Will Apple offer an iPad Pro keyboard in colors?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by Clint1583, May 15, 2016.

  1. Clint1583 macrumors regular

    Mar 4, 2011
    My wife was out looking at purchasing a 9" iPad Pro yesterday including the Apple keyboard/cover. Like most females she'd like to get the keyboard/cover in a different color other then the standard black one they offer.

    Are there any rumors of Apple coming out with these in different colors? With most Apple product covers being available in many colors it's surprising they only offer one choice. I know they make third party keyboards but she was hoping to stay with the Apple keyboard because of it's slim size and fit.

  2. spiderman0616 macrumors 68040


    Aug 1, 2010
    I haven't heard anything about different colors yet. I don't think it's just a thing "most females" want though. I am not a female and I too would have chosen something other than gray for my Smart Keyboard cover. I love the colors Apple uses in their smart covers and back covers, so I would have chosen lime green or blue rather than gray.

    I did buy the silicon back cover as well and chose gray to match, but I'm thinking about getting a different color at some point.
  3. geemiller05 macrumors 6502

    Mar 12, 2011
    New York
    I wish Apple would read this thread and act on it. I definitely wanted something other than gray. I would've preferred an actual black keyboard and cover. I would've even preferred leather over silicone to match my iPhone case but oh well. I purchased anyways. Great product even if an unfavorable color.
  4. Abazigal macrumors G4


    Jul 18, 2011
    Does Apple even sell the keyboard in sufficient quantities to justify creating multiple colours?
  5. glindon macrumors regular


    Jun 9, 2014
    They don't even offer non US keyboard layouts. I'm in the US so it doesn't effect me but I'd be pissed if I was somewhere else. Obviously by now they should have some sort of sales figures of Pro to Keyboard purchases and could release separate versions.
  6. thadoggfather macrumors G4


    Oct 1, 2007
    Perhaps colors will come with smart keyboard generation 2
  7. MacFinnley macrumors 6502


    Aug 30, 2014
    Munich, Germany
    I hope they introduce new colors/layouts at WWDC
  8. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2006
    Shropshire, UK
    Yeah, I'm in the UK and found it mildly annoying that it's only in US layout: Fortunately, there's not a massive difference between UK and US layouts (the main one being the £ being on shift-3 on the UK layout rather than #, but option-3 is £ on the keyboard so it's not a major issue). However, I'd be more annoyed if I lived in a country that has a completely different layout (Such as France's AZERTY or Germany's QWERTZ)
  9. MacFinnley macrumors 6502


    Aug 30, 2014
    Munich, Germany
    I live in germany and I'm still waiting for new layouts because of this. Sucks hard. -.-
  10. Mr.C macrumors 601

    Apr 3, 2011
    London, UK.
    I suspect the Smart Keyboard is not as mass market as the smart covers. Therefore Apple probably feel from a business stand point it's not worth producing and selling keyboards in different colours and layouts. Maybe if and when they become as commonly used as the smart covers they might change this and offer more options.
  11. killaz05 macrumors member


    Mar 7, 2016
    Brandon, FL
    I am hoping for white to compliment my rose gold ipp, also backlighting would be awesome. Is it that hard to put LEDs in? Logitech did it and the reason I don't have that keyboard is because of how heavy it makes the package (it has the back cover and is plastic I believe) Apple's smart keyboard seems light enough to me.
  12. Hevelius macrumors member

    Aug 26, 2013
    Midnight blue would have been ideal for me but having a non-US keyboard is a much bigger deal.
  13. CyberTron macrumors newbie

    Mar 1, 2009
    at the same time that the smart keyboards is not selling massivly, there are probably a lot of people not buying it because the want the localized version (me for example would want a swedish version) right now I am using a solar powered logitech keyboard, but i would buy the ASK the same day it gets released in my language!
  14. maxsix Suspended


    Jun 28, 2015
    Western Hemisphere
    Like cheap costume jewelry, Apple's all about color. It's faster easier and cheaper to create. Why innovate, when splashing color on existing products is so easy...
  15. Mercifull macrumors regular


    Sep 24, 2012
    They don't even sell UK versions of it in the single colour available right now!
  16. sracer macrumors G3


    Apr 9, 2010
    Prescott Valley, AZ
    The blue used for the Best Buy-exclusive Surface TypeCover would be what I'd like. But I agree, non-US keyboards are a much bigger deal. I couldn't imagine (being in the US) only having access to a non-US keyboard layout. I can sympathize.

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