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Jonathantuba

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Does anyone know if the Apple keyboard case for the 2017 IPad Pro 10.5” fits the new 10.5” iPad Air?

Thanks!
 

ecschwarz

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Yep, using a Smart Keyboard for the 10.5" Pro on my 7th gen (10.2") iPad myself—the new ones are marked as fitting all three, but the actual keyboard is the same size/shape/fit.
 
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DSTOFEL

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Does anyone know if the Apple keyboard case for the 2017 IPad Pro 10.5” fits the new 10.5” iPad Air?

Thanks!
Sure does! I‘ve had that case on my 2017 10.5 IPP for 2 1/2 yrs. I’m actually on my 2nd one as the first one stopped working after 1 1/2 yrs. Here‘s an interesting alternative: Logitech Combo Touch keyboard/trackpad/pencil holder case that comes out in May ($149). I‘m buying it as soon as it’s release. Fits the 2017 10.5 IPP and 10.5 Air 3.
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ecschwarz

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Sure does! I‘ve had that case on my 2017 10.5 IPP for 2 1/2 yrs. I’m actually on my 2nd one as the first one stopped working after 1 1/2 yrs. Here‘s an interesting alternative: Logitech Combo Touch keyboard/trackpad/pencil holder case that comes out in May ($149). I‘m buying it as soon as it’s release. Fits the 2017 10.5 IPP and 10.5 Air 3.

It looks like Logitech is going to release a separate one for the 7th gen (10.2") iPad, as well. Since the hardware is the same dimensions (different mic placement perhaps?), I'll be curious to see if it's just a different back case that ships with the same keyboard.
 
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chrfr

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It looks like Logitech is going to release a separate one for the 7th gen (10.2") iPad, as well. Since the hardware is the same dimensions (different mic placement perhaps?), I'll be curious to see if it's just a different back case that ships with the same keyboard.
The 7th gen iPad is thicker than the 10.5 Pro/3rd gen Air: 7.5mm vs. 6.1mm, so the case needs to accommodate that.
 
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ecschwarz

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The 7th gen iPad is thicker than the 10.5 Pro/3rd gen Air: 7.5mm vs. 6.1mm, so the case needs to accommodate that.

Ah, that's what it was—somehow I forgot that since the time it was released (L x W are the same, D is different), but knew that it was different from the 10.5" Pro and Air 3. Thanks!
 
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srsub3

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why no official trackpad keyboard from apple? I am a bit disappointed about that....
 
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limesmoothie

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Not for the 10.5" Pro/Air. The only option is the Logitech if you want a trackpad.

Just taken delivery of the Logitech trackpad keyboard, and it is a really nice item. Worth looking into if you are looking for a more solid typing experience than that on the Apple Smart Keyboard, for the 10.5 Pro/Air 3.
 
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