• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Arrived Damaged--Bent / Bow / Bend

    Keyboard arrived with a bend in the aluminum housing. If it wasn't ~$140 (tax included), I wouldn't complain. I expect a perfect product for premium prices.

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk keyboard

    With $5000.00 computer I got this flat, no backlit light keyboard...piece of Junk....Apple making joke of people...where did all the Apple Engineers go? People deserve more with such a big machine. Apple has to hire better Engineers than MBAs. It is an insult for customers.

    27 of 36 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    The Left Shift Key and Return `have Moved!

    I have been waiting weeks for mine to arrive. I read some of the more recent reviews and was worried I would get a bent Keyboard, but took the chance that it would be ok. Yes it looks completely flat. No issues there. It has built in batteries, so I'm not sure if they are replaceable. I can't see how you can. There is no compartment. The angle of the keyboard seems fine for me.

    The only first up issue is the Shift key on the left has moved further away, which makes it harder to stretch your hand to do capitals! I tend to use the shift key a lot. But never use the `~ keys. Why? Keep it consistent. I need to keep looking down to make sure I have hit the right key the first few times. Saying that the return key has also moved further away. I guess I will get used to it. ```\\\\

    Apart from that it seems ok. Took a long time to arrive and when it did, it was in a massive box 20x the size of the keyboard, with absolutely nothing to stop it moving around inside the box. Either they have run out of boxes, or some people have no idea how to pack. When I got my iPhone X, it was nicely packed so it wouldn't move, or get damaged.

    `here `i go hitting the wrong keys again\\

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Bent!

    I was going to buy this keyboard in November -I'd always wanted it since it was announced. I decided not to because of the many negative reviews concerning bowing. The device then became unavailable - everywhere - for a few weeks. I suspect that Apple were working to correct the issue. The keyboard came back into stock again in mid-Dec 2017 and I bought it. Just one example, I know, but this copy is perfect - no issues at all. Dropped a star because the price is nuts. I'll report back if any bending issues materialise.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    Mine arrived bent along with lots of others by the looks of it - I hadn't read all these reviews at the time and couldn't be bothered to return it so put it over my knee and applied light pressure to either end; now fixed, doesn't rock, sits flat and works perfectly!

    Obviously this shouldn't be necessary with such a premium priced product but nevertheless it worked and saved me a 70 mile round trip to the Apple Store!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not that great

    While it's nice to type on, the keyboard feels woefully cheap. Nothing like the old wired keyboard. The aluminum bents like cheese, and it my particular keyboard doesn't seem to lay flat on any surface. Haven't decided on whether to keep or return. Works wired without blueooth.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Complete disappointment

    This keyboard is so nice when it works but I have to turn it off and back on several times a day to get it to actually work. It is so incredibly frustrating to start typing on a BRAND NEW KEYBOARD and nothing happens until I turn it off and back on. Waste of money big time. I wish I had gone with a non-Apple version and I am so surprised at what a terrible flaw this is and why they are still selling this keyboard.

    22 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    What on earth is §?

    I often use CMD+` to tab between screens with in an application. But now this key (normally next to the 1) is now § - I don't even know what this is. I use the Magic Keyboard with my MacBook Pro and the ` key is in the normal place next to the 1. So to tab between screens in the same application I have to recall two different key combinations. Very annoying. Also the shape of the Return key (in the main keyboard, not the secondary Enter key in the numerical pad). The shape of this has changed from double horizontal to double vertical. Again different shape to the MacBook Pro keyboard. Leave well enough alone Apple!

    17 of 25 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great functionality but badly bowed

    Shame and a disappointment when you spend £130.00 on a keyboard to find that it is badly bowed. It works great but one does not expect to have quality issues in this price bracket. I would return it for an exchange but suspect that this is how they all are judging by the percentage of reviews detailing this fault.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What happened to the WIRED expanded keyboard

    Please bring back the basic, no-nonsense $50 WIRED keyboard. As a desk-bound iOS developer, I do not need the wirelessness of the Magic keyboard. Better to have a durable/replaceable keyboard for my office. And I love the USB connectors on the old wired keyboard, for charging phone, headphones, or connecting USB thumb drive, right where it's most convenient.

    And at $129, ugh, it misses the mark.

    69 of 76 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Its about time!

    Personally, I have been using the old wired Apple keyboard with numeric keypad and I absolutely loved the keyboard, except I was wanting to move away from the complete wire setup and be completely wireless. With the new MacBook Pro coming out and after using that for a few weeks, I could not go back to the old traditional keyboard, since I got used to the keyboard on the MacBook. Switching back and forth between laptop and desktop setups was starting to get annoying with the two different keyboards. Now its the best of both worlds. Same comfortability of the MacBook Pro, and a wireless numeric keypad.

