• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What a waste

    We brought this expensive keyboard and no protection for your ipad. I wish we got a refund and brought Logitech instead. This product is overpriced. Most of my stuff are apple but this one is a failure. No pen holder either.��

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Much better products out there

    The Smart Keyboard looks nice but there are much better products out there. I have the logi by Logitech and it is much better at a lower price. It has full protection for your iPad Pro. More comfortable realistic keys with a Smart Connector.
    Apple, if you are going to charge more for your products, at least make them better. Even the Apple Store sales people think Logitech is better.

    65 of 68 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great slim Smart Keyboard case with a few compromises

    The keyboard is slim, light and functional. Very easy to use and has a strong magnetic attachment. For the price of $160, Apple could have at least made the keyboard backlit. That’s a bad apple on their part. In addition, a variety of color options would have been nice to match the different color iPads. The downfall of its slim profile is that the keyboard case does not fully cover the iPad from falls leaving the back and edges exposed. If you intend to use this as a case for your iPad, look elsewhere. Logitech and Brydge both sells keyboard/case combination for far less and provides more features for the money. A great keyboard with a few compromises...

    28 of 28 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    Fittingly, I write this review using the product in question.

    Excellent quality and feel out of the box, neatly presented as you would expect. Arrives essentially without instructions, which is testament to its straightforward operation – a strong magnetic connector pairs the keyboard with the iPad instantly, providing everything it requires and freeing you from any need to charge the thing independently. Both of its sanctioned positions (upright, with and without keyboard) are easy to get in and out of, and provide a solid footing and tolerable working angle.

    It’s interaction with the software (on screen) keyboard is well thought out and intuitive – the software automatically hides itself when you’re using the Smart Keyboard as you’d expect, but handily reappears when you want to use emoji etc. Hold ⌘ to view keyboard shortcuts for the current app. ⌘ + space to open Spotlight on the Home Screen makes it easy to jump to apps without needing to poke at the screen.

    I find the keyboard itself pleasant enough to type on. It certainly has more travel and click than I had anticipated considering its form. I’ve tried it out on a table, on the floor, in bed and on my lap – all painless enough, though you might expect to miss a key or two on the softer or more uneven surfaces, as the plastic construction and ‘hinged’ assemblage does have some give in it.

    All around a solid device that makes a great productivity-boosting addition to iPad Pro. A star docked for its lack of a place to put Apple Pencil, and for being a touch heavier than would be ideal. A little pricy too but, provided it lasts the test of time, a cost that I expect to be repaid by its contribution to versatility and convenience.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Makes the iPad a different device

    I thought I'd just use this cover when traveling without my computer. It turns out I'm hooked. I use it all the time and the keyboard works great when I need one. When I don't, the extra weight hasn't inconvenienced me much. In short, this cover has turned my iPad into a terrific ersatz computer.

    23 of 26 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    What a great keyboard

    It is great to use all of the time, it is very thin and easy to carry around.

    7 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work

    I have had this less than 9 months before it ceases to recognise the iPad - or vice versa without reboots and prayers. It is inconsistently rubbish which is perhaps worse than always rubbish. Buy a 3rd party solution instead.

    37 of 42 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard for the 10.5 iPad Pro

    I was hesitant about purchasing this keyboard given a few of the critical reviews. I don’t know if some of the reviews were referring to earlier versions of the keyboard which did not stay flat and had connection issues, but I have to say that for a compact keyboard that is lightweight and does not require external charging I’m completely satisfied with the responsiveness of the keys and the build quality of the overall design.

    I really like the added keyboard shortcuts including command + tab, scrolling a webpage, opening a second page in Safari, moving through a document and selecting text, etc. I know that I am going to get a lot of use out of this keyboard and I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone. Go to the Apple store and give it a try.

    30 of 30 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightweight. And thin....just what I need,,Perfect for Road Warrior apps...

    I juse my ipad for use while travelling. I always purchase light and thin. Thin, so that it fits in my briefcase without causing bulging that can cause files,. Letter and presenttqion paper to look old, use and gnarly. Light, so that mobility is easier during the day. PERFECT match to what I wanted..and workinig well.

    I woulld like to see a keyboard with illumination, but the existing alternatives in the market, get heavy and bulky fast... Is their someway to create a thin, light solution? Until then..keyboard ROCKS1

    12 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I’ve experienced connectivity problems between the iPad and keyboard plus persistent key malfunctions.

    52 of 54 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple's worst creation

    I love how the key is so sleek but there is no protection for the iPad. I'm very disappointed with my purchase. I'm planning to return it.
    Even after reading the reviews I thought I should give a try and ordered it. But the reviews are 100% correct. This product deserves a 0 star rating.

    43 of 47 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don’t buy it

    I bought this apple keyboard not once but twice and each time it’s has given me problems. Not so much with the usability side of it but more so when you connect it to the iPad. My advice is to look else where for another brand of keyboard and not to waste your money on this one.

