Aluminium Keyboard WWDC Update?????

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by iWoz, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. iWoz macrumors 6502a

    iWoz

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    Hi All

    Sorry if the title sounds misleading, I was waiting before I bought a keyboard, but I was hoping they might announce a wireless keyboard with numeric pad...But I guess this isn't happening anytime soon?

    Thanks
     
  2. slpdLoad macrumors 6502a

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    It wouldn't appear so. They did quietly add a wired version of their sans-keypad board though, so adding another model isn't entirely out of the question.
     
  3. mgridgaway macrumors 6502

    mgridgaway

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    They will probably never add a numeric keypad to the wireless keyboard. The lopping of the keypard on the wired keyboard is indicative of this.
     
  4. mynameisraj macrumors 6502

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    The wireless keyboard (and wired) will probably stay the same for a while, at least until Apple abandons the "island-style" keyboard.

    A lot of people find they want a numeric pad and then realize they don't need it. This could apply to you…

    If you want I believe you can probably find a wired numeric keypad somewhere… don't know how well that would work out though.
     
  5. Detektiv-Pinky macrumors 6502a

    Detektiv-Pinky

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    It is not only about the numeric keys.

    The full sized keyboard has way more useful keys, like a DEL, Page-Up, Page Down, an FN-Key that does not get in the way if you have to use the CTRL-Key (in Terminal) and more Function Keys.

    It is just so much more natural to work on, than the smaller version...
     

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