iPad Smart Keyboard Datasheet

Smart Keyboard
Source: apple.com – Smart Keyboard

The Smart Keyboard is an iPad Cover with a pointing device designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple since 2015 as part of the Apple Smart Keyboard series. The Keyboard was introduced on September 9, 2015, alongside the first iPad Pro 12.9-inch, released on November 11, 2015, and its price started at $169.

Later Apple introduced another two versions of the iPad Pro with 10.5-inch and 9.7-inch Displays therefore appeared as adapted versions of the Smart Keyboards and they cost respectively $159 and $149.

Smart Keyboard docks with iPad, iPad Pro, and iPad Air using the Smart Connector, a magnetic connection with three pins that provides data transfer and power. The keyboard features keys covered in a woven fabric, that is resistant to water and other liquids. Measuring at 4mm, the Smart Keyboard does not include external wires or Bluetooth.

This Keyboard was discontinued on May 7, 2024. Today Smart Keyboard is 8 years old!

iPad Smart Keyboard Details

IntroducedSeptember 9, 2015 – 8 years ago
ReleasedNovember 11, 2015 (12.9-inch 1st Gen) – 8 years ago
March 31, 2016 (9.7-inch) – 8 years ago
June 5, 2017 (10.5-inch) – 6 years ago
DiscontinuedMay 7, 2024 – 10 days ago
Time on the Market102 months (8 years)
Model NumberA1636
Order NumberMM2L2AM/A (9.7-inch)
MPTL2LL/A (10.5-inch)
MJYR2LL/A (12.9-inch)
Original Price$149 (9.7-inch)
$159 (10.5-inch)
$169 (12.9-inch)
WeightUnknown
DimensionsUnknown

System Requirements

  • iPad with Smart Connector
    • iPad (7th, 8th or 9th generation)
    • iPad Air (3rd generation)
    • iPad Pro 9.7-inch
    • iPad Pro 10.5-inch
    • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st or 2nd generation)

Keyboard Specs

Keys in Total64
Alphanumeric46
Special1 – Globe
Numeric10
Cursor-control4

Connections

Connection1 – Smart Connector

Power

PowerSmart Connector

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