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Smart Keyboard Folio for 12.9-inch iPad Pro (3rd Generation) - US English

  • $199.00
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  • Overview

    The Smart Keyboard Folio for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro (3rd generation) is a full-size keyboard when you need it to be, provides elegant front and back protection when you don’t, and allows for convenient viewing angles. And with no charging or pairing required, just attach the keyboard and start typing.

  • 3.0 Average
    3 out of 5 stars
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    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      What a disappointment!

      I was very excited to see that Apple had redesigned this product. None of my previous 3 Apple iPad Keyboards made it through their first year with disconnection I was very excited to see that Apple had redesigned this product. None of my previous 3 Apple iPad Keyboards made it through their first year with disconnection problems. I opened this one to find the finish felt like a very cheap plastic. There were bubbles all over the finish and it was discolored in several spots. When I called Apple support, they said they couldn't send me a new one until this one was returned to their warehouse. I can't even order a replacement because they are now several weeks out on backorder. I'm not left with no way to protect my even more expensive than the last model iPad Pro. What has happened to you, Apple?

      • Written by David P from Murphy

      486 of 587 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?What a disappointment!

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Not worth $200 on any planet. Wait for Logitech or Brydge or other keyboard

      Got it because it's the current Day-1 "only" option. It WILL be going back. It was my fault for not reading that it does not have a backlit keyboard. Which b Got it because it's the current Day-1 "only" option. It WILL be going back. It was my fault for not reading that it does not have a backlit keyboard. Which begs the question. WHAT? WHY? If not, why so expensive? A lesson I already knew. Buy the main Apple products, but get the accessories somewhere else.

      • Written by Cory C from Pleasanton

      172 of 195 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Not worth $200 on any planet. Wait for Logitech or Brydge or other keyboard

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Big design flaw - Why would you leave the keys exposed?

      Got this earlier today. I can’t figure out why they removed the flap that covers the keys up for when the cover is closed. It seems like the keys are going to Got this earlier today. I can’t figure out why they removed the flap that covers the keys up for when the cover is closed. It seems like the keys are going to attract a bunch of dirt and get scratched up when its fully opened and not in “keyboard” mode and the keyboard is just facing down on your work surface. And then when the keys are dirty or are scratched they will scratch up the iPad display when the cover is closed. I think this is a serious design flaw. It does seem more solid and durable than the previous version which I went through a couple of as they seemed to lose their connection to the smart connector on the previous iPad Pro model.

      • Written by Thomas B from Austin

      85 of 105 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Big design flaw - Why would you leave the keys exposed?

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Keyboard lacks basic functions for price

      While this keyboard is definitely a step up from the previous generation, it is missing very basic functionality moving it backwards in other places. No home b While this keyboard is definitely a step up from the previous generation, it is missing very basic functionality moving it backwards in other places. No home button without doing a keyboard shortcut and no control of volume from the keyboard. I upgraded from the previous generation iPad Pro with Logitech keyboard and I feel like this is a step backwards. I could quickly adjust the volume when needed on my Logitech and exit/switch apps much easier with the home button. I am not liking this swipe up to unlock because it just feels clunky. How am I supposed to replace my laptop when it takes twice as long to get from one app to another. At least add a mouse if this is the case. Thanks, -JasonV

      • Written by Jason V from North Ridgeville

      Is this review useful?Keyboard lacks basic functions for price

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Bad design. Makes new IPad Pro 12.9 less desirable

      I was very excited to upgrade from my first generation iPad Pro to a 3rd generation iPad Pro 12.9. Just before going to the store I saw one review of iPad that I was very excited to upgrade from my first generation iPad Pro to a 3rd generation iPad Pro 12.9. Just before going to the store I saw one review of iPad that mentioned that device together with Smart Folio Keyboard is heavier than the old one. I did not pay much attention to this. So I went to the store and upgraded my old IPad Pro to a new one with New Smart Folio keyboard. Very disappointed with result! Firstly, it is noticeably heavier. Secondly, old keyboard was able to be used as stand for iPad not just like keyboard. So if you want to use cover with stand with this iPad Pro 3rd generation you need to by another case called Smart Folio ( cost $99) which does not have keyboard and only can be used as stand not as a keyboard. This is downgrade compared to previous version of keyboard which could be used with both functionalities. Thirdly, price. At $199 it is a half of the old product. Smart Folio cost additional $99. So, its $300 for both functionalities. Apple, this is unacceptable. This is in line with overall price policy of apple of increasing price for everything iPhone, iPad and now accessories. This is the first time that I think that product is a downgrade. I have all apple products, but maybe its time to look for other brands. Apple is out of control because it became very big company. I wonder what’s Apple response to this? We all do...

      • Written by Eduard S from RIDGEWOOD

      Is this review useful?Bad design. Makes new IPad Pro 12.9 less desirable

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Great, in person the keyboard is just perfect.

      While I can surely understand some individuals issues with the keyboard such as price and keys touching screen......I just have to disagree. Since typing on While I can surely understand some individuals issues with the keyboard such as price and keys touching screen......I just have to disagree. Since typing on a keyboard requires me hardly ever to actually look at it.......being backlit is just not an issue. Fit and finish is perfect. No signs of discoloration etc......... this is a new take on the keyboard for iPad. It is all about the magnets. This function just like the apple cover. Just drop the back onto the inside cover and done. Big things that I really like. 1. The iPad sits very firmly into either of the two notches. It takes both hands to lift it out of the notches. Super firm. Will not slip off while on lap, in car, on a train or on a plane. 2. When closed for carry the keyboard does not flip down. 3. Want to fold back totally? Not a problem.....once again magnets keep it firmly in place. In the end this light weight keyboard is perfect. Try it out before you follow the pack on the negative reviews. If you are a professional who knows how to type and knows key locations You will be happy with this extremely minimalistic keyboard/cover.

      • Written by Dan and Mindy A from Oklahoma City

      8 of 10 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Great, in person the keyboard is just perfect.