to avoid. The keys work well and the response is nice and are fairly accurate.

    Negatives: 1) No keyboard backlight. I never took typing so I have to use an overhead light on an airplane to see the keys. 2)There is no indication of whether the CAPS LOCK is activated. 3) In certain applications, the keyboard has stopped and I had to turn the iPad off and on to reset it. Enough times to be annoying. 4) Lastly, there is no place for the pen. I just know I am going to lose it at some point.

    In Summary, this is light, looks good and works for the most part but has some glaring omissions. When something more functional comes along, I will most likely buy that.

    39 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Nancy F from Maple Park

    I bought the keyboard, thinking it's Apple - it must be good. Boy was I wrong. It worked OK for the first year, but now some keys work intermittently. I've trying cleaning off the contact area - no help. When I'm at a meeting taking notes and this happens, it's a huge deal.

    Very disappointed - should have bought the Logitech.

    31 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Michael D from Albuquerque

    Love this cover/case/keyboard. It's very slim keeping the iPad still very portable. You almost don't even know there's a keyboard hooked up. Almost full size keyboard with the portability. ����

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not response

    • Written by Ye Z from Fuzhou

    I have got this keyboard for like half month now. And I don’t the problem was cause be by keyboard or iOS system. This keyboard often not response to my actions. Sometime when i trying to type using the keyboard, it just death and i have to restart my iPad to weak the keyboard up. Pretty upset of it so far.

    24 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Apple product

    • Written by William W from Abermule

    So Smart Keyboard , worst piece of Apple style over substance I have ever used. The connector never connects, the keyboard feel is not a patch on my old Logitech keyboard.
    Sadly this is a waste of time and I have to resort to using my old iPad on the road once more. So feel like the £1k spent on pad pencil etc a waste of momey. Come on Apple up the game we don’t all worship at the shrine of Jobs

    28 of 31 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No case!

    • Written by Dawn B from Underwood

    I bought this keyboard knowing that it was not a full case. (It folds up covering only the screen and has no edge protection) What I did not know was that no cases work with the keyboard. So I have to remove my case each time I want to use my keyboard! Very poor design! Thinking about modifying my case somehow...

    22 of 26 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    No foreign characters!!

    • Written by Mike H from GLASGOW

    Nice keyboard, but nowhere did the description warn me in advance that there were no foreign characters/accents available when typing with it!! Useless for a full time translator ...

    Not the "international" standard I was expecting from Apple ...

    38 of 50 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Keyboard but letters on keys wear off before 1 year

    • Written by Mary C from Arlington

    I enjoy the touch. I like the how slim and sturdy the keyboard is. I like the dual purpose cover/keyboard. Backlighting? It'd be nice but the brightness of the iPad can help with that and the cost would rise a lot. What I don't like is the letters on the keys have worn off in a year. Yeah, I can buy the standard stickers but that ruins the texture/feel. I don't even use my iPad all day for work. Just at night and weekends. I can only imagine if I used it all day.

    31 of 34 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad Pro Smart Keyboard

    • Written by Nazim U from Sterling Heights

    Honestly speaking, I really love the design of the new Smart keyboard, but Apple made a big flaw by not adding the backit. I think Apple should implement haptics touch keys for their next design and have a option in the settings to choose the best haptic touch for your keys just like the iphone 7 & 7 plus.

    24 of 27 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Where's the backlighting??

    • Written by Penelope K from Haleiwa

    I was all set to purchase this keypad as soon as the 10.5" version hit the market, but I changed my mind for one big reason--no backlighting. Seriously? Is that too hard to do for a company that makes the most innovative phones & tablets on the market?? Come on Apple. Step it up! And while you're at it, add a pencil holder.

    40 of 45 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lovely keyboard if it lasted

    • Written by charlotte G from southampton

    These keyboards are fantastic to use when they are working. I like the feel of the keys to type on and light weight cover for the iPad. I agree a holder for the pencil would be useful. My issue is I have had 2 keyboards now and owned an iPad pro for 18 months, neither have lasted more than 9 months - the keys stop being picked up by the iPad and i get a symbol that says this accessory is not compatible. Its alot of money for so short a lifespan. Im currently looking for alternative solutions that may last a little longer.

