Smart Keyboard for 10.5 Pro not laying flat

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by enigma2k, Aug 6, 2017.

  1. enigma2k macrumors regular

    May 12, 2010

    I'm wondering if anyone else has this problem that the Smart Keyboard for the 10.5 iPad Pro is not laying flat on the desk. Once I unfold it there is always a big space between the desk and keyboard. Only afterawhile the space reduces between keyboard and desk and is almost perfect. When I then fold it again and unfold it afterawhile it is back to the bigger space again.

    Is this something that is normal and does it get better with time?
  2. max2 macrumors 68030

    May 31, 2015
    This is a issue with some of the keyboards. It is a defect. You should get a new keyboard immediately.
  3. Broadus macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2011
    Upstate SC
    Good to know it's a defect.
  4. enigma2k thread starter macrumors regular

    May 12, 2010
    Can anybody confirm this that this is really a defect and not normal?
  5. klover macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2009
    Just returned a 12.9 version with the same issue. Keyboard bounced the whole time I was using it and felt so cheap. Guess I should try another one.
  6. iF34R macrumors 65816


    Jul 13, 2011
    South Carolina
    It is like that with mine, and all the other ones I tried in the Apple store.
  7. James L macrumors 6502a

    Apr 14, 2004
    I had the same, they exchanged it at the store no problem. My new one is perfect.
  8. strategicthinke macrumors 6502


    Feb 6, 2014
    Rio de Janeiro
    I do have the same issue, but I figured that's how it was supposed to work. Actually, after awhile, t rests pretty well, but with a kind of bend in the middle section of the keyboard (like an arch). It doesn't hamper me from using it at all, but if this is a defect then I'd look for a replacement. Can anybody share a picture of what a regular one should look like?
  9. blwade macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2014
    It should be flat when resting on a table/flat surface... no lifting on the corners.....
  10. enigma2k thread starter macrumors regular

    May 12, 2010
    My Smart Keyboard rests flat on the desk afterawhile. When I fold it again for some time and then unfold it it takes some time till it is flat again. So this behavior is not normal and it should be flat from the beginning?
  11. lookn4wifi macrumors regular


    Sep 18, 2012
    I have an iPP 10.5 and ASK. The keyboard sits flat from front to back leaving no gap between the keyboard and the surface it's sitting on. This doesn't change depending on how long the keyboard has been deployed in the usable position.
  12. Young Turk, Aug 7, 2017
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2017

    Young Turk macrumors 6502

    Jul 9, 2002
    Well, the ASk I just bought at BB for my 10.5 lifts up at the corners . . . Hmm

    Update: returned to BB to exchange for another one. CS let me open the replacement there at the counter. Same problem, if anything worse. Got a refund.
  13. strategicthinke macrumors 6502


    Feb 6, 2014
    Rio de Janeiro
    Oddly enough, the cornerstone on mine don’t lift up, actually it’s the middle part of it that bends up ever so slightly.
    Still, I don’t think it’s a deal breaker and I probably won’t change mine.
  14. ericbpoll macrumors newbie


    Nov 14, 2014
    I had this issue with my 12.9” last gen. It took a bit, but eventually it rested flat.

    My 10.5” that i purchased was perfect out of the gate.

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