    Oh, and the battery life is excellent, similarly to the Magic Mouse 2, barely ever recharge the thing.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant Keyboard for Video/Audio work

    I'm not the biggest fan of typing on this keyboard, but I got it for use with my MacBook Pro 2017 15" for doing work in Cubase because it uses a lot of keys in the Num Pad, and these keys are brilliant for doing shortcuts on due to the short travel, so it's doing brilliant for what I got it for and I'm really happy with it, but I'm not yet up to speed on it when typing.
    If you're already used to Apple keyboards then it'll surely do you fine, but might be best to get a different keyboard if you're not if you just wanna type on this.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ergonomic Nightmare esp. for touch typing

    Beside it is bend, it i a nightmare if you are able to type blind with ten fingers. Angle is wrong, key hub is far too small, key feedback is not good. In a direkt comparison with the 2012 keyboard I lose 80 keystrokes per minute and have a lot more typos and that was already not the best keyboard at all.

    25 of 37 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Really wanted BT w/ numeric... with the older model

    I had always wanted my BT Apple keyboard to have a numeric keypad. Glad to see Apple finally came around, but too bad the keyboard design itself is poor. As others have said, the profile is way too flat. Also, I think they keystrokes are far too shallow. This isn't on a super-thin laptop, so there's not reason to make the whole experience completely flat!

    My old BT keyboard finally gace out on me after 6 years of use, but instead of buying one of these, I decided to track down a replacement of the older model .I've learned to get along without the numeric keypad and I'm not going to sacrifice a terrible overall typing expense to get it now.

    Get it together, Apple!

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the Idea, but Cannot Recommend

    I bought this strictly for the 10 key functionality. I've been using the original Bluetooth magic keyboard for years and like the chiclet style keys.

    Here are the reasons I can't recommend

    1) There's no way to adjust the height on this keyboard without a stand or rigging something up.
    a) The keyboard is very low profile so it looks nice, but I like a bit more of an angle when programming

    2) No backlight?! I knew this before purchasing so I can't hold it against it, but how can you sell a keyboard for $130 without a backlight

    3) If you switch from machine to machine throughout the day or even the week this keyboard is so much different than what you're going to see on stock PCs from major manufacturers that it always take me a bit of time to get reacquainted.

    13 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very smooth keyboard

    Nice key operation and big improvement over standard keyboard without the numbers section.

    Previous reviews mentioned keyboard was not flat and curved at the edges. Have to agree with this criticism. Mine was slightly curved and could be 'rocked' from end to end when on a flat surface. Took the bull by the horns and applied gentle twisting action at each end of the board and this has cured the problem. Keyboard now sits neatly and flat on my desktop.

    Word of warning for anyone else trying this - be very careful how much pressure you apply when twisting the ends. Better to do it in very gradual stages to avoid breaking totally. Do it properly though and the problem can be solved without having to travel back to your nearest store (in my case 30 miles each way) to end up possibly with a new keyboard that may have the same problem.

    Other than that point the keyboard is excellent piece of kit

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Bent Keyboard

    Brand new just opened box - keyboard is bent! seems to work OK though . . .

    8 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worse product for greater price + bent

    OK, so needed to replace my wired Apple KB (the one with the number pad) that had died- the new Apple choice is the Magic Keyboard - a VERY pricey item for what a keyboard.

    Pros: it is light and compact, meaning I could take it with me somewhere easily if I needed to.


    - BENT! - it has become slightly bent (or perhaps it started that way and I didn't notice it) - obviously it needs an additional rubber foot/feet in the middle, since the force of typing is concentrated in the centre of the keyboard, while the feet are on the edges. time will tell whether this becomes a functional problem - for now it is just very uncool for such an expensive item from the "it just works" company.

    - Lightning connector - really, in the age of USB 3.0 / 3.1 / C you're putting more Lightning connectors out there? This is a fail on the iPhone as well as on Apple accessories (like my Magic Mouse 2, Apple TV remote and so on).

    - Bluetooth - I'm still running El Capitan for a number of reasons (related to software that I rely on) - I can only use it plugged into the computer with the aforementioned lightning cable, it doesn't appear at all in my Bluetooth prefs (MBA 2013).

    - Angle - I've gotten more used to it but the ergonomics are poor - more Apple form over function. The overall profile is a little too low and the angle from front to back is too close to flat.

    Shame shame shame Apple. If you're going to charge this much it should be an impeccably designed and constructed piece of engineering - in fact at this price point the Touch Strip should be part of it!

    29 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality, Unreliable, Junk

    Very disappointed. Junk. After only five weeks of light use my “caps locks” key stopped working reliably. Sometimes it works fine, sometimes I have to tap it 5-6 times—very annoying. And, like many of the posts below, my keyboard is warping like a banana. The entire keyboard is sagging in the middle. I am really disappointed in the flimsy quality and poor workmanship. I expect so much more from Apple. I hope there is a recall so I can get one that works better. I went to an Apple store today and they agree to replace it; but, they don't have any in stock so I am waiting for a phone call when it comes in. I appreciate that Apple will replace it after six weeks, but I fear that the replacement will be just as bad.

    19 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    Just taken delivery of mine, and even though I wasn't aware of the issue others have had, as I got it out of its box it was obvious it wasn't straight. Basically, placed on my flat desk the 'corners' are supported by the four feet, but the middle sags down to rest on the desk. Furthermore, as the feet are set in about 5-6cm from the actual corners, this makes the edges stick up into the air by a couple of mm. That might not sound much, but it's instantly noticeable.

    I've seen a few people suggest that the curvature may be part of the design, but when you see it, it evidently isn't intended to be this way.

    16 of 16 people found this useful