• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keyboard for new iPad

    I'll repeat an earlier review "keyboard floats above the table and flaps when typing. Really poor design"

    32 of 37 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Keyboard does not sit flat

    Not sure why I even bother posting here as no-one from apple ever comments. Anyway, keyboard floats above the table and flaps when typing. Really poor design. Would not have happened with Steve Jobs at the helm!

    30 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the price

    The main reason I purchased an Apple keyboard was hoping I can use all of the apple shortcuts as my keyboard for my iMac, that is not true there's only about 10 shortcuts that can be used.

    The shortcut I use the most on my iMac is the double command key for dictation you cannot do this with this keyboard.

    Also there is no backlight, and you have to purchase a separate case to protect the back of the iPad.

    Therefore there is no advantage to purchasing this keyboard.

    Very disappointed in this Apple product.

    54 of 65 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stops working when you need it the most

    Misbehaves like a little child. I am loosing my patience too. Stops working when most needed. Even rebooting the IPad wont always work.

    46 of 60 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable...

    This keyboard works great, but only sometimes. Unfortunately I have been having the dreaded issue that others have been experiencing. The keyboard will every few days decide it no longer wants to work. The only way to fix it is to remove it and reboot the iPad. Sometimes you have to do this more than once. Being intermittent I haven't been able to demo the issue in the Apple Store and no one on the web has found a fix. I would avoid unti then.

    59 of 61 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of junk

    The letters wear off and the keys turn white. This is the second one I have had.They replaced the first one for me and now It's doing the same thing again. I have 2 other old Apple keyboards and they don't do that. This was so expensive and nothing but a piece of flimsy garbage. I want my money back! I hate it!! I can't believe Apple made such cheap garbage.

    68 of 72 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Yes and No...

    Initially, I loved this keyboard, but not I'm not too sure. It's got plenty of positives, it's light, looks nice, and is pretty functional. My problem is with the magnetism. When I bought it, the magnets were super strong but they've seem to wear off. I've had this keyboard for only about 2 months. The part on the side where the connector is and holds the iPad to the keyboard no longer stays. When I flip it over if falls off. Also, when I try to pull off the keyboard to close it, my iPad often comes off without the keyboard. There's also no place to put the apple pencil.

    30 of 33 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Keyboard

    I bought the Apple Keyboard, as well as a Logitech CREATE keyboard when I got my iPad Pro. I've used both for it, though I admit that I prefer the CREATE keyboard overall. But the Apple Keyboard has a great connection, it's easy to type on, and it's not as ugly as some people are making it sound. It's not too much different from the smart case I had on my old iPad (I upgraded from an "iPad with Retina Display" -- that's how old my old iPad was). My biggest problem is that I keep swinging my iPad around too much and the keyboard comes off & hits the floor (again, I am still pretty used to the smart CASE, not COVER, that I had on my old iPad -- in other words the front cover didn't come off, so this is taking some getting used to). The Apple Keyboard is a good keyboard, and it's reliable and highly portable -- all of the things I've come to love about Apple products. I don't regret buying it, and I do use it -- just not as much as my CREATE keyboard. It's worth having it.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliantly designed

    I read an earlier review from David F (April 2016) who did not like the 'hump' when the Smart Keyboard is folded up during non-use as a keyboard but is still used as a cover for the iPad. I have no problem with the hump. The profile of the folded-up Smart Keyboard plus iPad is still smaller than what you will get with other brands, such as Logitech. In fact, the design of the Smart Keyboard is brilliant. With the 3-section flats, it allows the user to fold the flaps into a triangle and prop up the iPad while using the Smart Keyboard. Well done Apple!

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    So far so good.

    After looking at many reviews online, I decided to go ahead and buy the new Apple Smart Keyboard. So far the pros are: the keyboard itself is smaller than the bluetooth keyboard I used to have on it but on the other hand it is a lot lighter. Although the space between the keys is pretty good, the size of the keyboard is kind of small and I think I will need some time to adjust to it. The sensitivity on the keys is pretty good, it gives you the feeling of a regular keyboard.The keys on the Smart Keyboard are pretty quiet compared to the ones in the bluetooth. This Smart Keyboard is water resistant. The best feature is that it does not need to be charged since it is powered from the iPad. I can type with the keyboard on my lap although sometimes I hit other keys when I want to make it more stable.

    With the Smart Keyboard I can fold the keyboard all the way behind the iPad if I am not using it. With both of the bluetooth keyboards I bought I couldn't do that. One of them didn't fold at all, the other one was a pain to make it fold and keep the keyboard in its place.

    The cons so far I can say is that it is a little smaller, but I think I can get used to it. I guess since space and weight are a constraint, the Smart Keyboard does not have the buttons at the top (like most of the bluetooth keyboards) to control the music.

    Overall I think it is a good investment. I use my iPad normally to take notes at work, and to write on my blog. I read some bad reviews right after I bought the iPad and that's why I didn't bought it all together, but after buying two bluetooth keyboards and noticing how heavy they made the iPad inside my purse I decided to go ahead and buy the Smart Keyboard and I can say that I am pretty happy with it so far.

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Skeptical at first, but it is an amazing keyboard!

    I just recently purchased the iPad Pro and wanted to get a keyboard to really take advantage of all this iPad has to offer. I am an Apple product fan as most of you that are reading this are also. I have a MacBook Pro, Apple TV, iPhone 6 Plus (with iPhone 7 Plus preordered), a 42 mm Sport Apple Watch, and a new 9.7 inch iPad Pro. I am sad to say that I almost bought a different keyboard after reading reviews of the product, but enjoying Apple products, I at least wanted to give it a try. I am extremely pleased with the Smart Keyboard. It is very attractively designed, and the fact that the keys are completely enclosed helps ensure it stays clean and lasts long. Absolutely no delay when typing. It is not too small to type effectively on. the only thing I wish it had was volume and screen brightness control for the iPad but it is easy enough to quickly swipe up on the screen for Control Center. The bottom line is the Smart Keyboard just works well, like every Apple Product I have owned.

