Apple Smart Keyboard Folio will make your new iPad Pro a work station

“As expected, Apple unveiled the new iPad Pro at Tuesday’s event in New York,” Andrew Gebhart writes for CNET. “With better graphics and more storage, it looks designed to replace your laptop. And one of its accessories will help that cause — the Smart Keyboard Folio.”

“The Folio allows you to prop up your iPad at two angles. It pairs automatically with the iPad and attaches magnetically,” Gebhart writes. “You won’t need to charge it either as the iPad keeps it running with a smart connector that transfers power.”

“The Smart Keyboard Folio will come in a variety of sizes suited for the different iPad Pro configurations,” Gebhart writes. “The model for the $799 11-inch iPad Pro will cost $199. The Keyboard for the $999 12.9 inch iPad Pro will cost $179.”

The new iPad Pro with Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard Folio offer take-anywhere power and versatility.
The new iPad Pro with Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard Folio offer take-anywhere power and versatility.

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MacDailyNews Take: Strike that. Reverse it.

The new Smart Keyboard Folio for the new iPad Pro is available in space gray for $179 (US) for the 11-inch iPad Pro and $199 (US) for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro


        1. I am laughing too, so probably best not to speak for everyone else based on your own presumptions and prejudices, it just looks childish. Have you actually seen the relevant sales figures?

    1. But at least it can extend the screen onto multiple monitors.

      It can’t?

      ..yep, definitely not a workstation.

      [Back to my Surface and extended screen on multiple monitors]

      1. … And you think that makes your surface a workstation. Some people seem to have a very narrow view of what a workstation is but in your case you have imagination the size of a planet it seems. In my opinion neither are seriously work stations but at least the iPad has the potential to be should Apple decide to actually exploit its power. Meanwhile the surface barely has the power to run a toaster.

  1. The previous version of this keyboard is a disaster. Look at the reviews! “This assessory does not work with this device!” 90 % of purchasers hate it!
    Email Apple, no reply phone Apple no answer. Trash

  2. Is that a Kickstand? Wow and the pencil is held on by a magnet. Just like the Surface devices that have been out for how long now?? Oh and they are computers, not toys. I never realised that when Apple dropped Computer from their name that it meant they were dropping computers from their lineup.

    1. Just buy a MBP then? Yes, I agree that the surface pen is magnetized… although it doesn’t charge. And although the iPad Pro is arguably LESS capable than a Mac, iOS is REALLY opening up.

      If it fits your workflow, this iPad pro can replace a Macbook for many, many people… or at the very least be a portable accessory for your far less portable desktop iMac Pro or Mac mini.

    2. It’s not a kickstand actually you know… and wow anyone would think the surface was actually a success by your bloated and rather surreal take on the matter. You can’t beat the smell of fear from the deluded in the morning. That’s two laughs I have had on here so far already, for keep it up boys.

  3. Apple’s keyboard prices are as out to lunch as there SSD and RAM upgrade prices. It’s a keyboard it’s worth maybe $40 or $50 because it’s from Apple but $200 is a total rip off.

  4. Yet no backlit keys…again. Maybe Apple doesn’t realize there’s such a thing as night. Same oversight mentality: adding another 70 emojis in 12.1 without any search function to help quickly find one. Apple creates great products, yet at same time manages to overlook the obvious. Quite a conundrum.

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