I'am tempted to do this premptivly. I'm worried about my ASK as well.I decided if the same thing happens again, I will exchange it for a magic keyboard and a Smart Cover. 99% of my use is at my desk, so I don't mind having an external keyboard. I can always manage with the on screen keyboard the few times per year that I travel.
[doublepost=1477947530][/doublepost]I have the same problem, and I think it may have something to do with the relative acidity and sweatiness of a person's hands and fingers. I know that sounds crazy, but I'm a guitar player and I find I burn through guitar strings far faster than most others, and I've come to the conclusion that it's because I sweat a bit more than the average person and that my sweat contains a considerable amount of acidity. If that's true, it's not a leap at all to see how a person like me would ruin the keyboard quickly, while someone like my wife, who never sweats, would not.That's interesting. I bought my IPP and ASK 6 months ago and use it heavily (hours a day) nearly every day (as it has replaced my MBA and iPad Air 2). No signs of any wear whatsoever.
Could it depend upon how one types?
I'm a touch-typist that is accustomed to keys like those on this keyboard (as opposed to mechanical keyboards) so I don't pound the keys.
Or maybe nothing more mysterious than a manufacturing defect.
My letters weren’t wearing off but the sides started coming apart and it also wouldn’t always connect. I returned it for a replacement.This has happened to me. I never thought to take it back to Apple when it started, months in, and it irritates me that I didn’t think to do so. I don’t know WTF I was thinking. Mine looks absolutely terrible now, years later. The cloth surface is pealing up, too.
I posted a review on their site about a year in, and they deleted it and blocked me posting another. Now they don’t even have reviews.