    22 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Frequent disconnection requires rebooting

    This keyboard functions quite well both for typing, and as a discreet and foldable stand. As advertised, it is quite clear that the keyboard is not a complete cover, so reviews that complain about this just didn’t look closely at the product images.

    However, a major flaw with the product is its frequent and random disconnection from the iPad – i.e. despite remaining physically attached, the keyboard suddenly loses the ability to communicate with the iPad. The only way to resolve the issue is to reboot the iPad. This becomes a frustrating ritual of interruption. Additionally, if this disconnection has occurred, the on-screen keyboard often will not appear when the Smart Keyboard is physically attached. This effectively prevents any text entry until the iPad is rebooted. It’s maddening, and is a clear bug that Apple should be repairing.

    61 of 63 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sorry not good enough

    I bought one of these for my iPad Pro about a year ago and it has already failed. When attached, it continually disconnects and reconnects and so renders the product useless as you have the screen keyboard popping up then disappearing constantly. This is the first apple ‘product I have ever been disappointed by.

    41 of 43 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    tactile and compact but loss of lettering and connectivity

    Have been using this keyboard for over a month, and so far, the keyboard isn't bad at all with a few flaws. It types a lot better than most laptop keyboards and most thin-profiled keyboards (including some Logitech keyboards). In spite of the shallow key presses, the typing experience on this keyboard is very similar to Magic Keyboard 2's, which feels really great on fingers. In other words, the key presses on the smart keyboard are very tactile. The excellent feeling of the outset grooves on F and J keys also makes typing experience on this keyboard great at perfectly dark places. Despite that the keys are slightly closer than regular keyboards', the smart keyboard has slightly concave keys that curve around one's fingertips, allowing one to know which which keys to press without touching other keys. Thus, having closer key spacing doesn't affect one's typing speed. The keyboard is also very compact that tugs into a Pad & Quill Oxford case nicely, making this another reason to own this keyboard albeit the price. Finally, being spill proof, this keyboard will still function even after some water has been dripped all over the keys.

    Many reviews are complaining that the keyboard lacks of back lights. While back light makes keys stand out more, having back lit keys is completely useless for a touch typist, as the focus isn't on the keys but on the screen. Back lit keys additionally consumes unnecessary energy and is annoying. Instead of using back lit keys, Apple has decided to laser print the keys (this process is patented). As a result, some of the lettering is already rubbing off even after a few weeks of constant use. Basically, in a few years, the keyboard will become a letter-less keyboard--it may look elite in a way.

    The -, =, [, ], and \ keys are indeed narrower than other keys on the keyboard. Thus, as a programmer, one may find that using these keys to be more difficult.

    Others have mentioned about connectivity, so yes, when the keyboard lost connection, the keyboard needs to be reattached.

    33 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Everything I expected

    I read the online reviews and was surprised the keyboard got such poor reviews. I have a Logitech Bluetooth keyboard for my iPad 3 and thought it was wonderful. Unfortunately, the Logitech keyboard for the 10.5” iPad includes a back cover making the overall package quite thick. Since I have always carried my iPad in a sleeve, the lack of any protection for the back was of no concern. The Smart Keyboard looked like a good option. It sits flat on the desk unlike what was reported in another review. The entire setup is stable. I have used it on less than perfectly flat surfaces with no issues. I have not noticed any problems with the keyboard connecting. I find the key spacing good, and no problem to use. It’s not full size, but I didn’t expect it to be. In short, the keyboard is exactly what I expected. Only time will tell if it performs well long term.

    29 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Barely Functional When It Works

    Not much in the way of feature set. You can just type and cut and paste.....IF... you can get the keyboard to actually work. Every day I have to first detach the keyboard then boot the device (iPad 10.5 iOS 11) then re-attach the keyboard and then...possibly it will actually work. Most of the time I have to reset the device with the keyboard detached...then once it re-boots attach the keyboard and hope for the best. A _way_ overpriced kluge for such a great device.

    46 of 47 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly designed

    You are better off buying another brand of iPad Pro keyboard. The iPad will not stay up, nor will it stay in place even with the smallest touch to it. I am not sure who designed this as a suitable iPad keyboard, but you can find much better without paying a "premium" for an apple branded keyboard

    42 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn’t last

    I’ve already gone through two of these keyboards. They don’t last longer than about 6 months. Disappointing

    58 of 60 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad pro 10.5 inch keeps losing the keyboard

    I'm on the second 10.5 iPad pro smart keyboard - the first was replaced by apple under warranty. It just stops working and the iPad has to be rebooted. Very annoying. Anyone know if apple has a fix for this?

    Design-wise it's pretty good and the magnets hold the pencil to the case pretty well with the case closed.

    For this price I expected it to work reliably so come on apple - get a fix done please

    5 of 5 people found this useful