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Topic: Smart Keyboard

Review: Logitech Slim Combo Smart Connector keyboard for Apple's 10.5" iPad Pro

06/27/2017, 12:06 pm

Logitech's Slim Combo keyboard for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro is a welcome addition to Apple's limited Smart Connector accessory lineup, and a good option for someone who wants to use their tablet as a traditional laptop replacement. The design is largely a mixed bag, however, that will appeal to some and turn away others.

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Review: Apple's 2017 10.5" iPad Pro stuns with 120Hz ProMotion display

06/17/2017, 12:06 pm

Apple's new 10.5-inch iPad Pro takes a device that was already a best-in-class tablet and makes it even better, headlined by a larger display with a stunning 120Hz refresh rate. But with a $649 starting price, Apple cuts just a few too many corners for our liking, especially when compared to the value proposition of the recently released $329 9.7-inch iPad.

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Apple offers free iPad Pro Smart Keyboard repairs in wake of 'functional issues'

05/08/2017, 10:05 am

In light of several technical problems the accessory is having, Apple is reportedly offering a free, three-year repair program for the iPad Pro's Smart Keyboard.

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Microsoft ad says Apple's iPad Pro Smart Keyboard doesn't make it a real computer

08/16/2016, 12:08 pm

In a new ad pushing its Surface Pro tablet hybrid, Microsoft takes direct shots at the iPad Pro, referencing Apple's new "What's a Computer?" ad just two weeks after it began airing.

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Apple issues firmware update for iPad Pro Smart Keyboard

02/24/2016, 09:02 am

Owners of Apple's Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro were issued an over-the-air firmware update for the accessory this week, utilizing the two-way data transfer capabilities of the magnetic Smart Connector.

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The best Smart Connector keyboard for iPad Pro: Apple Smart Keyboard vs. Logitech Create

02/06/2016, 06:02 pm

The first two Smart Connector accessories for iPad Pro offer very different keyboard style experiences, each addressing two different types of tablet users. But which keyboard is best, Apple's Smart Keyboard or Logitech's Create? AppleInsider breaks down which accessory is best for you.

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Alleged 'iPad Air 3' case suggests Smart Connector coming to Apple's 9.7-inch tablet

01/31/2016, 01:01 pm

Many of the features introduced in last year's iPad Pro, including the new Smart Connector magnetic port and four-speaker array, may be coming toon to the third-generation iPad Air, if third-party cases being manufactured in China are accurate.

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Teardown of iPad Pro Smart Keyboard shows conductive fabric, MacBook-based key design

11/24/2015, 09:11 am

A teardown of Apple's Smart Keyboard accessory, published on Tuesday, shows some of the advanced technology underneath including conductive fabric, and a key design borrowed from the 12-inch Retina MacBook.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook says he travels with just an iPad Pro and iPhone

11/09/2015, 02:11 pm

On a tour to promote this week's launch of the iPad Pro, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said the new 12.9-inch tablet, as well as the iPhone, paired with an Apple Watch, are the only products he is traveling with.

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Rumor pegs Nov. 11 launch date for Apple's iPad Pro & accessories

10/30/2015, 03:10 pm

Apple is targeting a Nov. 11 launch date for the iPad Pro, including its Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard accessories, a report said on Friday.

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iPad Pro, Apple Pencil pass FCC scrutiny, Smart Keyboard to use US English only at launch

10/16/2015, 11:10 am

The iPad Pro and the Apple Pencil have both won approval from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, clearing the way for the products' anticipated November launch. People wanting the Smart Keyboard case, meanwhile, will reportedly be limited to a single language option.

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This week on AppleInsider: New iPhones, new iPads, new Apple TV, new everything

09/12/2015, 06:09 am

There was of course one overriding theme this week: Apple's Sept. 9 press event, where it unveiled new iPhones, the iPad Pro, and a fourth-generation Apple TV. There was far more to unpack than just those devices, however.

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Apple's iPad Pro Smart Connector open to accessory makers, Logitech Create keyboard coming in Nov.

09/09/2015, 07:09 pm

Aside from its larger 12.9-inch Retina display, the biggest external design change on the iPad Pro is a new port dubbed the Smart Connector. Apple has revealed that third-party accessory makers will be able to create their own accessories for the Smart Connector, and the company even worked with accessory maker Logitech for one set to debut this November.

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Apple unveils $799 12.9" iPad Pro with Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil accessories

09/09/2015, 01:09 pm

After years of rumors and speculation, Apple on Wednesday finally unveiled its jumbo-sized iPad Pro, boasting a 12.9-inch display, a new A9X processor, a four-speaker audio system, a stylus dubbed the Apple Pencil, and a Smart Keyboard that connects via a new docking port.

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