Was really hoping for a backlit keyboard..

Discussion in 'iPad' started by retrospek, Oct 30, 2018.

  1. retrospek macrumors 6502a

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    I've ordered the new iPad Pro, Keyboard and Pencil - but what a shame the keyboard doesn't appear to have a backlight... You would think they could have added one in this version ...
     
  2. Ghost31 macrumors 68020

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    Oh they totally could add it. They just don’t want to. I don’t even think it would suck up THAT much battery from the iPad. It’s probably just that there’s more parts, which would tempt them to add more cost. Would probably add thickness too
     
  3. Cape Dave macrumors 68000

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    Agree. A non backlit keyboard is useless to me. Just useless. The surface Pro keyboard is sweet! Trackpad and backlit. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!
     
  4. metalsiren macrumors 6502

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    yea I would really like a back lit keyboard..... dont know why they cant do it
     
  5. RevTEG macrumors 6502a

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    You are correct. I have both the original ASK and the Logitec Slim case with the backlit keyboard. I can't ANY difference in battery life. Both use the smart connector. I know I probably should learn to type better but I fly internationally a lot of work and really need a backlit keyboard during long night flights. I also ordered the new ASK but I'm hoping that Logitec comes out with a backlit version.
     
  6. gadgetfreaky macrumors 65816

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    Apple is going for bare basics at $200 a keyboard
    Next year maybe you get backlit $350 dollah
     
  7. retrospek thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  8. RevTEG macrumors 6502a

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    I know you're most likely joking but after buying the original ASK and the Logitec Slim Combo I have close to $350 in keyboards. If Apple would make one that had backlit keys it would probably save me money. lol
     
  9. christophermdia macrumors 6502a

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    Agree .... was crossing my fingers on this one, it would have been absolutely perfect had they added this ...
     
  10. JD2015 macrumors 6502a

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    Disappointing that has no backlight but will see how it performs otherwise will send it back and get something else.
     
  11. SnyG macrumors regular

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    Maybe next year. You'll pay even more for it though.
     

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