After announcing the new 11- and 12.9-inch iPad Pro, Apple has made its new Smart Keyboard Folio, Smart Folio, and a new USB-C to SD Card reader available for pre-order.
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The new Smart Keyboard Folio offers more convenience and protection that the Smart Keyboard for last year’s iPad Pro lineup. However, the Smart Keyboard Folio for the 11-inch iPad Pro has a more expensive price tag at $179, with the 12.9-inch version running $199. The Smart Keyboard for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro at $159 doesn’t include front and back coverage like the new version.
Here’s how Apple describes the updated Smart Keyboard Folio:
The Smart Keyboard Folio for the 11-inch iPad Pro is a full-size keyboard when you need it, provides elegant front and back protection when you don’t, and allows for convenient viewing angles. And with no charging or pairing required, just attach the keyboard and start typing.
Apple is offering the new Smart Keyboard Folio in just one color, dark gray. Pre-orders will be arriving along with the new iPad Pro next week on November, 7th.
The new Smart Folio includes front and back protection as the name suggests. Priced at $79 for the 11-inch model and $99 for the 12.9-inch model, this is a more convenient option that the sold separately front and back cases and covers Apple has offered in the past.
The Smart Folio is available in three colors for the 11-inch version, and white or gray for the 12.9-inch version.
With the change to USB-C on the new iPad Pro, Apple is also introducing a USB-C to SD Card Reader priced at $39.
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