    51 of 56 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Constantly Loses Typing Connectivity

    • Written by Danny M from Clarksville

    While I love the look and feel of the new keyboard for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro, it constantly loses typing connectivity. The only way to continue typing is to detach it from the iPad and then reattach. Then it works, but soon loses connectivity again. Very frustrating! If this is not a manufacturing defect, then I can't recommend this product at all. I will be returning it to the Apple Store soon to see what can be done, or to get a replacement, if possible. Difficult to find information on returns.

    42 of 44 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Wish We Could Post Pictures

    • Written by Dale S from Midland

    After trying two Smart Keyboards I am giving up and returning the iPad Pro 10.5. The front edge stands up 1/4-3/8" on both, making typing a chore. You either live with the bouncing or try to hold down the keyboard to type on it.

    49 of 51 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Finally I can replace my laptop with an iPad!

    • Written by Seth K from BETHESDA

    Between the new power of the iPad Pro 10.5”, the new iOS, and this keyboard, I have 99% of the functionality I need to completely replace my keyboard while on the road. This is an inflection point for me.

    The keyboard is light and the keys are responsive. The choice of key functions are powerful. The keyboard works perfectly with a regular back cover to enclose the machine and keep it safe. I started with the Logitech keyboard, which was functionally great, but so much heavier. I much prefer Apple’s keyboard! Since it requires NO charging, it is ALWAYS ready. Love it!

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent note taker

    • Written by Sean C from Akron

    I have used my macbook pro around campus and while it’s a great workhorse, it’s a pain to haul around, the battery life isn’t great, and it’s a chore to use on the tiny desks we have for lectures. I tried a microsoft surface and surface pro, but the kickstand on them made it even harder to use on those tiny desks. Enter the ipad pro. The keyboard on this is short and forward, and the ipad is propped up closer to me than the back of the desk. I can easily fit this on college lecture class desks. I have never found a good device for these settings until now.

    The lack of backlit keyboards is an issue in classes where the lights are out for projectors, though. The keys can also be very loud. I have to be careful how I type when using this keyboard so I don’t disturb those around me. It’s doable, and light typing doesn’t cause keys to miss, but being used to really beating down on my keyboards, it’s annoying. I also wish they had them in different colors, but that’s not really a functional problem. Propping the ipad up with this keyboard folded back makes it unstable too. Surprisingly, you CAN use this in your lap, since the viewing angle on the ipad is so wide.

    If you are in college and need a good device for around campus use, get this keyboard! It’s not as bulky as the others, but it definetly adds heft, so skip the larger ipad if you plan on getting this keyboard.

    25 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    OK Keyboard, TERRIBLE CASE

    • Written by Vicki M from Orange

    No BACK cover protection!! REALLY APPLE?!?!?!?!???? At a cost of $159 you don't even get a WHOLE case!!! Terrible, terrible protection. Wish it was returnable, seriously!!!!!

    71 of 86 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not lie flat despite what all of Apple's photos depict

    • Written by Matthew S from New Taipei City

    It's a good keyboard and more useful than I expected. In fact, I think a keyboard is essential for making iPad a viable general purpose computer, and this one could be great.

    HOWEVER, it does not lie flat. This is either a manufacturing flaw or a design flaw or both. This flaw is distracting and quite irritating. It does not match the photos of the product in Apple's marketing material, and therefore does not meet my expectations.

    Apple should acknowledge the problem, and fix it and voluntarily exchange out old for new ones.

    71 of 74 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard!

    • Written by Michael H from Monroe Township

    I have had two of these and I love both.

    I have seen some complaints about the keyboard being propped up about 1/4 of an inch, and yes, I have experienced that on one of them, which is weird. It isn't a big problem because when you type the keyboard does lay flat.

    16 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love It

    • Written by Tony B from Monterey

    A great keyboard, super thin and light. Keys have a good feel, only medium protection for the iPad.

    12 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly, lays flat, protects the screen when closed.

    • Written by DANIEL G from Orlando

    I was worried reading some reviews about the keyboard not laying flat or that it would be difficult to use. I had no problems. I work on a computer all day and use a mechanical keyboard so I was worried how this type of keyboard would feel. No problem! Very easy to use and get use to. I have had no issues with typing on it, the keyboard not laying flat when using or closing (feels and looks just like a regular case cover when closed). VERY well made. You won't be sorry if you want your ipad pro to double as a laptop when needed. It does add some weight to the overall iPad but how is that not expected? Just buy it.

    20 of 25 people found this useful