The only thing we didn’t reinvent was the alphabet.
The new Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro.
For many, a keyboard remains a convenient way to get work done or get thoughts down. The new Smart Keyboard completely reimagines this centuries‑old invention to add even more flexibility to iPad Pro. With new technologies that free you from switches, plugs, and even pairing, the Smart Keyboard is the perfect blend of full‑size utility and outstanding portability.
Simply unfold the Smart Keyboard when you need it. When you don’t, fold it up and it becomes a slim, lightweight cover for iPad Pro. The elegant design is also durable, so it can withstand everyday use. And your 23rd draft.
Your words matter, so we protect each letter.
The letters and numbers may be the same, but everything else about the Smart Keyboard is completely new. Its top layer is crafted from a sheet of highly durable custom-woven fabric that’s laser ablated to form the shape of each key. The fabric also provides the spring-like tension for each key, eliminating the need for conventional mechanisms. So the Smart Keyboard is just 4 mm thin while providing the accuracy, stability, and satisfying key feel you expect.
64 seamless keys. Unlike traditional keyboards, there are no gaps between keys. And it’s coated in a water‑ and stain‑resistant finish, so the Smart Keyboard is resistant to stains and spilling.
Shortcuts at your fingertips.
iOS 9 works seamlessly with the Smart Keyboard, adding a variety of useful QuickType features to your iPad Pro.
No plugs.No switches.No pairing.
The Smart Connector is a new Apple‑designed interface that allows seamless communication between the Smart Keyboard and iPad Pro. You’ll find it on the connecting edge of the Smart Keyboard as well as on the side of iPad Pro. The Smart Connector works hand in hand with the conductive fabric inside the Smart Keyboard to allow for a two‑way exchange of power and data. So you can enjoy a simple yet sophisticated way to type.
Powerful communication.Powered in a brand‑new way.
To make a device as thin and durable as the Smart Keyboard, we couldn’t rely on traditional wires or components. By etching a paper-thin sheet of nylon with metal, we created a unique conductive material that allows for a two-way flow of power and data. So you don’t charge the Smart Keyboard. Attach it to iPad Pro and start typing. And just as important, the conductive material is durable enough to withstand a lifetime of folding and unfolding.
Three layers of ingenuity. The cover panels of the Smart Keyboard are composed of three materials. Just like the Smart Cover, the top layer is made of durable polyurethane and the bottom layer is a soft microfiber lining, which protects the screen and keeps it clean when the Smart Keyboard is folded. The middle layer is what makes the Smart Keyboard truly advanced. It’s composed of a new conductive fabric material that ensures seamless communication between iPad Pro and the Smart Keyboard.