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Adelphos33

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I’m not sure if Apple changed the material or something, but after a week of hard use of the white Magic Keyboard with my 12.9” iPad (travel, use every day, etc), this keyboard seems to collect way less dirt / oils from hands and other surfaces. Frankly the keyboard is spotless and seems like it may remain so for a long time. The material seems more resistant than last year’s keyboard. I am not sure if this is unique to the white model or if Apple changed up the keyboards this year. I highly recommend this white Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro users….
 

Mindfighter

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Agreed, my black 2020 started to look stained very quickly, the white 2021 still looks new (had it since day1). Would be interesting to hear if the black 2021 is more resistant as well (or not)
 
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zehcnassurfero

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The black 2021, in the very first days was dirty, and I have a lot of care with it.

I thougth that the White keyboard has a different material or different treatment because of it is a different colour. And maybe, because its white you can see less dirt/oil to.
 

haruhiko

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It looks very good in person but it’s also a little bit grey - not really that white. 5FFF7019-50EC-4C55-8E86-07E43ABA1E58.jpeg
 

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We see less smudges & dirt on white in general. You can compare white and black iPhone glass backs or screen bezels on previous iPad models. The same goes for white cars. FWIW, I have a white Smart Folio on my iPad and it looks great too.
 

ericwn

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We see less smudges & dirt on white in general. You can compare white and black iPhone glass backs or screen bezels on previous iPad models. The same goes for white cars. FWIW, I have a white Smart Folio on my iPad and it looks great too.

Spot on I think. It probably comes down to just the effects of the white on us.
 

haruhiko

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We see less smudges & dirt on white in general. You can compare white and black iPhone glass backs or screen bezels on previous iPad models. The same goes for white cars. FWIW, I have a white Smart Folio on my iPad and it looks great too.
Disagree with white cars.
 
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Nhwhazup

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We see less smudges & dirt on white in general. You can compare white and black iPhone glass backs or screen bezels on previous iPad models. The same goes for white cars. FWIW, I have a white Smart Folio on my iPad and it looks great too.
Totally this. Same material would collect dirt and grime the same. However, 9 times out of 10, lighter colors show the dirt less. Over many years, I have always selected white keyboards over black as they stay looking new for much longer. My last work keyboard was black but I changed the key caps to white. After 5 years of daily use, it still looks like new.
 
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AutomaticApple

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I’m not sure if Apple changed the material or something, but after a week of hard use of the white Magic Keyboard with my 12.9” iPad (travel, use every day, etc), this keyboard seems to collect way less dirt / oils from hands and other surfaces. Frankly the keyboard is spotless and seems like it may remain so for a long time. The material seems more resistant than last year’s keyboard. I am not sure if this is unique to the white model or if Apple changed up the keyboards this year. I highly recommend this white Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro users….
Yeah, I noticed that too.
 

kp98077

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How many guys get the white case?? Love the look
 
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ZBoater

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I agree. My white case has gone several days without a smudge. The black one smudged on day 1. Not sure what they did, but this white material seems more stain resistant.

White = good guys, so I went with white. I've been a bad boy too long...
 
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joscejrod

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Please, I would appreciate new comments about white MK durability compared with black model after some weeks of use. Still debating which one I should pick, although black model seems to be better suited for space grey ipad.

thanks!!
 

Nhwhazup

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Please, I would appreciate new comments about white MK durability compared with black model after some weeks of use. Still debating which one I should pick, although black model seems to be better suited for space grey ipad.

thanks!!
I’ve been using my white magic keyboard since May 21st. I’ve not wiped it down at all and it still looks like new. No smudges, smears or shiny keys or touchpad.
 

jcshas

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I just bought a white Magic Keyboard today. It’s beautiful but I keep worrying that the the dye from my jeans will eventually stain the the cover. I still love it so far - it’s such a nice change from my other (black) keyboard.
 

kp98077

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I got a white one today too. Haven’t used it yet. But sill be taking it on a trip soon. Excited to try something new !!!
 

gohoomoa

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Bought the white one and applied white skin, it literally like there is no skin at all and helps alot in keeping the MGK clean all the time
 

jazz1

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Well I had to make a choice, go with the white MK, and pass down my black, now blue skinned, 2020 MK, or put the money toward an AirPod Max. Well in the end I went with the Airpod Max as it was on sale at Amazon for $499.00 even before Prime Day for a couple of days! I still can’t figure that out about the discount?

I still like the looks of the white MK. If my 2020 MK dies I’ll probably replace it with the white MK.

Thanks for the pictures of the white MK!
 
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