• 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.

    91 of 107 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.

    46 of 69 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    With too many shortcomings, it's unfortunately not worth the price tag.

    I'm always been a sucker for buying new technology -- sadly -- so I got the iPad Pro 9.7 and not too long after that I got the Smart Keyboard. First choice, great; second choice, not so much. I know it's not marketed as a case, but it should have had a better design to completely envelop the iPad. Instead the back of the iPad is exposed at all times, allowing for scratches. Additionally, the keyboard creates smudge lines across the screen of the iPad. Not good.

    The keys themselves are spaced out too far -- or rather there is too much of a space between keys. A normal keyboard has keys that spread out to almost touch each other. Because these keys have large gaps between them one is prone to missing keys more often than with the conventional spacing one expects on a keyboard (Just now I had to go back and retype something 9 times!).

    As has been mentioned already, the iPad can easily tip forward on an uneven surface. A real keyboard/case usually holds the screen at any angle. Additionally this keyboard does disconnect too easily if you try to lift this by grabbing the iPad alone.

    I was shocked to find out there were no function keys, no key for the home screen, and no volume keys. There is also no way to visually determine if the caps lock is on or not.

    And there is no way to hold an Apple Pencil!

    This is a real disappointment of an Apple product. I should have waited, but I was too eager to get it. Also, has anyone else noticed 3rd party keyboards came out a LONG time after the Apple keyboard? It's still a struggle to find a large variety of them. There are a couple, but not many. This keyboard almost feels like something Apple rushed to production just to get something out there and make more money. As soon as a better third-party keyboard/case comes out that I like, I will be switching.

    47 of 47 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    I do like that it is very lightweight and portable but the magnetics are TERRIBLE, my keyboard falls off pretty much anytime I pick it up and it collapses very easily. I'm planning on returning, it's just very annoying and not worth the money I spent for it.

    35 of 40 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not at all disappointed

    I read all these reviews on the Smart Keyboard for the 9.7 iPad Pro, and though there was a lot of negative feedback I decided to take a chance and purchase one. I'm glad I did.

    I used an aftermarket Bluetooth keypad for my old iPad 2 and it disappointed me relentlessly with typing lag and mis-punctuations.

    The Smart Keyboard is slick. The feel of the keys are good, the functions work great, the magnets are sturdy and... it's light weight!
    My only complaint is that it does not have a function (fn) key for other Mac commands.

    All in all, I love the keyboard and don't know why more users aren't pleased with it; I suppose you can't make everyone happy, but I am!

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really disappointed

    The Smart Keyboard is $150 and really not worth it. I'm shocked that Apple designed this. When my iPad Pro collapses constantly which causes a loud "slap" of the keyboard onto the screen! Unless you keep the iPad on the keyboard always on a hard surface, it will collapse and sound like it breaks the screen. I move around a lot with my iPad...that was the purpose of getting it and not only does the keyboard collapse constantly, but the keys work intermittently and I have to remove and put the keyboard back on again throughout each day. My Logitech keyboard for my other iPad, works perfectly 90% of the time and it was $40 and it has a home screen button in the top corner so even if it's dark, I know exactly which button to press to get be back to the home screen. The Smart Keyboard has a 2-button "shortcut" or the home button on the iPad which I try to use as little as possible because several have broken for me over the years. You also cannot change the upper case first letter to lower case with the Smart Keyboard...you have to use the iPads keyboard...it's all very strange that Apple designed this. For $150, the Smart Keyboard should have backlit keys which it does not, a single key designated to home screen, and a $150 keyboard should NOT collapse the second it's not on a hard surface. The positives - the keys have a nice feel and it has an immediate connection, but then my $40 Logitech keyboard for my older iPad...I had to connect it once and it never disconnects and it keeps my iPad sitting upright on all surfaces and it has a home button. If only I could have waited for a better designed keyboard to come out...

    72 of 76 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    No place to store the Apple Pencil.

    Should have read more about it. I just assumed it would have a place to store the Apple Pencil. Seems like a major omission. Typing on it seems fine so far. Am going to have to research other options, however. Will probably return this one.

    26 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing keyboard

    Never a big fan of tablet keyboards but the apple one is amazing - starting with the quality and the design. Only ask is perhaps put the key withbthe "globe" somewhere else as my hand accidentally touches it while typing.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pointless and an utter waste of money!

    I purchased this Smart Keyboard to use with my new 9.7 iPad Pro and was at first very excited to use it. The new look keyboard felt very nice to type with and the Smart keyboard only added a little bit more weight and bulk to my iPad Pro.

    I then gave it a try in 'Watch' mode and this was when it completely and utterly fell apart. The viewing angel was all most straight up direct and made watching anything on my iPad virtually impossibly. I went to my local Apple store and looked at other keyboards and they all had this issue.

    I find this utterly and completely pointless and a very poor design flaw by Apple. For the price of this Smart keyboard I would have expected it to be perfect but its far from it.

    Apple's accessories at the moment are really poorly designed, not what I have come to expect from Apple.

    17 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad Pro 9.7 Keyboard

    I am overall pretty pleased with the functionality of the keyboard. It is what it is, a slim keyboard that gets the job done. The angles it rests the iPad in are less than idea as some have stated but i can look past that. My major issue is that where the keyboard connects to the iPad has started to rust... I keep my iPad dry and safe at all times, it's like the batteries or magnets or something are corroding from the inside and leaving rust marks on the iPad and keyboard connection points. It has also left permanent blemishes on the iPad that i cannot remove. Pretty disappointed in this!!!

