Does the iPad Pro keyboard really not lay flat for some people?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by max2, Sep 14, 2017.

  1. max2 macrumors 68030

    May 31, 2015
  2. cvm19 macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2014
    Yes, my iPad Pro keyboard did not lie flat. I exchanged it for one that did. It was easy for me, because I live near an Apple Store. If you can, test it in the store before you take it home.
  3. max2 thread starter macrumors 68030

    May 31, 2015
    Ok thanks.

    How am i suppose to do that? Bring my iPad Pro with me?
  4. cvm19 macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2014
    I know how it sounds... But yes. If you can.
  5. max2 thread starter macrumors 68030

    May 31, 2015
    Ok thanks. I may just ask them to use a demo unit to try it on. I don't want my iPad Pro stolen or accused of stealing one.
  6. teerexx52 macrumors 68000


    May 1, 2005
    Florida West Coast
  7. canesalato macrumors 65816


    Jan 31, 2010
  8. sracer macrumors G3


    Apr 9, 2010
    Mine lays flat (12.9 Pro). It might be helpful for people to include which version of the keyboard they're referring to.
  9. macrumors 604

    May 26, 2016
    Eh?! Where did that come from?!
  10. Mabus51 macrumors 65816

    Aug 16, 2007
    Mine lays flat. I have the 2017 - 12.9 iPad Pro and Apple smartkeyboard.
  11. kupkakez macrumors 68000


    Apr 4, 2011
    I have a 10.5" iPad Pro w/ the Apple Keyboard and it lays flat.
  12. David58117 macrumors 65816

    Jan 24, 2013
    I’ve owned 3 smart keyboards total - 2 for 12.9, 1 for 9.7.

    All of them have laid flat.
  13. capkapak macrumors newbie

    Oct 9, 2007
  14. jmeas macrumors regular


    Jun 30, 2015
    San Jose
    I've had two, one lays more flat than the other
  15. apple_iBoy macrumors 6502a

    Oct 28, 2003
    Philadelphia, PA
    You're worried about bringing your iPad into the store? People bring their devices in all the time. Trust me, they know the difference between their stock and what people carry in.
  16. masotime macrumors 68020


    Jun 24, 2012
    San Jose, CA
    How in the world could anyone accuse you of stealing an iPad if your passcode, your fingerprint and your iTunes account is bound to it? :rolleyes:
  17. macs4nw macrumors 601


    Check out the Logitech Create back-lit keyboard with smart connector.
  18. SweetLou122 macrumors regular

    Nov 3, 2011
    My 10.5 did not lay flat (the end was about 1cm above the desk/whatever it was on) my 12.9 lays flat
  19. lucien.dol macrumors newbie

    Jun 4, 2014
    I have the 10.5" IPP and the Smart Keyboard lies completely flat - and always has - so no worries.
  20. Rocko99991, Sep 17, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2017

    Rocko99991 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 25, 2017
    So all 40+ customers walking around an Apple store using their own iPhones stole them from the demo display or broke into the back? Come on. This is ridiculous.
  21. sracer macrumors G3


    Apr 9, 2010
    Do you know the age of the person who made that comment? Maybe they're some 13 yr old kid who is not aware of how things work... maybe someone with special needs. I'm curious, what is gained by ridiculing another member of this forum?
  22. azpekt macrumors regular

    Jun 27, 2012
    hp, illinois
    or use magic keyboard 2 + canopy case
  23. juanomatic macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2010
    New York City
    I have used two copies of the 10.5 Smart Keyboard.

    1. Bought from the Apple Store for a trip where I didn’t want to take my MacBook Pro. It lay perfectly flat on every surface that I used it on: a dining table at an airport, a tray table on an airplane, a tray table on a long-distance Amtrak train, and my desks at work and home. I ended up returning it after my trip because I was eligible to buy a discounted one from Target (employee discount + RED Card).
    2. Bought from Target. After two weeks of light usage, it has never lay flat. The keyboard part has a slight arc in the middle, leaving a gap between the middle part of the keyboard and my desk. Sometimes, the bottom-right corner with the arrow keys is also raised more than the bottom-left side with the globe-control-option keys.
    The only thing different between the two is that I first used the second one in the Watch position, not the Type position. I didn’t even know that there was a Watch position, which should teach me to RTFM.

    Could it be that using the iPad in the Watch position before using it in the Type position would cause the keyboard to warp and not lie flat?

    Otherwise, there might be an issue with a defective lot. Apple should address it if that’s the case.
  24. RedlegsFan macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2012
    So, my keyboard is not laying totally flat. It’s not a deal breaker, but what’s the consensus, will this start laying flat over time, or does this never lay flat??
  25. lookn4wifi macrumors regular


    Sep 18, 2012

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