iPad Pro Apple Smart Keyboard - does it perform this angle?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by Orton99, Mar 29, 2016.

  1. Orton99 macrumors newbie

    Aug 4, 2014
    Thinking of upgrading to a 13" iPad Pro from an iPad 4. With this, I would like to buy the smart keyboard. However one angle I currently use alot with my current smart cover, involves pointing the iPad up (as seen in my attached picture). Apple advertise this angle for the smart cover, but not for the ASK.

    Can the ASK do this? Or does the keyboard limit this?

    Thank you!

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  2. Cascades42 macrumors 6502

    Jan 25, 2016
    The Smart Keyboard doesn't magnetise into position for this, but (at least on mine) it folds that way and feels stable.
  3. zacheryjensen macrumors 6502a


    May 11, 2009
    No. If you have followed iPad since the beginning, that position is meant for using the onscreen keyboard which is not necessary with the keyboard cover. If you have your own reasons besides that for preferring that position, more power to you, but you can see with the context of history in mind why Apple would not worry about providing that position with the smart keyboard cover.
  4. mrklaw macrumors 68020

    Jan 29, 2008
    I can imagine it would be comfortable for using the pencil for drawing. Or even just relaxing to watch a video.
  5. TimothyB macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2008
    I wish it had an official position for this angle for use with the pencil, but I can understand them skipping it for the keyboard cover.

    I found 3 configurations that while not fully locked in place, is stable if careful.

    Top Config: This is basically taking the media position, where the keyboard hidden, then laying it flat instead. You have to balance it just right so it doesn't fall back or forward.

    Middle Config: I attached the Smart Keyboard backwards. This looks like it gives extra support and not all on the magnetic hinge.

    Bottom Config: Reversed cover again, and similar to middle, the iPad is more forwards, moving more of the cover over the keyboard. The cover then partially is held in place in the groove above the space key.

    I only just figured out the middle and bottom configs for this pose, so I cannot give much feedback on prolonged use. The table in on has a slight texture too, so that helps keep the iPad from sliding for any makeshift Config that requires a perfect balance.


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