Smart Keyboard Folio

The Smart Keyboard Folio is an iPad Cover with a pointing device that was designed, manufactured, and currently sold by Apple since 2018 as part of the Apple Smart Keyboard series. The Keyboard has been introduced on October 30, 2018, alongside the new iPad Pro 11-inch and iPad Pro 12.9-inch 3rd Generation, released on November 7, 2018, and its price started at $179.

Smart Keyboard Folio docks with iPad Pro 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.

On March 18, 2018, has been introduced next generation of iPad Pro 11-inch and 12.9-inch. For this reason, Smart Keyboard Folio received a cosmetic update.

Today Smart Keyboard Folio is 5 years old!

Smart Keyboard Folio
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Smart Keyboard Folio Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedOctober 30, 2018
ReleasedNovember 7, 2018
Model NumberA1636
Order NumberMU8G2LL/A (11-inch)
MU8H2LL/A (12.9-inch)
Original Price$179 (11-inch and iPad Air 4th Gen)
$199 (12.9-inch)

System Requirements

  • iPad Pro 11-inch
  • iPad Pro 11-inch 2nd Generation
  • iPad Pro 11-inch 3rd Generation
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch 3rd Generation
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch 4th Generation
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch 5th Generation
  • iPad Air 4th Generation


Keys in Total64
Special1 – Globe


Connection1 – Smart Connector


PowerSmart Connector

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