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
    Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
    • 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

      1501 of 1739 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

      1103 of 1239 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

      837 of 931 people found this useful

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

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Cheap and annoying

      Why would Apple sell such a cheaply-made product? I really dislike that it has no backlit keys. It’s hard to see special keys. It does stay connected better Why would Apple sell such a cheaply-made product? I really dislike that it has no backlit keys. It’s hard to see special keys. It does stay connected better than the old smart connection. Not worth the expense!

      • Written by Nicalaine B from Baker

      2 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Cheap and annoying

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Old One was Better

      So...the keyboard as a whole is still a good keyboard. The low star rating has more to do with the overall function vs the actual keyboard. I still have a 2017 So...the keyboard as a whole is still a good keyboard. The low star rating has more to do with the overall function vs the actual keyboard. I still have a 2017 iPad Pro with the Smart Keyboard and that one has more of the desired overall function. I am not sure why the design was ditched but the new version does not have a kickstand, which I use a ton with pencil for notes and drawings, and it does not fold out of the way when you want to watch a movie / media on it, which I prefer. I don’t want the keyboard in front of me when I am watching a movie on my iPad. Sure, you can fold the case flat but then you are holding the keys on the back, which is not a great user experience. I prefer the older design where you feel the soft side of the case vs. keys. This is still supposed to be for an iPad and not a laptop...please don’t lose sight of that and bring the old design back to these wonderful devices. I do like the total coverage though and lack of bulk this case has. Just wish the best of both could come together...that would a 5 star for me.

      • Written by Dave E from Firestone

      1 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Old One was Better

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Cover is peeling

      I’ve had the 12.9 inch gen3 Keyboard Folio for a for 9 months, and 6 months ago the coating on the outside cover started to wrinkle. 2 weeks ago it started pee I’ve had the 12.9 inch gen3 Keyboard Folio for a for 9 months, and 6 months ago the coating on the outside cover started to wrinkle. 2 weeks ago it started peeling. The inside of the folio has felt on one side and textured material on the keyboard that is not wearing or peeling. Apple should have put one of these coatings on the outside as well. The edges of the folio are sharp as some other reviews have mentioned. Called support today and they will not replace the keyboard. The rest of the keyboard is fine.

      • Written by Ryan G from Bettendorf

      7 of 8 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Cover is peeling

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