    59 of 60 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    Easy to type on. (9.7 easier than larger ipad pro keyboard ). expensive but worth the money. Doesnt seem to drain battery. I use a macbook pro and was worried about whether this type of keyboard would work properly but actually being able to type and switch to the touchscreen functions of the ipad pro is useful.
    A bit unsteady in standing and shame it doesnt cover the back but would definitely buy again and recommend it. love the way it makes the ipad pro closer to a laptop

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I'm surprised at the good reviews- this soft, floppy thing is the last product I would expect to come from Apple. Very unstable, weak magnet, making it impossible to carry while attached. The screen can fall on the keyboard with just a little bump. It cracked my ballistic glass screen protector. No stars.

    50 of 54 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent compromise - but pricey

    I like it. A lot. I think some of the critical reviews are a tad unfair. To cover some of the critical points raised. Yes, it's slightly annoying that it's a US keyboard with no '£' sign. But only slightly, because you can alter the hash sign above the 3 key to print £. Problem solved. And it's true that it's not ideal to use it on your lap. But it's an iPad, not a LAPtop. If you want to use something on your 'lap', well, get a LAPtop. And, sure, there is no mouse or trackpad to locate the cursor as one reviewer says. But there wouldn't be, would there. It's an iPad, not a laptop. Try you finger! That locates the cursor immediately, and far quicker and more efficiently than using a mouse or trackpad. You don't have a touch screen on your Mac Laptop. Do you moan about that?

    On the plus side, the keyboard is aesthetically pleasing. It folds away neatly, protecting the screen, and it's light. I've been using a Logitech keyboard on my old iPad for three years. The Logitech keyboard is good, has a whole row of short cut keys, and is easy to type on. I'm a fan. But it's heavy, and not as aesthetically pleasing as the Apple keyboard. Further, many reviews say that the Logitech Keyboard for the large iPad Pro tends to mark the screen.

    I haven't spilt fluid on the Apple keyboard yet, but I probably will, and there is protection for that. The keys have a pleasing feel, and a precise touch. Despite it's diminutive size, I can touch type on this keyboard easily. Only one key (the | and \) is out of place but I use that so rarely that it's not a problem. I would have preferred a larger Enter/Return key, but I'm managing.

    Someone complained that the keyboard does not protect the iPad. But it does. Except for the metal back. And that doesn't need protection. It's metal for heaven's sake. But, if you do want to feel you are protecting it, you can buy the Apple back case. it's outrageously expensive and completely unnecessary, but it matches the keyboard, and is very pleasing to the eye and even more pleasing to the touch. Did you need to buy that? asked my wife. What does 'need' mean? Satiating my pleasure sensors I suspect. It's a Y chromosome thing.

    Overall, only one complaint. The pricing. Yep, we are all sucked in by Apple's beguiling design and presentation, but one day they will catch a cold on this. If the keyboard were £40 cheaper, and the matching back case £30 cheaper, it would have been 5 stars. But I still like it.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Price aside, I love this keyboard.

    Five stars for the design and function. I feel it's the perfect balance between weight, size and functionality. I'm happy it's not a whole lot larger, in it's folded state it doesn't add too much bulk or weight to the iPad. Together with the back cover and this keyboard it really is close to my laptop replacement. I rarely take my MacBook anywhere now.

    Typical clever Apple - when the keyboard is folded behind the keyboard or it's in 'watch' mode the software keyboard automatically becomes available. When folded out in 'type' mode the software screen keyboard slides down to open the whole screen view.

    Keys have a nice feel and plenty of 'tactile feedback'. I am albe to touch type at good speed and am not hindered at all by the size or layout of the keyboard.

    The only negative for me was the price; I already own the front and rear covers so including the keyboard case a total of $413, close to half the price of my iPad. I very reluctantly decided to get the keyboard but even after $413 I'm very glad I did.

    Should you buy it or not? If you don't mind shelling out the cash, it's a great very handy little keyboard.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    M'azing Keyboard!

    I LOVE this keyboard. I have zero complaints. Draws very little power from the iPad Pro. The spacing of the keys is just right. The access to other keyboards is wonderful. The touch of each key is incredible. The no pairing is awesome. Just attach the keyboard and get to typing. Also, love the command keys. It's perfect and frees your hands up of having to touch the screen so much. I def recommend this product. My only suggestion to Apple is to provide the Smart Keyboard in other color options like the Smart Cover for the iPad Pro.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It is impossible to type on

    This keyboard is impossible to type on, the keys are really unstable and don't feel natural. The keys are way too cramped together. Don't buy it.

    43 of 59 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good and Bad.

    The keyboard design is good. Nice and slim.

    Typing experience is also good enough. I can type without horrible typos. Decent sizes. It would have been a little bit better if I could distinguish more easily when I press the keys. The keys are quite soft so I can't really tell if I pressed it or not..

    The weight is also OK but it is heavy enough to stop the magnets to hold itself onto the iPad.
    In other words, the keyboard falls if you hold the iPad upside down. The magnets are not strong enough to hold its own weight.

    A little bit overpriced. $100 would be just enough..

    34 of 36 people found this useful