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Mixed review.

    As purely a keyboard, it takes some getting used to, but after about 30 mins I was touch typing like I do on my macbook keyboard. So good but not great.

    The really problem arose when I tried to put it into watch mode. The keyboard is supposed to tuck away behind the iPad Pro and you should be able to use it as if it was a smart cover, standing the ipad up at a good viewing angle to use the screen only. Followed the instructions in the packaging, watched YouTube videos because I thought I was doing it wrong. Nothing worked. The iPad viewing angle is BAD in watch mode, and for some reason, on all the packaging photos, and all the website photos showing the iPad Pro 9.7 in Watch mode, they have actually used the 12.9 inch iPad with its smart keyboard, because when I fold up mine, it looks completely diffferent, the contact points are slightly different, the place where the keyboard and the case meet are show as having a slight material space making it iPad fold better, mine does not have this material space, it is almost flush. Plus, where the smart keyboard panels are shown as all a uniform size, the 9.7 Smart Keyboard is not, all the panels are different.

    All in all, I feel I have been deceived by Apple. Not great.

    31 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Really pleased with this

    Pros: I have had it a couple of months now. I find it easy to type on, very portable, like the material and the fact you can wipe it clean, no batteries to worry about, can comfortably balance on crossed legs.
    Cons: A bit on the expensive side, it would be nice if it cam in other colours instead of just grey.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not at all worth the price

    This keyboard looks great on paper, but in actual use it functions well as overpriced iPad stand. I get a few hours of use out of the keyboard then it get glitchy and the stops working completely. The only way to get the keyboard to work again is to restart the iPad then reattach the keyboard, and then the whole process repeats. This is completely unacceptable for a product at this pricing point, do yourself a favor and go buy a $30 Bluetooth keyboard.

    60 of 66 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    ISSUE SOLVED!! Keyboard cannot stay flat.

    I have read some reviews and said that the Smart Keyboard cannot stay flat, but I still need a keyboard for my iPad Pro. Then i bought the Smart Keyboard and found that it truly cannot stay flat when I put the iPad Pro on. The whole thing is matching the concept of Apple product and user friendly, just some of the stocks may be not perfect. I was quite disappointed. Then I went to Apple Store again, I talked to the guy and exchange a new keyboard (because all the keyboard should stay flat). Now the issue solved, I am enjoying the new keyboard and writing this review. Apple is one of the top company in the world, if anyone finds any issue, just talk to the guy in Apple Store. Stop complaining and enjoy what you deserved.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't sit flat

    The keyboard does not sit flat. The front of the keyboard is about 1/2" off the table top making it impossible to type. I have to hold the keyboard down with one of my thumbs while typing.

    89 of 102 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What junk

    This keyboard is a completely pile of junk. I'm shocked that anyone actually likes it. First off, the magnets don't stay attached very well and are constantly falling off. The communication between the keyboard and the iPad can't keep up with fast typing. The keys are misplaced causing you to have to constantly pay attention to something that should be natural.

    After 3 months of owning mine, it has completely stopped working. It doesn't protect the iPad at all so the back and sides get scratched up just carrying it around.

    I can't believe Apple actually designed this keyboard and if they did Job's must be turning over in his grave. About as smart as coming out with a TV sized iPad Pro. Their Pencil product is everything it claims to be but this keyboard might as well be called a paper weight and for what it costs it is insulting.

    89 of 105 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love This Keyboard

    Before I actually bought this keyboard I would go into the Apple Store and type a few words or sentences to see if I thought I would like it. Standing up at the counter and typing on it didn't give me a true picture of how it works and I felt the small 9.7" size keyboard would never work as well for me as a regular-sized bluetooth keyboard did. What actually convinced me to go ahead and buy the keyboard was the time and trouble it took to get the Bluetooth keyboard to connect and I wanted an instant on. I thought it would take some time to get used to using this keyboard, but once I actually got it home and started typing on it I took to it instantly. The little bit I had typed on it at the store just didn't give a good enough experience to see how nice this keyboard is, how easy it is to use, and whether or not I would like it. I love the instant connectivity of it and its light weight. I thought I would have to buy a smart cover, too, but this keyboard/cover is going to work just fine. Now, Apple, how about offering a few color choices? I would love this keyboard in a beautiful blue!

    38 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Design Less Than Optimal

    Sorry Jony, Nice try. Viewing angles incorrect. Typing experience sub-standard. Product returned.

    Hopefully Tim will give you a little more time next go around.

    44 of 67 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic keyboard

    I read the reviews of the keyboard that give it a less than enthusiastic rating and I am completely confused. This is a GREAT keyboard. It connects securely to the iPad Pro and with the keyboard folded up, it's a Smart Cover. The surface is all one piece so dust does not collect and an accidental spillage won't ruin the keyboard. I LOVE the feel of the keys and the functions provided by the keyboard. It is true that there is no function for forward delete but I don't miss this feature. You can move the cursor up, down, left and right so backward deleting what you want to erase is a cinch. I never cared much for the iPad before because of the on-screen keyboard. I found it difficult to type on and I used my MacBook or iPhone when I sent messages, etc. But this keyboard has made me an iPad devotee. I love that the keyboard means I can easily carry what has become to me a valued alternative to my laptop. I recommend the keyboard with no reservations whatsoever.

    29 of 31 people found this useful