Screen Shot 2016-03-21 at 1.53.35 PM

In addition to announcing the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, Apple today has also revealed new accessories for the device. As we expected, the company announced a new smaller version of the Smart Keyboard accessory for the device, as well. Apple of course originally introduced the Smart Keyboard with the 12.9-inch iPad Pro last November.

In terms of design, the smaller Smart Keyboard looks almost the same as its larger sibling, just with a few minor tweaks to improve the experience with a smaller form factor. The keyboard connects via the Smart Connector on the side of the iPad Pro and charges via that three-port connector. The keys are made of the same fabric material as the larger Smart Keyboard model.

Furthermore, Apple has announced a pair of new Lightning adapters, as well. There’s a new USB Camera Adapter that allows users to connect things like microphones and supports USB 3.0 and is available for $39. There’s also a new Lightning SD Card Reader adapter, as well, which runs $29.

The Smart Keyboard will be available in charcoal gray for $149, while the Polyurethane iPad Pro Smart Cover and Silicone Cases will be available available for $49 and $69, respectively. Furthermore, the 9.7-inch iPad Pro supports the same Apple Pencil as the 12.9-inch model, so Apple has not announced a new model of it at its event today.

You can read all of the latest info from Apple’s ‘Let us loop you in’ event in our live blog/news hub.

FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links. More.


Check out 9to5Mac on YouTube for more Apple news:

You’re reading 9to5Mac — experts who break news about Apple and its surrounding ecosystem, day after day. Be sure to check out our homepage for all the latest news, and follow 9to5Mac on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to stay in the loop. Don’t know where to start? Check out our exclusive stories, reviews, how-tos, and subscribe to our YouTube channel

About the Author