• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works when it wants too

    • Written by Timothy W K from Pass Christian

    I purchased this keyboard to compliment a gift of the 12.9 iPad Pro in late January 2016. The keyboard's angle causes constant issues with touching the screen while typing. All of this I could live with until the advent of iOs 10 when the device started telling me that it was no longer supported. I have read articles from various apple trade journals stating that Apple is revising its warranty on this keyboard. First articles started appearing in print in May. When the keyboard was brought to the Apple Store in New Orleans everyone stood around scratching their heads. I was turned away with an explanation that maybe Apple would send out a notice to the stores confirming that warranty. In the meantime I gave up three hours of my day. On the iPad support forum mention is made of hard boot remedies but to no avail. Mention is even made of the warranty revision, but do I want to spend snother three hours waiting to be turned away again? I think not! Do I recommend? Not only no but Heck no

    168 of 190 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor internal design creates havoc over time.

    • Written by Patrick T from LAKELAND

    I agree with many other reviews on this page about the poor internal design creates problems. The keyboard is indeed comfortable, sleek, and light. However, after a few month of use, it has failed me - now twice. And Apple says "sorry your out of warranty." They replaced my first keyboard after it began and eventually failed for good. (Error message: "Device not supported." is how the keyboard begins to fail.) So... I'm not purchasing a third. Bottom line? Don't buy the Apple Keyboard for iPad Pro. You will find more frustration using it that you will get great use from it in the long run. Find another compatible keyboard (z@99), like the one I used faithfully on my original iPad 2 purchase years ago. Never had a problem with it.

    144 of 157 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed, cheap toy feel

    • Written by Andrew S from Solihull

    What a disappointment. Feels very flimsy. Keys are horrible, reminds me of a cheap calculator. I paid £139 for this toy. Having used it for a week now I would not purchase this again even if it was £1.39.

    26 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    weak magnet - now my iPad pro is smashed

    • Written by James W from Vienna

    the iPad fell our of my hands (I was left holding the keyboard) and I watched my $1000 iPad fall down a flight of stairs and smash into pieces.
    Not happy

    30 of 59 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Buy the pencil, NOT keyboard:

    • Written by katherine G from birmingham,

    The typing experience isn't that bad and yes the keyboard is soft and i like it too,
    However, for the money it's insane that apple did not include the iOS system specific keys...home key, volume controls, brightness controls...play pause for music etc.
    And whats up with rhe CAPS button not working? Thats annoying and my THIRD KEYBOARD MY COMPANY PAID FOR, RETURNED. Just to be disappointed with the same exact problems that I am now writing a review on and I am not a review person I don't read them I don't like them I don't care about them
    I wish

    YES, The typing experience is great...But for the money, "I'll rephrase my sentence to the typing experience isn't that bad."

    However, Apple conveniently forgot 2 not include the iOS system specific keys...home key, volume controls, number buttons, brightness controls...play pause for music etc. Function keys and I won't even talk about what in the world is wrong with the caps button.
    They could have moved the base back half an inch and made room for an extra row of iOS specific keys at the top. I can't believe they choose not to do that.
    Returning 3 bad keyboards isn't a coincidence I finally bought one off amazon.com and I was done with it!
    THERES NO WAY STEVE JOBS , nor RELEASE THIS PRODUCT!

    UNLESS this keyboard isnt a problem for u specifically to pay for out of your pocket, i wouldnt buy it.
    I promise u will be followed by dissapointment.
    Wait for Apple to come out with another one they will soon enough they will fix all the problems that whatever quack need this one over there working for Apple I promise

    These positive reviews are written by Apple, or and by, computer illiterate people, who have no idea what a good keyboard is from a bad one.
    these positive reciews have said NOTHING ABOUT MISSING KEYS U normally find and need on a REGULAR, no ANY OTHER KEYBOARD EVERY MADE!
    LOL

    27 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    There is no key to activate dictation.

    • Written by Robert L from Manhattan Beach

    This keyboard lacks a key to activate dictation. This is a major omission because it makes it very difficult to dictate when using the keyboard. I cannot understand how they left out such an obvious feature.

    21 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Some right, a lot wrong.

    • Written by Edward D from Phoenix

    While the actual keys are well spaced this remains a clearly last minute underengineered keyboard designed by obvious Apple freshmen. slapped on without much forethought and executed with no skill; at first blush the missing backlight and caps indicator seem terrible, but when you realize the keyboard doesn't stand properly in any of the three designed methods, and that it doesn't contain any real function keys, and that it fatigues the hands - and that there are options for a full case and keyboard for 30$ - well, it's insulting that Apple charges what they do for an absolutely poor piece of hardware which will very clearly be succeeded shortly by a revision which at the very least brings back the backlight Apple fought to engrain as important// at $50 this would maybe get 2.5 stars, at this price, if I could give it under one I would.

