It has been announced that Apple will prepare a Smart Keyboard with backlit keys equipped with the scissor mechanism (cf. A Smart Keyboard backlit with the scissor mechanism for the iPad Pro?). This week, a report once again talks about Apple’s next Smart Keyboard.
According to a new note published yesterday by the site The Information, Apple plans to launch a keyboard for the iPad with integrated trackpad during this year. This novelty would be one of Apple’s efforts to position its tablet as an alternative to laptops, according to information received by the site.
Regarding design, rumor has it that the new Smart Keyboard with integrated trackpad should be made of the same materials as the current Smart Keyboard. And Foxconn will be one of the main manufacturers of the new accessory, according to the site.
However, cThe new corridor noise does not mention that Apple’s next Smart Keyboard will have a backlit keyboard, just as the rumor that spoke of the Smart Keyboard with a backlit keyboard had not mentioned an integrated trackpad.
In addition, the information shared by The Information does not specify when exactly the new Smart Keyboard with integrated trackpad will be available; if only a vague “during this year”.
However, Apple is expected to introduce new iPad Pro this spring, according to several rumors. It is therefore possible that the Smart Keyboard with trackpad is presented alongside the tablets. We cross fingers ?