    23 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NO CUSTOM iOS KEYS

    • Written by Ashley N from Fort Smith

    The typing experience isn't that bad...But for the money it's insane that apple did not include the iOS system specific keys...home key, volume controls, brightness controls...play pause for music etc.

    They could have moved the base back half an inch and made room for an extra row of iOS specific keys at the top. I can't believe they choose not to do that. Cutting cost was the only reason they chose not to include them.

    I never even thought to look for them before I ordered one. I am returning mine and will be looking for an aftermarket solution. Very disappointed.

    15 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too expensive poor design

    • Written by Martha M from Mendham

    I was so excited when I purchased my keyboard only 3 weeks ago, that excitement lasted only a week and it has become such a pain that today I decided that I am done with it and just purchased a regular Smart Cover. I wish I could return the keyboard was such a big investment and instead of making my iPad better it really made it impossible to work with.
    The magnets are not strong enough to keep the keyboard in place , it keeps coming off and when travelling with it, it flaps open inside the backpack and the iPad battery drains. The idea is good but the design is poor. I came to the point of preferring typing straight into The iPad screen instead of carrying it around.
    Sometimes the connection fails and the iPad and keyboard stop communicating properly, the only way to fix this was detaching the keyboard and attach it again.
    The issue about how it keeps unattached came to a point where I had to use an elastic to create a good permanent closure before putting it inside my bag.
    Usually love apple products, but this one is a fail.... And such a big investment!! Don't buy it not worth it at all.

    22 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ruined IPad experience

    • Written by Andrew K from Upper Arlington

    Moral of my review is that I can't wait for this thing to break so I have an excuse to buy another type (for a lot less $$). Good thing is that with its structure, it's liable to fall off and break at any time.

    Stand is so weak I have to put pillows behind the IPad to keep it propped up if I want to watch Netflix or a movie on here.

    Doesn't hold remotely to the IPad so you have to be more careful than you would if you were carrying a baby.

    Magnetism is weak and the stand is flimsy.

    Doesn't fit nicely if you want your screen covered as it shifts around so much.

    Better spend another $100 on AppleCare Protection because you will be dropping your iPad.

    Only good thing is that you don't have to connect to Bluetooth, which is not very hard.

    25 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple - Seriously?

    • Written by Alastair M from Glasgow

    £139 for a keyboard you may only use occasionally. It only offers protection for the iPad screen leaving the back exposed to the elements. If you want the back protected, you'll need to part with an additional £65 for a silicon 'case' that only offers back protection. So, as it stands, £204 for a complete case to protect your iPad with the additional benefit of a keyboard. Remember, this is a device that essentially runs a mobile operating system, it is not a laptop. Rip off.

    38 of 78 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A very rare total fail for apple

    • Written by SIMON E from st kilda

    This is the keyboard the other guys make not apple - so I thought
    Typing is horrendous and is a toss up between not doing it at all or hoping you get to so it on something else later before your foiforget - seriously you could get RSI from a simple "thank you" response you will have to fight this thing so much
    You would have thought since it is a smart keyboard it would mirror the shortcut keystrokes on OS X - Nope

    But there most disappointing thing of all is that these are the guys that guess your needs that You didn't know you had but I find myself asking whio designed this - I bet they Don't work there any more. II've given up with the typos now - Apple you work it out

    Normally you would have expected Apple to realize that using a keyboard that still requires you to go back too] the touchscreen is wrong wron wrong but apparently not

    There is a new key on the keyboard just to switch languages - have you lost your mind Apple -why does this not mirror the home button ?
    I am claiming rights on the proper design which includes OS X shortcut key intergration
    Home button mirroiring and the absolute must of a tactile scroll pad area a' la magic pad 2

    All my stuff is Apple but this product is not
    Please contact me to buy the proper design Tim

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple was asleep when making this one.

    • Written by Patrick M from Jermyn

    Not sure what Apple was thinking when they came up with this one. Like previous reviewers have mentioned, there's lack of support for certain special characters resulting in making revert back to the on screen keyboard for input. There is no caps lock light. But the thing that makes me so dissipating end about this product is the cheap feel of the silicone material. It feels greasy in your hands and they slip away from using it. Not to mention that it adds a significant amount of weight to an already beast of a machine. Apple seriously wasn't paying attention when they selected the materials and finish for this case. It's just mediocre, and totally not what I've come to expect from them. Also what's with this charcoal grey case color? It's horrible! Bring the black leather cases back and skip this grey nonsense.

    52 of 87 people found this useful